Alert! Safeway is advertising 30% off all wines over $20 (with a further 10% off with purchase of 6 btls or more). Sparkling wine is excluded. Sale runs through January 11, 2009. We don't know if the sale is only in the Bay Area, all of California, or all across the country, but it's worth taking a look.
We shall endeavor to visit Safeway ASAP, and we will report back on interesting finds that will appeal at the lower prices.
If you beat us to it, please let us know what you find, and what you think of it.
Post-script: we think this sale is an indicator of things to come, or already here. North Berkeley recently offered a mixed case of Rhones for less than 50% of full retail. We anticipate deep discounts to continue, especially on higher end bottles. Hear of any good sales or offers? Let us know....