By Kori ~ November 15th, 2010.
For years, Iâ€™ve had friends tell me that they canâ€™t find the great Washington State wines that I tell them about where they live. So with the help of Wine-Searcher.com and a lot of legwork, Iâ€™ve set out on a mission to prove them wrong.
This is the fifteenth in a series of posts to help you find great Washington State wines in the major cities and areas all around the country. Today, Iâ€™m searching for Washington State wine in the San Jose, California, area. Whether you live in San Jose or travel there for business, we want to help you be able to find and enjoy your favorite Washington State wines.
Hereâ€™s the format: To be selected, a store first has to have a Wine-Searcher.com rating of 4 or higher on a scale of 1 to 5 for customer service, reliability, etc. Next, it has to stock Washington State wines that we like. Finally, they need to be an online retailer as well, so that if you donâ€™t live close enough to the store to drop in, you can still purchase their wines.
Based on these strict criteria, I struck out. Fortunately, there are two great wine merchants that Iâ€™m personally familiar with that have stores in the San Jose area, BevMo and K&L Wine Merchants. Iâ€™ve bought online from both of them multiple times and have been pleased with their service. Both of them have a good selection of Washington wine at a variety of price points. Iâ€™m hoping that some of our readers will weigh in with comments if you know of other San Jose area wine retailers with a good selection of Washington State wines.
When you visit one of these stores, please let me know how you find their service and selection, and donâ€™t hesitate to ask us any questions you might have about any of the Washington State wines they are offering.
BevMo-Camden, 14800 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
BevMo-Willow Glen, 1133 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
BevMo-Blossom Hill, 871 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95123
BevMo-Santa Clara, 3149 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95117
K&L Wine Merchants, 3005 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94061
Filed under: American Wine, Great Washington State Wine Available in (City), Washington State Wine