Well, I'm conflicted; I like small wine-shops and I have bought wine at the unmentioned wine boutique, but I also owe my readers the best advocacy I can, and here is an example: http://www.nh.gov/liquor/index.shtml regular price of $32.99 now on sale for $29.99. That's a whopping $9.00 less; if I send my son out to pick-up a bottle of 2007 Acorn Zin for his friend, I wouldn't send him there, and why would I send anyone else there? I might send him there for something else.
Well, I'm not naming any names (If you are a savvy NH wine lover, you'll know of whom I'm speaking and where I read this), but I will tell my readers, as I see it, the best possible price on a wine I can find, whether I find it at Hannafords, Market basket, Bella Vino's, even the dreaded NHLS, or wherever.
What a wine enthusiast needs to keep in mind, is sometimes a wine will be difficult to find, and or might only be located at some small boutique; that's different. Also, you maybe there buying something else and pick-up, out of convenience, a wine that can be purchased for less at some other store . That is their edge in this difficult world of NH wine, like buying a six-pack at the corner store. I have ordered wine from a boutique and paid up to $15.00 more for that wine, but I'm not going to advise my readers to pay more for a wine they have not made any-kind of commitment to purchase (I did pay $15.00 more for a wine I ordered at a boutique when I did not know it was going to be available at the reduced price in another store), and I don't know all wines available and their prices, and maybe the author of the article didn't know either; Maybe he should have, but if he did, he is not looking-out for your wallet.
However, $9.00 is a considerable sum of money, and unless you live next door, I'm inclined to spend my $29.99 at the State Liquor Store, though esthetically not as pleasing.
I have not been paid by anyone to tell you this, but I must admit that I feel cheated when I pay more than I should have.
I have gotten no free wine, and as of today, I have not advertised for anyone; this blog has been for fun and education.