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Following Wines Til Sold Out – The Sky Is The Limit

WTSO logo 2012And here we come again – one of my favorite subjects – a round up of a Wine Til Sold Out wine marathon event – 18 hours of non-stop selling during so called Cheapskate Wednesday on June 19, 2013. For those who are not familiar with the Cheapskate Marathon, it is the event which takes place once in the few month on WTSO, where all the wines are priced in the fixed range of $7.99 to $18.99 and typically are sold in the quantity of 4. Also, unlike normal course of sales at WTSO, during Cheapskate the new wines are only advertized on Twitter and you need to keep refreshing the main WTSO web page in order to see the new wines coming out.

If you read any of my past reports (you can find two of the recent ones here and here), and now you will take a look at the numbers I’m about to share with you, you will see one trend – the sky is the limit… Need explanation? Here are some stats:

Bottles Sold: 104,809!
Over 24,000 orders placed
More than 120 different wines sold
Average time on WTSO.com: 22 minutes and 34 seconds
Sum of all the time spent by customers: 1 year and 2 months!!
40% of sales came from our Mobile App
Survived Server Crash (see table below at 2:54 PM)
Had to completely redo inventory list in the middle as planned inventory was all sold out.

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely impressed. As usual, I tried to get only one wine, and as usual, I missed out on it (too slow…). Looking at the list below, I see a good dozen of wines I would love to be able to get – well, may be I should just take a vacation day during the next marathon.

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, IWR – International Wine Report, TLC – The Library Collection.
Enjoy!
Time Wine Rating MSRP Price %off
12:00a Corton Grand Cru 2007 Red Burgundy Domaine Louis Latour WS92 $80.00 $32.39 60%
11:49p Burgess Estate Syrah Napa Valley 2007 $28.00 $11.99 57%
11:43p Silver Falls Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2009 JHN91 $28.00 $13.99 50%
11:26p Mentrida Syrah 2007 Bodegas Arrayan Finca La Verdosa RP91+ $34.99 $16.99 51%
11:15p Goldschmidt Cabernet ‘Luke’ 2009 Alexander Valley JHN92 $45.00 $17.99 60%
10:58p Paso Robles Red 2008 Edward Sellers ‘Mayhem’ TRR89 $20.00 $10.99 45%
10:38p Ondarre Cava Brut Millenium N/V Grupo Bodegas Olarra $21.99 $9.99 55%
10:30p Bell Canyon Estate Red Napa Valley 2010 91 rating JHN91 $27.99 $12.99 54%
10:14p Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Talty Vineyards 2008 $38.00 $18.99 50%
10:05p Solovino Napa Cabernet Rios Wine Cellars 2008 $48.00 $18.99 60%
9:57p Valley Gate Chardonnay Versada Vineyard Napa Valley 2010 JHN92+ $39.99 $13.99 65%
9:42p Red BurgundySavigny-Les-Beaune Domaine Moillard 2011 IWR90 $45.00 $17.99 60%
9:36p Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG AnimaLibera 2008 $30.00 $12.99 57%
9:21p Ribera del Duero ‘Arrocal’ Seleccion 2008 Bodegas Arrocal WA91 $42.00 $18.99 55%
9:12p Amicus Chardonnay Reserve 2010 Carneros Sangiacomo Vineyard JHN92 $39.99 $15.99 60%
8:57p St-Georges St-Emilion Chateau Tour du Pas 2009 By Pascal Delbeck WS90 $35.00 $16.99 51%
8:54p Terra Alta Red Blend Oriel ‘Setena’ 2004 Catalonia Spain $19.99 $7.99 60%
8:49p Malbec Reserva 2006 Clos Des Andes Bodegas Poesia WA92

ST90

$36.99 $15.99 57%
8:39p Marco Real Crianza Red Blend 2006 Navarra,  Spain 88 rating $18.99 $8.99 53%
8:36p Ty Caton Cabernet 2010 Caton Vineyard Sonoma JHN93 $44.00 $17.99 59%
8:16p Eden Hall Cabernet 2005 Eden Valley Australia JH92,

WA91

$38.00 $18.99 50%
8:11p Ribera del Duero Roble Vinedos Tamaral 2010 W&S90 $19.00 $8.99 53%
8:00p Benziger Family Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2010 $28.00 $15.99 43%
7:55p Mazzocco Zinfandel Mendocino County 2008 JHN91 $29.99 $10.99 62%
7:40p Campion Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2006 $35.00 $14.99 57%
7:30p Cortona Sangiovese Baracchi Smeriglio 2010 Top 100 Super Tuscan JS94 $30.00 $18.99 37%
7:15p Columbia Valley Red 2009 Tertulia Cellars ‘Sobra’ $26.00 $12.99 50%
7:04p Red Bordeaux Left Bank Saint-Estephe AOC Chateau Arnaud 2010 IWR91

