January Wine Sales
I just received
my first wine catalog regarding January sales prices.
Itís from the Wine Enthusiast (www.wineenthusiast.com).
Iíve had predominantly good experiences shopping with them over the
years, although Iíll admit that I frequently compare prices with the other
catalogs that I receive. Retail
sales were flat in 2001 and many retailers are cutting prices in the early
months of 2002 to reduce inventories.
If 2002 is the
year of Zinfandel according to WinoBob, than 2002 should be the year of
Improving Your Cellar. The January sales catalog of The Wine Enthusiast can help you
get there fast. As many of our
regular visitors know, I moved through the process of regular refrigerator, wine
rack, super wine rack, wine cubes, wine refrigerator under the counter, to
climate-controlled wine cellar. The
latter was built for me by a contractor, but I ordered the cooling system and
racking from the Wine Enthusiast. For
January only, The Wine Enthusiast is offering a 220 bottle cellar, the Grand Cru
Deluxe, for only $995. This is a
self-contained, thermo pane glass front door, high density insulation unit that
can sit anywhere in your house or apartment.
Not many of us have a need for storing more than 220 bottles of wine.
If youíve been thinking about which room in the house you should
convert to a cellar, think no more. Save
the money from the real estate and pick up one of these babies.
You can even order two, doubling the capacity, and sit them side-by-side.
If the Grand
Cru Deluxe is too big or expensive for your collection/wallet, then look into
the 24 bottle Compact Wine Cellar on sale for $289, the 34 bottle model on sale
for $389, or the 52 bottle model on sale for $539.
These are also stand alone units with thermo pane front doors.
I have a 52 bottle model in my kitchen at home and at the beach.
youíre just looking for a trendy, inexpensive, wine related gift for a wino
you know, try the miniature wine charms. These
items come in sets of six with five different themes (vineyard, golf, grapevine,
gardening, valentines) and allow you to uniquely identify the glass of wine
belonging to you and your guests at a party.
Each set is on sale for $19.95 or $17.95 for two or more sets.
Tell them Wino Wally sent you.
January 12, 2002