Having 2 young children means that some errands are a no – go. Fancy stores are out of the question and so are any stores where little hands might do damage. And there are some stores that I just feel uncomfortable shopping with my kids, hello Victoria’s Secret and the local liquor store. Here in New Jersey you can’t purchase wine at most grocery stores which means the only way for Mommy to get a bottle of Pinot is to go to the liquor store. Which is full of expensive bottles of alcohol that can easily be broken and doesn’t always have the most kid friendly crowd, not to mention the funny looks I’ve gotten when going in the liquor store with my kids at 10 am (hey it’s not crowded then).
For me shopping for wine is something I enjoy doing . I like checking out different bottles . I like reading the labels to see what the wine will be like. I like discovering a new wine . I like to take my time and browse, which is not possible with kids unless of course it’s a toy store.
So my wine shopping usually involves me telling my husband what wine I want him to pick up on his way home and him showing up with something entirely different because he couldn’t find it. When Wine Crasher contacted me about trying out their wine, I was thrilled to find out that they delivered.
How Wine Crasher works
Wine Crasher is a “crash pricing” site, think of it as Priceline for wine. You pick your wine based on description, varietal and point value. You get all the details about the wine, except the label. This allows Wine Crasher to offer wines at low prices.
So when I picked a Petit Chablis I know it’s from France, retails for $20.99 (but sells on Wine Crasher for $15.49), is rated 87 points and is crisp with green fruit aromas. After I’ve added it to my cart and paid, the label is revealed.
I ordered 5 bottles of wine from Wine Crasher. I loved picking the wines based on the descriptions and ratings rather than the labels. I found that I didn’t miss being drawn to a cute label and instead was able to focus on finding wines that had characteristics that I love or that sounded new and interesting. What I ended up with was 5 great bottles of wine that were unique and delicious.
Highlights From My First Wine Crasher Order:
The Petit Chablis was a new varietal for me and one that I really enjoyed. It definitely came through with the green fruit aromas. It is a good wine for those who like a lighter, sweeter white wine but don’t want something that’s too sweet. Fans of Pinot Grigio would like this as an alternative.
Rose is one of my favorite wines and is the perfect wine for spring and summer. I’m always on the look out for a good rose and the Le Pive, lived up to all of my expectations. It’s not always easy to find a good Rose for under $20, so Le Pive was a great find that I will definitely be ordering more of.
My husband only likes red wine, while I tend not to be as picky and will try just about any wine. The one red wine that I ordered was Almirez Toro, is a tempranillo wine from Spain. Any time I see a tempranillo on a menu at a restaurant I can’t resist ordering it. The Almirez Toro is a bit peppery at first but still manages to be smooth. It’s an excellent red wine that both my husband and I enjoyed.
Wine Crasher made it fun and easy for me to purchase great wines and the convenience of having them delivered to my door, means that I can take my time shopping for wine, all from the comfort of my home. I can even shop while I enjoy a glass of wine, and it doesn’t really get much better than that.
This is a sponsored post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.