As you might expect, the owners of the simply-named wine.com have some experience in the field of online wine commerce. Their site, which began as eVineyard in 1998 and transferred over to its current web address in 2001, has steadily grown into the #1 online wine store by annual revenue. From the home page, you can access several wine deals and sign up for a number of wine clubs.
Wine.com is set up to help the novice make informed decisions about their purchases. However, for more knowledgeable clientele, the site also offers their secret, members-only Wineshopper section, where the extra special deals can be found. Don’t let the members-only label intimidate you, though—membership is completely free and takes less than a minute to set up. In fact, to give you a full report of what awaits you behind the Wineshopper door, we signed up ourselves.
What you’ll find on Wineshopper are a number of daily deals and limited-time offers on all sorts of wines, including both wines for casual dining and those for special occasions. At the moment, you still have four days to pick up a bottle of Chateau Ste Michelle 2008 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon, a 90-point rated wine, for the low price of $12.99—and you can be sure that other such deals will be coming in the future. The best part about the membership system, though, is that you don’t have to check back all the time…the day’s events are emailed directly to you, and you can then decide if you want to partake of the offers.
Are you a current Wineshopper member? How have your experiences been? Let us know in the comments.