Brian’s Safeway 6 for March

Right then here it is..the long awaited Safeway 6.

Now i’ve confused myself with whether this is a “6 different ones to buy” ie favourites or “what to put in your 10% 6-Pack this week”. Which will be the same as any other week ‘cos I’m not one for changing my mind. Anyway, as its my section I will comply to making the rules up as I go along. (I also thought I might have got some fancy league table and wine scoring mechanism for each entry but as I obviously didn’t ask Martin for it, I didn’t get it.) Note: There is no particular reason or logic behind the order of the list.

So 6 Different Ones to Buy:
1) Rodney Strong – Cab. (Price varies but generally in the 11-13 bucks range in your 6 pack) Best value in Safeways is my call.

2) Cameron Hughes – Zin. (Excellent value at the moment due to some strange “we’ve got too much stock” pricing. Only $9.98). This is smooth but still has a bit of bite. Good Zin for me; none of this too pepper/spicy/fruity gunge. Buy this now while its still cheap (as of 2/28/10).

3) Sebastiani – Pinot Noir. Fresh in this week (well, fresh into my trolley) and very nice and smooth. Price $10..get it now.

4) Enda Valley – Chardonnay. A nice little white wine for the girls. Actually from my Aussie days i’m partial to a bit of white now and then and this passes the test. Price currently (as I got one this week for my sister) $11. Good price.

5) Alexander Valley – Cab. (Again price varies but is in line with the above at $11-13).  Prefer the Rodney Strong but this is certainly a nice one for a change.

6) Ghost Pines – Cab. Yes I know, another Cab but for the sake of putting my 6 choices in and given that I need to go through all my saved “Liquor” receipts from Safeway to see what rubbish i’ve bought over the past, i’m bunging this one in as it is a very nice wine and is also appreciated by Martin .. hence second mortgage price of $15.39

Thats the 6 as of 17-Jan-10, more changes to arrive later when I need to remove all the text as it buggers the web page up.

Happy Supping.

Dropped from the initial list:
7 Deadly Zins – Zin (obviously). This is mainly for Martin as he his the Zin man but I need to look into these cos i’m not sure I can trust his judgement – and it means me drinking more in the name of science and reviews etc. Must be Martin’s fav as it comes in at the $15 range. He knows how to live it up.


  1. Actually it did …. Cameron Hughes was Lot 114. And I hope you appreciate that ‘cos i’ve just had to go rummaging in the bins on the street to find that! As for your comments – can you stop advertising Costco on my Safeway 6 column please. How am I ever going to swing free wine if you are pushing to oppo!

  2. It’s cool Brian, Lot 114 isn’t even available at Costco. If you liked the 114, try lot 160 Lodi Zin on our website.


    Jake W.
    Cameron Hughes Wine

  3. So i went to stock up at the weekend – and its sold out! I’m obviously the Oprah of Safeway wines.

    Jake if you need any other Lots shifting just let me know 🙂

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