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Old 07-23-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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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.
Well, I don't want to hear about Publix; it makes me want to more to Florida. No, not really but you are so lucky to have the best chain grocery store in the country at your finger tips: now,as for the boxed wins, obviously it does appear the choice is very regional. BTW, I think it is Inglenook, not Inglewood, but maybe Inglewood is one I have never heard of..
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I'm not a "wine" fan, but can manage to drink Sutter Home's White Zin.....not as sweet as Beringers.....I can get it for $6.29 for the BIG bottle....at Wegmans! What a steal! Gives you just as good of a buzz as something more expensive!!! (and just to show what kind of wine drinker I am, I put ice in my wine....I know....horrifying!!!)
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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Well, I don't want to hear about Publix; it makes me want to more to Florida. No, not really but you are so lucky to have the best chain grocery store in the country at your finger tips: now,as for the boxed wins, obviously it does appear the choice is very regional. BTW, I think it is Inglenook, not Inglewood, but maybe Inglewood is one I have never heard of..
Oops - yes I meant "Inglenook" - just a typo (and haven't even had my wine yet, LOL!)

Yes, I really love and appreciate my Publix stores. The ones I have to choose from around here are nothing short of awesome - they do sell a lot of wines, in fact, there is one store where the wine rep told me that particular store sells more wine than ANY OTHER Publix in Florida! Hmmm - what does that say about us here.... At pretty good prices, too. Anyhoo, like I said, just not much in the way of boxed selections.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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I miss having a Total Wine where we live now. I'm in tourist country where wine is priced as high as they can get away with though Kappy's (our local big beverage store) has some good markdowns. I like to try new and exotic wines so I look for the markdowns, never paying more than $12/bottle. I love full bodied reds, Italian or Californian, but we've grown to like some of the Washington State wines too.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Oops - yes I meant "Inglenook" - just a typo (and haven't even had my wine yet, LOL!)

Yes, I really love and appreciate my Publix stores. The ones I have to choose from around here are nothing short of awesome - they do sell a lot of wines, in fact, there is one store where the wine rep told me that particular store sells more wine than ANY OTHER Publix in Florida! Hmmm - what does that say about us here.... At pretty good prices, too. Anyhoo, like I said, just not much in the way of boxed selections.
well it could have been Inglewood, maybe it was made in the town of Inglewood, near LAX?? As for Publix, everytime we go to see our daughter just outside of Orlando we go to Publix and yes, we love the wine selection....
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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The shop near my house house has a wine tasting every Friday night. The featured wine is on sale for about 30% below shelf price. If I like it, I buy that.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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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.
Nooooooooooo don't make me go to the store and look for it (getting dressed)
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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Too funny, I was thinking the same thing, but I guess she just left the word "much" out. We do pay for it with a cc by the way. Because we only buy one thing at a particular liquor store, which, of course is liquor, we have 1 CC just for that. At the end of the month we pay it off and know exactly how much we have spent of booze that month...
I AM known as the smart a** child in the family!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I usually keep it under 20. But every now and then I treat myself.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Paris
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Depends on the occasion, is it for right now vs the cellar, etc.
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