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Posted by bobalob, Sep 20, 2008.

Good evening ladies and gents!
I'm new to snooth and just curious as to if anybody else here is from Utah? It's a different state when it comes to wine, liquor, and even beer. We are strictly regulated, and as a result limited in the number of wines we have access to. This makes it hard to take recommendations. So long story short anyone know of great, inexpensive, wines available in Utah. my tasting preferences are: earthy, tobacco, chocolate, leather, spicy, gamey, mineral. Although I do enjoy an excellent Russian River or Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
Also for anyone out there i am looking for an inexpensive wine cooler that can safely store upwards of thirty red wine bottles.


Reply by Philip James, Sep 21, 2008.

CDean - welcome to the site. What does "SLC" stand for?

I'll get back to you with the wine fridge links

Reply by Philip James, Sep 21, 2008.

Here - try this thread.

Reply by bobalob, Sep 22, 2008.

SLC stands for Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah. It's not a bad place, just challenging when it comes to wine. Thanks for the fridge links! Very useful.

Reply by oceank8, Sep 22, 2008.

Welcome to Snooth! I remember one time when my family drove through Utah on a Sunday and tried to find a place that would serve wine with dinner, what a nightmare! You have quite a challenge on your plate, I guess you could see it as an adventure. You can't have wine shipped to you very easily either, can you?

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 22, 2008.

Hey cdeanm,

And people complain about buying wine in Maine and Pennsylvania! I can empathize with you, visited Utah but never had to endure more than a week there, not that it's not a lovely place. Absolutely gorgeous place, but just when you want a glass of wine to enjoy the stunning sunset you're reminded of one of it's greatest drawbacks! Really the best plan for you might be an Idaho roadtrip! Erickson fine wines in Eagle is probably the states best Fine Wine resource, and might be worth the trip. Other than that I am not familiar with the wholesale lists in Utah. Sorry I can't be of more help.

Reply by bobalob, Sep 22, 2008.

Having wine mailed to us Utahns, as well as running it across state lines packed in the spare tire compartments of our SUV's is considered bootlegging. A law I have no qualms about breaking, when it comes to drinking new and different wines. Next destination Eagle, ID. Thanks

Reply by oceank8, Sep 23, 2008.

WHAT?! You can't bring wine across the state line? I always carry wine with me when I travel, does that mean I better stay away from driving through Utah?

Reply by RachelNYC, Sep 23, 2008.

I know there are all sorts of odd mailing regulations from state to state, but you really can't bring wine in with you?

Texas can get around it by listing the destination as a business address rather than a personal address. Are there no loop holes like that either?

Reply by bobalob, Sep 23, 2008.

if there are will someone PLEASE let me know!

Reply by Philip James, Sep 24, 2008.

Utah is pretty rigid. Its really a state by state thing. California and New York and other wine producing states are "generally" the most lenient...

disclaimer - i'm no lawyer!

Reply by rhone65, Sep 24, 2008.

Hello SLC,

Welcome to Snooth I hope you enjoy your time and rate many wines. I saw that you were looking for economical wine cooler. We purchased a model at Home Depot for around $299. It does not have all the bells and whistles but it is a decent way to store. The link is listed below.

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