Getting the Best Deal on a Wine You Like

By John ~ January 2nd, 2009.

If you really like a particular wine, buy a case or more to get the best price, store it properly, and drink one bottle every six months to see how it develops over time.

With twelve bottles in a case of wine, a case purchase usually gives you a price discount of 10 to 15 percent and allows you to enjoy the wine and observe its changes as it develops to maturity and will most likely still give you a half dozen bottles or so when it has really hit its peak.

With the economy in recession, there are some great deals on wine right now. If you need help on what to buy or where to buy, refer back to our posts on Super Bargain Wines for Tough Times, Super Bargain Wines in the $10 to $25 Range, Buy online if you know what you want, Searching for a wine online, and Best Wine Shops for Washington Wine.

Two of my favorite Super Bargains under $10 that make great case purchases are the Penfolds Koonunga Hill label from Australia and the Columbia Crest Grand Estates label from Washington State.

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Reader's Comments

  1. David | January 3rd, 2009 at 2:26 am

    yes, buying by the case is the way to go. Though I often get a mixed case, several local shops offer good discounts on them. Meridian 2006 Pinot is one of the best $10 wines I’ve come across lately. I’ll have to keep an eye on your blog to learn more about WA state wines. They don’t carry as many as I’d like here in the Northeast.

  2. John | January 4th, 2009 at 8:22 am

    You make a good point about getting discounts on mixed cases as well. Thanks for your comment. We’ve tried a lot of Central Coast wines, but I’ve missed the Meridian so far. Thanks for the tip.
    In the value range, I would think that you can find Washington wines such as Columbia Crest, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Hogue, Covey Run, and Snoqualmie in your area. And don’t forget that with deals on shipping today, you might want to buy online direct from the winery or a good online vendor ( ) if you are buying a case.
    We’ll continue to have regular posts on Washington wines, so stay tuned and please tell your friends about Wine Peeps.