Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How To Buy Wine Online

Whether you have a birthday, engagement, wedding or simply want to celebrate without need for specific reason, the Internet has become the best place to start organising. There’s now no longer a need to rush around to find a friend who can DJ or speak to your next door neighbour who happens to be supremely fast at putting together a buffet of sandwiches and sausage rolls. Everything can be done in a sophisticated and efficient way without breaking the bank. One of the hardest aspects of organising any event has always been ordering the food and drink. Being able to select the right food and beverages that suits everybody’s tastes it almost impossible. That’s why I put together this handy little guide which outlines how to buy wine online. This guide will help to avoid any last minute dash to the supermarket where you’ll end up struggling to fill your car boot with low quality and high priced wines.

1: Think About Your Food

As we all know, a fine wine to match a great meal is memorable. It’s pointless serving up a wine that does not compliment your meal and thankfully you don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to find out which wines match which foods. The best place to start is by looking online at cookery websites or YouTube videos. Type into ‘wines that match...’ and then list your food. It’s a quick and easy way to find the wine you’re looking for! Generally, red wines tend to have a deeper, heavier taste than sweet white wines.

2: Have A Quantity In Mind

If you’re planning a romantic meal, you may only need to find one or two bottles of fine French wine. Whereas if you’re planning a larger scale event with more attending, you need to think about what’s best for your budget. Most people are unable to afford vintage wines in large quantities so it may be more suitable looking for companies that offer mixed wine cases or discounts on large orders. When you order wine online, the wine merchant’s website should have a page dedicated to mixed case wine offers.

3: Select Your Vintage

A vintage refers to the year the wine was produced. Due to varying weather conditions each year, some years are better for wine production than others. In more recent times, 1990 was a great year for wine production and may be a good choice if you want to impress for a particularly special occasion. It’s a common misconception that older wines are the best. This is not true as they may have been produced in a low quality vintage. All wine merchant websites should provide the vintage date within their product description.

4: Customer Reviews

A quality wine merchant website should offer information on customer reviews. These are usually listed below each product. Not only should you use customer reviews to help you choose which website and company to order from, but you may also find out useful information about the wine itself and occasions that the wine is suitable for.

5: Wine Delivery

The best thing about ordering wine online is that you don’t have to worry about going to collect and lift large cases of wine. An online wine merchants should offer you several different options at checkout and for more expensive purchases, particular those of premium vintages, a courier service and a money back guarantee should anything arrive broken. Always be sure to check the estimated delivery date for the wine in case you are running on a tight deadline, as some premium vintages may have to be withdrawn from their larder.

Scott Cole is a writer who loves nothing more than letting words flow to paper smoother than red wine from a decanter.


Lolataylor88 said...

I love coming to this blog. There is always new information on wines and brings together people who love all Types of wine together to discuss. Whether you like a bottle from persia or like wine out of a box, it has something for everyone. Good job with having a blog that brings all types of people together.

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