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8 Things You Should Know Before Buying Booze At Costco

8 Things You Should Know Before Buying Booze At Costco

By Sarah Weinberg, Deputy Editor, Sarah Weinberg Is The Deputy Editor At Delish, Has Covered Food, Travel, Home, Lifestyle For A Number Of Publications, Including Food Network Magazine, Country Living.

Costco is the largest wine retailer in the U.S.Wine makes up nearly half of the big box store's yearly alcohol sales. The most recent number Costco shared was $1.69 billion in 2016 wine sales, which placed it as the country's largest wine seller. Costco's wine markups are half that of most stores. If you see this tiny star (*) in the upper right hand corner of a sign, it means Costco has the item on clearance. You know how Costco keeps empty cardboard boxes near checkout registers that are free for the taking?