September 12, 2006

Woot Wine 09/11/06: Jepson Mendocino Mix

Jepson Mendocino MixHow is it that we keep forgetting to cover the weekly Woot wine deal? It's not like they change the day they release it or anything. Every Monday - how tough is that to remember? Anyway, this week's deal seems like a pretty good one for $35.99 (plus $5 for shipping), so we'll hand the microphone over to Rick at Martini Lounge to give you the details.

All the wines are pretty good ones and Jepson also makes a nice Brandy if I remember correctly. Plus there's just something so pleasant about Mendocino wines. The cost normally is around US$58 before shipping, so you're getting a deal.
from Martini Lounge; order the wine from Wine Woot.

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September 5, 2006

Woot Wine 09/05/06: La Famiglia Pinot Grigio

La Famiglia Pinot GrigioWe've been loving a lot of Pinot Grigio around here lately, so we're all fired up about this week's Wine Woot. You're getting four bottles for $45 (like $11 apiece), and the lowest prices we found for this wine otherwise are around $15-$20 each.

That means the discount isn't incredibly deep but it's definitely not bad, plus we're intrigued by the tasting notes: "Enticing apple, citrus and lemon zest character with mineral, floral and spice nuances. Burst of tangerine on the finish. Crisp and dry, with silky texture." We say get there, especially if you like dry white wines.

But as always, make sure you check the list of delivery states at Wine.Woot as well as the Woot Wine blog before you get too pumped up; we found out Massachusetts isn't on the list so we can't partake this week.

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August 28, 2006

Woot Wine 8/28/06: Vino Noceto Wines

Vino Noceto WinesOnce again we couldn't get to the Wine Woot until the end of the day. We suck at life.

You get a bottle of Vino Noceto's regular Sangiovese, their Reserva Sangiovese, and two bottles of their Zinfandel. All of these are great wines to have with food, like a Jumbo Jack or Whopper. Or even something fancier, like Italian Food (You know, Olive Garden and stuff).

These all are pretty well-balanced and bring a lot of new flavors to your under-appreciated palate. The only caveat is the regular Sangiovese, don't let it breathe or it'll start tasting like you're licking lollipops.

From Martini Lounge; Verdict = Get There

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July 31, 2006

Woot Wine 7/31/06: S. Anderson Sparkling Wine

S Anderson Sparkling Wine QuartetWe know there are a couple things amiss with us covering the wine discounts over at Woot Wine - one, the total price usually falls well out of our "under $20" price range and two, Rick over at Martini Lounge already covers it more than adequately every week.

Still, we've had very good experiences with the wines we've gotten through Woot, the total discounts can be pretty damned substantial if you don't mind shelling out up front to buy your wine in a quartet. Plus, we'll check in on Rick each week to see if his recommendation matches up with ours and let you know.

Anyway, this week's wine Woot is for 4 bottles of sparkling wine from S. Anderson - 2 bottles of Blanc de Blanc and 2 bottles of Blanc de Noir for $84.99 plus $5 shipping. The wines and the winery get pretty good reviews over at Epinions, and the Noir is typically priced at $28 while the Blanc is usually $38. Some quick math by a Woot poster says now the average retail price is $33, for 35.6% savings overall. Not too shabby.

Recommendation: We say go for it if the following apply to you: you plan to go to a lot of chic parties this year, you plan to give them as gifts, you just LOVE sparkling wine because the bubbles tickle your nose. And don't forget since these wines came out fairly recently you can cellar these bad boys too if you don't need them quite yet.

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