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Wanna go in on a case of Cakebread?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Long-time readers of this blog might recall a piece I previously published entitled "Return to Cakebread (or Why you should always share the good stuff)". I'm a big fan of Cakebread Cellars and even though their wines don't get huge ratings from Wine Spectator [88 points for this vintage] I always like to have a bottle of their Cab on hand for special occasions. In my opinion, it is an absolutely delicious and elegant wine, and remains one of my favorites, if not my absolute favorite.

I often ask retailers I'm friendly with whether they can find me some Cakebread. Just recently I received notification that some has been located. The retailer is offering the wine at a very fair price relative to its release price of $64. Purchased as part of a straight case (12) the price would fall below the release price.

Further, it would be best to buy wine in bulk before alcohol starts being taxed at 6.25% instead of 0% at the point of sale.

Bonus:

If you're interested in the 2007 Cakebread Chardonnay Napa Valley, this retailer also has some of that available for just a bit under the release price of $37. This wine was also rated 88 points by Wine Spectator.

What to do next:

Send me an E-mail at wellesleywinepress@gmail.com and let me know whether you'd be interested in combining our buying power to purchase some of this wine, and if so how many bottles you'd be interested in. The retailer has only 1 case of the Cab available. Obviously, you'd need to be in the Boston area [or passing through in the near future] for this to make sense.

Please let me know by the end of the day Monday, June 29th 2009. I'll be placing the order Tuesday morning.

Update:

This operation was a success! Click here to read all about how it turned out.

Question of the Day: I have no idea whether this is a compelling idea in general, so please leave a comment below with your thoughts on the idea of combining purchasing power on wine.

PS: If this is an illegal maneuver in MA forget then everything I said. :)

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