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 Due to years of drought and the fires in Nor Cal. wine prices have gone up drastically.  My preferred California region is Alexander Valley and Dry creek .  The average increase has been $12.50 case.

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39 minutes ago, c-boy said:

 Due to years of drought and the fires in Nor Cal. wine prices have gone up drastically.  My preferred California region is Alexander Valley and Dry creek .  The average increase has been $12.50 case.

Yes and all the old vine Zin's that I love so much - the fire in Paradise has made the bay area covered in smoke.  I can barely see anything out of my window here at work

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Thank you all so much for the information in this thread. I spent some time comparing in-store (online) pricing and onboard pricing, and for some wines the upcharge was 3x store, and for others less than 10% (I actually found one wine that is less expensive on the ship than online 😮 )

I think Hubby and I will bring our one bottle each limit, and then I will check to see if our 10-day
cruise will offer a gold package.  Again, the information here was much appreciated! 

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Thank you all for the info.

I showed my husband the new wine list and, even though we have the premium package, we will be bringing some bottles from home.

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1 hour ago, xamsx said:

Thank you all so much for the information in this thread. I spent some time comparing in-store (online) pricing and onboard pricing, and for some wines the upcharge was 3x store, and for others less than 10% (I actually found one wine that is less expensive on the ship than online 😮 )

I think Hubby and I will bring our one bottle each limit, and then I will check to see if our 10-day
cruise will offer a gold package.  Again, the information here was much appreciated! 

 

That is consistent with my findings.  There is a very stiff g-factor for the lower priced wines.  The Princess pricing on the higher end wines (Petrus notwithstanding) is very reasonable.

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42 minutes ago, XBGuy said:

 

That is consistent with my findings.  There is a very stiff g-factor for the lower priced wines.  The Princess pricing on the higher end wines (Petrus notwithstanding) is very reasonable.


Not even the higher end wines - there were a number of wines in the $75-$100 range that were not much more expensive on Princess than in the store. However, the under $50 wines? Those were definitely marked -up exponentially.

Now to try a few before we board to see what we might like. I am always willing to do cruise research. :classic_wink:

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