In Ireland we have a great selection of online wine stores. Have a look at the excellent wineonline.ie, curiouswines.ie, winesdirect.ie and, of course, the fabulous online offering from bricks and mortar obrienswines.ie, whelehanswines.ie, terroirs.ie. There are many, many others. Thank wine for Google! Take StationtoStationWine.ie – refreshing, mad at a time and brilliant. Spoilt for choice!
Now we have a new store – Bodega695.com – with a difference!
The difference is that most of the wines on offer are premium labels unfamiliar to us from wineries that are very familar. They tells us that:
This new initiative aims to offer high quality super premium wines directly from selected vineyards around the world to the end consumer. Based on the rather timely principle of ‘If you can’t visit the winery, we bring the winery to you’ wines available on the site include library stock, large format, and small production lines, as well as specially curated case offers from some of the top wines available from each producer. The selection from South America will feature the wines of Santa Rita Estates including some that will only be available to purchase on-line. The site also plans to run regular interactive on-line wine tastings hosted by winemakers, growers and cellarmasters with guest appearances and seasonal special offers.
There are thousands of fabulous wines that cannot find distribution into Ireland. It’s a feature of of our size and the sheer volume of available wines. Many sites offer wines that are already available through the stores (they DO tend to have exclusivities also). Bodega365 is, in their own words, ‘a group of likeminded ethical, sustainable wineries that have historically worked together in other markets, and are doing so through Bodega695 in Ireland too‘. Win win all around.
The site also offers us a complimentary membership to its Bodega695 Club. This promises to bring us, ‘access to exclusive wine deals including those wines on allocation, priority tickets for special events, wine exploration, expert wine and food matching advice along with an optional monthly subscription service‘.
All of the wines available through Bodega695.com are quite extraordinary. There is expert advice available before you buy. What a really great spot to buy a guaranteed perfect wine gift!