Q: What is the price range of the
wines that WINEPAIRINGS
bulk of the selection we carry is priced between the low teens and
the upper twenty dollar range per bottle. Our experience has shown that
this is the range were we get most value in terms of quality for the
money. These are the budget parameters agreeable to most of our
customers, As well. Sometimes we will be able to offer a
comparable product at lower than budget or a superior product for a few
extra dollars Ėif that is the case we will make you aware of such
choices. A word about wine pricing: Unlike most things in life
where there is a strong correlation between price and quality, In
the wine business this relationship does not always hold true. There are
several reasons for this unfortunate situation; amongst them are supply
and demand as well as greed and the traditional marketing of wine as an
image driven product. This is a topic on which much more can be debated,
but for the scope of the information we are trying to present here we
will sum it up simply as; More often then not the quality of wines we
come across does not justify their price. We spend a lot of our
time trying to discover good wines for the money (itís a tuff job Ėbut
someone has to do it!)Ėhopefully this is an area were as our customer
you can benefit from that knowledge.
Q: I plan on
offering Beer and Hard Liquor at my event, can you arrange for it ?
we will be glad to, although it is not the core of our business, we will
arrange for it on your behalf from one of our sources at no
Q: With all the
other drink choices at my event, as well as multiple courses Ėhow much
wine do I need?
us a call and we will gladly help you figure it out. Also see "WHAT WE
DO" In the section Range of
Q: Why should I deal
WINEPAIRINGS if I can get my wine
from a local retailer?
can offer expert advice in matching the right wines to
your food, we offer knowledgeable service and unique selections, and
make the whole process of ordering wines for your event personal and
WINEPAIRINGS does not carry an inventory, we donít
try to sell you product that needs to be moved. We make our suggestions
based on your needs to assure the finest selections for your budget. For
more information on the advantages of dealing with us please refer to
the following page; Range of
Q: The large
wine retailers use volume to assure the best prices. If I purchase wine
is it a good deal?
wine you purchase at most retailers has gone through a distribution
system that supports several levels including importing and wholesale -
in most cases it has to be
sold from one level to the next. While volume assures low prices you
still pay for all the handling the wine goes through. Most of the
wine we offer you at
WINEPAIRINGS is imported directly (it still has to
go through the distribution structure in order to meet all legal
requirements, however the process gets streamlined resulting in lower
distribution costs). This is how we can offer wine that is available in
small quantities at competitive pricing. The degree of control and
quality offered in the wine from these small producers is, in many
cases, superior to some mass produced wines which are often priced at
relatively higher levels to support marketing and advertising costs.
Since I cannot purchase your wines off the shelf at retail stores how do
I know that itís any good?
only way to find out if you like a wine is to taste it for yourself.
We will gladly set up an appointment for you to try any wine we
recommend prior to your purchase commitment, and are glad to offer
alternatives. This is part of our service and is included at no charge
to our paying customers.
Q: My caterer
usually obtain my wines, can they deal with you?
Absolutely, by law Caterers are not allowed to carry a liquor license,
if they offer to obtain wine on your behalf itís usually done as a
part of the extra service that they offer in order to obtain your
business. We will be glad to co-ordinate your wine purchase through your
Caterer once you instruct us to do so.
Q: My event is
hosted at an establishment that has itís own liquor license, I asked
them about bringing my own wines and they told me that itís Illegal for
them to do so. How can I get
to supply the wine?
Establishments with a license to sell alcohol on premise are only
allowed to purchase it from a licensed Wholesaler. We can arrange for
the wine to be sold to the establishment from one of our affiliate
Wholesalers. Please be aware that establishments with a liquor license
often derive excellent profits from wine sales by doubling and sometimes
even tripling the price of the wine (similar to restaurants) as
such they may be reluctant to accept this type of arrangement.
One way to accommodate all the parties involved is to arrange for a
ďCorking Fee" per bottle. Please contact us if you are in this type of
situation, we can usually help to negotiate such a deal on your behalf,
especially if this is arranged prior to booking the facility.
For any other
questions please utilize the