Customers have been inquiring for months. Now it is here—the Online Wine Sale with over 400 wines and brews, old familiars and wines for the adventurous, for the collector, for the very day drinker, for all budgets, for all palates, at prices discounted 20-50%. It will be up on our website for three weeks from October 26th at 7 p.m. to November 17th.
The pricing is great, even lower than what you would pay at a 20% 6-pk sale. The selection is wide, almost 400 items, with wines (and craft beers!) for all palates and all budgets; from everyday favorites to new items from domestic to import.
Online wine sales allow you to sit in the comfort of home and spend some time perusing. You might even want to sit with a glass of wine and shop online. What do you like? What’s new that you want to try? What do you need for your everyday supply? For holiday entertaining? For that holiday meal? For gifts? For your private cellar? I am buying for all those reasons.
If you are going to the annual WGVU fundraising Food, Wine, and All That Jazz on Friday, October 26th, and discover a new wine you love, you can note it in your event catalog and you can shop for it in the on-line catalog, along with many other wines and brews. If you can’t make it to the event, you can still enjoy anything that was featured there.
Shop on-line for your favorites!
You can shop for your stand-by wine, your favorites, wines you will want to stock for the holidays, for friends who drop-by, for last minute gifts, for hostess gifts, for entertaining, for week-day dinners after holiday shopping, for relaxing by the fire after shoveling snow, for book club meetings, for watching the game. This is a great time to pick up your favorites from Kendall Jackson Chardonnay and Meiomi Pinot Noir, Butter Chardonnay, Josh Cellars or Joel Gott Cabernet, Apothic, Geyser Peak Chardonnay, Three Thieves.
One of the most frequently asked questions in the wine department and craft brew departments is, “What’s New?” Here is an opportunity to try some of the many new wines in the stores at a discount.
Join the online Wine Treasure Hunt!
You can literally explore the world of wine on the on-line catalog features. You can travel the width of North America, from Michigan to the Pacific Northwest to California’s famous Napa Valley. Or you can take a “European Vacation,” to the root of all wines. Or you can head down below the equator to try the wines of South America, New Zealand, or South Africa.
I am sitting here now, with a glass of wine, going over the list, reading the descriptions and trying to limit myself to a dozen bottles. (Hah! I did this exercise last year, and went back online twice during the sale to shop again!) So let’s put it this way - here is the check list for the FIRST case I am buying:
I continue to be excited about the huge advances in Michigan wines since I moved here a little over 40 years ago, and am delighted to find some great examples in the online catalog of what we do here:
- Verterra Leelanau Peninsula Dry Riesling (Double Gold Best of Class at Michigan Wine Competition)
- St. Julian Talk of the Town Sweet White (Double Gold Best of Class at Michigan Wine Competition)
- St. Julian Sweet Nancy Peach Champagne (Double Gold Best of Class at Michigan Wine Competition)
I am big on the Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington’s Columbia Valley and found this wine several months ago. It will make a good Christmas present for a Cab loving friend (and one for me):
- Borne of Fire Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (96 Points James Suckling)
And of course I have to have a dry rosé, preferably one from France’s sunny Provence region. I don’t limit my rosé sipping to summer. Dry rosé is the perfect aperitif with a pre-dinner snack. And it is wonderful with my weekly grilled salmon. Also perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving spread:
- Domaine Ott Provence Rosé
This is the time to get the French Champagne, the classic Bollinger. I will never see it cheaper than this. Now if I can just save it until New Year’s:
- Bollinger Cuvée Spécial NV
A sparkling, and I just happen to love this California version of a traditional French Champagne:
- Roederer Alexander Valley NV Brut
And since I love the Dr. Loosen Riesling wines from Germany, I will try this new sparkling, too:
- Dr. Loosen Mosel Sparkling Riesling
Here’s one of the best American Pinot Noirs I have ever tasted, one for my daughter, one for me:
- Shiba Wichern Pinot Noir Willamette Cuvée
Two favorite wines just came to my attention, having moved from my special event wine budget to my wine weekly budget. The price reductions really are amazing!
- Delas St. Esprit Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 2016 (92 Points James Suckling)
- Castello d’Albola Chianti Classico
My ONE case of twelve bottles just turned into a baker’s dozen! And that is how I shop the online sale.
Get on your individual Forest Hills Facebook and find out what your personal Wine Steward is recommending from the on-line sale.
- Pour yourself a glass of wine.
- Go to wwwshopforesthillsfoodscom/wine-sale, and shop.
- Make sure you enter the store where you will be picking up your wine.
- You will receive a return confirmation e-mail when you order is entered and received. Hold on to that as it will have your order and order # listed. If you do not receive this confirmation, make sure you have entered and sent it.
- When your store gets all the actual wines and/or beers in for your order from the various suppliers, you will receive a phone call/and or e-mail from the store.
- You do not pay until you come into the store to pick up your order.
During her distinguished career, Roz has served a term as the Retail Representative on the MDA's Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council and Continues to serve on their Promotion & Education and Competition Committees. In addition, she has served as a judge in various national and international wine competitions.
Working with D&W's wine stewards and SpartanNash's vendor partners, Roz tirelessly explores the vast world of wine, discovering the finest wines for every budget and every taste. And she loves to discuss food and wine with customers and colleagues. As a lifelong foodie, there is nothing else she'd rather be doing.