New York, NY (PRWEB) December 04, 2012
Vintage Port is typically at the top of any wine enthusiast’s wish list. But while many might want it, getting it is another story – at least until today. Starting at 6:00 AM this morning, Proprietor Michael Wade offers WineFlash customers the exceptional opportunity to acquire a bottle of the 2009 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port at well below retail. The $75 listing on the site is 45 percent less than the suggested retail price for a 750 ml bottle and includes shipping to any destination in the USA.
Ratings for the wine include a stellar 96 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, the second highest score given by critic Roger Voss to similar wines from the 2009 vintage. Other wine critics concur: the wine earned 95 points from Neil Martin of Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate and 94 points from The Wine Spectator. Taylor Fladgate itself is widely recognized as the benchmark for vintage port, a historic house established in 1692 that remains a family enterprise until today.
In general, two things happen when a wine earns a rating of 90 points or more. First, the supply of something that is already very scarce becomes even more limited in relation to demand. Translation: it can’t be found in a local wine store. Second, as one would expect when supply dwindles for something that is in high demand, the price goes up. Translation: if available at a local wine store, the price won’t be wallet-friendly.
The fact that Wade managed to acquire a supply of the limited 9,000 case production of Taylor Fladgate’s 2009 Vintage Port is a testament to his reputation in the industry and his close ties with suppliers. Vintage Port accounts for only one percent of total Port production from Portugal’s Douro region, and only a small fraction of this makes it into the United States. Wade is understandably proud to feature the wine on his site and takes great pains to ensure that the WineFlash price is an excellent value for customers: "Let's be honest, a wine like Taylor Fladgate vintage port is a splurge. So, it’s exciting to me when I can offer an iconic wine like this at an affordable price. Because I truly believe everyone should be able to treat themselves every once in a while."
WineFlash is an online wine retail site that offers one highly-rated wine each day at the best price on the internet. Proprietor Michael Wade is a New Jersey lawyer and successful entrepreneur. He owns and operates seven locations of Bourbon Street Wines & Spirits in New Jersey.