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Costco - Wines

Dax Jul 7, 2011 01:55 PM

Does this go on chains, wine or not about food? Mods feel free to move.

Has anyone seen any particularly good wine finds/prices at Costco? Please advise Costco location, wine and price if possible. I guess with Costco's return policy I could just try and return some, but it's about a 20+ min drive for me so I would rather not gamble.

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    suburban_mom Jul 29, 2011 07:13 AM

    Despange - Eclat de Sauvignon - Bordeux. A nice summer white. $7.99 a bottle in Minnesota. I bought a case in June so I haven't been back recently to see if they still have it. The bottle is green, cream label, screwtop.

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      pine time Jul 26, 2011 01:08 PM

      Bought a Kirkland Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2007 awhile back (maybe $30??). Very good, wish we'd bought more. Haven't seen it since (San Diego area).

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        suburban_mom Jul 26, 2011 08:29 PM

        That was a good wine. I went back to buy more and it was gone.

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          pine time Jul 28, 2011 01:56 PM

          Me, too, like a case. Oh well, live and learn.

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        Rella Jul 25, 2011 08:00 PM

        Winchester, VA A wine that I like is 2007 Lapostolle, Chile, Merlot 85%, $17.99

        It is a heavy, hearty wine (IMO). I've seen this brand at Costco for a couple (or more) years now and it hasn't disappointed. They also carry a 2007 Lapostolle, Chile, Cabernet Sauv at Costco, Fairfax, VA.

        http://www.winesofchile.org/the-wines...

        "Today, Casa Lapostolle is 100% owned by the Marnier-Lapostolle group. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier,...."

        1. sunshine842 Jul 18, 2011 12:42 AM

          I read somewhere (no, I don't remember where) that Costco is, by volume, the largest wine retailer in the US (largest butcher, too, but that's OT)

          They carry a very good selection of wines ranging from drinkable to very good, at a good range of price points.

          No hesitation to buy.

          1. Tripeler Jul 17, 2011 11:40 PM

            Our friends in California gave my wife and I a bottle of KIrkland Chardonnay from the Napa Valley.
            It was really quite nice, and we were suprised that it only cost $17.

            1. steakman55 Jul 13, 2011 07:21 PM

              Recently bought the Swanson Alexis cab blend at Tallahassee store for $60. A great deal. And I have returned wine to them with no problem in the past.

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                Kunegunde Jul 12, 2011 02:42 PM

                I used to have a site bookmarked that had rated finds at all the chain stores, but it seems to be gone. Here's a blog devoted to Costco wines that purports to be 100% independent.

                http://www.costcowineblog.com/

                Let us know if you find any of the recs worthy.

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                  treb Jul 8, 2011 09:53 AM

                  Costco's wine stock is generally a good value, some stores have a better regional selection. I've had great luck with the selections, Costco also posts several of the ratings such as Wine Spectator and Parker's on the displays. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase.

                  1. boogiebaby Jul 7, 2011 11:15 PM

                    Costco doesn't allow returns on alcohol.

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                      Dax Jul 8, 2011 09:42 AM

                      Interesting. I saw someone returning a case of the same wine, but I guess they only refunded the price of the unopened bottles?

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