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Last updated on Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:34 pm

Refined Pallet

Sam’s Club might have shaken off a bit of its reputation as strictly a buy-in-bulk, low-cost retailer — at least in the minds of Forbes readers.  The magazine recently reported a Sam’s Club store in Freehold, New Jersey, has added a $158,000 bottle of wine (suggested retail price $168,000) to its inventory. It’s a rare (one of 11 in the world), Block 42 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Ampoule from Penfolds winery in Australia. And, contained in a hand-blown vial made of glass and rhodium, it comes with a white-glove opening service, according to Forbes. So, is the warehouse now in the practice of selling rare wines? It looks like a one-off, at least for now. The most expensive bottle at the Fayetteville store is a Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet for... [ MORE ]

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