Until cellars are stocked with bottles of wine, they are only good for hiding boxes of half-written screenplays and keeping lonely pipes company. Fill the subterranean space with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $75 worth of fine fermented grape juice from Barclay's Wine, an online shop that will deliver directly to your home or office.
Whether you are a certified oenophile or attempting to shed your Welch's training wheels, Barclay's Wine's customer-friendly site will help you see, swirl, and sniff out sophisticated sippables that pair well with your palate. The virtual bottle boutique's impressive selection is sortable by style, varietal, region, winery, or price range. Stockpile your cellar with multiple mouth pleasers sold for less than $15, with crisp whites to enjoy while whittling holes into a block of swiss cheese on the porch, as well as complex reds, well-suited for washing down hearty plates of pasta or beef-colored crayons.
Palate-challengers can alternately use this Groupon to guiltlessly treat themselves to a bottle with a slightly higher price tag, ensuring an awed hush during a dinner-party uncorking. You may also apply the value of this Groupon toward a sampler case or Barclay's Wine Experience, which gets you 12 bottles, a magic decanter, and more for $54.95 plus $19.95 shipping when you use your Groupon.
To ensure an easy shopping experience, Barclay's provides thorough descriptions of each offered wine on its site. The site's team of behind-the-scenes wine guys prides itself on bridging the gap between winemakers and consumers by providing an outlet for producers to share their stories, philosophies, and experiences. Snoop around the site to learn about the luscious liquids and their origins, and then have your favorite finds delivered to your home, office, or underground peanut-butter refinery just in time for drinking them.
Offering vintages from a host of regions and styles, Barclays Wine breaks down the borders that separate winemakers from customers through home delivery of the world's top varietals. A staff of well-traveled oenophiles traverses the globe, distilling knowledge about superior vintages and the individuals who make them into an online database searchable by style, varietal, region, winery, or price range. Thorough online descriptions accompany each wine, revealing flavor notes, the growing conditions of the grapes, and anecdotes from the elderly raisins that helped to raise them, and many bottles are sold for less than $20.
The site's team of behind-the-scenes wine guys prides itself on providing an outlet for producers to share their stories, philosophies, and experiences, as well as a resource that tasters can peruse to learn about each bottle they buy.