Past Offers

An archive of our famous daily e-mail offers:

  1. This 92 pt. Rioja is the Los Angeles Times wine of the week!

    To all Best Winers, Saturday is Rioja Day! Wait, rewind that. Every day is Rioja Day! It just so happened to be that Los Angeles Times writer S. Irene Virbila decided to pick today to make a Rioja that is near and dear to us as her Wine of the Week. Thus, this rare Saturday offering… La Rioja Alta is...
  2. An explosive 94pt. offer from Mt. Etna that won't be active forever...

    To all Best Winers, What kind of a man would seek out vineyard land on the side of an active volcano? What kind of a man would buy these old, low-yielding vineyards that produce a variety of grape and wine that 99.9% of Americans (and probably the same amount of Italians!) have never heard of before? A crazy one, that’s...
  3. The Loire has a new star: Awesome 93 point dry Chenin from Fosse Seche

    To all Best Winers, Who knew we had to go to Bordeaux to find the Loire Valley’s next star? It was a warm, sunny evening when we pulled into Au Bonheur du Palais, considered by most to be the finest Chinese restaurant in Bordeaux.  After a week of beef, foie gras, cream sauces, mushrooms and so forth, this SoCal crew...
  4. Pomerol's Modern Day Legends: Now in Stock at Fantastic Prices...

    To all Best Winers, I recently had the opportunity to coordinate a wine event for one of our fine local food and wine societies here in Orange County. The theme was Bordeaux 2009 and the wines were all served blind, 13 wines, 13 glasses. May the Best Wine win. Crazy thing is, they did! We even tried to ‘stir the...
  5. Limited, One-Shot Reserve Cuvée from Trimbach at 50% off!

    To all Best Winers, So, Anne Trimbach walks into our offices the other day with a bag full of goodies. Great Alsatian wines at 9:00 in the morning? No problem! About a half dozen wines pop out of the bag, including their 2004 Ribeaupierre Gewurztraminer (triple awesome and in stock) and their famed Clos St. Hune Riesling (quadruple awesome but...
  6. The Best Brunello deals, only from Best Wines...

    To all Best Winers, We know, there’s a lot of really great Brunello out there nowadays and our reaction to that is…”finally”.  It took this Italian banker’s weekend getaway located in the south of Tuscany quite few years to pull itself out of its phone-it-in doldrums and start producing wine that matched the reputation of the area.  For so many...
  7. Classified 95pt. Bordeaux for under $40? Oui!

    To all Best Winers, Us "old-timers" have fond memories of the great vintages of Cantemerle.  The problem is, there weren’t too many of them… Until now. Prior to this larger Classified 5th Growth getting ‘serious’ in 2005 and revamping the whole nine yards, Cantemerle could only hang its hat on the 2000 the terrific 1989 and pretty darn good 1983. ...
  8. The Northern Rhone in Southern Australia? Chapoutier's 93 point, $14 genre-bender...

    To all Best Winers, American wine importer + French winemaker = Value-priced, high scoring Australian Shiraz. Confused by that equation? Fine, that’s what we’re here for… Tony Terlato, the long-time importer and American agent for the wines from the Rhone Valley’s Michel Chapoutier, partnered up with Chapoutier on this unique project in the Pyrenees area of Victoria in Australia. Back...
  9. Straight outta Bordeaux: The 96pt. Ch. Guiraud 2001 Sauternes @ opening price!

    To all Best Winers, This wine brings back some seriously good memories for me. The 2001 vintage in Sauternes  was something of a watershed event. Highly anticipated prior to release, the wines met and exceeded all possible expectations.  No other way to say it, these were thrilling sweet wines on release, dazzling our palates with their razor focus, raw extract...
  10. Top-flight 92 point Vacqueyras at nearly 50% off!

    To all Best Winers, Yves Cheron is a lucky guy. His father, Denis, was smart enough to purchase the Domaine Grand Montmirail at a time when pretty much only people living in the Rhone Valley itself really cared about the wines.  Gigondas? Vacqueyras? These wines weren’t on the radars of even the savviest American wine consumers until Bob Parker brought...
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