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Following Wine Till Sold Out – Cheapskate Wednesday, February 20th

WTSO logo 2012About two weeks ago, on February 20th, WTSO (Wine Til Sold Out), one of my very favorite purveyors of great QPR wines, had another one of their Cheapskate events – all the wines are priced from $7.99 to $18.99, offered in the quantities of four, new wines are offered every 15 minutes or sooner, and all the notifications about new wines are only coming out on the Twitter. While I was on vacation and couldn’t take advantage of any offers, my faithful computer did its best to collect the information (which in the end of the day made me upset as I saw how many great deals I missed).

As I have done it before, I would like to share with you all the data, so you too can get upset – or not, as you can instead be happy about all the money you saved. Let me add few observations here. There were about 130 wines offered. Very few wines lasted 15 minutes, many wines disappeared in a matter of couple of minutes. I counted four very strange glitches, where the wine was seemingly offered at WTSO web site, but not showing up in the twitter stream – if you followed the event and saw that too, I would like to know what you think about it. This is definitely a first time for me observing such a discrepancy (not that this is all that essential though).

Before I will leave you with the data, here is the usual guide to rating abbreviations: WS – Wine Spectator, WA – Wine Advocate, ST – Steven Tanzer, WE – Wine Enthusiast, WRO –  Wine Review Online, W&S – Wine and Spirits, JS – James Suckling, RP – Robert Parker, JHN – Jonathan H. Newman, D – Decanter Magazine, rating goes in stars ( 5 stars is max), JH – James Halliday, TRR – The Rhone Report, BH – Burghound.

Enjoy and cheers!

