Purchasing wine by the case is an alternative option to buying a single bottle.
If you decide to go this route, why not consider American wines. The United States is the producer of many fine wines!
Do not think only of California, although many consider it the very hub of wine production.
Emerging wine regions gaining attention include Washington and New Jersey (like us!).
When making the decision, look at the various factors affecting wine production.
Quality should always be a priority.
Ratings of the various wines may also help you with your decision. Yet, remember, ratings are subjective.
Try to sample the wines before you order. This is particularly true if you are considering buying a case of wine.
The ideal case of wine can be yours, but you must consider several variables before deciding to opt for more than a single bottle.
Among these are space, conditions, cost and quality. What are your reasons for buying a case of wine? You should have more than one before you actually purchase any wine.
Years ago, only the wealthy could afford a case of wine. Only they could stock their cellars. To mimic the rich is not a good reason to stock up on wine. Several other reasons can be used to account for purchasing more than a single bottle of wine. They generally include the following:
This is an easy question to answer.
Cases of wine are available wherever you can purchase a single bottle. In other words, you can buy wine from wineries, retailers, specialty shops and online sources.
Do not forget wine clubs. In fact, some clubs provide membership upon purchasing a case of wine.
Another reason for purchasing a case or cases of wine, while not recent, is currently becoming popular. It is for investment purposes.
Duncan Bridgeman, writing for The National Business Review, believes that fine wine should be included as "part of a balanced portfolio".
He quotes Mr. James Colley of Bordeaux NZ, an online outlet for trading wine, stating, "The stockmarket is underperforming as businesses struggle through the prolonged recession. Fine wine does not correlate with stocks or other traditional assets and tends to be more stable."
Wine by the case is an option available to many consumers. Whether you purchase it at auction, from a winery or online is irrelevant.
What matters is why you are buying it.
It could be personal taste. Convenience is another reason. Money usually plays a role, especially if you either pay less for a case or can make a profit somewhere down the line.
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