Did you happen to come across the great wine collection at Costco? Andrew Cullen, the founder of Costco Wine Blog and Erin Reyes, the editor of Costco Wine Blog, offered some pretty useful insights as wine insiders to choose a wine at Costco. Both of them specifically pointed out to Kirkland-label wine among the best choices. Bear in mind that this brand is known to be the in-store brand of Costco’s.
Cullen explained that the choice of Kirkland Signature wines offers an excellent advantage for wine shoppers who regularly shop at Costco. He warned that there are some fake Kirkland wines which are sold at higher places and that the real ones are only available at Costco.
Reyes opined that the exclusivity of Kirkland wines was a major reason why it is a leading brand, as she believes that this wine has a matchless taste. Furthermore, she stated that Costco aims to produce these wines through two strategies.
- Purchase the required juice and proceed with the rebottling process.
- Engage in the purchase and initiate the relabeling of the bottled wines.
The duo also expressed their opinion on some of the best wines from Costco’s extensive list of wines.
Simi Chardonnay is widely available around the wine industry. However, Reyes believes that people would still choose Costco to purchase it due to its affordability. She said that often at times, the price of the wine boils down to $8.99.
Joseph Phelps Insignia
Who does not know of Joseph Phelps Insignia? It is indeed one of the most well-known wines out there. While Cullen disclosed the wine’s availability to other stores as well, he is positive that the wine is priced cheaper at Costco. As an example, he referenced the 2013 vintage which costs around $225,while at Costco sells it for less than $200 with some deals lowering the price to less than $180, thereby helping wine insiders to save almost $50 bucks!
Stonestreet Sonoma Street Chardonnay
Cullen became a fan of Stonestreet Sonoma Street Chardonnay. To reflect his love for the brand, he used the term “went bonkers” and attributed terms like “phenomenal” to the wine. However, he was not too happy with the timing of its release. He expressed dissatisfaction over the wine’s unavailability in the summers where he believes that the wine could have been more valuable.
Authentic and high-quality Spanish wines are hard to come by. Fortunately for Cullen, Costco is fully loaded with such wines. He complimented the wide and impressive range of Costco’s Spanish wines and recommended wine drinkers to have a taste.
Kirkland Cotes de Provence Rosé
According to Cullen, this wine boasts a strong demand, therefore if you plan to have it; you must be quick to take one. Cullen singled-out it pricing as one of the factors behind it success. The $11.99 price tag of the wine is too tempting for many, as most people enjoy it during the summers.