Have you ever found yourself in a jam-packed liquor store on Thanksgiving Eve racking your brain over whether to bring Beaujolais or Bordeaux to the big feast? Yeah, we’ve been there too. Between travelling, prepping for Thanksgiving dinner, and visiting with family, there’s simply no time or place to stress over wine. This year, shop smarter; buy your Thanksgiving wine online. Here’s why…
1 .Get Ahead of Schedule. As we mentioned, there are simply too many things to do in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. So check what you can off your to-do list ahead of time…and do it from the comfort of your own living room! Take a few minutes to browse around for great Turkey day wine (or save even more time by checking out our favorite pairings), make your selections, and voila! You just bought all the wine you need. Doesn’t it feel great to be done?
2. Lighten Your Load. Travelling with wine – especially if you’re flying – is always a pain. Add in the massive holiday crowds and hiked up prices and hauling wine becomes more trouble than it’s worth before you can say ‘Pinot’. But when you order online, you typically have the option of shipping to your destination (check our list of ship-to states to confirm). That means no heavy bags and no extra fees. Just make sure you give your hosts a heads-up so someone over the age of 21 can be present to sign for the wine when it arrives.
3. Outsmart the Crowds. Liquor stores the day before Thanksgiving are, in short, a mob scene. Sorting through the overwhelming wine choices, and then standing in an especially long line is enough to drive anyone a little nuts. Thankfully, when you order online can get everything you need from the comfort of your own home. Plus, many liquor stores and wine shops where 90+ Cellars is sold are happy to take orders over the phone and online and set it aside for pickup during the holidays (how’s that for a #winehack). So would you rather stand in long lines on Thanksgiving Eve or spend that time relaxing with family and friends? Yeah…we’d choose the latter option too.
4.Save your Money. OK, we’ll admit that this one is specific to 90+ Cellars, but we just can’t leave you in the dark on a great deal. From now until November 17th, we’re offering 15% off and free shipping on orders of 6 bottles or more. So if you were still on the fence about buying your Thanksgiving wine online, now it’s a no-brainer.
If you want to save yourself a whole lot of time and stress this Thanksgiving, buying wine online is a great choice. We hope you give it a try! And if you need some help picking or pairing your wine, feel free to ask us on Facebook or Twitter – we’re always happy to lend a hand. Happy shopping!