Wine Management

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2018
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    Wine Management

    Ad-hoc buying of wine is getting too expensive.

    I want to get some good vino but i don't want to be price-gouged by unplanned visits to the Wine Sections of International Supermarkets?

    Are there any good subscription wine clubs? How do I get more efficient on purchasing the plonk?


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2018
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    If you want good wine without paying through the nose, keep an eye out for the specials at Watsons and other retailers.

    It also pays to buy by the case - you can often pick up a bit of a discount.

    Lastly, new world (esp South American and New Zealand wine) tend to be better value for money than the well know regions of France.


  3. #3

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    Apr 2018
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    thanks - good call on Watsons.
    I guess my goal would be get 10-15% off bottles of wine 200+ HKD RRP
    (RRP - a tricky notion given uneveness of supply and consequently pricing).
    In the UK, I'd join a wine club to achieve this. I'd get a mixed selection but the wines wouldn't be bad and I'd save some money relative to what I would have.
    I guess buying by case is nearest thing here.


  4. #4

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    Jul 2011
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    Watson's wine is probably the last place i would recommend for good value wines in HK...they are 30 to 50% above market price and their special offers are in fact just normal prices...

    I'd recommend online merchants instead for good deals, here are a few

    > wineview.com.hk (great selection of aussie wines)
    > winedirect (try chateau castegens 2010 really good and cheap bordeaux)
    > wine high club
    > mywineman