These days more and more people are spending more and more time online. We connect with friends and family, watch our favourite programmes, look for answers to questions and do our shopping via the internet. Still, some people are hesitant about buying their wine online. So why is ordering from an online wine merchant the way to go?
You might be used to buying your wine at the last minute, popping into the off licence on a Friday night or adding a bottle to your weekly shop. Perhaps you even order your wine when you do your online shopping – about 25% of people now buy their wine this way. But did you know that you could save money by ordering from an online wine merchant?
If you’re able to order by the case, you can make great savings and you will find wines available through internet retails that simply aren’t available anywhere else. Why? Because some of the best wines come from small producers, who don’t make the quantity of wine to be sold through large supermarkets. Instead they sell to online retailers, or to supermarkets who exclusively sell those wines online.
Bottles that cost around £10 from your local corner shop could be bought for £6-7 when ordering from online wine merchants in Northern Ireland or elsewhere in the UK. Browsing the selection at a stockist such as http://thewinecompanyni.com/ and comparing prices may help convince you.
What shopping online does, though, is give you the freedom to move away from buying via these large companies and instead to spend your money with a retailer who is truly knowledgeable and passionate about what they sell. Buying online gives you the experience of popping into a specialist wine merchant at any time of the day or night, and from the comfort of your own sofa – perhaps even while enjoying a glass of red!
What to Buy?
If you’re not sure what you should be ordering, then you can always sign up to an advice service.
If you’re still not convinced, try asking around. The chances are good that some of your friends are already taking advantage of the great prices and unique vintages that you can buy from online wine merchants. They might be able to offer you some tips!