I do believe that there is always a handful of legitimately discounted priced wines available at each of the BevMo 5 Cent sales held throughout the year. To find these bargains, use these four buying tips for the latest BevMo sale.
Although this can be tedious, this is the best way to work the BevMo 5 Cent Sale. Start with BevMo’s Website and pour through all the wines in the sale (300). Then select on paper which ones seem to be good buys. Use Snooth for peer reviews of the wine. Sometimes it is just as easy to do a Google search with the phrase: “reviews of Clayhouse Adobe Red 2009.” Of course you must substitute the wine you are interesting in reviewing.
Shop with a friend. In order to cash in on the sale, you must buy one bottle of a wine at the regular price (highest possible listing price) and then get the second bottle for 5 Cents. On the first go round, you want to pick several samples to try. Going with a friend means you split the cost and each comes away with one bottle to sample. If you love something, go back and case shop.
Do not go by Wilfred Wong’s point evaluations. I like to rely on my own palate for rating wines, or on my wine friends who I think have similar palates to mine. I have tasted some 90-Point WW rated wines that tasted like 85-Point wines.
I went to the BevMo store in my area and searched the shelves as well as doing a thorough search of the BevMo online Website. Here are some wines that look promising.
- Anko Malbec ’11
- Beringer Alluvium Blanc ’08
- Clayhouse Adobe Cabernet Sauvignon ’09
- Clayhouse Adobe Red ’09
- Coppola Merlot Director’s Cut ’10
- Deloach Pinot Noir California ’09
- Francis Coppola Directors Chardonnay ’10
- Gloria Ferrer Chardonnay ’08
- Hahn Estates Syrah ’10
- Henry’s Drive Dead Letter Shiraz ’07
- Las Rocas Garnacha ’08
- Montelciego Rioja Crianza ’07
- MontGras Carmenere Reserva ’10
- Rotari Arte Sparkling Wine
- Tapiz Malbec ’10
- Vigilance Cabernet ’09
- Vigilance Sauvignon Blanc ‘11
- Zaca Mesa Viognier ’09
One of our loyal readers, Pokey, offered these recommendations on the current BevMo 5 Cent Sale:
- Craftwork Cabernet – good, every day Cab for the money with nice structure and texture.
- Coppola Director’s Cut Merlot – better than anticipated. Has cherry & plum flavors and finishes with some mint. Nice – worth the $ and definitely food friendly.
- Dark Hundred 2009 – delicious, robust Petite Syrah, Syrah, Cab & Zin mix – needs some time to open up – maybe a couple of hours – but beautiful on a cool, foggy day, as it sticks to your ribs. Nice to match with a hearty stew.
- Gina Mochetto – Blend of Moscato and Brachetto – wow- this was a lovely surprise! I’m not into sweet wines, but this one works perfectly for a summer picnic on a hot, sunny day – it’s lively and refreshing – bring on the music!
Here are the past articles that we have posted recently on the ins and outs of the BevMo 5 Cent Sale.