Posts from November 2011
November Sales/Black Friday/Cyber Monday Specials on Fruit Wine
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A few of the wineries represented here on Cherry wine dot com are having special holiday sales and/or some once-a-year Black Friday/Cyber Momday special pricing on their fruit wines.
Black Friday, which is this week, is not just for big box stores. Nope. The little guy can bring his prices down too, just in time for holiday gift giving.
Bart over at China Bend Winery in Washington makes organic, no-sulfite-added fruit wine gems and is offering 25% off case orders (12 bottles, mix and match) and 15% off half-case orders through the end of November.
Let me tell you a little story. My Mom and Dad (bless ’em), ordered bottles of Bart’s amazing cherry port the day we launched the site in late September. And they loved it. Bart had sent me a couple of bottles to try (yes, it’s amazing) and I gave one to my parents, who live close by, and they were very excited to get their hands on more of it.
Check out China Bend’s grape wines, too, if you’re a fan of low sulfites, organic grapes, and boutique craftsmanship.
Other wineries who make fruit wines you cannot find in stores have offered teases about online shipping deals they’ll be announcing soon, so I’ll update this post as they’re announced.
Update 2:39pm, Nov. 23: Montezuma Winery is reporting a nice Cyber Monday deal. This Finger Lakes (NY) fruit wine and honey wine producer is giving online-only buyers free shipping on orders of six or more bottles, from 8am until noon only, Eastern Time. Excludes shipments to Alaska and Hawaii. Montezuma says online orders Monday morning will not reflect the discount, but that shipping charges will be deducted automatically on your credit card charge. Offer valid for online purchases only.
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Welcome, Adytum Cellars
Monday, November 21, 2011
Cherry wine dot com welcomes its third Washington winery, Adytum Cellars, to the site, along with its list of 12 high-end (and not cheap) hand made artisan honey wines.
Located in the south central part of the state, the winery has been slowly and steadily growing since 2002, and now makes its lineup of fine meads available to 37 states and the District of Columbia via direct shipping. But its list of honey wines — including 100% honey wines, fruit-based honey wines like plum, and exotic styles like elderflower — are otherwise available only in the Seattle area and a few retail locations scattered throughout Washington state.
Owner and winemaker Vince Carlson has been a beekeeper since he was fifteen years old, and knows a thing or two about honey as well as winemaking, and takes a nature-first approach to his craft:
Each year, Vince travels the Northwest visiting orchards and farms searching for the most striking and flavorful flowers, fruit and berries of the season. “I never know from year to year what kind of mead I will be making,” he says. “In one year peaches are best; another year it might be cherries or pears. The fruit trees and berry bushes decide what will make the best mead of the year.”
Vince is a cool guy with lots of energy and a unique sense of intellectual curiosity, and he’s excited that visitors to this site, such as yourself, will have a chance to discover his honey wine. And of course we’re excited to have some of mead’s most high-end price tag wines represented here.
Welcome to Vince, and welcome to you… feel free to see what Adytum Cellars has been doing with honey, yeast, fruit and wild flowers in the small, Yakima Valley town of Zillah, Washington for almost ten years now. Just click on the honey wine search to get started.
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