Best Online Wine Deals

Today’s Best Deals: 

 Best Online Price: The 2014 Caymus Cabernet, Napa, sells for $75 at the winery. Several sites have recently listed it, some over the winery’s price. The best price online today is $64.99 shared by www. and www.
Best Deal, red wine: 2012 Atalon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. offered at $23 a bottle for orders of 6 or more or $21 for 12 bottles at www. That’s 50% off retail for a full case. Atalon draws from some of the best Napa Vineyards owned by Jackson Family Wines.
Best Deal, bubbly: Bollinger Brut Champagne, Special Cuvee: $49.29 a bottle, 30% below full retail, at
Best Deal, White Wine: If you love  fruit-filled, balanced Chardonnay, the 2013 Parducci Reserve, Mendocino, offered at $15.01, hits the bullseye at this price.Find it at

Author: robywine, norm roby

My career as a wine journalist/critic began in 1975 when my article about California Petite Sirah was published. My focus remained on California as I edited a monthly wine magazine and then moved on to The Wine Spectator in 1981. Over the following years, my column appeared under the banner of “Stormin’ Norman, and I also wrote articles about wine collectors and wine auctions. Without getting into a year by year bio, let me try to summarize here. During my time with The Spectator which I enjoyed immensely, I taught wine classes at a culinary school and at other venues in San Francisco. Before venturing into wine, teaching was my thing, English Lit and Rhetoric. After The Spectator I was the U.S. Contributor to Decanter Magazine, writing mostly about California, but also expanding into Washington State and Oregon. My Decanter years began in 1992 and after buying a summer home in France in 2000, I traveled throughout France and eventually published articles about St. Emilion, Castillon, Bergerac, Minervois, Roussillon, Luberon, Provence, and Alsace. Also, around 2000, my wife began working for Cousino-Macul in Chile, so we tasted and traveled our way through Chile and, of course, managed to fly over the Andes and explore and taste our way through Argentina. As travel lovers, we have also spent many interesting days visiting the wine regions of Spain, Italy, Portugal, Sicily, Greece, and New Zealand. And to come to a close, I was Director of a Charity Wine Auction for 20 years, 1992-2000 that benefitted a local hospital. That brought me in contact with wine collectors and to the auction scene. And finally, I co-authored a book, The Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine published by Alfred A. Knopf. It went through 4 editions and sold over 500.000 copies.

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