Several online wine sellers are making a special pitch for buying a case of wine to be delivered to your door during the shelter in time.
Not every offer presented new or exciting wine deals, however. The only reason why I’d suggest buying wines by the case is when shipping is free and the wine is excellent and discounted at least 25%.
Better advice is to find those wine sellers offering free shipping on a few bottles. Besides, you dont need to stock up on one wine, unless you truly love it.
With that in mind, I studied the aptly named website, finalcase.com and found a few good case deals. However, the most appealing wine was the 2014 Miner named “The Oracle” which sells for $84.97. Buy 2 bottles and shipping is free.
The current hot website www.winespies.com is still coming up with great surprise deals. Now it is offering the 2015 Aiken Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast for $25. That’s $50 off! And there’s free shipping on 4 bottles.
Winespies also has a great Rose from Marlborough, the 2018 Spy Valley for $14.99, that would nicely fill out an order.
Sommselect.com just announced free shipping on any 6 bottles or more. This site is not a discounter, but focuses on finding super, high quality gems from around the world.
Listing several fine wines from Italy this week, www.wtso is holding firm to a free shipping on 4 bottles policy.
Saying it will ship free any order over $50, vivino caught my attention. While still over-hyping every new wine, www.vivino.com every now and then stumbles upon a great deal. Most recent is the 2015 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, $39.99.
For a super deal on an everyday wine, vivino has the 2013 Gregory Graham Crimson Ranch Syrah, Lake County for $17.99.
Vivino’s $50 offer of free shipping is definitely a big deal!
But with wine by the case, it is more difficult to locate a comfort zone. After studying numerous online sellers, I kept coming back to one site, www.napacabs.com which despite its name, sells wines from all major parts of the wine world. Free case shipping, it turns out, applies to 939 wines. Happily, it was easy to skip over the many supermarket wines like Cupcake, Josh and Fat Bastard. These along with the Kendall Jackson and 19 Crimes silly wines are pretty ordinary for getting through tough times.
Here are the best by the case deals from napacabs.com:
All prices are by the case with free case shipping to CA, WA, AZ, OR, NV
2016 Niner Red, Paso Robles $184.97
2017 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico $269.98
2017 Argyle Winery Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $287.98
2015 Carpe Diem Pinot Noir Anderson Valley $304.98
Better yet, napacabs just added a great Cabernet deal:
2017Domaine Bousquet Gran Cabernet for $17.97 a bottle.
Happy shopping these great shipping offers