Buying Wine online where?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Rhett_Y, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. Rhett_Y

    Rhett_Y Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,264
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hi all..

    I was wondering if anybody here buys wine online and if so where do you go?

    Thanks
    R~
     
  2. Ryan Wright

    Ryan Wright Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2000
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    0
    It is mostly illegal to transport alcohol across state lines, due to tax & age issues.

    That said, I believe there are agreements between some states that allow this sort of transportation.

    My point is, even if you can find a place to buy wine online, there are likely to be only a handful of states that particular seller can ship to.
     
  3. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 1998
    Messages:
    8,936
    Likes Received:
    347
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    Real Name:
    Dennis
  4. Rhett_Y

    Rhett_Y Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,264
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks for the info...

    R~
     
  5. Bill Wise

    Bill Wise Agent

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rhett,

    Ryan is partially correct in that there are some states which have made it a felony to purchase mail-order alcohol. Kentucky comes immediately to mind and I believe Georgia is another. However, if you live in one of the reciprocal states, it's no problem. I've found that I've had the best luck dealing directly with the producers. Contact your favorites and ask to be put on their mailing list. You'll get first crack at new releases and generally favorable pricing.

    Otherwise check here for a list of online merchants recommended by some serious wineauxs.

    Regards,

    Bill
     
  6. Dave E H

    Dave E H Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    0
    depends. if you want older or rare stuff, check out www.wine-searcher.com.

    It's an awesome site - saves me a ton of cash.
     
  7. Peter Kim

    Peter Kim Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2001
    Messages:
    1,577
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've purchased from wine.com and have had positive experience each time (last time was about a month ago...1 btl of '00 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port and 1 btl of '00 Graham's Vintage Port). Try the following codes for even better deals:

    10PERCENT
    USAEVM
    SIGNUP10
    REG15% (The best discount, obviously at 15%)

    At wine.com, they'll readily identify the states to which they'll ship their products. Here is a direct link:

    Shipping details

    Also, there is zachys.com, another reputable online dealer.
     
  8. Dave Morton

    Dave Morton Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2000
    Messages:
    753
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Dave
    Yes, Certain states allow shipping of alcohol. Illinois is one of them [​IMG] . You can find out wineries from napa valley and they will ship you wine direct. Check out http://www.napavalley.com/
    Certain wineries also have wine clubs and send out special reserve wines to club members. I'm partial to http://www.clospegase.com

    Good luck and enjoy!
     
  9. SteveA

    SteveA Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 25, 2000
    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just read the other day that my state (Virginia) will start allowing wine to be shipped directly to customers in other states starting July 1st. A prohibition-era law preventing such sales was just repealed.

    Here's a story about it, if you're interested:

    http://nbc12.com/news/MGBDAVJWGGD.html
     
  10. Brett_H

    Brett_H Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2001
    Messages:
    341
    Likes Received:
    0
    While we're on the subject of online wine buying:

    My wife and I honeymooned at the Sandals Royal Caribbean resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica last year. While we were there, we had some really good (by our standards) wine. It was called Oakville Chateau Blanc, made in Jamaica. I know it's nothing fancy, but we've been trying to find it locally and having a hard time (go figure!). Anyone know of this wine, and if so, know of a source for it in the states?

    Just curious, it would make a nice gift for her if I could find some.

    Thanks,
    -Brett.
     
  11. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    Messages:
    12,060
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  12. DaveBB

    DaveBB Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 24, 1999
    Messages:
    788
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought I read somewhere that Washington D.C. has a loophole and can have wine shipped to it from all 50 states with no problem. Apparently there's a wine bar there that will soon have wines from all 50 states.
     
  13. Rhett_Y

    Rhett_Y Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,264
    Likes Received:
    3
    WOW...

    Thanks for all the links mucho appreciated....................I live in california, and we have some great shops to buy wine, but I sometimes can't find what I am looking for at my local shops.....


    Thanks again for all the links and info,,,,,,,,, [​IMG]

    R~
     
  14. Trey Fletcher

    Trey Fletcher Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 17, 1999
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Another factor to consider when having wine shipped directly to your home is the weather. Direct shipping is not legal in Arizona, but if it was I would not be ordering any wine from May-September. Heat will kill wine, and having it sit out side on my porch all day in 105 degree heat will guarantee that it will be spoiled before I get home. Just something to think about before hitting the "submit order" button. TF
     
  15. Brett_H

    Brett_H Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2001
    Messages:
    341
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lew,

     
  16. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 1998
    Messages:
    8,936
    Likes Received:
    347
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    Real Name:
    Dennis
     

Share This Page