Time Wine Rating MSRP Price %off
6:00 AM  Caymus Cabernet Napa Valley 2010 WS92 24%
12:00 AMFeb. 21 Eagles Trace Merlot Conn Valley Napa 2006 44%
11:37 PM Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ‘Casa de la Cruz’ Keller Estate 2010 JHN91 $40 $17.99 55%
11:30 PM Amusee Chardonnay 2010 Russian River Valley 92 60%
no twitter info! Mockingbird Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Dry Creek Valley
JHN90+ $22.99 $11.99 48%
11:15 PM Spanish Red Wine 2004 Heretat Montrubi ‘Durona’ Alt Penedes WA91 $34.99 $11.99 66%
11:05 PM Bodegas Y Vinedos Maurodos Prima Toro 2009 ST/WA90 $24.99 $12.49 50%
10:59 PM Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge Nicolas Croze 2011 55%
10:57 PM Russian River Pinot Noir David Noyes Wines Sonoma County 2006 $30 $12.99 57%
10:26 PM Rusina Zinfandel 2010 Sonoma County $25 $14.99 40%
10:10 PM Maxwell Creek Rose Napa Valley 2011 JHN89 $21.99 $8.89 60%
10:07 PM Sonoma Acres Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2009 JHN92 $29.99 $12.99 57%
10:02 PM Milat Estate Chardonnay St. Helena Napa 2009 91 53%
9:57 PM Rioja Reserva DOC ‘Victoria’ 2007 Diez-Caballero Winery WA90 $55.99 $16.99 70%
9:52 PM Francis Coppola Director’s Chardonnay Sonoma County 2010 38%
9:36 PM Rosat Cava Brut Nature Loxarel ‘999’ NV Best Buy 2012 W&S W&S91 $16.99 $9.99 41%
9:30 PM Alexander Beck Merlot Alexander Valley 2009 91 46%
9:14 PM Expo Cabernet 2008 Napa Valley $29.99 $14.99 50%
8:57 PM Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC 2011 Campagnola Villa Rocca $18 $8.99 50%
no twitter info! Paso Robles Petite Sirah West Hill Vineyard 2009 JHN91+ $28 $12.99 54%
8:33 PM White Burgundy 2009 Saint-Aubin Blanc Antonin Rodet JHN91-92 $40 $16.99 58%
8:29 PM Pope Valley Merlot Eakle Ranch Napa Valley 2005 90 57%
8:24 PM Tinto de Toro DO 2006 Juan Rojo Tempranillo Matarredonda WA92WE91 $22.99 $13.99 39%
8:19 PM Castlebank Cabernet 2008 Vivian’s Vineyard Dry Creek Valley 90 48%
8:12 PM Pinot Grigio IGT 2011 Villa Romanti Veneto Campagnola Winery 50%
no twitter info! Domaine de Dionysos La Deveze Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 TRR90WS90 $19.99 $10.99 45%
8:05 PM Cotes du Rhone 2010 Domaine Fond Croze Cuvee Confidence $19.99 $9.99 50%
7:56 PM Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Reserva 2006 ST90 $22.99 $11.49 50%
7:44 PM Tinta de Toro Roble 2007 ‘Esencia’ Arbucala Bodegas Valduero W&S92WA89 $19.99 $9.99 50%
7:29 PM R. Storey Pinot Noir 2009 Santa Lucia Highlands By Reed Renaudin JHN92 $40 $17.99 55%
7:22 PM Craggy Range Riesling Fletcher Vineyards 2010 New Zealand WA90+ $24.99 $12.99 48%
7:06 PM Burgundy Pinot Noir 2010 Chartron et Trebuchet $29.99 $13.99 53%
6:52 PM Finca Constancia Red 2008 Vino de la Tierra de Castilla $25.99 $9.99 62%
6:44 PM Estate Sangiovese 2010 Homestead 1897 Winery Napa Valley $32 $10.49 67%
no twitter info! Cotes de Provence Rose Domaine du Garde-Temps ‘Tourbillon’ 2011 WS89 $26.99 $10.99 59%
6:27 PM Bordeaux Rouge 2010 Chateau Lagarere Grand Vin de Bordeaux $17.99 $9.99 44%
6:21 PM Pinot Noir Reserve Selection 2011 Cosentino Winery Sonoma Coast 90 60%
6:17 PM Left Bank Bordeaux Rouge Haut-Medoc 2010 Bellevue ‘Canteranne’ WE89 $40 $12.99 68%
6:13 PM Benziger Family Syrah North Coast 2006 38%
6:02 PM Bordeaux Blend 2008 Ispiri ‘Maylena’ Alexander Valley $49 $18.99 61%
5:46 PM Conundrum 2010 (By Caymus Vineyards) Proprietary White Wine WS89 $26.99 $18.79 30%
5:40 PM Moser Scharding Cabernet Muhlner Vineyard Napa Valley 2005 92 60%
5:30 PM Albarino Rias Baixas 2010 Pionero Maccerato Adega Vina Almirante WA89 $26.99 $11.99 56%
