There is no dearth of wine offers apparently. There is a dearth of really good wine offers. The bestselling wines will rarely be a steal. You cannot hope for bargains when a particular variety of wine, a certain blend or a specific year of production, is in huge demand. You will find that most wine offers are promoting brands, varieties and years that are largely unheard of or not so popular among connoisseurs. This is your first criterion while assessing such offers. You need relevant offers, not any promotional discount that does not offer you a great wine.
• Check the offers and what they pertain to. If you are interested in experimenting with new wines, then such offers are a great way to explore the vast bouquet of wines from around the country, continent and the world. Most people who become connoisseurs have one or more of the three avenues at their disposal. They are perhaps rich and have afforded fine wines themselves. They perhaps had rich friends who paid for those wines they tasted and became connoisseurs. They perhaps had circumstances wherein they could taste great wines or they used great offers to fund their connoisseurship. You should consider the latter.
• Always compare the prices and the varieties with special attention to detail. You may come across an offer wherein a certain brand and variety may be available for a specific price that is lower than the offer listed elsewhere. Do not jump to conclusion. The brand and variety may be the same but the year may be different. Check out how old the wine is or which year it was produced. The quality of grapes matters as much as the reputation of the brand or the variety you like. An offer assuring more savings does not necessarily mean it is selling the same wine as another portal. Only the details will establish if you are indeed checking out identical wines.
• You must always be careful of terms and conditions of wine offers. There may or may not be free shipping. The time it takes for a wine or a case to arrive will vary from one seller to another. You need to enquire if there is any additional charge for special packaging given that the wine would be fragile. There can be customs and duties payable if you are buying from websites that would be shipping from outside the country.