Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Run, Don't Walk

Knock a stop off of the "Doug & Claire's Top Secret West County Wine Tasting Tour"...

The Wine Merchant sent me an email yesterday to let me know that it was closing their Creve Couer location...& yes, they mentioned "the economy". Doesn't everybody these days? Anyway, I immediately sent the email to Doug because they're having a sale...& who doesn't love a sale on wine?! Mind you, this isn't clearance wine that you may or may not have to guess if it's still good - this is stuff that's on the racks right now. We remembered when a different wine store closed a few years ago (not because of "the economy"), & how we waited too long (only 3 days) to take advantage of the sale, so we rushed right over after work.

It's a damn good thing that we did.

Some of the inventory had been sent to their other location, & a ton of wine had been sold that day. Winos don't mess around when there's a store closing! There was still a somewhat decent selection left at that time, so we picked up 3 bottles that were the only ones left of their kind - including our beloved Dare Cab Franc - & enjoyed a lovely 20% discount. We expected that it would be 20%, but we weren't sure since, by law, they can't tell you in the email. I can, however, so there you go, 20% off...how nice, a benefit from reading this blog. Oh, & the sale includes any beer & spirits left, too. (If you haven't picked up on this by now, you'd better go today if you want anything more than the dregs.)

How do we feel about this store closing? Truthfully, we're quite fine with it. While it was on "the tour", it was always the very last stop & we rarely made it that far. Besides, now we can look forward to walking into the Clayton shop where they can tell by your pheremones that you're not financially wealthy & then treat you accordingly.

Gotta love that.

5 comments:

LucyinStLou said...

You got Dare? Oh that's a great deal. You are one savvy wino.

Teresa said...

Too funny, I was actually going to email you today to see if you had heard about the store closing because I had read about it on STL Hops earlier.

Claire said...

Lucy, yes I am...thanks for noticing. They also had 1 bottle of the Dare Cab Sauv, but we decided to get a Cedarville Zin & Malma Malbec instead. Had the sale been 30%, perhaps we would've grabbed that as well, but alas, it wasn't. I could've begged Doug, but decided against it.

Yeah, Teresa, I found out yesterday, probably the same time that the STL Hops guy did.

Em said...

"We expected that it would be 20%, but we weren't sure since, by law, they can't tell you in the email."

Wow - that is one of the oddest things I've ever heard. The economy here seems to be holding up just fine (all the government employees)so no wine deals for us, sigh....

Claire said...

Em, are you talking about not being able to mention the discount amount in an email? If so, yeah...weird. Apparently, the liquor laws in MO are quite antiquated.