Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt

Deal du jour

One of my favorite places to buy wine is the Southern Hemisphere Wine Center. Their prices are always good, occasionally incredibly good value, and as a bonus they're friendly, ship nearly immediately, and carry a very good selection of wine. Plus, shipping is pretty cheap - it adds about $1.35 to the cost of a bottle - and of course I don't have to pay sales tax 'cuz I don't live in California.

Right now they have a very good deal available: a sampler of twelve wines for $120. I've only ever drunk three of these: the Memsie red, the Montes cabernet-carmenere, and the RL Buller muscat, all of which was ridiculously good value for money.

So, if you're feeling bored and want to try some good wine for a fairly low price, check it out. It's also a good introduction to some major wine styles - if you don't really drink wine, but are willing to try some of it and see if you like it, buy this, a copy of Jancis Robinson's excellent How to Taste, and some Spiegelau glasses [or maybe some of the cheap Riedel glasses they have at Trader Joe's now], and you've got everything you need to become a wino [OK, a corkscrew would help as well].

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