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How To Expand Your Wine Horizon – With Wine Til Sold Out Weekly Tasting

January 29, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

WTSO weekly tastingIf you followed this blog for a while, you know that Wines Til Sold Out is one of my most favorite sources of the great wines at the value prices. Wines Til Sold Out (often referred to as WTSO), was the originator of so-called wine flash sale sites, where you can find an excellent range of wines at equally great prices. Not only the prices are great, but the wines are typically shipped free if you hit the minimum required number of bottles for the free shipping (usually any number from 4 to 1, depending on the price per bottle). There are also other ways to buy wines from Wines Til Sold Out, such as so-called marathon events, which I covered a numerous number of times in the past.

About a year ago, Wines Til Sold Out started a new service, called Bonus Offers, where every month there is a new theme, and the wines are offered according to that theme – and there are no minimum quantity requirements to get free shipping, which takes fun to the whole new level.

WTSO weekly tasting

And now, continuing the tradition of innovation for the benefit of the wine lovers, the Wines Til Sold Out came up with the new concept – weekly tasting, which even has its own dedicated website. Each week, WTSO’s sommeliers create a new 4-pack of wines, priced at $69.99 including shipping. The wines are offered with introductory tasting video describing the wines, and information cards which describe each wine in detail, offer fun facts about wine and the grapes and even recipes and/or suggestions for the dishes to pair with the specific wine. If this is not a fun wine education, I don’t know what is!

I got my tasting pack right before I was leaving for a two-week-long trip, so I only had an opportunity to open the box, say “wow”, take the pictures and leave. But finding such gems as dry Furmint (Hungarian grape used in the production of famous Tokaji dessert wine) and Austrian Zweigelt, definitely makes an oenophile happy. So next time, I will tell what I think about the wines, but for now, I will enjoy them in the exact same way as you do – vicariously.

WTSO Weekly tasting info card

If you are like me and always looking to expand your wine horizon – check out this new feature from Wines Til Sold Out – and you can thank me later. Cheers!

  1. January 29, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    How fun! I’ve just recently discovered WTSO; sounds like I should investigate this option as well. Thanks for the heads-up!

    • January 29, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      When I just discovered WTSO, my wine fridge got filled almost in the instant. Enjoy the ride! 🙂

      • February 2, 2018 at 9:58 am

        Yeah, between WTSO and Last Bottle, I’ve got a few boxes lying around. 🙂

  2. January 29, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    What a great idea! We love WTSO. Thanks for sharing.

    • January 29, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      My pleasure! I think this is really a great idea – when you desire, you can get 4 interesting wines delivered to your door – no need to spend hours in the store 🙂

  3. RM
    February 27, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    The idea was very interesting, but I have to say that my order of that tasting didn’t leave me happy. Every single bottle’s quality was markedly below what I regularly get from WTSO. Just might not have been the right week, I guess. Otherwise, I love WTSO, so it was a shame.

    • February 27, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      I’m curious, which wines you had in your set? The wine which I had was unusual, with all the wines been off the beaten path, but they were definitely interesting wines and an interesting learning experience. I’m sure some of the sets will be better than the others…

  4. RM
    February 28, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    The theme was central & southern Italy, I believe. Everything looked good, which is what really got me excited from the order. Here’s the list:

    Poderi Arcangelo Ciuccarello Toscana 2015
    Jasci & Marchesani Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2015
    Cantina Cieri Sarò Aglianico 2013
    Di Meo Campania Falanghina 2016

    The thing is, I’ve ordered grapes/blends very similar to those listed – from WTSO, no less – that were significantly better than the ones on the list, all at comparable or better prices. So this one was a let-down for me. I believe in second chances and will probably give this another shot after the disappointment dims a little bit, but I’d frankly rather have spent that $70 on a nice order of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

    The Bonus Offers, on the other hand – that’s a shining gem.

    • February 28, 2018 at 1:36 pm

      Wow, that looks like a very good set – I agree that there always good ways to spend $70 on the wines than getting 4 mediocre wines. Well, hopefully there will be better sets.
      Bonus Offer is a riot – I love to be able to just create my own sets 🙂 Used it a few times quite successfully.

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