WS90

$60.00 $18.99 68%
6:52p Beckley Zinfandel Reserve Napa Valley 2009 91 rating JHN91 $32.00 $14.99 53%
6:43p Medoc Bordeaux AOC Left Bank 2010 Ch. Du Moulin Neuf $26.99 $10.99 59%
6:28p California Rhone Blend Anaba ‘Coriol’ Red 2009 Sonoma County BTI92 $40.00 $17.99 55%
6:13p Priorat Grenache Blend Gotes del Priorat 2010 By Alfredo Arribas WA91 $32.99 $15.99 52%
6:03p Alexander Valley Cabernet Ispiri Wines 2008 Sonoma County $49.99 $18.99 62%
5:47p Marangi Negroamaro 2009 Rosso Salento IGT Tenute Mater Domini $20.00 $11.99 40%
5:32p Burgundy Chardonnay Vire-Clesse 2010 Domaine du Mont JHN91+ $31.99 $13.99 56%
? Castlebank Cellars Napa Valley Red Blend Reserve 2008 JHN91 $30.00 $13.99 53%
5:19p Ch. Bizard Red Rhone Grignan-les-Adhemar 2011 by Philippe Cambie IWR91

WA90

$40.00 $14.99 63%
5:07p Rusina Zinfandel 2010 Sonoma County $25.00 $13.99 44%
4:52p Pinot Grigio 2012 Colli Orientali del Friuli Vigna Traverso $26.00 $13.99 46%
4:46p Solovino Cabernet 2009 Napa Valley $48.00 $17.99 63%
4:34p Haut-Medoc 2010 Chateau Dasvin-Bel-Air Cru Bourgeois WS90 $32.99 $15.99 52%
4:27p Amusee Chardonnay 2010 Russian River Valley By Nick Goldschmidt JHN92-93 $45.00 $17.99 60%
4:25p Toro Crianza 2006 Bodegas Tardencuba W&S94

WA90

$29.99 $12.99 55%
4:22p Sartarelli Verdicchio 2008 Balciana Le Marche Italy 93 72%
4:07p Cru du Beaujolais 2011 Chenas ‘Vignes de 1939’ Domaine Pascal Aufranc WE92 $38.00 $14.99 61%
3:59p Expo Cabernet 2008 Napa Valley By Alison Crowe $29.99 $12.99 57%
3:49p Montagne St.-Emilion Chateau Des Moines 2009 Right Bank Bordeaux $22.00 $11.99 46%
3:44p Havens Chardonnay 2009 Oakville Napa Valley JHN92 $45.00 $16.99 62%
3:38p Michel-Schlumberger Cabernet ‘La Cime’ Dry Creek Valley 2009 JHN92 $45.00 $18.99 58%
3:31p Tuscan Red 2010 Fertuna ‘Droppello’ By Sassacaia $40.00 $12.99 68%
3:26p Friuli Grave Cabernet ‘Terre Di Risano’ 2009 By Pighin $24.99 $9.99 60%
3:09p Rioja DOC Crianza 2007 Bodegas Baigorri ST90 $35.00 $14.99 57%
2:54p So sorry! Hang Tight!!We will be back up shortly…TOO MANY ORDERS ALL AT ONCE!!    Chaos at WTSO -we will fix it, you’re not missing anything!
2:44p Friuli Grave Cabernet ‘Terre Di Risano’ 2009 By Pighin $24.99 $9.99 60%
2:39p Schug Sauvignon Blanc Winemaker’s Reserve Sonoma Coast 2012 $27.00 $13.99 48%
2:36p Ch. Bellevue Claribes Bordeaux Superieur 2010 IWR90 $18.49 $9.99 46%
2:30p Justified Red Meritage Sonoma County 2008 by Adam Braunstein JHN91 $30.00 $13.99 53%
2:21p Bordeaux St.-Emilion Rose Ch. Bellefont Belcier 2011 $20.00 $9.99 50%
2:15p Cotes Du Rhone Villages Dom. Fond Croze 2009 Cuvee Vincent Catari WS90 $21.99 $9.99 55%
1:59p Willamette Pinot Noir 2009 Vitae Springs Vineyard $27.00 $15.99 41%
1:47p Petite Sirah Reserve Stonehedge Winery Napa Valley 2009 JHN91 $35.00 $14.99 57%
1:41p Chartron et Trebuchet Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011 $29.99 $12.99 57%
1:38p Cab Franc Reserve 2009 Jocelyn Lonen Winery Stagecoach Vineyard Napa JHN92+ $50.00 $17.99 64%
1:23p Adissat Lirac AOC Southern Rhone Cru 2010 TRR90 $30.00 $12.99 57%
1:09p Cortona Merlot 2010 Baracchi Smeriglio Tuscany WS91 $30.00 $16.99 43%
12:59p Craggy Range Chard Les Beaux Cailloux Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay 2006 WRO93

