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July 14, 2020 | oregon | Pacific Rim

Wine Delivery: 4 Tips for Shopping and Shipping

If you have been curious about buying wine online, now is the time to do your homework! Wine delivery to your home reduces the need for you to go out to shops and markets, and it even allows you to try exciting new wines. If you are going to buy wine online, there are some ground rules and basic guidelines you should keep in mind.

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4 Helpful Tips to Buy Wine Online

Be a Savvy Searcher

Always access your inner librarian when you are shopping online. You may think Google searches are for amateurs, but librarians often use them as a starting point for many research questions. In this particular case, Google is great when you know what you want. A shopping search will bring up retailers if you know with specificity what you want. From there you can shop around for the best price for wine delivery.

However, if you are browsing more generally Google may not be the place to start. Try going to a website for a brand you know and trust and finding out what services they offer for online shopping.

Get Specific about Shipping

There can be some restrictions about shipping wine depending on where you live and where your seller is based. Find out if any of these apply to you before getting too invested in any brand. We all hate spending money on shipping, but with wine, don’t expect free shipping. That said, you can look for sellers that have good deals on to save some cash.

Know Your Seller

As a consumer, you are entitled to ask questions and should consider your purchase an opportunity to build a relationship with the company you are buying from. Many companies are happy to answer your questions and even provide recommendations personalized to your own tastes. If a seller is less than thrilled that you have some questions, you may want to look elsewhere.

Be Patient

There is a learning-curve to buying wine, period. This is doubly so when you buy wine online. Use this as an opportunity to try new wines and learn more about what you want (and don’t want) in a wine. Take your time and read all the information a company has available about their wine. If you value organic growing and natural wine processes make sure your wine seller does too! Do your homework but don’t be afraid to branch out and try new things.

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