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Jepson brandy at TJ's - bargain alert

alanbarnes Oct 6, 2008 08:46 PM

Yesterday I was at Trader Joe's and happened to notice Jepson Rare Mendocino Alambic Brandy on the shelf. I've always preferred Germain-Robin for a CA brandy, but being completely out, and figuring that Jepson was still a bargain at the usual $35 or so, I snagged a bottle. It rang up at $19.99.

I'm going back tomorrow for more. Maybe all they have at this store. i don't know about wider pricing or availability, but for those of you who enjoy quality California brandies, this is an absolute screaming bargain.

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    Fidelixi RE: alanbarnes Dec 27, 2008 05:33 PM

    Restarting this thread as I picked up a bottle of this on a lark today at the same, sane price.

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      DavidT RE: alanbarnes Dec 29, 2008 09:37 AM

      I bot a bottle myself yesterday at the TJ's in San Francisco. According to the Jepson website, the list on this brandy is $34.

      http://www.jepsonwine.com/current_rel...

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        DavidT RE: DavidT Jan 3, 2009 08:56 AM

        I also bought a nice bottle of Jepson Sauvignon Blanc at Trader Joe's a month or so ago. Jepson's is likely sitting on a little more inventory than they would like to be and is selling it at a discount to TJ's to get it out of their warehouse and get some cash on their balance sheet.

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        ed1066 RE: alanbarnes Jan 2, 2009 08:11 PM

        Picked one up the other day, thanks for the tip, it's very good! I'm going back for more, at that price I can play Santa Claus all year long!

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          hotlipshoagie RE: ed1066 Mar 28, 2009 02:58 PM

          Just saw this myself. I'd tried and loved Jepson after my local spirits store recommended them a few years ago, then saw it at TJ's for a steal last week. This is a great beginner brandy for those who want to try out brandy-based cocktails without breaking the bank. It's also fairly nice neat.

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