Category Nickel & Dime Retailers

Review: Wine Enthusiast BYO Deluxe Double Wine Cellar Kit

April 1, 2010 Cellar WorthyNickel & Dime RetailersUncategorized  One comment

I decided it was time to move my wine out from under the bed, in the closets, cabinets, corners and hallways and get a proper wine cellar.  I've had a 50 bottle wine refrigerator for a couple of years but that has pretty much been full since the day I bought it (on Criagslist).  Until now I only had my most collectible bottles (think  Beringer Private Reserve, George de Latour, Caymus) in a temperature controlled setting but I wanted to move some of my second tier but no less ageworthy wine  (Mondavi Oakville, Mas Doix Salanques, Faust Cabernet etc.) into a cooler as well for proper aging conditions.

Since I'm always looking for a deal, I set out to find the best wine cellar under $2,000 that could accommodate my growing collection.  I visited the Vinotemp factory and was impressed by

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Top Wine Deal Site: WTSO.com

March 11, 2010 Nickel & Dime Retailers  3 comments

From time to time I'm going to be discussing the best places to buy wine (for great prices).  One of my favorite online wine retailers is WTSO.com a.k.a Wines 'til Sold Out.  I've bought a few cases of wine from these guys and I've always been impressed.  WTSO lists wines a few times a day- with the main event at midnight EST- and sells them until, you guessed it, they are sold out.  It's a great way for an unnamed major wine retailer to get rid of excess inventory and, truth be told, wineries and distributors are selling wines to WTSO at MAJOR discounts to get rid of their own inventory.

Major benefits:

Free shipping with minimum purchase (usually between 1 and 4 bottles)
Quick delivery
Major names unlike some "one wine deal a day" sites

Let me give you some examples of the

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