They sell liquor, wine and beer at the grocery store in Costa Rica... unlike Oregon, where it's only beer and wine, and unlike Massachusetts (where I lived before that), where none of it is available in grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, anywhere. Only "package stores".
Anyhoo, before I try to fall asleep in the new digs, which is a little scary and I'm looking forward to getting curtains!, I just have to share that so far, I've seen Duck Pond wine from Oregon in TWO stores, and Erath Pinot Noir in one! Cool! The Duck Pond 2007 pinot noir? $40. The Erath, about $30 or $35, I think. Obviously I'm enjoying Argentinian and Chilean wines most of the time, but it gave my heart a little proud beat for Oregon, reprazent! here in Costa Rica.
Pura vida, pura vida.