(Closed) Cheapest way to buy wine? Boxed wine?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

You definitely don’t want to serve boxed wine at your wedding.  The quality is just terrible (except for Black Box which is OK but not really cheap).  If you live near a Trader Joe’s I would check out their wine.  It’s super affordable.  Or try to look at online retailers where you can buy by the case.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Honey bee

There are good boxed wines 

http://www.aboutboxedwine.com/blog/box-wine-reviews-by-wine-spectator/

http://www.forbes.com/2009/03/20/franzia-wine-affordable-leadership-clayton-christensen-boxed-wine.html

but I wouldnt serve it from the box. Can you have someone pour it into decanters in the back first?

Alternatively decide what you want and call a few stores to see if they will give you a bulk discount. You can play the prices off each other to get the best price.

Agree with @Moose1209: that Trader Joes if near you has great prices as well

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Check out wine.woot.com for deals, they do cases from time to time!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was worried about this too…. unfortunately my venue forces me to use their alcohol at $20 a bottle! EEK!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Mrs Hedgehog: Aww that is terrible! Cry I dislike venue nazis!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@meerkat: Target’s box wine is excellent. One large box holds 4 bottles of wine worth at $17.99. I recently purchased a bunch of these for a board game party. I was pleasantly surprised how good the pinot noir is.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Trader Joe’s has great wines in the $6-$8 range, and they offer a bulk discount (I think 6+ bottles) of 10%.  It never hurts to ask if they would do an additional discount for a really large purchase.  Just make sure to give them enough lead time to order it. 

The closet TJ seems to be in Ann Arbor, so I don’t know if that would be the best option.  A lot of stores do the 10% discount for builk orders, but TJ has the best quality for the price that I’ve found.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve heard the name Two Buck Chuck thrown around, is that Trader Joes???

IF you were doing boxed wine I would DEF not serve it from the box….

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Two Buck Chuck (really more like $3 after taxes) is their Charles Shaw Wine.

I would buy one of each to try! Keeping in mind most people don’t like sweeter wines.

I’m a huge fan of sweet wine as well!

ETA: I’ve never personally had the Two Buck Chuck wines? But I’ve heard people say their wine is good? Or maybe it’s just bride’s trying to convince themselves?? *shrug*

Post # 14
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Honey bee

@Gerbera: agree these are actually good, I prefer the cabernet sav to the merlot. I dont like their merlot or their chardonnay, but there other white is good for the price (I think its a sav blanc?)

They have other well priced wines too that you can buy a bottle or two to taste test and then buy what you like.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yea,  I mentioned it because it seems to be the go to wine for brides supplying their own wine. I’m assuming the “quality” is comparative to the price you are paying?

I mean for a $3 bottle of wine you can’t expect it to be a 90pt wine!

Post # 16
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Honey bee

@Gerbera: right, its not the best, but I say it certainly beats out plenty of $20 and $30 bottles I have had that truly sucked.

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