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Old 03-15-2006, 10:06 PM   #1
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Costco's in the fine wine business...

On todays monthly Costco visit, we noticed Kirkland brand champagne, pinot noir, a burgundy, a cabernet, and I think there were a few others. Looked like all or at least most were bottled by a french winery for them. $13 for the pinot, about $19 and change for the champagne and the others. Definitely not going for the low end.

The wife is popping a bottle of the champagne now and the verdict is..............................................

She just commented "impressive bubbles!". Shaddap!

Very nice. Good nose, a bit yeasty...fine bubbles...dry but not overly so...delicate...

I'd put this with a moet white star or even in the vicinity of my favorite, the Piper Heidsieck. For about 2/3 the price, its a good deal.
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Very nice. Good nose, a bit yeasty...fine bubbles...dry but not overly so...delicate...
Whooptie-doo. Do they bottle a Kirkland version of Mad Dog 20-20? :P



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Re: Costco's in the fine wine business...

At COSTCO picked up a bottle of Marquis Phillips Sarah blend from Australia. I think it was $10 or $12 but just a remarkably good wine. I will set aside the two buck chuck from TJs for a while.
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Hey dont knock it until you've tried it.

C-T...you want to give the stuff a look-see?
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Reading some reviews i see that they are fairly positive...

...and it doesnt hurt that if you decide for whatever reason that the bottle didnt satisfy you, they'll refund your money in full. Even for stuff you buy off the web site, returned to a store, they'll also refund the shipping costs.

Appears that their 2003 bordeaux for $25 a bottle is a VERY big hit (quietly) with the wine snobs.

My wife was VERY pleased with that champagne. We just popped a bottle of Dom a few months back and her opinion is that this was far better. Of course, I think Dom is crap, but I think that frames it from at least one tasters perspective...
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Too bad they don't sell booze in NJ...
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The wife is popping a bottle of the champagne now and the verdict is..............................................
I must admit that this is the first time I've drafted a one-liner response to a TH post and then decided to delete it.

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Oh come on now...I cant leave low hanging fruit that nobody picks...
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Appears that their 2003 bordeaux for $25 a bottle is a VERY big hit (quietly) with the wine snobs.
Gee, I normally get 4 bottles of Yellow Tail Shiraz for the same price!
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Oh hey, if you're singing the praises of cheap wine, you came to the right place. I'll open no box before its time, which is just about anytime as far as i'm concerned.

But this might be a nice deal for people who cant open anything that didnt cost at least $40-50 a pop. Most good 2003 Bordeaux's go for at least 50.
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