I went online last night to see if I could find enough good to very good wines that would make up a case of wines (12 bottles) for under $100.00. It was my intention to split up my shopping amongst several local wine outlets. Where I went wrong was in beginning my search at Hops and Grapes in Glassboro, NJ. I found so many wines on sale that I was able to fill my case without leaving their “online” location. These are not just any wines. They are wines that I have enjoyed, most within the last year. Lots of them have excellent scores from Parker or the Wine Spectator and not one of them cost more than $9.99. In being totally honest, the case I selected actually totaled out at $103.77 but who is gonna quibble about $4.00 and for all I know, you might get a case discount.
Here are the 12 wines I selected for my bargain case and their individual prices. Keep in mind, these are all good wines that I would recommend to friends and family. They represent a variety of wine making regions and all are currently priced at under their usual retail prices. They may not fall into the category of “special” wines but they certainly qualify as excellent “everyday” wines that would compliment virtually any meal. In no particular order, here are the 12 wines that made up my ONLINE SHOPPING Case.
2007 FALESCO VITIANO (ITALY) a Cabernet/Merlot/Sangiovese blend $8.98
2007 BORSAO RED WINE (SPAIN) (stick a couple of these in the case if you are intent on keeping the cost under $100. This is a steal!) $6.99
2005 FLAVIUM, CRIANZA (SPAIN) $8.99
2005 COLUMBIA CREST, TWO VINES, VINEYARD 10 (CALIFORNIA) $7.99
2007 FINCA LUZON, JUMILLA (SPAIN) $7.98
2006 YARD DOG RED (AUSTRALIA) $8.99
2007 CUPCAKE , PETITE SYRAH (CALIFORNIA) $8.98
2004 E. GUIGAL, COTES DU RHONE (FRANCE) $9.98
2007 CASTANO, MONASTRELL, YECLA (SPAIN) $7.98
2006 CLINE, RED TRUCK (CALIFORNIA) $8.95
2008 BITCH, GRENACHE (AUSTRALIA) $8.98
2006 PAUL JABOULET, PARALLEL 45, ROUGE (FRANCE) $8.98
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