5:23 PM Cotes du Rhone Villages 2010 Cuvee Shyrus Domaine Fond Croze WS90 $28.99 $13.99 52%
5:19 PM Rosso di Montalcino Domus Vitae 2008 57%
5:13 PM Ousterhout Zinfandel Nance’s Vineyard 2009 Alexander Valley $32 $12.99 59%
4:58 PM Italian White Wine 2011 Roero Arneis DOCG Michele Chiarlo ‘Le Madri’ $31.99 $14.99 53%
4:52 PM Tallulah Syrah 2009 Stagecoach Vineyard Napa Valley JHN93WS91 $40 $18.99 53%
4:48 PM Napa Valley Cabernet Kindred ‘Ascendant’ 2008 62%
4:37 PM Medoc Red Blend 2008 Left Bank Bordeaux Chateau Beauvillage WE89 $29.99 $11.99 60%
4:28 PM Toscana IGT Bianco Sette Ponti ‘Anni’ 2011 Sauvignon Blanc / Viognier Blend $39.99 $15.99 60%
4:25 PM Spanish Red Reserva 2005 Abadal Pla De Bages $29.99 $12.99 57%
4:13 PM Pinot Gris 2011 Sidewood Estate South Australia JH93 $25 $14.99 40%
3:58 PM Pinot Noir 2005 Campion Wines Carneros $35 $14.99 57%
3:45 PM Clos LaChance Merlot Hummingbird Series Central Coast 2007 $18.99 $7.99 58%
3:36 PM Russo Sasso Bucato Toscana IGT 2008 By Attilio Pagli 92 60%
3:30 PM Cotes du Rhone 2009 Cuvee Confidence Domaine Fond Croze WS88 $19.99 $8.99 55%
3:19 PM Oriel Pinot Noir ‘Jasper’ Sonoma Coast 2006 WE89 $34.99 $16.99 51%
3:14 PM Zinfandel 2009 Dry Creek Valley Optima Wine Cellars JHN92+ $32 $15.99 50%
2:59 PM Lobster Point Pinot Gris Marlborough NZ 2011 $18 $10.99 39%
2:50 PM Southern Rhone Blend Lavau Gigondas 2010 WA90-92 $39.99 $17.99 55%
2:41 PM Rioja Reserva 2005 Bodegas Olarra ‘Summa’ WA91 $38 $17.49 54%
2:26 PM Blanc de Blanc Brut Philippe Herard NV Methode Traditionalle Sparkling Wine $22 $10.99 50%
2:19 PM Blackjack Ranch Merlot ‘Billy Goat Hill’ 2005 Santa Barbara County $40 $14.99 63%
2:04 PM Super Tuscan IGT 2010 By Sette Ponti ‘Vigna di Pallino $39.99 $16.99 58%
1:56 PM Christopher Creek Cab Finlay’s Vineyard 2007 Dry Creek Valley 91 55%
1:49 PM Blockheadia Ringnos II Pinot Noir 2011 Sonoma Coast JHN92+ $40 $15.99 60%
1:25 PM Ciu Ciu Pecorino 2011 ‘Le Merlettaie’ Blanc Le Marche Italy $26 $12.99 50%
1:17 PM Quieto Malbec 2009 Monte Quieto Winery Mendoza Argentina WA90 $18.99 $9.99 47%
1:09 PM Sonoma Red Wine 2007 Pomo Nation ‘Bi Du’ By Everett Ridge Winery JHN91+ $25 $10.99 56%
12:54 PM Northern Rhone Syrah Paret Cotes du Rhone Valvigneyre 2010 $19 $10.99 42%
12:48 PM Napa Valley Estate Red Eakle Ranch 2010 Homestead ‘1897’ (Formerly Pope Valley) 92 60%
12:33 PM Ribera Del Duero Roble La Aguilera 2009 Hacienda Solano ST87 $30 $11.99 60%
12:28 PM Mazzocco Chardonnay Riverlane 2009 Alexander Valley 90 60%
12:21 PM Wild Earth Pinot Noir New Zealand 2008 5 Stars Decanter! D***** $33.99 $15.99 53%
12:12 PM Warwick Sauvignon Blanc Professor Black 2010 South Africa ST90 $19.99 $11.99 40%
12:08 PM Stonehedge Petite Syrah Terrior Select Mendocino 2005 91 57%
12:00 PM Sausal Zinfandel 2008 Century Vines Alexander Valley $40 $16.99 58%
11:49 AM Los Carneros Pinot Noir Rancho Rincon Vineyard Robledo Winery 2008 JHN91+ $44.99 $16.99 62%
11:34 AM Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Chateau Tour de Gilet $25 $9.99 60%
11:29 AM Spanish Red Wine 2007 La Verdosa Arrayan Seleccion Bodegas Arrayan WA90 $25.99 $11.99 54%
11:24 AM Bodacious Cabernet Oakville Napa Valley B Cellars 2009 By Kirk Venge 62%
11:09 AM Maxwell Creek Rose Napa Valley 2011 JHN89 $21.99 $8.89 60%
11:00 AM Dobbes Estate Pinot Noir Grand Assemblage 2010 Willamette Valley Oregon ST89 $28 $17.99 36%
10:45 AM Verdejo Terra Nova 2011 Bodegas Olarra Anares $14.99 $9.99 33%
10:37 AM Saint-Estephe Red Blend Chateau Arnaud 2009 WE90 $49.99 $17.99 64%
