N49 Newsletter early May

Here’s the May Newsletter:

May 3 2014                                                 Newsletter #49
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Hi Wine Lovers,     its business as usual for us over the extended May Day Weekend and a bumper edition full of free gifts, sales, updates and NEW products announcements.

See below for

  • Wine of the Month (Fernway Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc)

  • Mixed cases Special Offers (scroll to see 3 in this newsletter of 11 in total!)

  •  ComingSoon (with some clues below as to what wines will be in it): Taste Report #4

Don’t worry if you missed out on the start of the 2nd Spring sale which began last week: it’s still ongoing and below there’s an updated list of what available.

  • Watch out too for the next one scheduled for Early to mid June: top selling wines at secret, silly prices: Champagne, Prosecco & Cava, & trusty everyday wines too in time for the World Cup. Taittinger even has a special World Cup Champagne (as sponsors) Pro-order that now at 25% discount.

As before, these future flash sales will be open first to existing customers only.

And remember, if you do not wish to receive these updates, please, please unsubscribe.    TWM
 

NEW: French Taster Pack

A brand new 12 bottle pack combining 10 different classic French wines from Burgundy & Bordeaux through the Southern Rhone to the South West in 1 neat package at a crazy 26.7% DISCOUNT. It’s not on the website yet, so if you want it just reply to this email.

The retail price of this collection is ¥1500. We are offering for the case for just ¥1100 only in May & June (or until these wines are sold out…we do have back up wines waiting in the wings, though).

1x Emile Durand Chardonnay Burgundy
1x Heritage de Baroncourt WhiteVDP D’Oc
2x Ch. Lamargue BlancCostières de Nîmes AOC
2x Chateau Lamargue ROSE Costières de Nîmes AOC
1x Armand Dartois Cotes Du Ventoux AOC Rhone
1x Armand Dartois Cotes Du Rhone Villages AOC Rhone NEW
1x Heritage de Baroncourt red VDP Aude
1x Ch. Lamargue Grand Bois Costières de Nîmes VDP
1x Château Les Peneteaux Bordeaux AOC NEW
1x Château Costis Grand Vin de Bordeaux AOC NEW

¥1100
(Tier 1) 12 btls. 26.7% Discount

Thumbnail image for Wineducation: Tricks of the TradeFernway Sauvignon Blanc Fernway MarlboroughSauvignon Blanc….is reborn!

Are you up for the experience? Buckle up, for the ride with our #5 top selling white wine..

A majestic expression of the Sauvignon Blanc grape, for which New Zealand (and Marlborough, particularly) has legendary status.
The prodigal explosion of flavours has returned in a powerhouse ’13 vintage.

One of our very favourite white wines: certainly amongst NZ Sauvignon Blancs; the favourite in ‘value for money terms’.
Customers agree: Cases usually follow initial bottles. That’s why its May’s Wine of the Month.  Read More

Protecting Content & Offers for Existing Customers:

In a Restricted Access signbid to enable our existing customers to feel even more loved, we’ve made certain mixed cases & deals available only to them, by restricting general access for a while to some MEGA DEALS. If appreciated, we’ll keep it that way Until the end of June. If it proves to be cumbersome or counter-productive (for those its intended to treat), we’ll make it vanish.

However, we want these treats to act as ‘thank yous’ to the customers who already return to us time and time again, by offering them first access to limited offers or amazing discounts.To access Protected Content (including some offers) available to existing customers just ask and we’ll send the password.
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Other Sales Now on

 Until the end of June there are various discount opportunities; something for everyone.

  • Some have time-limits
  • some keep running
  • some are for existing customers only
  • others are open to everyone.

But that’s not all. Details of all our current promotions & sales are here.

Choose a discount level that suits, based on your requirements. We have been creative (so you can too).

De Bortoli’sTaster Pack It’s Back!

The Holy Trinity from the Sacred Hill range by De Bortoli. These 3 wines are about as good as it gets below ¥100: combined into one delectable selection and discounted even more in May..

