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My Cheapo Wine Purchases

April 9, 2008

To supplement my somewhat expensive wine club purchases (2007 was Turley, Reynolds Family, Rhys. 2008 will be Rhys and Ridge Monte Bello)– and my insanely expensive home addition– I’ve been leaning heavily on the affordable K&L staff pics, which this last purchase is large based on. (and yes, they are strongly biased towards Aussie wines, but I’m digging them lately- especially for their value.) Besides the Kim Crawford- which had a solid 2006 vintage- these are all new to me. I’ve found plenty wines that are readily available I’d consider daily drinkers, but there’s still a never-ending stream of wines I’ve never tried. These take priority. If any of you have tried stuff from this list, I’d love to hear your comments…

Purchase Item Unit Price Qty Total Price
2006 Evil (R Wines) Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia $8.99 1 $8.99
2006 Strong Arms (R Wines) Shiraz South Australia $9.99 1 $9.99
2005 Byron Santa Maria Chardonnay $16.99 2 $33.98
2005 Patient Cottat Sauvignon Blanc $10.99 1 $10.99
2006 Three Rings Barossa Valley Shiraz $12.99 1 $12.99
2004 d’Arenberg “d’Arry’s Original” Shiraz-Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia $12.99 1 $12.99
Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 year old Rum 750ml $37.99 1 $37.99
2005 Ferngrove Vineyards Estate Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Frankland River Western Australia (Elsewhere $11.99) $6.99 1 $6.99
2006 Bernier Chardonnay Vins du Pays Jardin de la France $6.99 1 $6.99
Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut $16.99 1 $16.99
2007 Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc $13.99 2 $27.98
2006 Bitch Grenache South Australia $8.99 1 $8.99
2006 Torbreck “Woodcutters” Shiraz Barossa Valley $16.99 1 $16.99
2006 Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte “Briccotondo” $10.99 1 $10.99

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  1. That’s an impressive list, length wise, yet I can say that I’ve not tried any of them. I’d love to see a follow up post with your tasting notes.
    So many wines, so little time.

  2. Tom permalink

    I’m always amazed at the dramatic price difference between Napa/Sonoma wines compared to Australian imnports. I’d think logistics alone would play a big part in the cost of wine. I’m always apt to pick up a bottle of Ozy wine as they seem to be closing the gap on some pretty good product. I would love to see good product play a part in cheaper local bottles.

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