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#1801 Post by Bryan Carr » March 5th, 2020, 2:32 pm

Anyone tried the Don Melchior yet?
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#1802 Post by Brian Pinci » March 6th, 2020, 4:13 pm

Washington D.C. store seems to be getting better wines. Went in today and got
2008 Cristal $229
2016 Ducru Beaucaillou $199
2016 Leoville Poyferre $103
2016 Lynsolence $40
2016 du Tertre $45
2016 Les Ormes de Pez $34
2017 Carmes de Rieussec 375ml $12
2018 Boeckel Midelberg Gewurztraminer $12
2016 Ruffino Modus $20

They had a lot of other Bordeaux. Not much Burg. I talked to buyer and he is trying to improve selection there.
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#1803 Post by Brian Glas » March 6th, 2020, 8:14 pm

Was at the Seattle 4th Ave. S. store #1 today. They had the Ste. Michelle 2015 Cold Creek Cab for $15.99. I have always enjoyed the Cold Creek Cabs from Ste Michelle and one of the few reds from them I feel wasn't completely over oaked. I picked up a case.

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#1804 Post by AlexCWu » March 9th, 2020, 1:35 pm

Tried the 2015 Kirkland Barolo (19.99$) over the weekend. When I initially opened this, it was a spicy chaos of fruit, but after 30 minutes, this opened up nicely. Dark fruit, cherry, chocolate with hints of earth, which got even better for the next few hours. This is not bad for 19.99$. Will probably grab a couple more the next time I go to Costco if they are still available, especially in light of the stock market today.

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#1805 Post by Neal.Mollen » March 9th, 2020, 1:42 pm

Brian Pinci wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Washington D.C. store seems to be getting better wines. Went in today and got
2008 Cristal $229
2016 Ducru Beaucaillou $199
2016 Leoville Poyferre $103
2016 Lynsolence $40
2016 du Tertre $45
2016 Les Ormes de Pez $34
2017 Carmes de Rieussec 375ml $12
2018 Boeckel Midelberg Gewurztraminer $12
2016 Ruffino Modus $20

They had a lot of other Bordeaux. Not much Burg. I talked to buyer and he is trying to improve selection there.
The one in NE?
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#1806 Post by Brian Pinci » March 9th, 2020, 7:13 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Brian Pinci wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Washington D.C. store seems to be getting better wines. Went in today and got
2008 Cristal $229
2016 Ducru Beaucaillou $199
2016 Leoville Poyferre $103
2016 Lynsolence $40
2016 du Tertre $45
2016 Les Ormes de Pez $34
2017 Carmes de Rieussec 375ml $12
2018 Boeckel Midelberg Gewurztraminer $12
2016 Ruffino Modus $20

They had a lot of other Bordeaux. Not much Burg. I talked to buyer and he is trying to improve selection there.
The one in NE?
Yes. The one off of route 50, near Zachy’s.
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#1807 Post by David Baum » March 9th, 2020, 7:50 pm

Id just like some toilet paper and bottled water

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#1808 Post by Troy Stark » March 10th, 2020, 6:03 am

2015 Chateau Labadie $12.99 in Tampa, FL.

Very nice Cru Bourgeois. I think the MSRP on this is $24 and, honestly, it would be a good bottle of wine at that price. At $13 it's a steal. A little bit heavy on the new oak, but it's high quality, so no complaints. I would call this a modern style Bdx blend. Predominantly Merlot. Very clean wine. Bought 1 bottle to try it out, will be going back for more. Drink or hold, but definitely buy some.
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#1809 Post by Gabe Berk » March 10th, 2020, 7:22 am

David Baum wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Id just like some toilet paper and bottled water
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#1810 Post by Ron Erickson » March 10th, 2020, 7:49 am

David Baum wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Id just like some toilet paper and bottled water
I found a source for you.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/family-says- ... 49777.html

An Australian woman took the stockpiling to new heights by accident — purchasing a 12-year supply of the necessity and turning herself into a self-proclaimed toilet paper queen in the process.

