Many wine lovers search for days, weeks or even months trying to find a place to buy good wines at lower prices. Some companies auction off wines that are aging and not moving off shelves for a good price because…well… it’s not moving.
Like many products, nothing dulls a sale like one that doesn’t actually sell. Inventory space isn’t limitless and companies have to remove old stock for new to freshing their outlook or because wine is getting older and a bit more hard to sell.
While you may say “it’s an investment,” some companies aren’t in wine sales as an investment and leave that up to the consumer to decide. One such company? Woot, Inc. I first learned about Woot.com for their crazy tech gadgets sold in mass for cheap prices. At first I questioned the sanity of such a website, but it worked out to be a smart direction for the company to take.
Now, I find their doing the same crazy stunts with wines! wine.woot.com exists to sell wines to consumers looking to collect, invest or simply get some wine for an event or party. Here, however, you’re limited much like an auction to whatever is on sale at the moment but it’s usually a good deal and a fair wine with cheap shipping.
Certain places may have trouble shipping some of their wines (stupid state laws and such) but it’s a great idea and can help fill an empty wine collection with new product to age over time, for a starter collector or, like me, to have wine available for parties I’m holding or going to.
Although some of the wine is in sets of three, six or more, you can purchase one or two bottles for yourself and hold the rest for gifts to friends during the holidays–it’s not like it’s going to go bad anytime soon. Plus, if you really like it you can gift it with pride knowing their getting something good.
Anyway, I wanted to pass the word to those that haven’t heard of wine.woot.com. Happy hunting!