You can’t spell “wine” without “win”.
Not-so-fun fact: Singapore was ranked as the sixth most expensive city in the world for beers. The wines, you can expect, aren’t cheap either.
On the hunt for a good deal? Here’s how you can save big on these bottles of liquid therapy.
Wein & Vin specializes in German, French and Austrian wines, as does Wein Depot in European wines. Wines Wholesale’s website has one of the bigger selections, but is the easiest to navigate. They also hold regular promotions, so check their websites regularly!
NEXT: Wine merchant specials and wine club memberships →
Check in at your nearest NTUC Fairprice – the bigger branches have a sizeable wine section that could have some secret good deals.
You’ll find some gems amongst the mass market wines, too – at the lower end of the price spectrum are Kangaroo Ridge (S$17.25 per bottle) and Tini (S$21.55 per bottle), both with easy to drink reds that double up as great cooking wines. Plus, score extra discounts with NTUC Fairprice’s ‘Just Wine Club’ membership.
NEXT: Attend wine events →
You get to taste and learn about the wines, and often get to buy them at a discounted rate. Check out Crystal Wines, The Wine Box SGand LocalWineEvents.com who update their wine events listings regularly. Most of these events are ticketed, and start at $30 per person.
We like Crystal Wines’ tasting events for how well-organized the tastings are, and the discounts of up to 20% on bottles purchased at the events.
NEXT: Order wine by the case →
The more you buy, the more you save. Aside from discounts, delivery charges are often waived. Crystal Wines gives up to 12% discount on cases of 12 of new arrivals. Pop Up Wine has a specific selection of wines for under $30 – delivery is free if you buy 24 bottles and up.
Alternatively, Wine Family sells wines by the mixed cases from various wine merchants. Although these cases are not customizable, you get to try different bottles from $30 each. Underground Wines also does mixed cases from $14 per bottle.
NEXT: Make cheap wine taste good →
A hack so you don’t have to sacrifice quality for price: Aerate lower-grade red wine by blitzing it in a blender at medium-high speed for 30 seconds. This “hyper-decantation” process pumps a lot of oxygen through the wine, making it taste more balanced. Or, run a heavy, full-bodied red wine through the blender to achieve the same effect as an hour of decanting.
NEXT: Buy online from wholesalers →
By Celine Asril, SingSaver, October 2017
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