- posted 14 years ago
I'm on my regular expedition for some budget quaffers. I should point out all prices in Australian dollars, and I think they only deliver Australia wide. Not sure about international.
usually aren't that spectacular, sometimes they have some pretty good stuff for the price.
I have my eye on a few little bargains [its buy one get one free on these]:
Five mile creek cab/merlot ;Product_ID=413&Category_ID=2
King Valley Cab Sauv 2003 Cleanskin ;Product_ID=192&Category_ID=2
Koala Blue Shiraz 2002 ;Product_ID=302&Category_ID=2 [they must have a lot of this, they've been trying to dump it for months]
Margaret River Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2002 - Cleanskin ;Product_ID=32&Category_ID=2
Margaret River Shiraz Cleanskin 2002 ;Product_ID=192&Category_ID=2
Any ideas? Most of them work out at about $5-6AU per bottle when you buy one get one free. $120 for 2 cases you can always palm off is pretty good going I think. But if it is complete muck I'm not sure there is any point.
Thanks for any comments or opinions anyone may have.
P.S.: I should probably make this a new thread, but has anyone noticed the boom in cleanskin and liquidation etc dealers? There never used to be any adds, now you can't put on the TV or open the paper without adds for this sort of thing.
I suspect it is having the effect of driving prices down even further [why go to a shop and pay $20 for an unknown wine when u can buy a case you've tasted for ~$5 a bottle, free delivery?].
I wonder if it will eventually have the effect of driving some producers out? At the moment it seems Oz wine is booming and booming, but there is only so low particuarly little producers can go on price until they stop making a profit.
Under $5AU a bottle is cutting it pretty fine I would have thought. Particuarly given the reported steep drop in prices for most non-premium wines generally.
Perhaps the glut of wine we keep hearing about will dry up eventually, and prices will go back up.