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iso: Black Chook wines

PseudoNerd Jan 3, 2007 06:19 AM

More specifically, I'm looking for the sparkling shiraz. Does any store (other than Silverlake Wine, which had about a quarter case left at 4PM, Sunday afternoon) carry it? I thought I'd heard something about a Bristol Farms in Pasadena...?

Some guy from the cheese section of the 3rd/Fairfax Whole Foods just tried to sell me a *split* of sparkling shiraz priced at $21-23.

I'd rather be able to buy a full-sized bottle of Chook and a container of Wakefield peanuts for that amount.

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    MagneticTeeth RE: PseudoNerd Jan 3, 2007 04:39 PM

    The Vendome in Toluca Lake has it for about the same price as Silver Lake. Around $18 a bottle I think.

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      PseudoNerd RE: MagneticTeeth Jan 4, 2007 03:54 AM

      SLW sells it for less than $16.50, and it's closer. Oh, well.

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      FED RE: PseudoNerd Jan 3, 2007 06:06 PM

      i just bought a bottle of it at mission wines. gave it as a gift, so no tasting notes.

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        PseudoNerd RE: FED Jan 4, 2007 03:57 AM

        Thanks, duly noted!

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        jamonsandwich RE: PseudoNerd Jan 3, 2007 06:07 PM

        Have you found anything equally good?

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          PseudoNerd RE: jamonsandwich Jan 4, 2007 03:56 AM

          I tried a sparkling grenache not too long ago. I want to say it's under Trevor Jones' label, but it wasn't nearly as good as the Chook shiraz, and it was priced at about...$20 or so.

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            cookieyumyum RE: PseudoNerd Mar 22, 2007 11:40 AM

            Does The Black Chook have a website? I was wanting to buy some to give as gifts when I travel. But I'd be very happy if a store in the city I'm flying to stocked them....

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              PseudoNerd RE: cookieyumyum Mar 22, 2007 11:57 AM

              Black Chook and Woop Woop are apprently sister companies; this is about the closest I can find:

              http://www.woopwoop.com.au/sales/

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          MeowMixx RE: PseudoNerd Mar 22, 2007 12:56 PM

          I just had one at BottleRock last week. It's so good

          1. brattenheimer RE: PseudoNerd Mar 22, 2007 01:08 PM

            I live a block away from the Bristol Farms in South Pasadena, and will take a look for you. Also, you should give Red Carpet Wine (Glendale) and Mission Wines (South Pasadena) a buzz to see if they have it.

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              PseudoNerd RE: brattenheimer Mar 22, 2007 03:41 PM

              Oh, Silver Lake Wine gets tons of it now...

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