Friday, September 25, 2015
Wine.com's amazing $30 off $100 deal ends soon. You can use DISCOVER30A (expires 9/30/2015) and WINEAMX (expires 10/9/2015) once each per email address.
I received a request via email to share some picks for the best wines available on Wine.com for shipment to Wisconsin. Wine.com inventory and pricing varies by state because they're individually licensed as a retailer in each state and therefore buy wine for shipment in each state from distributors in that state.
You can't stack other discount codes with this $30 off $100 since Wine.com only allows one promo code per order. But you can get free shipping by signing up for Steward Ship (then subsequently cancelling it before your free trial is over). More on this at the bottom of the post.
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Here's 10 wines I'd recommend, and why:
- Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2011
It's been long enough since our trip at the beginning of summer to Italy that I'm looking back on it longingly. Visiting Allegrini was a highlight and Palazzo della Torre is the first wine I'd recommend trying for an introduction to their lineup.
- Walt Blue Jay Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2010
Here's one I haven't tried in a while but jumped out at me for it's reduced price and pedigree. Formerly labeled Roessler, when acquired by Hall Winery these were renamed "Walt". I remember it being really solid and I like it at $29.99 down from $40 (before discounts).
- Losada Bierzo 2011
I've been trying to track this down locally for a couple years now. Wine.com doesn't seem to restock it in Massachusetts and I've not seen it come up for convenient purchase. I'd love to try more wines from Bierzo (Spain) for their insane QPR proposition one and this one as a great place to start.
- Michael David Winery Petite Petit 2013
I haven't written much about Michael David's wines here but I find them to be a realiably luscious, enjoyable, affordable producer. Check 'em out.
- Juan Gil Monastrell Silver Label 2013
No Top 10 list would be complete without a shout out to Juan Gil. A bit more on why here.
- Balletto Winery Russian River Valley Estate Pinot Noir 2012
It's been a while since I discovered this by the glass at Sorellina in Boston, but it's an example of a $20-$25 California Pinot Noir that hits the mark. Thanks to $30 off $100 this falls down to just over $18, and that's a bargain for a wine this good.
- Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno 2013
Oreno is Sette Ponti's flagship wine. After trying them at a Wine Spectator tasting in Boston a few years back I visited them in Italy. Although I like their Crognolo more for daily drinking, Oreno is a very nice splurge when you can get it for less than $50. And thanks to $30 off $100, plus a sale on this wine in Wisconsin currently, you can.
- Meiomi Pinot Noir 2014
Meiomi and Juan Gil. There's only so much of it you can drink. But if you haven't grown tired of it yet, here comes the 2014. This will be the last vintage before people start decrying it wasn't as good as it was when Joe Wagner owned it (he recently sold the brand). Better stockpile it now if you love Meiomi.
- Descendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos 2013
I mentioned the baller Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi earlier in the week. That might be a little pricey to experiment with at around $70. But This Petalos from Bierzo is a terrific affordable introduction to his offerings.
- Sojourn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013
This bottle from Sojourn is my go-to "reliably oustanding, utterly satisfying every time, but not so expensive I'll feel guility about opening it" play. Definititely try this if you haven't before, then join their mailing list and buy some every year. Terrific winery to do business with - they know how to run a mailing list.
- Sign up for a Steward Ship trial (one per email address).
- To get $30 off $100 you have to hit $100 but try go overshoot as little as possible.
- You can use DISCOVER30A (expires 9/30/2015) and WINEAMX (expires 10/9/2015) once each per email address.
- The discount should apply immediately on the order. If it hasn't, something has gone wrong.
- You don't actually have to pay with a Discover or AmEx to use the codes.
- Don't forget to cancel Steward Ship once the orders have shipped.