The wine's still flowing - but from c...

The wine's still flowing - but from cheaper bottles

There are 20 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 21, 2009, titled The wine's still flowing - but from cheaper bottles. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Steve Butler , manager of Tim's Wine Market on Orange Avenue, describes a red wine to Stephen and Kristin Pategas of Winter Park.

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the navigator

Redmond, WA

#1 Jun 21, 2009
Nothing like a chilled bottle of Night Train Express or MD 20./20 to go with your dumpster diving.

Johnson City, TN

#2 Jun 22, 2009
I love dumper diving,oh and good wine Lake Country White is good also.
former customer

Sanford, FL

#3 Jun 22, 2009
I went to Tim's Wine Market once and the owner was nice, but the assistant store manager saw me holding a little piece of cheese rind in my hand. I had taken a bite of cheese and the rind was left over. Well, the assistant store manager looked down his long nose and said, "That's the RIND. You aren't supposed to eat the RIND!" (Ummm... No kidding! Really?) He was so snotty and condescending that I never went back.

United States

#4 Jun 22, 2009
You do not need to spend anything more than $12.00 for a good bottle of wine anyway.

With all the micro winerys out there-competition will be tough.

Cocoa Beach, FL

#5 Jun 22, 2009
I prefer to shop local and put my money in the local economy. I have nothing against Total Wine, in fact I was awestruck upon shopping there one time, by the sheer size and available variety. However, my money now goes to 'The Wine Company' in Sanford. Saves gas, the folks there are super helpful and fun to talk with, plus besides the variety they offer, its also a great little pub, with exotic beers, wines, and live music. If they don't have something you want, they will order it for you. Yeah, it may cost a few more bucks for that case, but I save gas and aggravation of going to the big city.

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#6 Jun 22, 2009
Hint, hint...take Total Wine's ad to ABC and they'll beat the price by a penny. Saves the drive to Total Wine.

“Listen in on 810 AM WEUS @ 3PM”

Since: Jun 09

Hopkinsville, KY

#7 Jun 22, 2009
I suggest two time-tested favorites that will surely dazzle your guests; Boone's Farm Strawberry Wine and Ripple (any flavor). I suggest goosing them up just a bit by adding a little MD 20/20 or Thunderbird.

Since: Oct 08

Stellenbosch, South Africa

#8 Jun 22, 2009
If there is a lot of value wine around today , does it mean that we were ripped off in the past?

Orlando, FL

#9 Jun 22, 2009
Total Wine is GREAT! Try the Double Dog Dare Chardonnay for $3.99. I did a taste test with some of my friends and included the more expensive Chardonnays - Double Dog WON!
Just Sayin

Mount Dora, FL

#10 Jun 22, 2009
It's unfortunate that the Wine Barn wasn't mentioned in the article. They carry some true gems from little known but excellent wineries and have the best prices in the area. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and offer first class customer service.

No, I don't work for them--I'm just a very satisfied customer.

Hollywood, FL

#11 Jun 22, 2009
The wine's still flowing -- but from cheaper bottles.
Or boxes!!!

Orlando, FL

#12 Jun 22, 2009
It's also a shame that Cork & Olive on Stoneybrook West Parkway in Winter Garden wasn't mentioned. This wine shop has an inventory of over 300 wines in all price ranges. The staff is super friendly & knowledgable. The owner & his staff prides themselves on superb customer service & making sure everyone is treated like family. The store is also a wine bar where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a bottle! There is no way you could go to a restaurant and drink a bottle of King Estates Pinot Gris for $21!!! You can at this Cork & Olive. They also have events weekly & some of them even include live music. Don't forget the specialty beers they just started carrying. If you've never been there, you are missing out. Check out: By the way, I don't work there but I am a totally satisfied customer and have been going to this store since they opened in 2008. Support your local businesses & give Cork & Olive a try!
Winter Park Parent

Winter Park, FL

#13 Jun 22, 2009
AH! Different years have different tastes! That's why the prices are going down!!

Bring back my 1999 Beringer Merlot Founder's Estate!

Orlando, FL

#14 Jun 22, 2009
It's no surprise to me that Pierre's Wine Cellar closed. They are a dinosaur in a newly evolved ecosystem. Treating your customers like marks to be taken advantage will only hold a competitive edge for so long.

Sanford, FL

#15 Jun 22, 2009
Park Wine Merchants at Corrine and Old Winter Park Road, just down the road from Baldwin Park, over by the Winter Park ABC.

Excellent management. In fact I think the owner used to be the wine manager at Dexter's for many years. I have always had a super good experience there. Great selection in all price ranges. They also have a "party wine" section with bottles in the $5 range, surprisingly good. I've never gotten a bad bottle of anything there. No pretensions or snobbery, just professional, knowledgeable and helpful!
Just Sayin

Mount Dora, FL

#16 Jun 22, 2009
Sorry Bonnie, but they aren't all that. The selection is of generally pedestrian wines, and the pricing is just shy of outrageous. I almost fell over when I saw the price they are asking for a popular California Chardonnay--more than 20% over the suggested retail price! There are restaurants in the area that have a lower markup.
Fred Sanford

Austin, TX

#17 Jun 22, 2009
Kickin' with my champipple

Johnson City, TN

#19 Jun 23, 2009
Well I live in Johnson City Tn.I have to buy my wine in Food City in Damascus Va.A long way from Fla.
Banrock Station Fan

Kansas City, MO

#20 Jun 23, 2009
Banrock Station Riesling from Walmart is about $5-6 and I find it to be great.
The FAT Lady

Daytona Beach, FL

#21 Jun 23, 2009
aint no beatin' wine from a box

power to the paupers/people

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