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$20 off $200 at Liquid Discount: 10 Wines to Buy Now

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A couple weeks ago I received an email from a retailer I've admired for some time inquiring about opportunities to collaborate. They noted an appreciation for the thinking behind the wwpQPR Calculator and after going back and forth with them since I've discovered a genuine alignment in methods for discovering wine values.

When I started this blog five years ago, I thought I'd have all kinds of retailers - mostly local - who would love if I wrote about their deals. Turns out - a lot of retailers dislike their wine deals being broadcast widely for fear of retribution from other retailers who complain to distributors that they're not getting favorable pricing. And other retailers copying their deals. As a result I've never broadcast a deal I've heard of via email unless the retailer encourages sharing the deal.

Another kind of retailer that doesn't align with my target audience is the high-touch boutique retailer with really nice stuff- and kinda high prices. Whenever I see one of my favorite retailers in this category I remind them: "Yeah - I'm not your target market." And they agree. :)

So it was rewarding to hear from a retailer who was genuinely enthusiastic about the kind of value sleuthing I've written about here. The kind of sleuthing a lot of you do too. Things like triangulating scores between multiple publications then finding them at great prices from reputable retailers (provenance is important). Analyzing ratings to discover values at all prices points (not just south of some arbitrary value like "less than $20"). And bringing it all to bear on compelling, delicious wines in categories we're interested in exploring.

The goal I'm after is discovering and enjoying reliably high quality wines which are strongly representative of their category and able to please a crowd at a price point they can more than support. And the retailer shares this vision.

The retailer is New York based Liquid Discount.

They were nice enough to share a coupon code worth $20 off $200 orders: "WWP"

In perusing their current inventory I came across what I felt, for one reason or another, are some of their most compelling wines
  1. 2011 El Nido Clio (tasting report)
  2. 2010 Alto Moncayo (follow-on vintage to the 100 point 2009)
  3. 2011 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon (Honig is *so* solid - always)
  4. 2010 Alexana Revana Pinot Noir (Revana is an incredible producer - this stuff is great)
  5. 2011 Ridge Geyserville (amazing how good this 2011 is - vibrant)
  6. 2004 Roederer Estate Brut L'Ermitage (Wine Enthusiast WoTY)
  7. 2008 Radio-Coteau Savoy Chardonnay (never tried but Radio-Coteau Pinot is *so* reliably amazing)
  8. 2012 Botani Moscatel Seco (gorgeously aromatic - jumps out of the glass with style)
  9. 2011 Bodegas Olivares Rosado (adored this in Spain - fantastic stuff)
  10. 2011 A to Z Wineworks Oregon Pinot Noir (who doesn't love a solid < $20 Oregon Pinot?)
Oh - I almost forgot the 2011 Juan Gil Monastrell! I'm tempted start a micro-site celebrating Juan Gil. We'll call it Juanuary - the 13th month! (hat tip for the clever inspiration goes to @DrXeNo)

Their shipping rates are very favorable - especially east of the Mississippi. 

I'm grateful for their sponsorship of the site and I'm looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with them.

So head on over to Liquid Discount, add $200 in wine to your shopping cart then apply the Coupon Code "WWP" for $20 off $200:
Check 'em out:
Liquid Discount

Question of the Day: Have you ordered from Liquid Discount? If so, how did it go? If not, what are some wines they have in stock that catch your eye?

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