Is Pliny the Elder available in the San Mateo area

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by brureview, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,267) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    Is Pliny the Elder available in the San Mateo area in a bottle? Also, possibly Orinda/Walnut Creek?
     
  2. Trilogy31

    Trilogy31 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 California

    K&L in Redwood City
     
  3. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,267) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    Do they stock it regularly?
     
  4. Trilogy31

    Trilogy31 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 California

    Yes though i would always suggest giving them a call first.
     
  5. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Everywhere that gets Pliny, will sometimes run out, before the next delivery.
     
  6. kiki3drt292

    kiki3drt292 Zealot (546) Jan 13, 2011 California
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    They come in on Thursday afternoons, and are gone by the time they close.
     
  7. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,267) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    The web site didn't list the K&L in Redwood city, only San Francisco. Have you seen it in Redwood City?
     
  8. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Yes, but as mentioned it runs out quickly. Your best bet is to go to SF and pick some up.
     
  9. mjl21

    mjl21 Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2008 California

    You are going to have a much easier time getting it in the East Bay. RR uses a distributor for the Peninsula/South Bay. In the East Bay, RR self distributes so they ship out more product much more often. Try Jackson's Wine and Spirits, Diablo Foods, or Whole Foods in Lafayette (in between Orinda and Walnut Creek). Jackson's sister stores, Monument Wines in Concord and Moraga Wines in Moraga are also good choices.
     
  10. grrrah

    grrrah Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 California
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    K&L sends out email notices, and runs out within an hour now. Their stock is pre-purchased online.

    There isn't a place on the peninsula with a consistent stock.
     
  11. AdamSimpson

    AdamSimpson Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California
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    There is no distribution between San Francisco and the South Bay. Russian River self distributes from the North Bay to San Francisco, then DBI distributes it from Menlo Park going South. K&L gets in because they order through their SF/Hollywood locations and then ship them down. Any accounts in the Peninsula are either "illegal" or transferring inventory (which I believe is a grey legality loophole).
     
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  12. Anita05

    Anita05 Initiate (122) Dec 30, 2009 California

    In Moraga, try Moraga Wine & Spirits and in Lafayette, try Jackson's Wine & Spirits (owned by the family as Monument in Concord).
     
  13. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,267) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    It's sold out by Wednesday?
     
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