Cheap is a Relative Term

Compared to their retail prices these wine list babies are a downright steal.

October 20, 2016

By Vancouver Magazine

While every oenophile posits that there’s more to a well-crafted wine list than just price, every cheapskate will say “balls.” Restaurateurs will tell you that you need a minimum 2.5 times markup to make a go of it in this high-tax jurisdiction. But every so often, they throw an outlier on the list for the eagle-eyed sipper (the high-volume chains have the most flexibility here).

Taittinger Comtes De Champagne 2005

Chambar: $380
BC Liquor Stores: $245comtes_de_champagne_blanc_de_blancs_2005

2014 Secateurs Chenin Blanc

Bao Bei: $62
Everything Wine: $322014-secateurs-chenin-blanc

Il Poggione Brunello 2009

Bufala: $120
Everything Wine: $88

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Unsworth Rosé

Joey Bentall One: $40
Everything Wine: $23.50

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Tantalus Rosé

Salt Tasting Room: $50
Everything Wine: $26

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Synchromesh Riesling

Cactus Club: $36
Winery: $19

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Poplar Grove Merlot

West Oak: $55
Everything Wine: $30

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