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Old 07-17-2008, 05:40 PM   #21
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I used your link, Dina, and they have it for sale for $14.95/bottle. I don't know about shipping, though. Here it is:
Texas Hill Country Winery and Vineyards, Frederickburg TX, Bed and Breakfast, Events, Weddings, Meetings, Wine - Sweet Wines
If ya'll really liked it, maybe you can buy a case at a discount. (I love sweet red wines!)
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:53 PM   #22
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Dina - It appears that you paid a fair price considering where you bought it from. You can get it from the winery a bit cheaper but then you have to factor in shipping...it evens out a bit. However, if it can be found in other areas and stores (i.e., out of the tourist areas) you might find it for a couple/few dollars less.

So, have you had it yet?
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:06 PM   #23
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Yes. We had it last Thursday ~ our 15th anniversary. We had some wine sampling at the wine shop where we got it from so we knew how it would taste. Thanks for checking into it.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:16 AM   #24
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We purchase most of our wine from Costco. They are the largest wine importer and seller in the US. If you have one in your area, I would recommend checking them out. If they have someone who knows wine doing the ordering, they usually have some great values on highly rated wines. I particularly like the store in NW Houston. This summer they have had some wines rated in the low 90's by Wine Spectator at excellent prices. The Tin Roof Merlot ( rated at 90 ) at $7.97 is very smooth and drinkable, the Merridan Chardonnay (not rated) at $11.97 for a 2 pack is a great value for a very drinkable Chardonnay that's not heavily oaked. If I had the storage I'd buy a case of each.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:23 AM   #25
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It also is a good idea to check more than one Csotco store for wines. Each carries a different variety. Sometimes the same wine is sold at different prices in different stores.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:50 AM   #26
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I just wanted a simple answer. I guess I didn't make myself clear. Who buys grand rouge and for how much?
I think that what everyone is telling you is that are no simple answers. Basically, if you tasted the wine, liked it, and could afford it, it is a good wine. If you want to learn more about wines, attend some of the wine tastings, as you did with your bottle. Most wine stores have free wine tastings, and I have attended several wine dinners promoted by distributors or producers. All are fun and good sources of information. The dinners give a good insight as to pairings. Most tend to be a little pricey, but worth it to me.
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I used your link, Dina, and they have it for sale for $14.95/bottle. I don't know about shipping, though. Here it is:
Texas Hill Country Winery and Vineyards, Frederickburg TX, Bed and Breakfast, Events, Weddings, Meetings, Wine - Sweet Wines
If ya'll really liked it, maybe you can buy a case at a discount. (I love sweet red wines!)
Looks like we paid a few dollars more but it's alright. We loved the wine and we're going back for more.

Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:45 PM   #28
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I think that I would check with some local wine stores, often their prices are better, and, if you buy a case, you usually get a discount. Get the merchant to complete the case with a couple of other recommended bottles, or better still, tell them what food you are having, and ask for recommendations. Wine is fun to play with.
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:49 PM   #29
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We have two wineries here in Lubbock, the LLano winery is very good. I like a nice Merlot and I can get that for under $10 my wife likes a ST. Genevieve wine from Ft. Stockton at about $9.

I agree with the other posters it is what you like that counts some very expensive wines may not suit me.

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