60% Off and a Riesling Roadshow

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I subscribe to just about every wine retailer newsletter I come across. I love hearing about deals. (are you in the wine trade and would like to add me to your list? My contact information is available here). Each week, I typically get 2-3 offers screaming about "Deep Discount Aussie Shiraz! 91 RP!!" alone, not to mention literally dozens of others. I "pass" on the vast majority of these, and I include blog entries only for the deals that I think are truly noteworthy. It's part of how I think I can be useful to you, my faithful readers.

This past week, a deal came along that I found quite compelling. Two areas of interest for me currently are Chile and Riesling, so I took advantage when this one came in. Here's the deal:

The Wine: J J Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese 2003
List Price: $55.99
Retailer: Blanchards
Rating: 94 Points Wine Spectator: Confirmed (subscription required)
Release Price: $40 (per Wine Spectator)
Offer Price: $22.39 (with a purchase of 6 bottles)
Coupon Code: PRUM

In other words, what would be $335.94 for 6 is $134.38 with the coupon code. 60% off list, 44% off release price. A pretty smokin' deal if you're into German Riesling. No additional tax in MA- we get taxed enough as it is! You can save on shipping with in-store pick-up. I've done this with Blanchard's several times now- it's really simple. Just place your order online and they'll have it waiting for you when you arrive.

To sweeten the deal, if you buy a case (12) you can get tickets to a very cool upcoming Blanchards Riesling Roadshow event for only $1 (normally $20). Ernst Loosen from Dr. Loosen Estate, and Bob Berthau of Chateau Ste. Michelle will be on hand for a tasting and educational session in the Blanchards West Roxbury Vintage Room on Wednesday March 25th, 2009. More info here. I'm planning to attend- hope to see you there.

Looking for a great sub-$10 Riesling recommendation? You might want to check this one out.

Questions of the Day: What do you think of this deal? Think you might be able to make it to the Blanchards Riesling event?


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