SALE! February 24-27: Part 2 available to download now
A friend was saying there weren't any decent wine sales in January, just as I was totting up our stocks and wondering where to put the three new pallets from Italy and the two containers on the way from Spain and France. That's another 20,000-plus bottles!
So click on the attachment at left (Pantsdown sale) and feel free to take advantage. The rules are simple: orders must be in six-bottle lots (the price of a bargain, and the warehouse just can't keep up with orders of single bottles), and freight is $10 per case to anywhere in Australia (per six or 12 bottle case). See something special but can't stretch to six bottles? We'll take orders of 3s of items priced $75 and above.
You download the attachments (not password encrypted this time!), fill in your order, delivery and payment details and email it back, preferably with your initials added into the file name (ewi-pantsdown1-cf.xls for example).
While the prices are already sharp, anyone spending over $1,000 can take another 10% off their tally.
All orders must be in and paid for by 5pm on Thursday Feb 27.
Stocks are limited -- you will see there are between 6 and 48 bottles available of each item -- but there are plenty of items to choose from. Part 1 is all French, and part 2 is from Australia, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and the US.
The boat carrying Gagliole (Chianti) and Sobrero (Piedmont, including barolo) arrived on Saturday and we will have the stock in our warehouse tomorrow. Weather permitting, pre-arrival orders will be despatched next week.
About a week after that we are expecting our second container from Spain, bearing the long-awaited garnacha six-packs from Juan Carlos Sancha, plus more Torito Bravo, more Adega Dos Eidos Albarino, a new albarino from Rias Baixas called Cup and The Rings, Ribeira Sacra from the legend Ramon Losada Fernandez and more delicious wine from Coto de Gomariz in Ribeiro. We will offer these to our Spanish mailing list next week. Email
if you would like to be added to this list (it is separate from the main "subscriber" list).
France will deliver another container of goodies in late March: Vouette et Sorbee and Cedric Bouchard champagne; Jules Desjourneys Beaujolais; Benoit Ente white Burgundy, some bargain sparklers from Burgundy and beyond and the 2012 Chablis of Pattes Loup and Alain Gautheron. We just heard that the Arnaud Ente order was squeezed out of the container and will be coming separately in more spacious temperature-controlled comfort, and shouldn't be far behind. For those waiting on Bruno Clavelier and Pierre Guillemot, they should be here in April (shipping date TBC).
Our much-delayed container of mostly 2012 riesling from Germany from 10 of our exclusive producers (AJ Adam, Eva Fricke, Emrich-Schonleber, Fritz Haag, Rebholz, Willi Schaefer, Schafer-Frohlich, Schloss Lieser, Schmitges and Zilliken) is our priority now. We hope to ship this in the first half of March.
After that is on the way, we hope to do another two or three containers from France in the second quarter, and several pallets from Italy, plus more stock from Tobias and Sadie in South Africa and Clos Marguerite in New Zealand.
The best way to stay up to date with all the arrivals is to join our mailing list. The link is in the menu at left. It just takes your name and email address and you're set. Of course, you have to be over 18 years to order and take delivery of wine.
Any questions, email