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Safeway, you suck... (whine)

They *ALMOST* suckered me in again. Huge wine sales. $17 off a $49 bottle of wine. I only barely had Galen manage to not let me buy it before researching it first. Thank god...

86 points !!

And the others I took a camera shot with to research. 86, 86, 84, 86 ... (terrible for this price) WTF???

And my personal favorite. I dunno how the hell they managed to do this. It MUST be some great effort, because Stag's Leap Wine Cellars just does not do bad wine...

Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Artemis 2002 ... 83 points.

Wine Spectator's review: "Austere, with a dry, cedary oak and camphor character and little in the way of noticeable fruit. Perhaps it's in a dumb phase, but there's little here to get excited about. Drink now." ...

This is awful. What WASTE of $60 that would have been. How did they even do that? They must have SCOURED the wine selections to find that one piece of crap from Stag's Leap and tossed it out onto the shelf.

I wouldn't be so up in arms about this issue, if they weren't being so slimy. EVERY SINGLE wine they sell, are fantastic wines IF you get one year newer or older than what they're selling. So they're relying on people going "Oh wow... that's a great deal, I read about that wine.." and they get it home and OOPS. That was the bad year. You were thinking of the one that was a year older. Sucks to be you.

They even had Grgich Hills Cab Sauv, 2000. One of my favorite winerys EXCEPT ... 2000 was a terrible year. This $70 bottle of wine lands an abysmal 86 points.

C'mon safeway... stop preying on the STUPID. This is food, not the stock market. Stop buying low and selling high.

It used to be that you could get good deals on wine at safeway. Apparently someone else noticed that. Fuckers.

- Keman

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hydra_velsen
Sep. 18th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
Wine geek!

Actually where can I learn some things about good wines?
cerisewolf
Sep. 18th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
Stop trying to buy wine from non-specialty chains! If you and Wuffit over there make some trips to VA vinyards or take a vacation to seattle you can sign up for monthly subscriptions from REAL vinyards for half of a supermarket price. If you go to Seattle, lemme know cuz I wanna go too! ^.^
cerisewolf
Sep. 19th, 2005 10:30 am (UTC)
Oh, and buy lotsa cheap wines. You hit a lot of bombs but there are some good ones out there too. I need to start keeping a notebook of the stuff I like.
firedhusky
Sep. 18th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
in my poor opinion, 70 bucks for a bottle of wine is.. bit too much. Not that i am an expert here anyway.

If i get to go to the Argentinian store in dc again, will buy you a bottle of our wine :)

paw waves FDH
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