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Why you should consider ordering your wine from an online retailer

There are a number of health benefits which have been recently linked to drinking wine regularly, which only further encourages regular consumption (as long as it’s controlled and in moderation). Studies have shown that a diet including red wine can reduce inflammation, boost antioxidants, and reduce risk for heart attack, stroke and of course, cognitive decline. This of course does not imply that if you consume large quantities that you will be a model of health, only that moderate regular consumption can help you to live a longer and healthier life.

So, now that we’ve established that it’s good to have wine around the house, what about purchasing it? Are there any benefits to buying wine online as opposed to from your local liquor store? Aside from the fact that buying wine online will allow you to purchase in bulk at discounted prices, you will also have access to a wider selection (and save money on gas as well).

If you’re a dedicated wine drinker, you are probably already aware that purchasing costs can really add up, especially if you prefer some decent / finer varieties.  Sure, there’s nothing wrong with some cheaper varieties of wine, but for those of us who have been partaking for any length of time can tell you, the more expensive bottles cost more for a reason. This is of course leads us to the conclusion that the only real way to cut wine purchasing costs, while maintaining quality, is to buy your wine in bulk, online.

There are a number of excellent online merchants who have been selling wine and other alcoholic products for a number of years who are not only trustworthy, but offer a wide international selection as well. All you really need is a payment system like paypal or a credit/debit card, and perhaps some form of state-issued ID in order to begin making your wine purchases.

Why ordering wine online is simply divine

From Merlot’s and Chardonnay’s to Pinot Noir’s and Sauvignon Blanc’s, there is a variety of wine that’s perfectly suited for every occasion, dining choice and type of individual. Perhaps the most pressing issue however is where to actually get your favorite wine variety.

An increasingly popular option for dedicated aficionados and casual fans alike is online ordering. Using the internet to peruse wine selections is not only convenient, it might also allow for significant discounts on purchases over the long-term. Perhaps the most simple approach is to do some local “taste tests” to determine what varieties you are interested in so that you can make a more informed online purchase. Once you know what you’re looking for, it’s very easy to order wholesale or in bulk from an online vendor. This will allow you to save quite a bit of money over a longer period of time (and let’s not forget about petrol / transportation costs either). After all, why trek down to a dimly lit shop when someone can bring it to your door for a better unit price?

Then of course there’s the “convenience factor” of ordering wine online, you can literally access hundreds, if not thousands of selections at your own leisure with absolutely no pressure from outside sources or salespeople. Likewise, you’ll find that there is generally much more information about particular choices available via a web page than on a store shelf. Also, you can quickly pull up reviews written by real customers, with some of them being extremely distinguished wine tasters / gurus. Compare this with standing in a store somewhere and having to rely on the knowledge of the random cashier.

Lastly, you can often gain access to higher quality wine varieties by going through an online company. Often times these internet suppliers are able to work out agreements with suppliers or even vineyards themselves, which ultimately translates into increased consumer savings. Given that an online wine store deals in much larger volumes than your typical corner shop, they can afford to maintain a much larger inventory. Quality control might also be a major factor as well, as an online retailer probably keeps better records and is more focused on product rotation as opposed to presentation. If you’re the least bit interested in wine you really should explore your online ordering options. A quick peek at any of the major online retailers will reveal exactly what you’ve been missing; just don’t let the sheer number of options go to your head.

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