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 to use toward fine wine mailed directly to your door from Wine Insiders. Shipping is free if you order a full case. Additionally, you may apply part of the value of this Groupon to pay for shipping, as well as sales tax. This Groupon is not valid for club memberships, and wine cannot be shipped to certain states (view the list of valid states here).
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. On average, this league of extraordinary oenophiles approves only 1 out of every 100 bottles sampled, ensuring only the most delicious wines stain customers' lips a rich purple. Wine Insiders is fairly confident in its taste, too: if you're not 100% delighted by the vinos it has selected, Wine Insiders will refund the full cost of the order, no questions asked.
Despite its legendary pickiness, Wine Insiders offers a variety of red and white wines, helpfully broken down into pinot noirs, pinot grigios, rieslings, cabernet sauvignons, and more, with informative descriptions of each. A Monarch Glen merlot ($9.99)—an aroma-rich varietal with notes of cherry and plum—is a good place to start, as is a 2009 Bayshore pinot grigio, with crisp melon and citrus flavors ($12.99).
For a more targeted crash course in Bacchic beverages, try a wine assortment, such as California Reds, Summer Splendor, John's Favorites, and the anybody's-guess Mystery. All wine assortments come by the dozen and start at $119.83; each is carefully selected and can include wines that retail for more than $20 a bottle.
An adult 21 or older must be present to receive any wine shipments.
- 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 Sep 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Not valid until 3/4. Online only. New customers only. Not valid towards club membership. Valid only for shipping to select states. Must use in 1 order. 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 35 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.