Buying bottles of wine in the same stop as buying weekly groceries might seem like a good idea at first, but hardly ever works out in the end. Here are a few reasons why making an extra stop at a Wine Shop is better purchasing wine at the grocery store.
The first reason to make the extra stop at a Wine Shop is to get specialty wines. Grocery stores worry more about their profit margins than they do the quality or variety of wines they carry. Since they are trying to make the most profit, large grocery store chains will often purchase their wine in large quantities to get better prices. Because they are buying such a large quantity of bottles, they’ll carry a limited variety of wine. Liquor stores will carry the largest variety of wines to pair with any type of food and for any occasion.
Aside from the variety a liquor store can offer, they also pride themselves on finding the best wines from smaller, family owned vineyards. These vineyards are often small and don’t produce the amount that grocery stores are looking for. Frequenting a liquor store can offer more opportunities to support the smaller family owned vineyards.
The second reason to not purchase wine from a grocery store is the bottles typically will sit on the shelves for long periods of time. Again, because grocery stores buy in such large quantities, the bottles don’t move as fast as they do in liquor stores. When purchasing bottles of wine from the grocery store, there is a better chance that the bottle are not as fresh, and it could ruin the taste of the food it is being paired with.
Another reason to frequent a liquor store over a grocery store is for the expertise of the sales people at the liquor store. Since all they sell is liquor and wine, the sales staff will be able to offer suggestions for pairings and other notable wines available. Most grocery store employees do not have the experience or knowledge of wines to be able to guide purchases.
So instead of grabbing something that is convenient with the groceries, take the extra time and stop at Towne Cellars Wines & Liquors Inc. You can also connect them on Facebook for more updates.