Wine for practically nothing … BevMo 5 Cent Sale

On March 5, 2012, in Events, by Mrs SNFoodies

With the purchase of our wine fridge, Jason and I have been aggressively building up our wine collection, enabling our compulsion to go overboard, and have joined several wine clubs over the last few months. So you know I was really excited when we were invited to celebrate BevMo’s first 5 Cent wine sale for 2012 and try some of the participating wines. The sale, which happens about three times a year, allows you to buy one bottle and get the second bottle of that kind, for just 5 cents.

We had the opportunity to try seven wines that are available as part of this sale. They were poured by one of the store’s wine experts who took us through the tasting notes of each.

• 2010 Arca Maggiore Pinot Grigio – $14.99
• 2010 Ceibo Torrontes/Chardonnay – $19.99
• 2010 Francis Coppola Director’s Chardonnay – $19.99
• Campo Viejo Cava Brut Rose – $16.99
• 2009 Schug Pinot Noir – $24.99
• 2009 Ranch 32 Cabernet Sauvignon – $19.99
• 2009 Trailhead Zinfandel – $24.99

As a consumer I’m familiar with BevMo’s 5 Cent sales but there were a few things that I did not previously know. For instance, the sale includes over 250 wines from all over the world and selections from top wine growers such as Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Kuleto Estate, and Chalone Vineyard. The sale also includes more than 100 wines with a rating of 90 points or above.

Wilfred Wong, BevMo’s cellarmaster and world renowned wine judge, identified his top three picks for the spring sale.

• 2010 Arca Maggiore Pinot Grigio
• 2010 MontGras Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah
• 2009 Sextant Zinfandel

I think the best aspect of BevMo’s 5 cent wine sales is that you don’t have to commit to a monthly or annual wine club in order to be able to try different wines and recognize significant savings. Moreover, if you purchase wine during the sale with a friend, you can split the cost, and that makes it an even better deal! The 5 Cent sale offers something for every budget, with bottles ranging from $7-$70 and goes until March 18.