WA92

$45.00 $18.99 58%
12:51p Ondarre Ursa Maior Rioja Reserva 2006 TLC95 $24.99 $12.99 48%
12:36p Cabernet Reserve 2006 Beau Pere Cellars Chalk Hill CA $30.00 $13.99 53%
12:24p Valencia Red Wine 2009 Bodegas El Angosto ‘Angosto’ WA91 $44.99 $13.99 69%
12:18p Gigondas Vieilles Vignes Southern Rhone 2009 Dom. du Grand Montmirail ST92

WE92

$40.00 $16.99 58%
12:06p Gauthier Sauvignon Blanc Block House Vineyard Napa Valley 2012 JHN90-91 $30.00 $12.99 57%
11:51a Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Tenuta Galtarossa 2005 Corte Colombara $30.00 $12.99 57%
11:41a Eden Hall Shiraz Single Vineyard 2005 Eden Valley Australia JH92

WA91

$40.00 $18.99 53%
11:26 Provenance Merlot 2009 Napa Valley $35.00 $16.99 51%
11:23a Carneros Syrah Reserve Amicus by X Winery 2009 Truchard Vineyard 68%
11:12a Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Villa Mattielli 2010 Veneto Italy D**** $30.00 $12.99 57%
10:57a Pinot Grigio 2011 Pighin ‘Terre Di Risano’ Friuli Grave DOC By Pighin & Figli $25.00 $11.99 52%
10:50a Alexander Valley Cabernet Yokayo ‘Buteo’ 2007 $29.99 $13.99 53%
10:38a Roessler Pinot Noir ‘La Brisa’ 2009 Sonoma Coast WE89 $36.99 $18.99 49%
10:30a Bordeaux Superieur Chateau de Macard 2009 By Amelie Aubert WS90 $21.99 $10.99 50%
10:26a Chianti Rufina DOCG Lavacchio ‘Cedro’ 2005 $25.00 $8.99 64%
10:20a Pomerol Red Bordeaux Rocher-Bonregard 2008 WE89 $49.99 $16.99 66%
10:16a Napa Sauvignon Blanc Mockingbird Hill Winery Lauren’s Vineyard 2012 JHN91 $28.00 $12.99 54%
10:08a CLAN Crianza Old Vine Bodegas Estefania 2007 Castilla y Leon Spain ST91 $21.99 $10.99 50%
10:04a Ardeche Viognier 2011 Vin de Pays IGP Coteaux de L’Ardeche Maison Louis Latour $27.00 $12.99 52%
10:01a RustRidge Cabernet Library Selection 2004 Chiles Valley Napa Valley $40.00 $14.99 63%
9:54a Bordeaux Right Bank 2010 Chateau Tertre de Viaud Cotes de Bourg $25.00 $10.99 56%
9:44a Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Lobster Point Marlborough NZ $18.00 $11.49 36%
9:37a Chianti Classico DOCG Rocca di Castagnoli Tuscany 2009 WA90 $22.00 $13.49 39%
9:27a Paso Robles Petite Sirah West Hill Vineyard 2009 by Nathan Carlson JHN91+ $28.00 $12.99 54%
9:19a Red Burgundy 2008 Chorey-Les-Beaune Domaine Laleure-Piot JHN92 $30.00 $14.99 50%
9:16a Sevona Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2010 $29.99 $10.99 63%
9:12a Castlebank Cabernet Vivian’s Vineyard 2009 Dry Creek Valley 92 48%
9:06a Toscana Sangiovese 2004 Oriel Wines ‘Taralula’ By Giuseppe Maria Sesti $35.00 $11.99 66%
9:02a Reserve Chardonnay Maxwell Creek Winery Napa Valley 2010 91 57%
8:57a Marlborough Pinot Noir Shepherds Ridge 2007 $24.99 $9.99 60%
8:54a Ribera del Duero 2006 Valtostao Legon Crianza W&S92 $25.99 $11.99 54%
8:49a Dry Creek Valley Syrah Kokomo Wines 2006 Green Pastures Vineyards $27.00 $11.99 56%
8:43a Garnacha Old Vines Alto Las Pizarras 2008 Bodegas del Jalon WA91 $46.00 $13.99 70%
8:30a Haut-Medoc 2008 Red Bordeaux Chateau Belle-Vue WA88-90 $31.99 $15.99 50%
8:15a Carles Andreu Cava Brut Brut Nature N/V $33.00 $10.99 67%
8:08a Toscana Sangiovese IGT Vignavecchia Raddese ’06 WS90 $40.00 $15.99 60%
