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Snooth User: UWSNapaLover

Buy wine online>>>>>

Posted by UWSNapaLover, Jan 22, 2010.

So what websites are people using to buy wine online?

I have been introduced to Cinderellawine.com and wine.woot.com lately.

What are your favorites?

Is there a great site for domestic reds?

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Reply by rhill2990, Jan 23, 2010.

I have found some good websites. I have been introduced to Cellarthief.com which sell wine at supposedly really good prices. They are also supposedly donating water to underdeveloped countries. I have not purchased wine from them. Another site I have found interesting is Little Brothers Beverage Outlet. I am also looking for good retailers online. This should be an interesting series of posts. I have probably purchased most of my wine from Wine Library. Since you are familiar with Cinderellawine, I assume you are aware of them.

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Reply by UWSNapaLover, Jan 27, 2010.

so I have been introduced to http://www.winestilsoldout.com as well

Anyone know this site?

They have an interesting sale on a Spanish Syrah right now

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Reply by dmcker, Jan 27, 2010.

http://www.klwines.com/ is about as good as it gets for a wide range of domestic and international wines at a single merchant...

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 28, 2010.

Does anyone have an estimate of proximate savings from on-line orders versus your local (hopefully trustworthy) wine merchant? By comparison, books ordered on-line can be up to 60% cheaper...

I would say on-line buying of wine will only grow. Inevitable, really.

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Reply by penguinoid, Jan 28, 2010.

I've bought wine off eBay before. Providing the seller is reliable, it seems okay. In Australia, I've had good luck with Isle of Wine:
http://myworld.ebay.com.au/i_love_wine/
Most of their listings seem pretty good, though a few look like they've been kept well past their prime (1970 Alexis Lichine Beaujolais Villages, anyone?).

For if/when I'm next back in Europe, ebay.fr always seems to have a good selection of French wines.
http://vin-gastronomie.shop.ebay.fr...
Of course, the point about making certain you buy from a reputable seller probably stands: that 1982 Bordeaux would probably not be worth it if it's been kept on top of the fridge for the last fifteen years or so.

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Reply by dmcker, Jan 28, 2010.

Caveat emptor, particularly as regards Ebay, I would think. I would only expect that anything I might ever buy via that venue (yet to happen) might not be worth more than the label on the bottle. Reputable specialty wine auction sites are enough of a gamble...

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Reply by jameshull, Jan 28, 2010.

It's a bit obvious, but I've had very good experiences with http://www.wine.com. They have a program called stewardship where you get unlimited shipping for $40 or so a year. If you plan on ordering more than a couple of times in that year, it more than pays for itself, and it doesn't matter if you order 1 bottle at a time, or 3 cases. I also like Sherry Lehmann in NYC... which is one of the only places that will ship to Massachusetts.
If anyone knows of any other great places that will ship into MA, I would love to know.

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Reply by kylewolf, Jan 28, 2010.

I have only read about these guys, havent purchase anything yet, but napagirl will be getting us a review of the place in a while. They have $1 shipping/bottle. NICE.

also, Wine Chateau, if you purchase a case it is free shipping. They are a big name with some pretty good deals from time to time. speak of that. speaking of that.
http://www.winechateau.com/sku23108.html

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Reply by chadrich, Jan 28, 2010.

I've had very good success with winestilsoldout (mentioned above). Of course you have to evaluate the specific deal, as some are great, others just okay. But when I have purchased, the process has been smooth and shipping is usually free if you buy a minimum number of bottles.

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Reply by UWSNapaLover, Jan 28, 2010.

I just ordered a few bottles from winelibrary.com and used the word "searcher" in the coupon dept and got free shipping.

I am telling you, this is better pricing than anywhere i can get in Manhattan.

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Reply by ITH to TRN, Feb 2, 2010.

I've bought from Wines Til Sold Out for a couple of years now -- probably now in the neighborhood of 10 cases worth all told. You have to know the approximate retail price of the wines they're offering, because they're a bit notorious for inflating the comparison price. For reference, my most recent purchase was Renato Ratti's Barolo Marcenasco 2004, for $25/btl.

I've also had good luck with WineBid.com, an auction site. It's less of a caveat emptor situation than eBay, as they inspect and guarantee the quality of the wines. There are sometimes good deals to be had -- I picked up a case of Enrico Pira/Chiara Boschis Barolo Via Nuova for something like $25-30/btl.

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Reply by UWSNapaLover, Mar 7, 2010.

for all that havent seen it, the deal going on at http://cinderellawine.com/ is one of the best I have ever seen.  The 06 Cliff Lede is worth 50 alone.

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Reply by napagirl68, Mar 7, 2010.

dmcker is correct.  KLwines.com is awesome... great inventory and fun shop to visit if you are in redwood city, ca (sf bay area)

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Reply by amour, Mar 8, 2010.

I  must  agree  with  dmcker on KLWINES.

EXCELLENT, KL !

I  must  also  tell  you  that  my  sister,

who is a SNOOTH member, but  not  at  all  active

because she is involved in  party political activities,

tried  to  surprise  me  and  went  into  my  SNOOTH  wish-list

and tried to buy the wines and have them sent from her in Michigan

to me in Miami, Florida,  only to  be  told  ...NO.

We are both so disappointed.

I  have  asked  her  to  write it up on SNOOTH.

I am not sure who she was buying from.

Rules and regulations and state autonomy...I  guess ! 

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Reply by Jennifer Sign, Sep 14, 2011.

 

I like to use Buy Wine Online. They have a variety of wines ranging from $6.99 to $699.99 and you can purchase cases if needed. I held a wine tasting at my home and purchased from Buy Wine Online.

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Reply by dmcker, Sep 14, 2011.

Jennifer, any affiliation with BWO?

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Reply by Chris Carpita, Sep 14, 2011.

Man, I would hate to have to programmatically ban every link on Snooth to MarketView Liquors because they were engaging in shady marketing practices.   But then again I hate it even more when marketers lie to our community rather than engaging with them in an open and transparent manner.  

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Reply by raincityMC, Sep 15, 2011.

I didn't notice anyone mentioning Lastbottlewines.com. Sometimes they have really good values, but those do tend to go fast. Also garagistewine.com which is kind of different from most as you have some wait until the wine ships, but if you live in the Seattle area, you can pick up. And I have no affiliation with either of them other than sending them my money once and awhile..

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Reply by duncan 906, Sep 16, 2011.

I am a Londoner and I  have used www.bidforwine.co.uk a lot.I have had some interesting quality wines at bargain prices there,

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Reply by lingprof, Sep 19, 2011.

I like KL and have to put in a plug for NapaCabs (esp since the OP asked about domestic):

http://www.napacabs.com

They are local to me, but the owner is from the south of France, so I think their ca and french selections are the standouts.  And easily the best prices I have found, plus some nice sales and discounts on multiple bottles (sometimes 6 or even just 2).  For example, a retailer near me is selling Northstar Stella Maris for $38, and napacabs had it on sale for $20.

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