Thursday, December 2, 2010

Good News...Bad News

After being MIA since August 11, Vintages Online Exclusives re-appeared this morning. (Up until then, a new release from Online Exclusives came out every 2 weeks, alternating with the in-store releases.  Despite several inquiries, Vintages was tight-lipped about the program's future.)

That's the good news.

This week's release has 15 wines, 14 of which are Bordeaux (12 red, 2 white).  Least expensive bottle?  $36.  Average price?  $71.  So not exactly "value" wines.  Nothing organic or biodynamic.  Nothing off the beaten track.  Nothing less than $30.  Nothing for me to recommend.

That's the bad news. 

It's more like these wines are rejects from the next Classics Collection.  More Scrooge than Santa.

Let's hope that Vintages returns the Online Exclusives program back to what it was: a source of interesting choices for customers who are looking for something a little off the beaten path.

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