Wanted to formally introduce the business I'm part of, Claudine Wines. As a WB special, we're offering two deals:
- A 6-pack sampler for $175 shipped, which represents a 30% discount off our original price and free shipping. https://www.claudinewines.com/products/ ... rs-sampler
- 30% off if you want to go a la carte (but shipping isn't included) with Promo Code: [redacted]
- Both deals expire 9/11/20
I like to call Claudine a "micro-negociant" as we source small quantities of surplus wine from high end producers and offer them under the Claudine label at a considerable discount. This concept of "white-labeling" certainly isn't novel, but wanted to call out a few aspects that make us a bit different:
- Very small projects - usually 1-3 barrels at a time. Why? First, we've found that at larger quantities, brokers often get involved, diminishing the value we can offer. Second, at these smaller quantities, there's a stronger likelihood that the wine wasn't intended to be bulk juice or "seconds." Rather, our wines are a true reflection of the vineyard and winemaker's intent - either shiners or surplus barrels that were intended for final bottling by the original producer.
- Only premium wine - we typically go after wine in the $100-200 per bottle range, and then sell for $30-60. We're less interested in finding $50 wine and selling for $10. Why? There's a lot of players at that price tier, and it's hard to beat the likes of Kirkland Signature - we're OK with that. (All of us at Claudine have an unhealthy obsession with Costco).
- Flexible purchasing options. We'd love for you to buy a case. Maybe 5. But we know that buying wine online, especially for the first time from a brand can feel risky. So feel free to mix and match your way to as many bottles as makes sense for you. Similarly, we don't believe in forcing a club membership or subscription as that model feels inflexible and also gives us unnecessary pressure to force a project just to have an offering
- We love origin stories. While we can't reveal our exact sources, we do our best to share how we got the wine. On each product page, you'll learn why this wine was made available and we'll be as transparent as possible around where it's from. We always aim to give our customers more than a generic or click-baity catchline. And where we don't have an awesome origin story, we'll admit that too. Finally, Compare At prices can feel like marketing ickiness, so we always share why we arrived at that price.