Scan wine flash sale sites, at a glance

A surplus of wine in the past couple of years has led to closeouts, which, in turn, has led to the proliferation of daily deal wine sites. But there are now so many that it can be hard to keep up with them all. Thus the new site winehoarder.com.

winehoarder Still in beta, the site aggregates offers from the leading “flash sale” sites. Beyond detailing the sales, the site also offers various “social” features, such as voting up the deals and discussion boards. Still embryonic, it could grow into something useful with more participants. But one thing that is useful now is that it provides a record of the wines offered a the various flash sale sites and usually those sites make it difficult to see what exactly they’re offering without clicking through.

Anyway, I like the idea since late one evening, probably after too much cru Beaujolais, I once thought about doing such a site myself! What do you think–obviously the site’s not much of a looker yet, but is this better than scanning 50 emails a day? Or is the flash sale world of wine sales so fast moving that such an aggregator site is not quick enough for you to score the deals you want?

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10 Responses to “Scan wine flash sale sites, at a glance”


  1. This is a very nice idea for a quick look at the flash wine sales. I wrote a post on http://goodcheapvino.com about the flash wine websites. They can be a good deal but with all the local wine deals around why bother buying wines you cannot taste. You are always taking a bit of a risk. Look and buy locally.


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  4. This is a great topic. It would great to have an accurate up to date query of all the wines on flash sale sites. I just can’t see it happening without open partnerships with each flash sale site.

    Given the challenge and cost of implementing something like this I do not think they will turn a profit quickly enough to stay in business.


  5. I like it! I’m not a voracious bargain-hunter, but this seems easy to understand and use. (Gee, that looks like a great price on the Louis Boillot…)


  6. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when/if people post private offer E-mails on a forum like winehoarder. Some of the best deals I see aren’t published online. They’re only shared via E-mail and I suspect some retailers wouldn’t be happy if their offers were published for all too see.


  7. There are some great deals on WTSO and some dogs!
    Usually the higher end stuff can be had at a bargain. Sometimes I see common wines that are at Binny’s here in Chicago for almost the same price.
    Best bet for buying wine is finding a shop or two whose selections you like and keep your business local!


  8. This is a very nice idea for a quick look at the flash wine sales. I wrote a post on http://goodcheapvino.com about the flash wine websites. They can be a good deal but with all the local wine deals around why bother buying wines you cannot taste. You are always taking a bit of a risk. Look and buy locally.


  9. WineGavel Fine & Rare is going to be launching a ‘Wine Opportunity of the Week’ flash sale site in June too.

    I heard that the one wine offered each week will be worth collecting…


  10. I think this is a cool idea… does it ever include private sales like from http://www.invino.com ?


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