An Up-to-date Report:
Amazon is disappointingly focused elsewhere; same old wine deals.
www.getwineonline.com is better with 10-40% discounts and coupons.
Laithwaite offered a special case of red wines, mostly heavy-duty reds.
And www.lastbottlewines.com will likely offer a surprise or two in its flash sales before this day is over.
But the major Black Friday breaking news is that the big boy, http://www.wine.com, came through in a big way.
The today-only offer at wine.com is an extra 10% off and free shipping for a case.
My tip for exploring the lists of white and red wines, is sort by SAVINGS.
Dont be bamboozled or distracted by that “Popular Sellers” category which always seem to start out with high-priced wines.
And if you truly want a deal, dont sort by the 90 points or more ratings.
My search was for excellent wines priced at least 25% below average retail before that extra 10% was applied.
Looking very carefully at wines below $20 a bottle, we zoomed in on these ten money-saving deals:
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Los Vascos, Colchagua Valley, $9.99
2012 Chardonnay Mercer, Columbia Valley, $10.69
2013 Chardonnay Benziger Family, Sonoma County $10.99
2014 Garnacha Torres 5G, $11.99
2013 Shannon Ridge Wrangler Red, Lake County, $12.99
2012 Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserve Red, Portugal $12.99
2015 Pinot Gris, “J” Russian River, $14.99
2015 Chardonnay Reserve, Frei, Russian River, $15.99
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Catena, Argentina $17.99
2014 Gewurztraminer Trimbach, Alsace, $19.99