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#11 Alisarosenbaum

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 02:46 PM

The Hilton is charging a ridiculous amount for their sparkling wine, so we would like to get good champagne somewhere else and just pay the corkage. We saw that there is a Costco there, but did not go in. First of all, if we have a Costco card here, is is good there also? Also, if anyone has done this, do thay have good brands, like Moet and Veuve? Is there somewhere better to get champagne from?

Thanks!

#12 MERRYME

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 03:10 PM

ok I have my handy dandy Cabo phone book:

Wine Planet: www.wineplanet.com.mx
wineplanet@prodigy.net.mx
624 12 35333

Bloulevard wines:
ventas@boulevard.com.mx

I did see Moet at Costco but don't remember the cost. You could try calling them: 624-146-7180
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#13 calyx6

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 03:14 PM

I've seen Veuve Clicquot at Costco. Not sure of the pricing though. And yes, you should be able to use your costco card even at a costco in MX. I was at an event in MX where we had to get a CD player last minute and that's what the DJ did, hoped into a taxi and hightailed it to Costco. All of the warehouses don't always have the same exact products so I would follow Merryme's advice and call.

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#14 Rachelle E.

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 03:17 PM

Yeah, I would definitely reccomend Costco...after you make sure they have what you want, of course. We bought the wine for our wedding there and got a great deal. (it was here in the US but still. . .anything's better than hotel pricing)

#15 TammyB

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 03:38 PM

I would like to know if this is possible as well. Were paying a crazy amount for sparkling wine. Do the resort allow this?

#16 jak27

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 04:02 PM

Most resorts will charge corkage fees for any alcohol brought in and not provided by the hotel. Sometimes it's cheaper, so make sure and do the full math before making a decision.

Costco is great, they have a great selection at very reasonable prices. And yes, your card will work there too!

Another store I checked out after reading a thread about it is La Europea. It's sort of a specialty store, they carry all kinds of alcohol (very good prices), lots of little bottles for OOT bags, and gourmet snacks. We had a great time just perusing the aisles when we were in Cabo last. Here's the blip about it that I copied from an earlier thread:

La Europea Supermarket LA EUROPEA MEXICO S.A. DE C.V.

Whether you go at the beginning of your trip or the end, La Europea is, I'm fairly certain, the best place to go with the least expensive high-end wines and spirits and, to my knowledge, the ONLY place you can go in Cabo for $1 six-packs of Corona or Pacifico (depends on the day or maybe year). There are at least 6 world class tequilas there--from 1942 to Herradura to Don Julio to Jose Cuervo 1800 Anejo or the private reserve. All are priced at nearly 60% of what you'll pay in the US so bring room in your suitcase (lord knows you can't bring liquids in the airplane...). They also have a great selection of pate's, tapenades and other upscale yuppie snacky stuff we love. La Europea is located about a mile east of the Home Depot (yup, one here, too) on the north side of the corridor highway. I think it's closed Sundays

#17 TammyB

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 04:06 PM

Hmm, I think I'll email Irma at the Sheraton and ask about a corkage fee. Great tip BTW, We were planning on going shopping on Sunday so we can head over there if it saves us money.

#18 jak27

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 04:19 PM

Tammy, just FYI, if you're going to La Europea, they're closed on Sundays! But I'm sure Costco is open!

#19 TammyB

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 04:20 PM

Do I have to have a membership for Costco to go there in Mexico?

#20 jak27

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 04:22 PM

Yes, I think they checked my card when we walked in...but I don't remember them checking when I purchased anything. I'm sure they have a "day pass" or something like that you could purchase (assuming it doesn't add too much to the total purchase price to justify bringing it all to the resort!)




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