In the event you birthed a child in 1990, got married that year, or are secure in your belief that spending slightly under $700 a bottle can represent a really fine wine deal, then you will want to make sure you check out Wired for Wine at 10:00am on Monday, May 3. They will be selling, until sold out, 1990 Chateau Latour at whatever the lowest price on Wine-Searcher is at that time. Currently, they have set a $685 per bottle placeholder price point in the event you click on the links before the actual sale.
You will notice that today I have added Wired For Wine to this site as a recommended WineZag seller. One of the benefits of being over 50-years-old with a reasonably full wine cellar is that there is not any one wine that I “have to have” and I subsequently choose to do business only with people that I like and trust. I met Wired for Wine’s founder, Evans Gebhardt, over dinner recently somewhere in New York’s Meat Packing district to catch up on his venture, talk about internet marketing, and provide any help I could. He’s a smart, honorable, good guy who is completely committed to his customers’ satisfaction. Happily, his business is growing, with more subscribers and an increased pace of new offerings. I plan to buy from Evans for a long time.
They have a pretty simple business proposition. Sell wine as inexpensively (or cheaper) as it can be purchased almost anywhere; one wine at a time until sold out. Over the past half year I have been receiving Evans’ emails, and have bought some wine I could not easily find….and at really attractive prices. There is a commitment to service and a level of engagement with their buyers that is more than anyone should expect from an online seller. Consistently, the wines are as cheap as you can find them. As usual, you do have to pick through the offerings, and while there is a reasonable share of unexciting wine, I have found some pretty hard to find stuff, bargain priced value wines, and more exclusive and expensive wines at really dirt cheap prices.
I have installed a banner ad linking to Wired for Wine on the right column of WineZag because there is a new wine for sale almost every day and whenever you visit WineZag you can check out the deal of the day. Additionally, you can head over to their site here and subscribe to their email deal alerts.
When Evans told me about the upcoming Latour deal, I remember immediately verifying the wine’s provenance to my satisfaction and secondly asking if I could get a shot at previewing the deal as a “heads up” to WneZag’s readers. So here it is. Don’t miss out on Monday’s sale. The 1990 Latour is monumental. Period. I drank it young, but not since the mid nineties, and could not believe how packed the wine was, with a solid core of fruit exhibiting power and grace all at once, a massive mouthful that I remember thinking would probably survive 100 years in the cellar. It is a giant wine and something I wish I had in my cellar. I just might after Monday morning. Here is a preview look and link to the sale (just click on the image below). Come back on Monday at 10am and snag a bottle or two for your 20 year old child’s wedding present, 2040 50th wedding anniversary celebration, or for this Tuesday night with a pepperoni pizza pie. Enjoy.