She mistakenly ordered 48 boxes of the company’s toilet paper, which comes in 48-roll boxes. That amounted to over $2,000 of the stuff.

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#1811 Post by J@redC » March 10th, 2020, 9:18 am

David Baum wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Id just like some toilet paper and bottled water
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#1812 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » March 10th, 2020, 10:33 am

Ron Erickson wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 7:49 am
David Baum wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Id just like some toilet paper and bottled water
I found a source for you.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/family-says- ... 49777.html

An Australian woman took the stockpiling to new heights by accident — purchasing a 12-year supply of the necessity and turning herself into a self-proclaimed toilet paper queen in the process.

She mistakenly ordered 48 boxes of the company’s toilet paper, which comes in 48-roll boxes. That amounted to over $2,000 of the stuff.
That's 16 rolls a month!!
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#1813 Post by John Kight » March 11th, 2020, 5:59 pm

David Games wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Think the Kirkland Barolo might be associated with Fontanafredda. Sounds like Simone Tablino is a lab tech there and when I did a search for CN/7874 it brought up Fontanafredda's website. Makes sense as Costco seems to often carry Fontanfredda Barolo.
Just picked up a bottle. Loved it. Getting a case tomorrow. Suckling, notoriously high on his scores, gave it 92. I’ll go 92 as well. Extremely drinkable. For $19.99, I don’t know of a more enjoyable Nebbiolo.

Also picked up and tried the 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva. I typically buy this as a “cooking wine good enough to drink while I’m cooking with it.” It fits the bill for that but is far less exciting and enjoyable than the Nebbiolo. FUI in prior years the CCR came from Villa Cafaggio, according to the bottle. This year the bottle gives no clue. I suspect it’s the same, as it is very similar in overall quality and character to the ‘15....
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#1814 Post by Brian Hostetler » March 11th, 2020, 6:00 pm

For those that like the bigger stuff, I found TRB's Double Diamond Oakville Cab (2016) for $40 at my local Costco. Bought a case to split with a friend. Cheaper than the $75 list he sold me a couple bottles for last year! Also grabbed a bottle of Pahlmeyer Jayson Red (2016) for $43. Anyone had Mondavi's Maestro Red? They had it for $23 but didn't bite.

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#1815 Post by Mattstolz » March 14th, 2020, 10:19 am

anyone tried the current Kirkland Oakville cab yet?

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#1816 Post by CJ Beazley » March 14th, 2020, 12:49 pm

Brian Pinci wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Washington D.C. store seems to be getting better wines. Went in today and got
2008 Cristal $229
2016 Ducru Beaucaillou $199
2016 Leoville Poyferre $103
2016 Lynsolence $40
2016 du Tertre $45
2016 Les Ormes de Pez $34
2017 Carmes de Rieussec 375ml $12
2018 Boeckel Midelberg Gewurztraminer $12
2016 Ruffino Modus $20

They had a lot of other Bordeaux. Not much Burg. I talked to buyer and he is trying to improve selection there.
Ours had the Lynsolence, has anyone tried it?
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#1817 Post by ChrisW » March 19th, 2020, 3:02 pm

Mooresville NC Costco:

2015 Castello di Albola Chianti Classico $9.99
2010 Bodegas la Tercera Rioja Reserva. $9.99

These may not get a ton of love on CT but solid values for my money.
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#1818 Post by Jeremy Charmak » March 19th, 2020, 3:48 pm

Bryan Carr wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Anyone tried the Don Melchior yet?
I bought 3 opened one that night, I is drinking really well. Consistent tasting notes with those on CT.

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#1819 Post by joeduncan » March 19th, 2020, 3:48 pm

People are going to Costco? It's a zoo here, I'm staying far away until things settle down a bit.

