By Jessica Yadegaran
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 at 5:19 pm in Corkheads.
Hey-ho! It’s been brought to my attention that the Grocery Outlet stores sell decent wines. My source, namely, a co-worker at the communal microwave, said he wasn’t familiar with the labels but that he has bought decent juice at very low prices.
So I called up the Pleasant Hill store and it turns out that my colleague is correct. Their selection is actually impressive. They carry about 50 different labels and 100 different varieties ranging from $1.99 to $30.
According to a fellow in the wine department, it’s mostly second-label bottles by folks such as Beringer. But sometimes it’s stuff BevMo, Safeway and Lucky carry too.
Right now, at the Pleasant Hill store, you can get AU Syrahs and Cabernet Sauvignons for $2.99 and $3.99 that are $9 at Lucky. Hurry my fellow recessionistas and -istos! Oh, and let me know how these wines are showing.
I can’t guarantee the same deal is at all locations, but here’s a list of Grocery Outlets within 25 miles of Walnut Creek. Plus they’ve got three new stores opening in the Bay Area soon (San Leandro, Hayward, Vallejo).