10:31 AM Wm. Knuttel Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2010 JHN91 $32 $14.99 53%
10:25 AM Fitch Mountain Merlot Schneider Vineyard Dry Creek Valley 2009 By Mike Duffy 91 91 56%
10:17 AM David Noyes Merlot Sonoma Valley 2009 JHN90+ $28 $12.99 54%
10:09 AM Santa Barbara Pinot Noir Sevona Estate 2009 $24.99 $10.99 56%
9:57 AM Cru du Beaujolais Moulin-a-Vent 2009 Lucien Lardy ‘Les Thorins’ WE91 $25 $12.99 48%
9:47 AM Albarino Rias Biaxas 2010 Bodegas Martin Codax WE90WRO90 $17.99 $12.49 31%
9:41 AM Castlebank Zinfandel ‘Old Vines’ 2009 Giulia’s Vineyard Dry Creek Valley 91 rating and 52% JHN91-92 $24.99 $11.99 52%
9:35 AM Domaine De Bila Haut L’esquerda 2008 Cotes Du Roussillon Villages By M. Chapoutier 47%
9:20 AM Burgundy Chardonnay Vire-Clesse 2010 Domaine Du Mont JHN91+ $31.99 $14.99 53%
9:15 AM Ribera del Duero Crianza 2005 Vina Vilano ‘Premium’ 92 69%
9:10 AM Cabernet Reserve 2009 Beckley Family Vineyards Napa Valley JHN92-93 $50 $18.99 62%
8:55 AM Cabernet Franc 2010 Cotes De Bordeaux Chateau Lauretan $25.99 $11.99 54%
8:47 AM Sonoma Red Blend Ramazzotti ‘Raffinto’ 2009 JHN91 $35 $14.99 57%
8:34 AM Barbera D’Alba DOC Fontanafredda 2011 $25 $11.99 52%
8:27 AM Benziger Chardonnay Carneros 2010 $17.99 $11.99 33%
8:24 AM Paso Robles Syrah Single Vineyard 2008 Almesa Winery 61%
8:20 AM Napa Cabernet 2007 Estate Bottled Milat Winery JHN92+ $40 $18.99 53%
8:06 AM Cotes du Rhone Villages Dom. Rouvre Saint Leger Laudun 2008 $37.99 $16.99 55%
8:01 AM Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay Estate Bottled 2010 $28.99 $18.49 36%
7:56 AM Flora Springs Sangiovese Napa Valley 2009 91 53%
7:51 AM Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne ‘La Cigalette’ Domaine de Dionysos 2010 WS90 $21.99 $11.99 45%
7:45 AM Petizos Malbec 2007 Mendoza 33%
7:41 AM Pinot Noir Grand Cuvee Babcock Winery 2009 Santa Rita Hills JHN91 $45 $16.99 62%
7:35 AM Carneros Chardonnay Black Stallion 2008 90 56%
7:33 AM Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Chateau Haut-Gravet 2008 90 64%
7:30 AM Infinity Cabernet 2009 Alexander Valley $24.99 $11.99 52%
7:20 AM Conundrum (by Caymus) California Red Blend 2010 $28.00 $18.99 32%
7:18 AM Robert Storey Pinot Noir Truchard Vineyards Carneros 2010 93 64%
7:16 AM Napa Valley ‘Bully’ Red Muir’s Legacy 2006 Muir – Hanna Estate 72%
7:02 AM Sauvignon IGT 2011 Bianco di Sicilia Campagnola Cataldo $19.99 $9.99 50%
6:58 AM Tallulah Syrah 2007 Del Rio Vineyard Rogue Valley Oregon JHN91 $26.00 $13.99 46%
6:55 AM Kingsford Manor Red Meritage Reserve Napa Valley 2009 92 57%
6:51 AM Grand Vin de Bordeaux Marquis de Bern 2010 $14.99 $8.99 40%
6:48 AM Willamette Pinot Noir 2009 Roessler ‘Laurelwood’ 50%
6:45 AM Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Woollaston Estates New Zealand 45%
6:42 AM Cabernet Franc 2008 Ridgeline Vineyards Alexander Valley 92 63%
6:35 AM Vigna Traverso Colli Orientali del Friuli Pinot Grigio 2010 $30 $12.99 57%
6:31 AM Chateau Bizard Grangette Cotes du Tricastin Southern Rhone Red 2009 $19.99 $9.49 53%
6:26 AM Block 478 Cabernet Napa Valley 2008 50%
6:23 AM Summerland Syrah 2005 Block X Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley 92 71%
6:19 AM Bordeaux Left Bank 2010 Haut Medoc ‘Portraits’ Ch. Moulin de la Bridane $36 $12.99 64%
6:14 AM Robert Oatley Chardonnay Mudgee Australia 2009 93 50%
6:05 AM Artesa Cabernet 2006 Napa & Sonoma County JHN91-92 $40 $17.99 55%
6:00 AM Kunde Estate Zinfandel 2007 Sonoma Valley $19.99 $8.99 55%
12:00 AM Fitch Mountain Cabernet Alexander Valley 2009 92 63%
  1. March 3, 2013 at 11:52 am