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#1820 Post by Bryan Carr » March 19th, 2020, 4:13 pm

Went a couple nights ago close to closing, other than being out of TP and dry grains, it really wasn't that crazy here in Seattle. It FELT super weird, social distancing inasmuch as it is possible in a Costco was in full effect, and everyone was avoiding eye contact but it wasn't what I would call busy.
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#1821 Post by Chris Seiber » March 19th, 2020, 4:33 pm

CJ Beazley wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 12:49 pm


Ours had the Lynsolence, has anyone tried it?
I haven't had the 2016, but I had three or four bottles of the 2000, and I really enjoyed it. If I saw it in Costco for $40, I'd definitely get a few bottles.

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#1822 Post by Kris Patten » March 19th, 2020, 9:04 pm

Bryan Carr wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Went a couple nights ago close to closing, other than being out of TP and dry grains, it really wasn't that crazy here in Seattle. It FELT super weird, social distancing inasmuch as it is possible in a Costco was in full effect, and everyone was avoiding eye contact but it wasn't what I would call busy.
I went Sunday at 430pm....check out person asked me if I'd ever been to Costco on a Sunday and been only one in line?
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#1823 Post by John Glas » March 20th, 2020, 7:24 pm

Bryan Carr wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:32 pm
Anyone tried the Don Melchior yet?
I bought 3 opened one that night, I is drinking really well. Consistent tasting notes with those on CT.
what vintage

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#1824 Post by Tyler F. » March 26th, 2020, 6:05 pm

Went to go pickup more Kirkland Signature Barolo and it was sold out. :(
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#1825 Post by Jim McCully » March 26th, 2020, 10:39 pm

There’s cases of Kirkland Barolo in Costco Kona....picked up some today and pulled the cork 5 min ago. Got the ‘17 Chablis as well....

If you come out you can get a couple cases and then hole up in a hotel room for the mandatory 14 day Quarantine.
Plenty of cheap seats to get here and plenty of rooms. The weather is great, you won’t need any sunscreen and you’ll (hopefully) have a “Green Flash” Sunset view from your room!!!


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#1826 Post by Len Stevens » March 27th, 2020, 7:45 am

Had the '15 Kirkland Barolo with friends last night and the general consensus was not good....may pick up a few at that price and revisit in 5 or more years. The new Chianti Classico Riserva is definitely one of the great $9 bottles I've had! I picked up a case yesterday.

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#1827 Post by Gray G » March 27th, 2020, 7:51 am

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#1828 Post by Jim McCully » March 27th, 2020, 11:45 am

Len, agreed on the '15 Kirkland Barolo. Not worth flying over to Hawaii for....a bit of a stewey mess on the first attack, improved with air and came a bit more into balance. Would not have called out Barolo blind....will revisit tonight with some optimism.
Anyone try the '16 Penfolds 311 Chard ? Hadn't seen it in the US before, tasted it at the winery. It looks like the distributor for Penfolds has opened up with Costco, the store had the Bin 798 Shiraz as well as the Bin 407 cab. Waiting for Grange though....

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#1829 Post by Larry Stein » March 27th, 2020, 11:55 am

NV Ayala Brut Majeur $19.97. Andrew Taylor picked up a few bottles for me so I'm not sure which Costco had it.

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#1830 Post by Len Stevens » April 8th, 2020, 2:54 pm

Stopped by today and noticed that the Kirkland 2018 CdP had hit the floor...any experiences? I'll be popping in a few days....recently I've thought the Chianti Classico Riserva might have been thr best sub $9 bottle I've had in a long time, while I thought the Kirkland Barolo was horrible! My hope is, for the price ($21), it will at least drink like a decent Cote-du-Rhone...we shall see.

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#1831 Post by Vince L. » April 8th, 2020, 4:28 pm

Len Stevens wrote:
April 8th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Stopped by today and noticed that the Kirkland 2018 CdP had hit the floor...any experiences? I'll be popping in a few days....recently I've thought the Chianti Classico Riserva might have been thr best sub $9 bottle I've had in a long time, while I thought the Kirkland Barolo was horrible! My hope is, for the price ($21), it will at least drink like a decent Cote-du-Rhone...we shall see.

