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Jun 15, 2012 11:49 AM

Best places to buy cases of good wine cheap?

This is essentially a repost of a 2007 thread, which is pretty much the exact situation I find myself in, many years later.

I'm posting this in "Boston" and not in "Wine" because it's more about where people buy wine in the Boston area.

I'm shopping for red wine for a wedding (we're all set on white) - will need to buy a few cases. Where do people shop when they need to buy in quantity and want both a good wine and a good deal?

I'd like to spend under $9 bottle. Costco, Trader Joe's, Wine and Cheese Cask in Somerville come to mind, as well as the wine shop next to the Fresh Pond Whole Foods - we've also heard good things about Gary's in Newton. If you go to any of these stores, are there any reds they're currently stocking that are in our price range that you'd recommend (we're having Korean food - short ribs, etc.)

We'd like to avoid driving farther afield to NH, etc., unless there's a REALLY good deal on a particular wine to be had. We are leaning more towards Zinfandel/Primitivo, Tempranillo, or Petit Syrah, but really are open to anything - blends, etc.

Specific stores, with a specific wine in mind, would be most appreciated, as we aren't big into reds, so we hardly know where to begin!

Thank you!

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  1. Martignetti's has knowledgeable sales staff, a wide selection and a case discount that can run into serious savings. It's at least your best starting point.

    1. I like Bin Ends on Wood Rd in Braintree. They have a website if you want to check it out. Essentially, they purchase wines when the bins run low, or overstocked I guess. The staff is quite knowledgeable and I have been very happy with my purchases both in quality and price.

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      1. re: Pegmeister

        I second Bin Ends. They have a great selection and they are very helpful. They also have the best selection of unusual liquor and craft beers that I've seen in the area. I just had a great lavender and coriander lager beer with dinner last night that I got there.

        1. re: Pegmeister

          I will third Bin Ends. John and the staff there have never steered me wrong and we've gotten some fabulous reds that were reasonably priced. I'm not sure about the $9 limit, but i'm sure they could easily keep it under $12 a bottle.

        2. On Route 9 East right on the Natick/Wellesley line there is a place called Nine East Wine Emporium that advertises on its window discounts when you purchase multiple cases. Might be worth a call to see what the deal is.

          1. Hingham Wine Merchant in Hingham is a fantastic resource.

            1. There's a wine store in West Concord, before the train tracks on the left if you are coming from Rt 2. I have often gone in, said give me a couple cases with a $10/bottle limit, and let the staff pick out the wines. We have always enjoyed their selections.