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.
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