Until cellars are stocked with bottles of wine, they are good only for hiding boxes of half-written screenplays and keeping lonely pipes company. Fill the subterranean space with today's Groupon from The Finest Bottle, an online shop that will deliver directly to your home or office. Choose between the following options:
For $19, you get $39.95 worth of fine wines. There is a $13.95 shipping fee per wine package ($4.65/bottle).
For $19, you get a one-month wine-club membership (a $39.95 value). This membership includes:
- An inaugural four-bottle case of your choice
- Access to exclusive international wine selections
- Discounted shipping rates
There is a discounted shipping fee of $9.95 with this option. Memberships will renew every four weeks at a rate of $49.95 with free shipping; however, you can notify The Finest Bottle whenever you would like to skip or cancel a shipment.
Whether you are a certified oenophile or attempting to shed your Welch's training wheels, The Finest Bottle's customer-friendly site will help you to see, swirl, and sniff out sophisticated sippables that pair well with your palate. The virtual bottle boutique tickles taste buds with three-bottle cases stocked with assorted vintages and styles, all priced at $39.95. The Wonderful Whites three-pack indulges aspiring sommeliers with crisp whites to enjoy while whittling holes into a block of swiss cheese on the porch, and the New World reds three-pack stacks a triumvirate of complex crimsons well-suited for washing down hearty plates of pasta or beef-colored crayons.
Alternatively, today's second option grants membership to The Finest Bottle’s wine club, which welcomes members with exclusive bottle offerings, discounts, and the organization's secret handshake. On joining the society, newly admitted affiliates can celebrate with an inaugural case of wine stocked with a choice of four bottles and shipped at a discounted rate ($9.95 for members). Sippers can also take advantage of exclusive access to international varieties, available every four weeks and delivered directly to doorsteps or cupped hands.
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.