    It was my first cheapskate and I ordered three different wines…the first was tried last night but it did not turn out the way I had hoped….ah well, still great values.

    • talkavino
      March 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Which wine it was, may I ask? Also, when did it arrive? It is possible that you hit a “bottle shock” moment. It is advisable to leave wines alone after shipping for at least a week… Otherwise you might be risking it. Taste another bottle later on, I’m curious if you will like it more.
      By the way,if you plan to review any of the WTSO wines, I will be glad to link my table entries with the wine review – I think it might he everybody who is looking for information.

  2. PSsquared
    March 3, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I think you need to coordinate with WTSO before planning your next vacation! 😉 What a shame you missed out on these opportunities.

    • talkavino
      March 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      No, I don’t think so. Whatever happens is for the better – I have 0 ( or rather negative) space for the wine at the moment… Don’t think I would be buying much even if not traveling…

  3. March 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I bought some of the Campion Pinot–I have yet to try any of their juice, but have been wanting to for years. I was tempted by a few others, but never pulled the trigger. I too, am well over my max….

    • talkavino
      March 4, 2013 at 12:10 am

      Campion and Tallulah are probably the only two I regret missing…

  4. April 23, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Hi TalkAVino! My name is Jessica – I’m from WTSO! First of all, thank you for the article – sorry you didn’t get to try anything. I also appreciate the feedback and would be happy to answer any questions you have about WTSO or Cheapskate Wednesday (we have another one coming up in the next 2 months, stay tuned for the date!) Hope you can take advantage – we’re pulling some amazing wines for it!
    CHEERS!!

    • talkavino
      April 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Jessica, thank you for reaching out, glad you like the post! I will do my best to take the advantage of the next cheapskate Wednesday – WTSO never disappoints : )

  5. JT
    April 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I’m a relatively frequent buyer via wtso.com and have participated in the past 4-5 cheapskate sales. Great post! The only suggestion/response I’d like to add is to research before you just buy. I usually cut and paste the wine and search for ratings (I do not respect/honor Jonathan Newman because I think he knows WTSO) and the % off values aren’t always accurate and may just use a higher price found on retail. Other than that, wtso is a great site and channel for buying wine!

    • talkavino
      April 19, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Welcome and thanks for the comment! Number of wines which are sold at WTSO are private labels, so often, there are no other ratings of the wine than those of Jonathan Newman. I generally buy when the price for the particular make general sense, ratings are only “nice to know” information. Also, during the marathon, your really have no time for any kind of research, because if the wine is good, it is usually gone before your search is even complete.

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