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Boone's Farm wine

AntarcticWidow Aug 3, 2012 10:33 AM

Does anyone know where I can find Boone's Farm wine in Berkeley/Albany/El Cerrito area? I need a bottle for tonight as a joke. I remember seeing it at Ranch 99 in the past, but I was there earlier this week and they no longer carry it. I don't think I've ever seen it at BBW either.

Thanks for the help!

  1. Robert Lauriston Aug 3, 2012 10:54 AM

    Maybe the liquor store next to the bingo parlor at Gilman and San Pablo, or the one on Sacramento near Ashby? Or one of the convenience stores on Telegraph near UC?

    1. TroyTempest Aug 3, 2012 11:01 AM

      Don't you have convenience stores there?
      Maybe the winos are more sophisticated in Berkeley.

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        ML8000 Aug 3, 2012 11:58 AM

        I'd check Fred's Market near UC, maybe Black and White at Ashby/Adeline, also San Pablo and 40th. The liquor store at Ashby and Sacto makes sense.

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          Robert Lauriston Aug 3, 2012 12:33 PM

          Maybe also M&H Liquor at Fairview and Adeline, or the store at the corner of Alcatraz and Shattuck, or the one at 59th and Telegraph.

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            Caitlin McGrath Aug 3, 2012 03:59 PM

            In the same area, perhaps also White Horse Liquor at Telegraph and 66th or the liquor store next to the laundromat on Telegraph near Prince.

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              Robert Lauriston Aug 3, 2012 04:27 PM

              Maybe, though those are a step up from the places farther west.

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          Rapini Aug 3, 2012 12:29 PM

          Walmart seems to stock BF Sangria.

          ...and unless Boone's Farm has symbolic importance, you apparently can get Reunite Lamsbrusco at Target.

          In any event, God help you...

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            twyst Aug 3, 2012 12:46 PM

            "and unless Boone's Farm has symbolic importance"

            I think for a certain age demographic Boones farm (especially strawberry hill) will bring definitely bring back some high school memories. It was big with the high school party girls back in the late 80's early 90's.

            Cant say I ever tried it, I was too busy drinking natural light and milwaukees best ><

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              ML8000 Aug 3, 2012 01:15 PM

              The stuff goes back to the 70s. I remember seeing this on TV as a kid:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhWgFG...

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                James Cristinian Aug 3, 2012 05:02 PM

                Stumbled across this thread, in Houston mid 70's it was Boone's Farm, or Fabacher Brau, a cheap knock-off of New Orleans based Jax beer, or Lone Star, and Falstaff all cut with green herb for flavor, followed by the ubiquitous Jack in the Box tacos.

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                  TroyTempest Aug 7, 2012 07:42 AM

                  Every once in a while i still get cravings for those Jack in the box tacos. And, at 2 for a buck I bet they are cheaper than they were back in the day.

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                    James Cristinian Aug 7, 2012 11:27 AM

                    Troy Tempest, adjusted for inflation, they're practically free.

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                      TroyTempest Aug 7, 2012 11:31 AM

                      Oh, they are hardly free if you know what i mean.

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                        James Cristinian Aug 7, 2012 12:00 PM

                        I believe you're talking about the "recreational entertainment surcharge."

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                    pine time Aug 7, 2012 08:12 AM

                    Yup, mid-70s, Boone's Farm was a hit in college, in Kentucky.

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                      TroyTempest Aug 7, 2012 11:33 AM

                      I knew a guy who used to mix in a package of strawberry kool-aide with apple boone's farm. Gack!

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                      Jerzeegirl Aug 7, 2012 12:18 PM

                      My friends & I used to drink it in the late '60s. What were we thinking???????? That and Pagan Pink Ripple.

                    3. re: twyst
                      GirlyQ Aug 27, 2012 07:46 PM

                      Boone's Farm will always carry a charm that reminds me of my misspent youth, swill though it may be.

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                        Mike C. Miller Aug 28, 2012 05:13 PM

                        What, no Tickle Me Pink??!!! Only Strawberry Hill? I have very fond memories of particular and rather buxom young lady (or at least she was young 35 years ago) associated with Tickle Me Pink.

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                          James Cristinian Aug 28, 2012 05:58 PM

                          Mike C. Miller, I knew you were a fraud with a disdain for some Houston wine lists. It was really Boone's Farm you were looking for, and not a good Burgundy selection. Strawberry Hill and something else are still avaialble at Spec's here. The young lady you describe sounds familiar,the decription and age sound right. No, she was Budweiser all the way.

                    4. Melanie Wong Aug 14, 2012 08:28 PM

                      Did you find it?

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                        AntarcticWidow Aug 27, 2012 10:44 AM

                        No, I it was a heat of the moment kind of thing and I was short on time to find it. But First Friday in Oakland is coming up next week, so I might check the stores as do my shopping for the next event. Will post if I'm successful.

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                          James Cristinian Aug 27, 2012 04:39 PM

                          Checking in again from Houston, found some Boone's Farm on the bottom shelf in the jug wine section at probably the best liquor store in town, Spec's. They have the best wines, and the worst. No, I did not buy any, just caught my eye by chance.

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                        poser Aug 27, 2012 07:44 PM

                        " I need a bottle for tonight as a joke"

                        It's OK, we understand.

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