Warning: Overpriced wine shop in Dallas, TX.
Buyer beware! Wanted to share a poor experience at a relatively new wine shop in Dallas. Steer clear of this wine shop, and avoid the mistake I made.
The wine shop is "Brut: A Champagne Boutique” on Mockingbird in Dallas, TX (brutdallas.com).
The seller marks nearly all sparkling wines at $25. I purchased a Gruet Brut; I nice bottle, but $13 nice at Tom Thumb, vs. the $25 I paid. I love to support to local guy, but this is ridiculous.
The blame is on me, as I should have known better. But it's disappointing to see a seller like this in business.
Gruet sells for around $15 (more or less) in most grocery stores and in New Mexico (where it's made). They do have a more expensive sparkler, but it usually sells in the $40s. Given that Brut is positioning themselves a sort of a party spot, I imagine they have chosen a restaurant pricing policy rather than straight retail.