Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wine Insiders

Expertly chosen wines delivered to your door
About two weeks ago I purchased a $75 Groupon to Wine Insiders for $25. I'm so glad I didn't pass this one up. I thoroughly enjoyed shopping for my wine online and when it was delivered today it felt like Christmas morning. I chose three red and three white.
You do understand that's $5 a bottle, right?!
I love that Wine Insiders had a ton of inexpensive bottles,

2008 Estrada Creek Sauvingnon Blanc

2009 Myth Chardonnay

2008 La Petit Tour Classic White

2005 Geja's Big Bold Red

2008 Saddlehorn Zinfandel


2006 Clos LaChance "Ruby Throated" Cabernet Sauvignon
And there you have it. My first experience purchasing wine online. Score!Have you ever ordered wine online or from Wine Insiders?

17 comments:

Café Bellini said...

Ahh the convenience of having wine delivered to the door... Yes we like to order online and then re-order the ones we liked. It's such a good way to discover new ones, too. Enjoy!

MelissaNibbles said...

I don't know jack about wine, but I'd drink the Geja's because I like the label. The man looks like he's trying to talk the lady into doing it and she's all "bitch please."

Ameena said...

I know nothing about wine but what a great way to get to know more about it!

Melissa said...

I just found your blog and love this wine feature! It's always useful to learn more about wine.

Betsy said...

What an awesome Groupon, I am now jealous that I missed out on this one! Great post!!

Corinne said...

i LOVE the hummingbird detail on the bottle top. wow, what a GREAT deal! your wine rack must be satisfied :)

Island Gal said...

Great reviews!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kristin said...

Thanks for all the wine recs. They're all new to me!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Awesome Groupon get- I missed that one!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

What an amazing idea! Especially if you are throwing a party or going to parties all the time. You will always have a hostess gift! :)

Chelsea said...

Hey! Thanks for your support on my post. :)

What a good deal on the wine! I love the sound of the Clos LaChance cab. I'm definitely a red wine girl!

Simply Life said...

wow, nice use of the coupon! I need to start learning where to find deals like that!

Juliana said...

Wow, what a great deal in wines you got...good for you!

5 Star Foodie said...

Cool wine tasting! I haven't tasted any of these wines, great to learn about them!

Naturale's said...

I purchased the same Groupon and was so excited to use it to try wines I wouldn't normally get. Unfortunately I only received 3 of the 4 bottles (I went $5 over, but they said my credit card had expired so didn't send the 4th bottle - no one even bothered to contact me to try to fix the problem). Of the 4 I rcvd, 2 were replacements because Wine Insiders no longer had the bottles I ordered (again no contact to see if I wanted the replacements). Supposedly their site states they can replace for equal or greater value, but I couldn't find that statement anywhere. I also can't find any info online about the replacement bottles. The woman I spoke with was very nice, and offered to ship the 4th bottle if I paid the $5, which I did. Glad your experience was better than mine. I bought a second Groupon as a gift for a friend so hopefuly their experience will be similar to yours. I notified Groupon just to let them know and they offered me credit which I thought was great customer care.

Anonymous said...

i just got a $25 for $75 groupon and ordered 2- 6 bottle special... did not pay any extra - even for shipping! 12 bottles for $25!!! Sending it now.. the only one that was the same is the gejas...
but for $2 each - can not beat it!!

Unknown said...

interesting blog - i got the groupon too and got some great wines - particularly graeser's 2002 cab for $25 worth about $55 but they're in forclosure - more bordeaux style.

just wanted to mention that the 2008 vintage in calif was a good vintage - maybe great, but most vintages in calif are very good to great - 2001 and 2007 particularly stand out, but there really hasn't been a bad vintage in a long time - like france which really depends on the weather. thanks for a good blog.