I’ve tasted all the wines I purchased at the Grocery Outlet, so I am now ready to make some comments and evaluations about searching for the ultimate wine bargain at these stores. In my first blog post on the Grocery Outlet, I explained how the store buys wine from wineries and distributors and what types of people shop there for wine.
I purchased an assorted case of wine, with all wines price at $11 and under. I have tasted the wines over the past three weeks with friends and family. We enjoyed all the wines with the exception of one wine that tasted like it might have been a first-time effort by the winemaker, not spoiled, just not good. None of the wines was so compelling in ratio of taste to the bargain price that I would either drive to the Berkeley (45-minute drive) or the Redwood City Grocery Outlet (30 minutes) to purchase a case of any of the wines I’d tasted. That does not mean there are not bargains to be had at the Grocery Outlet. I’m sure for many who live close, a visit every two weeks or so should be often enough to find some outstanding bargains every now and then. To find the ultimate wine bargain, one must be diligent in searching wine shelves for bargains and eventually you will be rewarded.
If you are a steady shopper at the Grocery Outlet, you might consider joining the Website “Good Cheap Vino.” Once joining you can start a Group that follows the Grocery Outlet. Post a discussion on any good or bad wine you find at the Grocery Outlet. As the Good Cheap Vino Website builds in membership, we are certain to find many wine bargains at the Grocery Outlet and other places as well.