The Hive on Wine
April 5, 2010 6:04 PM Subscribe
The world of online wine is overwhelming to say the least. What are the best websites for ordering wine over the internet, and what makes them distinguishable or better than other sites? What reliable methods or services do you use to determine what specific new wines to try?
posted by jameslavelle3 to food & drink (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking to broaden my horizons in wine online beyond what is available at various local stores. I generally prefer red wine and like all different types and different regions. I am still in an exploratory phase. I have a decent budget for a novice and typically spend $15-$25 for normal bottles and double that for special occasions or to splurge. The problem is I have no idea what to buy when I go to the store.
The world of online wine is also overwhelming and its hard to figure out which sites are good and what to buy. Wine of the month clubs look intriguing, but it's hard to tell if there is better value elsewhere from following some good newsletters or otherwise. I would be interested to hear about any experiences with any specific clubs.
Also, I wonder if there are any specific newsletters or other selection methods that people follow (e.g. the Sale area of a certain website).
I'm in NY in case it matters.