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#1832 Post by Albert_H » April 8th, 2020, 4:56 pm

Not wine related but several of the local Costco's here in Vegas have been putting out highly allocated bourbons on the shelf the past few days. On Monday two stores received two cases of George T Stagg and one case of Thomas Handy ($92), a few cases of Elijah Craig 18 year ($114), several cases of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof batch C919 ($49). Yesterday one store put out 40 bottles of Weller 12 at $28 dollars a bottle. Today another store put out several cases of the highly sought after Stagg Jr batch 12 ($45)
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#1833 Post by Scott G r u n e r » April 11th, 2020, 11:29 am

Micro deal alert- 2017 coudoulet de beaucastel was $18 at kirkland costco- I mostly cleaned what was there but there might be some at other local stores.

Had the kirkland barolo this week and it drank like a $9 spaghetti wine.
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#1834 Post by B. Buzzini » April 11th, 2020, 6:21 pm

B. Buzzini wrote:
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ERPark wrote:
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Did someone say bubbly?

2005 Lanson brut marked down to $39.97...... champagne.gif
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Ok...Champs starting to discount...first up NV Taittinger Prestige Rose...$39!
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#1835 Post by Len Stevens » April 12th, 2020, 5:51 am

Really enjoyed the '18 Kirkland CdP....not great, but very solid with lovely weight! In for at least a case...

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#1836 Post by John Glas » April 12th, 2020, 8:35 am

Anyone tried the Don Melchior yet?
Which vintage? Been underwhelmed with the 11 but the 12 was good on a pop and pour.

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#1837 Post by John Kight » April 12th, 2020, 1:25 pm

Len Stevens wrote:
April 8th, 2020, 2:54 pm
...recently I've thought the Chianti Classico Riserva might have been thr best sub $9 bottle I've had in a long time, while I thought the Kirkland Barolo was horrible!
I also like the CCR (and buy it in every solid vintage). It's my go to "cooking wine", as it's plenty good enough to drink while cooking with, yet inexpensive enough to feel okay about pouring half a bottle into my stew/sauce/braise.

I don't understand the comments on the Barolo, especially one other note here about the wine being a stewed mess or not tasting like Barolo. The bottles I've had (probably 4-5 now) have been quite typical Barolo, and while perhaps lacking any great degree of character, they are also fairly expressive and approachable for young Barolo. It also really opens up with about 2 hours of air, so I've been pouring a glass and letting the bottle sit for at least that long before consuming.

The Kirkland CdP just showed up as well...I enjoyed their '10 version of CdP quite a bit, but don't believe I've seen the vintages between then and the new '18.

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#1838 Post by Arv R » April 12th, 2020, 3:36 pm

#471 had these

16 Caparzo [Rosso di Montalcino] $8
15 Pellissero 'Nubiola' [Barbaresco] $20

They also seem to have a new shape for the NV Kirkland Champers (or maybe it was changed previously and I just never noticed it) but its now in a Taittinger style Comtes de Champagne squat bottle. I am not sure if the producer changed, but part of me wonders if that happened too.

We picked up one to try -- and for $20 -- we've been pleased with them in the past.
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#1839 Post by David Wright » April 12th, 2020, 5:38 pm

I tried the KS champagne in January and thought it was pretty decent for $20. The producer is Manuel Janisson, and a web search at that time led me to believe that has not changed for at least the past few years.

Found this just now; it mentions the new bottle, too.
https://goodcheapvino.com/kirkland-cham ... ood-is-it/

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#1840 Post by Tyler F. » April 18th, 2020, 8:07 am

Grabbed a couple bottles of the 2018 KS Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee du Terroir Des Papes, as well as a few more of the KS 2015 Barolo. Great QPR wines on this recent trip.
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#1841 Post by K. Tr@n » May 1st, 2020, 2:09 pm

Couldn't find any Kirkland CdP, but got my hand on a few bottles of 2017 Penfolds RWT bin 798 for 69.97.
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#1842 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 8th, 2020, 7:17 pm

