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Posted by sbaker1208, Jul 23, 2014.

I belonged to a couple of wine clubs. One wine club you could only get a whole case about 3 times a year and I was with it for acouple of years. Now I have a whole bunch of wine that I do not care for.


How do get rid of unopened wine?


Reply by dvogler, Jul 23, 2014.

Hmmm....what varietal?

Reply by EMark, Jul 23, 2014.

Clearly, you have encountered the #1 problem with wine clubs.  I assume you have already taken the first remedial step--cancel your membership in that club.

Drink them.  Invite people over to help you.  Use them for cooking.  This may be a bit risky, but you might be able to gift them.  If you have decided, for example, that you don't like Viognier, that doesn't mean that others don't like it.

I imagine that you've already thought of these.  

Without even knowing what club sent you these, I'm not going to suggest trying to sell them.

Reply by GregT, Jul 23, 2014.

You get rid of it by drinking it, cooking with it, making vinegar of it, or pouring it out. To drink it, you can turn it into sangria if it's really bad. You're not going to be able to sell it if that's what you were thinking, unless you trade some day laborer to help you sweep out your garage in exchange.

Next time, just buy a single bottle at a time. If you know you like it, then buy more. And don't let people ship you things you don't know. There are more salesmen out there than there is good wine, and there is an ocean of good wine.

Reply by duncan 906, Jul 24, 2014.

If you were in the UK there is a website for this problem


and if you were in continental Europe you could sell on EBAY

Reply by Really Big Al, Jul 24, 2014.

I would try talking to my fellow wine friends and offer to trade the ones I don't like with some of the wines they don't like in their collections.   Another possibility is to use those bottles when you practice wine drinking tricks so you're better prepared to impress your friends at the next party.

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jul 24, 2014.

Donate it to a non-profit, they are always looking for wines for events.

Reply by EMark, Jul 24, 2014.

I would have never thought of that.  If you kept the receipts, they would support your claim for a tax deduction.

Reply by MrWino101, Jul 28, 2014.

One thing you didn't mention sbaker1208 is why you didn't care for them. Since you noted you were in the club for a couple years, what turned you off to their wines? A couple years at 3 cases a year seems like a long time to discover that you really didn't care for them. Anyway, since you have a whole bunch, have a neighborhood tasting party. Invite your neighbors and friends over. Have them bring a dish each and have a Saturday blowout! Your friends and neighbors will love you for it! One last thing...what's the winery?

Reply by GregT, Jul 29, 2014.

My guess is that

a) they were  clubs that sold private bottlings, in other words they bought juice and put their own labels on like BevMo does so you'll never know what winery it may have been from, or even where, and

b)you're not going to hear from the OP again.

Reply by JonDerry, Jul 29, 2014.

Yes, good odds on both of those scenario's Greg.

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