The Chardonnay is a regular international Gold Medal Winner, the Fizz is our top selling bubbly (by far) & the Shiraz Cabernet is winning Silver & Bronze Medals (and is the House Red @ Marriott Hotels, SH).read more

¥980     (Tier 1) 12 btls    20% Discount

Taste Tests 2014
The Wine Man
is currently testing (much red wine…before the spring switch to whites): Click on any link to see the description. Look out for our Taste Test report (#4) coming very soon.Website wines:
Enrico SerafinoDolcetto D’Alba DOC 2012 Piedmont, Italy, 110
Enrico SerafinoGavi DOCG2012 Piedmont, Italy, 135
Enrico Serafino Barbaresco DOCG 2005 Piedmont, Italy, 265
Camino de Castillo Tempranillo Crianza2010 Ribero Del Duero, Spain 125
Casino Macul Antiguas Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Chile 165
Coppola Rosso 2010 California, 165
Coppola Diamond Label Chardonnay, 2012 California, 225Longlist only wines:
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012, 210
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz CabernetAustralia, 170

Products we don’t (yet) sell:
Baron Philippe de Rothschild AnderraCarmenere2012, 165
Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois 2012 (Vin Doux Naturel) South West, France.
Caol Ila 12 YO Single Malt Islay Whisky Scotland

 

Taster Pack 1
It’s back with a new New Line-up

Now a Global Pack; already popular wines are joined by a top selling Aussie Sparkler, a couple of interesting everyday wines, including our top selling red wines from both Italy & France, and a renowned, elegant Italian white.

Award winning & commended Sella & Mosca’s Vermentino ‘La Cala’ is inserted. Castillo De Manza Tempranillo replaces the deleted Ch. Lamargue. Bodegas Alina Emblema Sauvignon Blanc (our top selling white) replaces the deleted Pinot Grigio. Crowd pleaser DeBortoli Sparkling Brut replaces the Prosecco (to get the price even lower), but don’t worry: that Prosecco is available in other mixed cases… read more

¥900

(Tier 1) 12 btls  22% Discount

NOW ON:APRILWINEFLASHSALEwhich will end Monday:

  • 24 wines, some at very silly prices: from ¥54!  See what’s left…email us your orders.
  • Now OPEN TO EVERYONE. Wine descriptions on individual web pages.
  • The Newsletter with updated details…is here.
  • Minimum order is now ¥1000. Maximum order is¥4000.
  • Plus an amazing 5% extra discount on orders over¥2000 this Saturday & Sunday only.

Here are the wines still available:
1 Copperstone Semillon-Chardonnay Australia 54
2 Callia Osaado Chardonnay Argentina 66
3 SOLD OUT
4 Claus C. Jacob Riesling Qualitatswein Germany 75
SOLD OUT
6 Sella & Mosca ‘La Cala’ DOC Vermentino Italy 95
7 A. Zirnhelt Gewurztraminer AOC Alsace, France  118
8 Fernway Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc N. Zealand 119
9 Enrico Serafino Gavi DOCG Piedmont, Italy 127
10 Santa Digna Gewuztraminer  Chile 128
11 Vve. Pelletier NV Brut Champagne AOC France 299
12 SOLD OUT
13 Chateau Lamargue Rose Grandes Cabanes France 88
14 SOLD OUT
15 Heritage de Baroncourt Rouge   Aude, France 62
17 SOLD OUT
18 Emblema Cabernet Sauvignon Chile 70 (reinstated)
19 De Bortoli Family SelectionShiraz/Cabernet Australia 77
20 Enrico Serafino Dolcetto D’Alba DOC Piedmont, Italy 98
21 Camino Tempranillo Crianza DO Ribera del Duero 121
22 Ibericos Rioja Crianza DOC Tempranillo Rioja, Spain 150
23 Sella & Mosca Tanca Farra DOC Cab. Sauvignon Italy 204
24 Enrico Serafino Barbaresco DOCG  Piedmont, Italy 248

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And Finally…

  • Also, another give-away; a Free Bottle (delivered with your next order) for any customer who introduces a new customer.
  • Did you know we run a wine club? See here and here.
  • Returning in August? Place an order in June for August delivery: we’ll take 15% off the standard price. Just ask.

Though we strive to make sure owners keep prices reasonable, be prepared to pay the Market Price in the following venues; where you can also find a selection of our fine wines:

  • in Gaojing Lu at May’s Deli (about 12 brands) & Lianhua mini market (about 12 brands),
  • Hualian by Green Villa in Minzi Lu (about 12 brands)
  • Crystal @Cafe Du Village on Baole lu is once more being supplied some wines by us. TWM
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