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Old 07-21-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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Usually its $3 buck chuck for me, but from time to time Ill spend $20 if its a special occasion.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I drink everything from Two Buck Chuck to $15-$20 a bottle, especially if I'm at a winery.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:04 AM
 
Location: West Paris
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For me never under 3 euros
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I drink everything from Two Buck Chuck to $15-$20 a bottle, especially if I'm at a winery.
speaking about wineries: we bought 6 bottles at a winery in NV recently. I think they all were at least $15 and I am willing to bet, not much if any better than 2 buck Chuck, but it came from a winery, so I have to believe it is the best, right? We are going to MO in Oct for a weeklong road trip, spending 2 days in an area filled with wineries. I bet we come home with another 6 or so bottles, overpriced, but what the heck, we only live once...
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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$7-$10 on average.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Deep South!
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used to live by a traders joe's then it was $3.99 to 7.99 max. . . now i pretty much walmart or piggly wiggly it for around $6-8 a bottle. i have paid more, and i agree with the poster who said price does not necessarily indicate quality.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Here we have "Total Wine" - a huge wine (and spirits) warehouse type store with unbelievable prices. Our friends from France come here to their vacation condo and go NUTS. They get French wines cheaper there than France!

That said, while I love Total Wine, most of the time I get my wines from ALDI. They only have a few selections, but I like what they have and all are around $5 - $8 per bottle. I always stick to under $10 per bottle, with an OCCASIONAL splurge between $10 - $15. Price is not really an indicator of quality; the wines I purchase are excellent quality, and I have had some fairly expensive wines that I poured out.

love love love total wine!!!

That being said it depends for me. I can do Fish Eye Pinot Grigio for $5 a bottle or some Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio for $20 at Total Wine. I'll also do Sonoma-Curter Chardonnay at $22.

Now at restaurants its a different ballgame. I've been to lots of high end steakhouses and honestly the best prices on SM and SC is at Cheesecake Factory..
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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used to live by a traders joe's then it was $3.99 to 7.99 max. . . now i pretty much walmart or piggly wiggly it for around $6-8 a bottle. i have paid more, and i agree with the poster who said price does not necessarily indicate quality.
We will be doing a road trip ina few months to MO and our last few days will be in Kansas City, why? Yes, I do want to visit but mainly I want to go to Trader Joe's and have a blast..There are so many things and wines to buy there...Happy days are here again!!!!!
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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love love love total wine!!!

That being said it depends for me. I can do Fish Eye Pinot Grigio for $5 a bottle or some Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio for $20 at Total Wine. I'll also do Sonoma-Curter Chardonnay at $22.

Now at restaurants its a different ballgame. I've been to lots of high end steakhouses and honestly the best prices on SM and SC is at Cheesecake Factory..
Have you tried the Fish Eye boxed wine yet? I haven't but am thnking about it...I think it is about $15 for a 3 liter box in MO.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Well I went to my grocery store today (a big beautiful Publix!) and specifically checked out the "box wine" - sure enough only about 3 types, and they were all the cheap "bum wine" type (Inglenood, Almaden, etc.) Nothing of any quality at all. Guess the box wine is more regional, cause like I said I don't see anything drinkable in a box here (this is Sarasota, FL) I bought some nice Camelot Chardonnay while I was there which I like a lot - buttery California Chard. I puchased my reds from ALDI - they are no longer selling my beloved Gonfalone Chianti, but they have another brand which I purchased, it's pretty good, too.
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