When it comes to buying most spirits, it is easy to stop by the bottle shop and buy your favorite beer or drink. It’s all very simple and, from an experimental perspective, rather bland. But there is one type of alcohol that is designed for much more excitement, and that is wine.
If you are a wine lover, be it sweet or dry, red or white, or sparkling wine, there is so much to buy. From the tasting to the range of varieties and brands on offer, to the different experiences you can have along the way, there is so much to buy. With this in mind, here are a few pointers to places where you can buy your wine, aside from the normal trip to the bottle shop.
Why Buying Wine Can Be a Varied Treat
1. Start with the internet
A good start is to buy wine online. There are many online merchants that offer you the opportunity to browse to your heart’s content. You can read online reviews of the various products, and you can browse through catalogs and compare prices at your leisure.
What you are likely to find is that wines sold over the Internet are cheaper than in retail stores. They often have special offers, and the range is usually very large. And it’s very gratifying that you don’t have to drive anywhere to pick up your purchases; your wine is delivered directly to your door.
2. Visit the farm
While there are many advantages to buying online, the only big disadvantage is that you can’t taste anything. This means that online purchases are often the best way to buy wines that you already know. If you are looking for new wines, take a trip to the actual winery: most wineries usually have tasting facilities, and also offer their wine at very good wholesale prices.
It goes without saying that if you buy your wine in a supermarket or retail store, a surcharge on the original price is added.
3. Trade shows
Look out for trade fairs that bring together a large number of wineries and producers in one place. This is a great opportunity to look around and taste a range of different wines under one roof. If you buy enough, you may be able to have the products delivered to your home, but if you have a car at the venue, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get your purchases home.
Look online or talk to friends who are wine lovers to find out if there are wine clubs in your area. There are often things like Wine of the Month Clubs where members pay to receive a different shipment of wine each month. This is a service where recommended and hand-picked wines are delivered in a box every month.
Yes, there may be times when you don’t like all of the wines that are recommended, but most likely you will find that you are confronted with new and exciting products that you really like. After all, these selections are recommended by experts.