Massachusetts wine retailers wheel and deal leading up to August 1st tax increase

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Friday, July 31st, 2009 is the last day to purchase alcohol in Massachusetts before taxes go from 0% to 6.25%. Local wine retailers are taking advantage of this unfortunate compelling event by adding extra incentives to stock up.

Julio's Liquors in Westborough is offering 25% off all non-sale items. Thanks to reader D.S. for the tip on this one.

You can get 6.25% off the already low prices at Bin Ends Wine in Braintree with the promo code SALESTAX. Bin Ends has an e-commerce site so you can shop around without driving down there. Follow @binendswine on Twitter if you need help making a selection.

Upper Falls Liquors in Newton has 20% off all of their non-sale wines if you purchase 6 or more bottles (as opposed to a typical month where only certain categories are on sale). Follow @upperfallswine for more info.

Some of the best deals never hit the Internet. The Hingham Wine Merchant has been sending out E-mails this week with some intriguing plays. In particular a $40 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir that I normally see for $60 caught my eye. Give them a call at (781) 740-9393 if you'd like to check what they have in the categories you're looking for.

Blanchards is having an online-only Connoisseur's Garage Sale. If you're not on their E-mail list you can sign up on their site, or E-mail Eden Stone at internetsales@blanchardswine.com for more information on this specific offer with savings up to 60% on select wines from the US, France, Italy and Spain. You can also follow Blanchards on Twitter: @blanchardswine

Oh, one more thing. Don't forget that we're giving away a wine aerator here on the WWP! Leave a comment on this piece by July 31st for your chance to win.

Question of the Day: Any other deals you're seeing leading up to the tax increase?

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