Bottle Shop: Things To Look For
Going to a Bottle Shop South Melbourne can be daunting. With so many bottles, brands, labels and prices to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Here are some tips that will help you when shopping at a bottle shop.
Always check out what’s on sale.
The best way to make sure you’re getting the best deal is to compare prices at competing stores. If one store has wine on sale, check whether that same wine is marked down at another shop. Prices vary by location and by week, so it pays to check in with bottleshop staff before loading up your cart or heading home with a bottle.
While sales are always a good thing (and can help you fill up your cellar), don’t buy something just because it’s on sale if it isn’t something you would normally buy. It may seem like saving money, but if you don’t like the flavour of an off-dry Riesling or prefer sweet reds over dry ones—or anything else about wine drinking—then more savings aren’t going to change anything for you in the long run!
Make a list before you go.
The first step to making sure you don’t forget anything is making a list of everything you need. Use the list to make sure you don’t buy more than you need and that you don’t buy something just because it is on sale.
It’s important to not forget anything because some things, like lighter fluid, are not found at every store or are only available at specific stores.
To get the most out of your bottleshop experience, it’s important to shop smart. Here are some tips on how to do that:
- Shop during the week. Most bottle shops open at noon on Sunday and close early on Saturday night; they’ll be closed on Mondays (and perhaps Tuesdays) as well. When you’re trying to plan a party or event for later in the week, try booking an appointment with a bottle shop ahead of time.
- Shop early in the day—or late! Some specialty stores open their doors at 8am and close them at 5pm; others stay open until 10pm or even later each day. The earlier you go into these stores, though, the better chance you’ll have at getting what you want without having to wait too long in line—and before anyone else gets there!
Think twice before buying alcohol online.
If you’re thinking of buying alcohol online, there are a few things to consider.
- You can’t taste it. If you buy a wine or beer without tasting it first, how will you know if you like it? It’s hard to tell what’s going on with your senses when you’re sitting at home in front of your computer instead of at a liquor store with an expert helping guide you through the process.
- There are no return policies for most online retailers, so if the product doesn’t taste great or fit right, tough luck! You’ll just have to throw that bottle away and start again with another brand.
- Most people don’t like shopping for clothes online because they don’t get to try them on first—and why should this be any different? The same goes for beer: if it tastes bad or isn’t what was advertised on the site, then what good is drinking something that doesn’t give any joy?
I hope these tips will help you find a great Bottle Shop South Melbourne at your local wine shop. If all else fails and you’re still not sure what to buy, just ask the bartender for some suggestions!