At The Wine Factory some of our best sellers are classic Italian blends from famous regions
in Italy. The following chart has some information about these commercially
Style Body Lowest Average Highest
Chianti 2-3 $12.99 $52.67 $394.99
Valpolicella 2-4 $7.99 $37.57 $229.99
Barolo 3-5 $29.99 $94.99 $249.99
Brunello 4-5 $52.95 $85.70 $149.99
Amarone 5+ $35.00 $59.44 $98.99
BC Government Liquor Store prices for Standard 750ml bottle Dec10, 2011.
prices as high as $395 per bottle there are some wonderful wines available at
the BCGLS specialty stores. On the other hand, most consumers can’t afford even
the cheapest of these wines on a daily basis.
By making your own wine you can make these great wines affordably. As
for quality, our customers tell us that many of our wines compare well with the
middle to higher priced wines they get at the liquor store.
At The Wine Factory we have at least 2 different selections of each of these classics. Each
“batch” you make delivers 22.5L of wine or 30 standard 750ml bottles. As an example, for the price of
about 4.5 bottles of the cheapest Brunello, or 8 bottles of the low end BC
liquor store Barolo, you can make a batch of 30 bottles of our best of either
variety. While these are more extreme examples, generally speaking wines you
make yourself will cost you a half to a third what similar wines cost at the
liquor store. Having said that, why shouldn’t you enjoy some of the best Italy
has to offer?
We’ve used Italian red wines to illustrate
this example but the same opportunities exist in more commonly known varietals
like Merlot, Shiraz, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Grigio and many others.
No matter what your taste in wine we can help
you economize on your wine budget. Why not explore the world of wine with us.
It’s easy, it’s fun, it’s fast and it will save you money. (75-85%, or
more, of the cost of wine purchased at a BC Liquor Store is markups, taxes and
levies that flow directly to the Federal and Provincial Treasuries, the total
taxes paid on a bottle of wine you make at The Wine Factory is less than
$0.12). Making your wine at an Craft Store like ours supports a small local
business, creates jobs and supports your local community.