2016 Malescot St. Exupery at Torrance for $59. Grabbed 3. Approx. one case left. Over 26 CT notes, scores range from 92 to 97, including some awesome-sounding notes from folks I trust.
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#1843 Post by Alan Rath » May 8th, 2020, 10:25 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 7:17 pm
2016 Malescot St. Exupery at Torrance for $59. Grabbed 3. Approx. one case left. Over 26 CT notes, scores range from 92 to 97, including some awesome-sounding notes from folks I trust.
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#1844 Post by Andrew K. » May 8th, 2020, 10:30 pm

David Wright wrote:
April 12th, 2020, 5:38 pm
I tried the KS champagne in January and thought it was pretty decent for $20. The producer is Manuel Janisson, and a web search at that time led me to believe that has not changed for at least the past few years.

Found this just now; it mentions the new bottle, too.
https://goodcheapvino.com/kirkland-cham ... ood-is-it/
I tried that a couple of years back and it wasn't worth the $20 at all. Maybe it's shifted but was a better QPR to buy the Korbel Brut at $10 and that's saying a lot.
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#1845 Post by David Wright » May 8th, 2020, 10:36 pm

Yes, there is year to year variation in many wines.

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#1846 Post by Mike Kuller » May 8th, 2020, 10:39 pm

Andrew K. wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 10:30 pm
David Wright wrote:
April 12th, 2020, 5:38 pm
I tried the KS champagne in January and thought it was pretty decent for $20. The producer is Manuel Janisson, and a web search at that time led me to believe that has not changed for at least the past few years.

Found this just now; it mentions the new bottle, too.
https://goodcheapvino.com/kirkland-cham ... ood-is-it/
I tried that a couple of years back and it wasn't worth the $20 at all. Maybe it's shifted but was a better QPR to buy the Korbel Brut at $10 and that's saying a lot.
Agreed.

Much prefer the $20 Roederer Estate or Schramsberg Mirabelle.
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#1847 Post by Kris Patten » May 9th, 2020, 10:58 am

Andrew K. wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 10:30 pm
David Wright wrote:
April 12th, 2020, 5:38 pm
I tried the KS champagne in January and thought it was pretty decent for $20. The producer is Manuel Janisson, and a web search at that time led me to believe that has not changed for at least the past few years.

Found this just now; it mentions the new bottle, too.
https://goodcheapvino.com/kirkland-cham ... ood-is-it/
I tried that a couple of years back and it wasn't worth the $20 at all. Maybe it's shifted but was a better QPR to buy the Korbel Brut at $10 and that's saying a lot.
Korbel Natural is worth a go if you have never tried it, $2 more than Korbel Brut.
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#1848 Post by dsimmons » May 10th, 2020, 10:56 am

The Scharffenberger for ~$17 per is also worth a try. My wife drinks a lot of bubbly and this is the one she has settled on.
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#1849 Post by Lonnie F. » May 10th, 2020, 12:33 pm

Brian Pinci wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Brian Pinci wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Washington D.C. store seems to be getting better wines. Went in today and got
2008 Cristal $229
2016 Ducru Beaucaillou $199
2016 Leoville Poyferre $103
2016 Lynsolence $40
2016 du Tertre $45
2016 Les Ormes de Pez $34
2017 Carmes de Rieussec 375ml $12
2018 Boeckel Midelberg Gewurztraminer $12
2016 Ruffino Modus $20

They had a lot of other Bordeaux. Not much Burg. I talked to buyer and he is trying to improve selection there.
The one in NE?
Yes. The one off of route 50, near Zachy’s.
Good to know.
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#1850 Post by JulianD » May 10th, 2020, 2:24 pm

Albert_H wrote:
April 8th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Not wine related but several of the local Costco's here in Vegas have been putting out highly allocated bourbons on the shelf the past few days. On Monday two stores received two cases of George T Stagg and one case of Thomas Handy ($92), a few cases of Elijah Craig 18 year ($114), several cases of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof batch C919 ($49). Yesterday one store put out 40 bottles of Weller 12 at $28 dollars a bottle. Today another store put out several cases of the highly sought after Stagg Jr batch 12 ($45)
Any easy way of checking local stock?
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