Buying Burgundy in Texas

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Buying Burgundy in Texas

#1 Post by Bill G » July 10th, 2019, 6:23 am

A newbie looking for some help here....

As you saw in the title, I live in Texas and Burgundy is generally hard to find (especially for the mid-range).

Lately, I have been purchasing Burgundy through Benchmark wines and they have been wonderful to work through. However, I am hoping to find it "more direct". Is that even possible?
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#2 Post by Steven Dilley » July 10th, 2019, 6:45 am

If you're in Austin, the Austin Wine Merchant.

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#3 Post by Alan Eden » July 10th, 2019, 7:02 am

Burgundy is dead at retail
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#5 Post by JimmyGillingham » July 10th, 2019, 7:13 am

Bill, I have honestly had a hard time finding Burgundy readily available in most local Texas shops. I almost exclusively buy out of state. But, that brings its own problems. For local purchases, I find some generally available entry level Chablis and things like that are safe. When you move beyond that, you generally have a VERY limited selection.

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#6 Post by Markus S » July 10th, 2019, 7:15 am

Make sure the shoppe is air conditioned!
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#7 Post by John S » July 10th, 2019, 7:17 am

Also not sure of your location but the Austin Wine Merchant is excellent.
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#8 Post by William Kelley » July 10th, 2019, 7:17 am

Which city are you based in? That makes a difference. My wife is from TX and we spend some of the year here so I may be able to help you with some contacts.
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Re: Buying Burgundy in Texas

#9 Post by Jay Miller » July 10th, 2019, 7:26 am

Bill G wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 6:23 am
A newbie looking for some help here....

As you saw in the title, I live in Texas and Burgundy is generally hard to find (especially for the mid-range).

Lately, I have been purchasing Burgundy through xxx and they have been wonderful to work through. However, I am hoping to find it "more direct". Is that even possible?
Since I'm not sure what method you are using to buy from them you might want to remove the retailer name from this post. If you are just picking them up in person there is no problem but if they are shipping to you they can get in trouble and stop shipping.
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Re: Buying Burgundy in Texas

#10 Post by Bill G » July 10th, 2019, 7:34 am

Jay Miller wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 7:26 am
Bill G wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 6:23 am
A newbie looking for some help here....

As you saw in the title, I live in Texas and Burgundy is generally hard to find (especially for the mid-range).

Lately, I have been purchasing Burgundy through xxx and they have been wonderful to work through. However, I am hoping to find it "more direct". Is that even possible?
Since I'm not sure what method you are using to buy from them you might want to remove the retailer name from this post. If you are just picking them up in person there is no problem but if they are shipping to you they can get in trouble and stop shipping.
Good point but it's done all legally here.
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Re: Buying Burgundy in Texas

#11 Post by Bill G » July 10th, 2019, 7:35 am

William Kelley wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 7:17 am
Which city are you based in? That makes a difference. My wife is from TX and we spend some of the year here so I may be able to help you with some contacts.
I am based in HTX but I travel a good amount throughout TX, OK, LA, CO and NM.
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#12 Post by Jeff P » July 10th, 2019, 7:57 am

I am in DFW and usually get everything online
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Re: Buying Burgundy in Texas

#13 Post by Jay Miller » July 10th, 2019, 9:41 am

Bill G wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 7:34 am
Jay Miller wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 7:26 am
Bill G wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 6:23 am
A newbie looking for some help here....

As you saw in the title, I live in Texas and Burgundy is generally hard to find (especially for the mid-range).

Lately, I have been purchasing Burgundy through xxx and they have been wonderful to work through. However, I am hoping to find it "more direct". Is that even possible?
Since I'm not sure what method you are using to buy from them you might want to remove the retailer name from this post. If you are just picking them up in person there is no problem but if they are shipping to you they can get in trouble and stop shipping.
Good point but it's done all legally here.
Then please ignore my post. Generally good advice in any event :)
Ripe fruit isn't necessarily a flaw.

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Re: Buying Burgundy in Texas

#14 Post by Scott Jameson » July 10th, 2019, 10:35 am

Bill G wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 7:34 am
Jay Miller wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 7:26 am
Bill G wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 6:23 am
A newbie looking for some help here....

As you saw in the title, I live in Texas and Burgundy is generally hard to find (especially for the mid-range).

Lately, I have been purchasing Burgundy through xxx and they have been wonderful to work through. However, I am hoping to find it "more direct". Is that even possible?
Since I'm not sure what method you are using to buy from them you might want to remove the retailer name from this post. If you are just picking them up in person there is no problem but if they are shipping to you they can get in trouble and stop shipping.
Good point but it's done all legally here.
Not if it's being shipped to you in TX ...

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#15 Post by K John Joseph » July 10th, 2019, 12:23 pm

Ryan Tedder at Pogo's in Dallas can assist with Burgundy buys. They have a decent spread of mid-range burgs, white and red, and probably the most knowledgeable staff at any retail shop in the DFW metroplex. Really good wine store.
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#16 Post by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld » July 11th, 2019, 3:32 pm

K John Joseph wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Ryan Tedder at Pogo's in Dallas can assist with Burgundy buys. They have a decent spread of mid-range burgs, white and red, and probably the most knowledgeable staff at any retail shop in the DFW metroplex. Really good wine store.
I find their advertised prices beyond ridiculous. I've been told you can get lower prices if you're a "regular" (whatever that means), but they're so off the charts, I haven't even tried.

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