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Old 08-20-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Economical wine at Mega

Any recommendations for both reds and whites? Nothing fancy, just decent wines at good prices. Maybe Chilean or Argentinian. I usually don't shop for wine in Playa but need to this time.

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Usually we just stick to Chilean wineries, the tried and true- Casillero de Diablo, Gato Negro, Vina Maipo.

You can often find Barefoot in Mexico too, most are drinkable. Pinot Grigio is a good white in the Barefoot brand.
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Try La Europea on Calle Corozon. Many many wines to choose from, someone can help you with suggestions too, and better prices than Mega.
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We normally buy the Concha y Toro Merlot and Sauvignon blanc

Cheap and tasty!
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Try La Europea on Calle Corozon. Many many wines to choose from, someone can help you with suggestions too, and better prices than Mega.
Better prices than Mega? Not challenging you at all as I don't know this shop. It's just surprising to have a shop in the heart (pun intended) of touristville offering lower prices than the discount grocer.
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Better prices than Mega? Not challenging you at all as I don't know this shop. It's just surprising to have a shop in the heart (pun intended) of touristville offering lower prices than the discount grocer.
It's true, though! That little wine shop on 5th and...maybe 34th? They have great prices, too.
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It's true, though! That little wine shop on 5th and...maybe 34th? They have great prices, too.
Great to know. Thanks Sue and Shammy.
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We normally buy the Concha y Toro Merlot and Sauvignon blanc

Cheap and tasty!

another great one!
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We bought the 4 or 5 cheapest reds at La Europa as a test and for some variety and sposa seemed to find them quite drinkable and pretty much increased in quality with price as might be expected . There is a range of Conch y a Toro product as well as grape variety available many places but often the higher grade , reservado , was as cheap as the rest , which does not happen at home . Two out of the seven cheapest wines were wildly underpriced or possibly just in mislabeled bins at La Europa and we left them there . Just a small heads up in case you are two bottles into the day when shopping . A great selection especially for those who might splurge over the 5th cheapest red selection . Them that gots , or to whom the concept of the third bottle in , is new ! Cheers
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Usually we just stick to Chilean wineries, the tried and true- Casillero de Diablo, Gato Negro, Vina Maipo.

You can often find Barefoot in Mexico too, most are drinkable. Pinot Grigio is a good white in the Barefoot brand.
Casillero de Diablo was a staple for me when I lived in Vallarta. That reminds me that Concha y Toro also makes a very good blend called Trio. Vina Maipo is new to me. I'll try it out.

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Try La Europea on Calle Corozon. Many many wines to choose from, someone can help you with suggestions too, and better prices than Mega.
I've never been in there. Just assumed it was upscale- with prices to match.
I'll give myself a tour.

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It's true, though! That little wine shop on 5th and...maybe 34th? They have great prices, too.
I'll go there too. Must be near Casa de Cerveza. After all of that wine shopping I'll be ready for a beer!

Thanks everyone.
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Does La Europea have a good liquor selection? We were looking for flavored vodkas last trip and Mega and Walmart seemed thin with the selection.

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Does La Europea have a good liquor selection? We were looking for flavored vodkas last trip and Mega and Walmart seemed thin with the selection.

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Mega and Walmart have my favorite and original flavored Vodka - it's called Gin!
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Mega and Walmart have my favorite and original flavored Vodka - it's called Gin!
HA! A few friends drink it. I just drink tequila and beer down there.

I read your article about the subject from the link in your signature Gin, The Original Flavored Vodka | BevX.COM! and learned a lot about Gin. I'll give Gin another try sometime. Thanks
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Does La Europea have a good liquor selection? We were looking for flavored vodkas last trip and Mega and Walmart seemed thin with the selection.

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Soriana has a selection of flavoured vodkas - I've purchased Absolut Pear there, so yummy in a cocktail with apple-flavoured refresco!
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Flavored vodkas....no no no. I weep.
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