Don’t let the price of wine stop you from drinking it. While wines can be quite expensive, there’s a good chance that you do have some bottles laying around that could be used to inexpensively stock your wine cabinet.
Wholesale suppliers are one of the best places to find used wine bottles for a fraction of the price of buying new ones. The only downside is that you need to know where to look. Wholes selling is when someone resells alcoholic beverages they purchased from another wholesaler at a lower price than what they paid for them.
That being said, many wholesalers are selling their inventory at lower prices due to margin pressure from retailers or because they want to make room for new inventory coming in.
Wholesalers also tend to have more inventory than retailers due to the ability for them to purchase directly from wineries, which has significantly reduced their reliance on secondary market suppliers such as distributors and importers.
Decide What You’re Looking For
Before you start going to different wholesale wine bottles suppliers and asking for used wine bottles, make sure you know what you’re looking for. Here are some things to keep in mind as you’re searching for used wine bottles.
– How Many Bottles? Suppliers usually have a set number of bottles they have available to sell. If you can’t get the number of bottles you need, then you shouldn’t go to that supplier.
Several factors can impact how many bottles you’ll be able to get from a supplier. Some suppliers have large inventories, whereas others have a lot of inventory that has just come in and has to be cleared.
– How Old Is the Wine? Some things you should be looking for when it comes to the age of the wine are clarity and color. If the color of the wine is a bit off (and it’s not due to a bad case of age-inappropriate sexiness), then the wine probably isn’t the best to use.
Also keep in mind that the bottle is the primary source of oxygen, therefore exposing the wine to oxygen when the bottle is open could cause skunkiness.
Therefore, it’s important that the wine you get is not too old and not too new.
Check With Local Wineries
If you’re looking for a specific type of wine or a particular brand, then you’ll have a much easier time finding it if you go to a local winery and ask the winemaker themselves. If they have any used wine bottles sitting around that you can use, then they’re probably the best suppliers for you.
One thing that you should keep in mind when you’re checking with local wineries is that the wine may not be fit for drinking anymore.
Also keep in mind that the winery may not have any sponge, which is the sediment that’s left at the bottom of a wine bottle even after removing the cork and all the air.
Online Wine Forums And Message Boards
There’s a wealth of information on message boards, forums, and websites dedicated to the wine industry. One of the best ways to find used wine bottle suppliers is to search online for what you’re looking for.
Here are a few boards to keep in mind.
– Online Wine Forums and Message Boards
– Specialty Wine and Spirits Forums
– Online Wine Stores – Other Used Wine Bottle Suppliers – Final Words