Final Four NCAA basketball, Spring Break, and Baseball is Back.
Add Easter weekend, Passover, and we have all kinds of reasons for special sales offers and deals.
We began the season at www.bestonlinewineshopping.com by following 36 candidates, each claiming to have the best deals for members, exclusive offerings of super-duper values, rare wines and great vintages and, of course, the next cult wine.
But we are now down to the 4 teams that have been working the hardest to offer exceptional wines and/or exceptional deals.
has played extremely well over the last two weeks.
It continues to find new ways to score, locating unusual wines such as the
Vaughn Duffy Pinot and Sauvignon Blanc.
Current exciting offers:
2013 d’Arenberg d’Arry’s Original
Grenache, Shiraz | Australia, $14.99
2017 Sancerre, Laporte, $27.00\
Showing great depth with recent selections of a Hermitage, a Tollot-Beaut Savigny, and a Ribeiro Blanco from Galicia, a ballsy play. Also outstanding Gigondas but the Bouzy Rouge was odd. Here are examples of an unusual find and a rare culty wine:
2017 Ribeiro Blanco, Galicia $22.00
2016 Coche-Dury’s Meursault “Les Chevalières, $75.00
These folks have truly upped their game recently. A longshot a few months ago, this week it turned heads with several exciting wines. I liked the way it balanced big names and excellent discounts:
2015 Beaulieu Vineyard Private Reserve Cabernet, Napa Valley for $89.99 (regularly $149)
2010 La Colombina Brunello di Montalcino, $29.97
2013 Geyser Peak, Alexander Valley Reserve, $19.97 (60% off)
Made it into the final four for being so unpredictable but always managing to come up with a surprise play. An excellent Muscadet for under $10 or the 2016 Cos d’Estournel for under $200 may seem unlikely, but this site has them both. I am wildly impressed by the depth of the offerings from the Loire Valley.
Two versatile players:
2018 Bourgueil, Domaine Cotellergie, $16.76
2016 Scott Paul Pinot Noir, Chehelam Mts, $19.71
What about the pre-season favorites and especially www.vivino.com with its 35 millions fans?
That’s a story for another time.