As the only wine educator in the Twin Cities with unbiased advice I though I might save you a little money for New Year Champagne/Sparkling Wine selections. Yes these bottle are all the same so why would you spend more at some polished looking wine shop?
PRICES ONLY GOOD UNTIL WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30.
Here are popular selections and prices:
NOTE: Morelli’s in St. Paul is check or cash only and these prices are only good until Wednesday, December 30.
2008 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame (France, Champagne)
WINNER: Liquor Boy: $109.99 (Best price in the nation)
Total Wine: $149.97
Haskell’s: $189.99 (not even good vintage 06)
N.V. Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut (France, Champagne)
WINNER: Morelli’s $42.97
Total Wine: $43.97
Liquor Boy: $44.99
N.V. Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley)
WINNER: Top 10 Liquor: $15.00 (buy 2)
France 44: $27.99
Total Wine: $19.99
South Lyndale: $24.99
N.V. G. H. Mumm & Cie Champagne Cordon Rouge Brut (France, Champagne)
WINNER: Morelli’s: $24.97
Liquor Boy: $24.99
Top 10 Liquors: $39.95
Total Wine: $41.97
South Lyndale: $39.99
N.V. Mumm Napa Brut Prestige (USA, California, Napa Valley)
WINNER: Morelli’s $13.99 (bottom of add)
Total Wine: $19.97
Top 10 Liquors: $19.96
Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Blancs
WINNER: Top 10 Liquors: $29.96
Total Wine: $32.97
France 44: $44.99
Dom Pérignon Champagne (France, Champagne)
WINNER: Liquor Boy $144.99
Total Wine: $149.97
France 44: $234.99
South Lyndale Liquors: $219.99
N.V. Gruet Winery Brut (USA, New Mexico)
BEST PRICE: Morelli’s: $10.97
Total Wine: $12.99
France 44: $16.99
The Winner: Morelli’s. 4/7 first place votes on best price and two second place votes. While Liquor Boy had good prices on sale they are normally not that low.
Best Pricing: Really not much of a discussion as this goes to Morelli’s in St. Paul. Liquor Boy is right behind them with their Sparkling Sale. They have constantly had the best deals on main brands for years. Total Wine for main stream products is not bad either. Top 10 Liquors is good for their sale prices but everyday prices are high. Get on their email list to get the deals.
Worst Pricing: Bare none it is France 44. I have purchased one item at France 44 over the years. Their prices are the highest in the Twin Cities. $85 more for Dom Perignon is one of many overprice examples. MGM is not far behind them. I am always amazed at seeing their prices on the shelf as they have several stores and should be able to get better pricing but they don’t offer it to the consumer.
Disappointing pricing: Surdyk’s, Haskell’s & South Lyndale Liquors. Without a sale these places are not worth the trip.