Friday, December 18, 2009

Wines Til Sold Out

Joe Plonk is always on the look-out for a good deal with wine, and that can be obtained either by (i) finding a wine priced at a good value or (ii) finding an overpriced wine deeply discounted. Like any other retailer, wine shops have sales to generate increased revenue or to clear out excess inventory. One great place on the web that specializes in excess inventory is Wines Til Sold Out (, which typically sells at a discount of 30% to 70% off store and internet prices.

WTSO focuses on overstocks and late-in-season wines that are available on a limited time basis. What you see on the web site today may not be there tomorrow, or even later today. There is no regular schedule, and they offer deeper discounts depending on inventory levels. The day I wrote this post, the wine deal of the day was the Bodegas Y Vinedos del Jalon Claraval Calatayud 2006. While I know nothing about that wine, I do understand the mark-down from $51 to $29. Shipping is free as long as you buy the minimum amount stated on the front page with the offering.

Joe Plonk recently enjoyed an incredible cabernet from Clif Family Winery ( that was purchased through WTSO. At its original retail price of $50, this luxury item was out of Joe Plonk’s reach. But, at $20 through WTSO, this got five stars on the Drink Plonk value index. No, you can no longer get this awesome wine on WTSO for $20, and that’s all part of the fun.

WTSO also understands customer service. One bottle of Clif Family purchased was corked. Nothing more than a phone call to WTSO was all that was needed, and a replacement bottle was on its way. WTSO has (rightly) figured that most of its customers aren’t going to spend the time to pick up the phone and call if there isn’t a legitimate concern.

While WTSO won’t give you any advance warning about what’s available, you can sign up for their daily email that includes a link to the new wine lot with the description, rating and price. Daily values make for happy consumers!

Best, Joe Plonk

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1 comment:

Cialis said...

Wow, he found a great deal!