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Grocery Outlet good spot for wine deals

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).

the storefront at coeur d'alene store

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  • Douglas Due

    Jessica,

    Hello, I am the Director of Wine & Beer for Grocery Outlet. I would be happy to explain our business model or answer any questions. I am happy that you and your co-worker enjoyed the wines you purchased from us.

    Cheers,

    Douglas Due
    Director of Wine & Beer
    Grocery Outlet
    2000 Fifth Street
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    510-704-2887
    707-486-4230 Cell
    510-644-0965 Fax

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  • http://sfdogheeled@yahoo.com Greg Clark

    3 wines I was interested in buying Dancing Bull Chardonay 2005. Domaine Alfred DA Red 2005, Parducci Petit Sirah 2005. Could you tell me what stores have them in stock. Thank you

  • http://ibabuzz.com/bottomsup/category/corkheads Jessica

    The Berkeley store had all of those when I was there

  • http://www.wineweirdos.com mike landucci

    We have tons of reviews of Grocery Outlet Wines on our funny wine tasting podcast Http://www.wineweirdos.com

    We even had the honor of interviewing Doug Due http://www.wineweirdos.com/wine/tag/doug-due

    Cheers All!