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Topic: OT Wine, was coffee shops in the SF Bay area (3 msgs / 69 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
Gary,
Out of idle curiosity, what is the lower range of prices that a person
should expect to pay for a bottle of wine from the areas you mention?
Thanks,
Brian
On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 2:15 PM, Gary Foster  wrote:
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2) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Not speaking for Gary, but for myself, I find the lower range is about $20
for local Sonoma County grown grapes, and they go up from there.  The
wineries usually give discounts if you buy 6 or 12 bottles, even if you
split it up with different wines or with your friends.
I get a 30% grower discount, so I'm not used to paying retail prices.  I
brought some friends to Rodney Strong one day, and the gal behind the
counter used to work with my husband, and she gave us her discount which was
50%, so we bought their $70 wine for $35, and that was really nice!
-Bonnie P.
On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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3) From: Gary Foster
I have found very good wines in the low $20 range and superb wines in
the mid $30's.  I have a few wines that are above (some well above)
that price range but I generally find superb wines anywhere from $20
to $40.  I also have gotten into the habit of buying futures so I can
get a discount off of those prices as well.
Gopfrich has an excellent alsace stye riesling (a white) that I got
for $16 a bottle last year during the passport weekend (a local wine
event).  That was after a case discount.  This year I think I got
rafanelli zins for $34 a bottle and the cab was $42 a bottle.  The
Mazzocco zin (sadly all gone now until the next release in september)
was somewhere around $28 a bottle and I bought a case of futures on
the Mazzocco Pony zin (the 2007, so it will be a while before I can
pick them up).
Honestly, I have some $50 and up wine and a couple bottles that are
around $120 (the rafanelli terrace select, for example) that are very
special occasion anniversary wines and such, but for the lion's share
of my collection (about 100 bottles) we generally target the high $20
to mid $30 range.
-- Gary F.
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