It seems with the decline in the economy came a rise in wine sales but only for bottles less than $35. The finer wines priced between $50 and $125 have struggled. Desperate to clear space for the new vintages that will be harvested and bottled soon, retailers are slashing prices on the good stuff. Which makes this an ideal time to stock-up on or sample the higher-end of the wine spectrum.
For example, the 2003 Chateau de Valandraud from Bordeaux currently sells in NYC at Union Square Wines for $80 whereas three years ago it was selling for $250 per bottle. Many retailers are offering these discounts both in-store and online. Don’t hesitate — the sales may only last until the end of the month, before holiday shopping begins, and it’s best to have an inside track through email lists. You can even get deals now and save them for holiday gifts!
By Laura Malesich | Source :: www.luxist.com