What You'll Get
Appalachian Dracula was famously quoted as saying, "I never drink…moonshine." Teach the original Dracula a thing or two with today's deal: for $25, you get $75 worth of fine wine mailed directly to your door from Wine Insiders. Shipping is free if you order a full case. Otherwise, you may apply part of the value of this Groupon to pay for shipping, as well as sales tax.
Wine Insiders sprang fully formed from the head of founder John Davis 25 years ago, when he used his octopus-like industry connections to assemble a panel of wine experts for the sole purpose of seeking out the best and most affordable wines for his customers. On average, this league of extraordinary oenophiles approves only one out of every hundred bottles sampled, ensuring that only the most delicious wines stain their customer's lips a rich purple. They're fairly confident in their taste, too: if you're not 100% delighted by the vinos they've selected, they'll refund the full cost of shipment, no questions asked—not even "So, you doing anything fun this weekend?"
Despite their legendary pickiness, Wine Insiders offers a huge variety of red and white wines, helpfully broken down into syrahs, pinot grigios, Rieslings, cabernet sauvignons, and more with informative descriptions of each. A 2007 Kalder merlot ($9.99)—a spicy and aroma-rich varietal aged in French oak barrels—is a good place to start, as is a 2006 Iron Horse Chardonnay ($19.99), which is crisp and sweet with high notes of citrus piped throughout. For a more targeted crash course in Bacchic beverages, try a wine assortment such as Big Bold Reds, Wonderful Whites, John's Personal Favorites, and the anybody's-guess Mystery. All wine assortments come by the dozen and start at $107.83; each is carefully selected and composed of wines that retail for more than $20 a bottle. Shipping is free with these boxed collections.
Ordering wine online straight from Wine Insiders' experts spares customers the hassle of scavenging through a confusing network of specialty shops and cavernous mega-marts or of building an enormous steel drilling rig in a misguided effort to draw wine from the bowels of the earth. Pay a visit to the Wine Insiders website and rustle up a panoply of grape-based potions with today's Groupon.
An adult 21 or over must be present to receive any wine shipments. If shipping out-of-state, visit http://www.wineinsiders.com/shippingpolicy.htm for a full list of the states to which Wine Insiders ships.
- All in all, what I found were decent quality wines at an incredibly attractive price point… – jorray, Spirit of Wine
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must use in 1 order. Must be 21+ to order. May redeem starting 5/11. Online redemption only. Not valid for club memberships or with other offers. Valid towards shipping and tax. Only ships to select states. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Wine Insiders
Wine Insiders was founded over 36 years ago to seek out the best and most affordable wines from around the globe. Its panel of wine-tasting experts approves only 5 out of every 100 bottles sampled, ensuring that only the most delicious wines are recommended to customers. The team even offers a satisfaction guarantee: if customers aren't 100% delighted by the vinos they've selected, Wine Insiders will refund the full cost of the order, no questions asked—not even "So, you doing anything fun this weekend?" Despite its staff's legendary pickiness, Wine Insiders stocks a variety of red and white wines, including pinot noirs, pinot grigios, rieslings, and cabernet sauvignons, each joined by an informative description.