8:04a Alexander Valley Cabernet Pomo Nation 2007 By Everett Ridge $50.00 $14.99 70%
8:00a Cotes du Rhone Ch. Bizard 2009 Serre de Courrent By Philippe Cambie WA90 $29.99 $12.99 57%
7:55a Verdejo Dry White Wine ‘Prius de Morena’ 2010 Solar De Munosancho WA90 $23.99 $9.99 58%
7:51a Blackjack ‘Harmonie’ 2004 Red Bordeaux Blend Santa Barbara County 51%
7:45a RustRidge Chardonnay ’07 Chiles Valley Napa Valley $30.00 $11.99 60%
7:43a Rosso di Montalcino Domus Vitae 2006 63%
7:40a Barbera D’Alba 2004 Tenuta Rocca ‘Roca Neira WS91 $29.99 $9.99 67%
7:37a Cabernet Franc 2010 Cotes De Bordeaux Chateau Lauretan 54%
7:34a White Bordeaux Chateau Saint-Robert 2009 Poncet-Deville Graves JHN92 $29.00 $11.99 59%
7:31a Milat Zinfandel 2008 Estate Bottled St. Helena Napa Valley JHN91+ $29.99 $13.99 53%
7:24a Bordeaux Superieur 2008 Reserve du Croix Mouton By Michel Rolland $21.99 $9.99 55%
7:19a Chianti Rufina Riserva Lavacchio Cedro 2004 WS90 $25.00 $11.99 52%
7:16a Muir Hanna Chardonnay Muir’s Legacy 2008 Oak Knoll Napa Valley 56%
7:12a Andre Lurton Divinus De Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux 2005 WS90 $37.00 $16.99 54%
7:08a Thumbprint Zinfandel Winemaker’s Reserve Dry Creek Valley 2008 JHN91+ $29.99 $10.99 63%
6:54a Brancott Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2011 $14.00 $8.99 36%
6:43a Russian River Chardonnay Laguna Ranch Vineyard Laguna Winery 2009 WA91 $35.00 $18.99 46%
6:36a Scopone Super Tuscan ‘Il Bagatto’ Toscana IGT 2004 90 rating WS90 $39.99 $15.99 60%
6:28a Chateauneuf du Pape “Cotes Noires” 2007 La Ferme de Suzon $40.00 $16.99 58%
6:15a Mueller Chardonnay 2008 Russian River Valley JHN91 $34.99 $12.99 63%
6:00a Amicus Cabernet 2006 Spring Mountain Napa By Reed Renaudin $45.00 $17.99 60%
  1. July 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Those numbers are astounding!
    Long live WTSO! 😉

    • talkavino
      July 10, 2013 at 10:47 am

      did you have a chance to grab anything?

      • July 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm

        No, I didn’t: these marathons where you need to keep refreshing their home page (if you are not on Twitter, that is!) are tough for me. I prefer buying during their usual mailings… But WTSO has certainly become one of my favorite retailers, that’s for certain!

        • talkavino
          July 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm

          sure, I understand. I let the computer to collect all the data, and just check in myself when I have time. It is too much work otherwise…

  2. July 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    That sounds like insanity!!

    • talkavino
      July 10, 2013 at 10:47 am

      yes, very impressive! I’m really curious how far the next one will take them

  3. Jessica
    September 3, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Hi – just thought you should know the next Cheapskate Marathon for WTSO is on September 10th, 2013 (a Tuesday!!)

    • talkavino
      September 3, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Jessica, absolutely! I plan to cover it as usual. Looking forward!

  1. September 16, 2013 at 12:32 pm

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