$100 Case of Wine: Best wine deals at Mazzaro's Italian Market in St. Petersburg

3 bottles Aveleda Fonte 2006 Vino Verde, $7.99/ea


2 bottles Bodega Ateca Garnacha del Fuego, $8.99


2 bottles Calina 2007 Carmenere, $8.99


2 bottle Luzon Verde 2007 Monastrell, $8.99


2 bottles Paringa 2007 Shiraz, $9.99


1 bottle Guenoc 2006 Cabernet California, $9.99


3 whites


9 reds


Total = $107.88 (pre-tax)

During my hunt to find the best $100 (or so) case of wine at Bay area retailers, I meandered into one of my favorite gourmet shops in Tampa Bay: Mazzaro's Italian Market in St. Pete. There, among the drool-worthy selection of craft-made cheeses, single-grove olive oils and handmade pasta, there's also a well-appointed wine room coddled by Jeff DiMaio. Ironically, few wine steals on his shelves hail from Italy, but from the relatively newer (or new to quality) wine regions Spain and Australia. I don't really care, since there's plenty other juice to drink. My selections for a $110 case of wine at Mazzaro's:

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