For those of us who would like to spend our money in Oak Cliff, the beer and wine selection at the Tom Thumb on Hampton should thrill us. In short, there is no reason to go across the river to get a decent bottle of wine or an interesting beer to complement our dinner or sunset-watching.
The selection of California Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon is very good and, with the Reward Card discount currently in effect, some real bargains can be found (Laetitia, Grgich Hills and Caymus Conundrum, for example). French (e.g., a Pouilly Fuisse) and Australian regions and varietals (e.g., Shiraz) are well-represented and there are several Argentine Malbecs, Italian Chianti Classico reserves, German Rieslings, Spanish, Texas and Kosher wines, almost all priced with a Reward Card discount.
The bargain of the day, however, is Veuve Clicquot Champagne, a $70 bottle Reward Card-priced at $42. Other sparkling wines are there, including the very good Jaume Serra Cava from Spain, discount priced at about $6.
As for beers, among others, there is Fat Tire, Red Stripe, Stella Artois, plenty of Mexican and pale ale brands and, if you take a shine to Shiner, there is a full complement of their specialty beers. Also Heineken mini- and mini-mini kegs, Guinness and Mojito and Mike’s Margarita beverages.
Finally, for those of us who may want to relive our college days, there is Boone’s Farm Strawberry Wine and plenty of jug wines.
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