My Favorite Sites for Finding Wine Deals
Looking for good deals on wines a little more interesting than what your local grocery store carries? Here are a few of the websites I keep an eye on when I don’t have specific wineries in mind.
Tied for Favorite: WTSO (Wines Til Sold Out)
WTSO operates just as their name suggests. They sell one wine at a time until they sell out, then they put up another one. WTSO only offer wines that are ranked 90 points per higher and usually offer at least 30% off the current retail price. They tend to have a fairly interesting selection — usually California or France, but eventually other countries show up. What I love most is their shipping option. Free shipping with the purchase of 3 or 4 bottles. Their customer service is excellent. I’ve only had two bottles that were bad and they were quick to solve the problem with few questions asked.
Equally Awesome: Last Bottle Wines
This is a recent discovery and I’ve fallen in love. Like WTSO they offer one heavily discounted wine at a time, usually once a day, typically from smaller, boutique wineries in Napa and Europe. Free shipping with the purchase of 3-6 bottles depending on the wine, a 2% credit on all purchases, and the fun addition of getting a $50 credit if you happen to purchase the actual last bottle that day. They have excellent customer service and I’ve discovered several great wines as inexpensive as $10. If you sign up with my link, you’ll get $10 towards your first purchase.
Decent, Almost Free Wine: Lot18
Lot18 was first introduced to me by Le Chic Geek. Their selection is not as varied as WTSO, but they often have pretty good deals because they frequently offer promo credits and free shipping sales. And you can use your credits towards the $12.99 shipping fee for orders under $150. Two days after I first signed up they randomly gave me $15 in credit in addition to the $10 I got for having Jeanne refer me. If you’d like to sign up with my link, you’ll get $10 credit to start and I’ll get $25 to put towards my wine habit. 🙂
Recently Recommend Possible Awesomeness: Garagiste
I was sharing notes with fellow wine tasters out in Portland and one person claimed Garagiste was even better than WTSO. I finally remembered the name and signed up last week. This Seattle based company sends out daily emails with J Petermanesque stories of the carefully chosen boutique wines. I think the lengthy descriptions are as appealing as the wines! If you’re in Seattle you can pick up your wines anytime. If you’re elsewhere, you have to wait until favorable shipping conditions and until you’ve accrued a case. (I like this because it saves me shipping costs when I only want a single bottle of something) Update: I’ve since heard mixed reviews and the emails got a bit much, so I’ve opted-out for awhile.
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