Why buy wine by the case? Here are 12 “Cheaper-by-the-Dozen” Reasons

Inevitable by Leanne Laine Fine Art

Inevitable by Leanne Laine Fine Art

I’d like to share with you an article I recently wrote for 12most.com.

If you are not familiar with the 12most concept it’s a group of writers who share their articles in the format of lists and every list has 12 items.  I’ve written nine 12most articles since last fall, so I’ve become accustom to formulating my thoughts into lists of 12.  Since one of my favorite items comes packaged in boxes of 12, it only seemed appropriate that I write an article about buying wine by the case!

While searching for an appropriate image for this post, I asked my artist friend Leanne Laine for a suggestion. Her selection is “Inevitable.” She explains by saying “because it’s inevitable that you’re going to buy more wine anyway!” I hope you enjoy it!

12 Most Cheaper by the Dozen Reasons to Buy Wine by the Case

As a seasoned wine consumer and shopaholic; here are 12 reasons why you need to buy your wines by the case.

1. Money

Most every retailer will offer a discount if you purchase wine by the case. Do your wallet a favor, buy a case and save some money!

2. Variety

Not sure you want 12 bottles of the same wine? Mix up the case with a variety of bottles, and you’ll still get the discount!

3. Co-op

Chip in with a friend and split the case.

4. OPEC

With the price of gas now days, why would you even think of making 12 separate trips to the wine shop? Make 1 trip, buy 12 bottles and save gas!

5. Wine rack

Because I HATE seeing an empty wine rack! A case of wine fills in the empty spaces nicely!

6. Unexpected guests

End the shame of not having wine on hand when you have friends drop by.

7. Gifts

When Hubby forgets to mention you’ve been invited to the Boss’s house tonight! Now you can just grab a bottle of wine for the perfect Hostess gift!

8. Evolution

Drink the wine over time, and see how the wine evolves. Hopefully, if you’ve selected well, you’ll be in for a treat!

9. Efficiency

Unless you have a crush on the hunk at the wine shop, why would you want to make 12 trips back for the same bottle of wine?

10. Hoarding

Get those last 12 bottles of your favorite vintage before someone else does! Clear that shelf!

11. Home decor

Think of all the clever things you can make with those great wooden wine case boxes.

12. End the guilt

End the guilty feeling of pulling the last bottle out of the wine rack. If you bought that case, you’d have 11 more left!

Remember, if you aren’t going to be drinking all the wine within a few weeks, store it properly so it will last and age gracefully. Let me know what your wine buying habits are, I’d love to know! Cheers!

Article previously published on 12most.com and republished by its author Eileen Gross.  Special thanks to Leanne Laine  for use of her beautiful artwork.
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About Wine Everyday

Eileen Gross is the Chief Financial Officer for a financial services and risk management firm in Washington, DC. A 1983 Graduate of Fordham University, she is wine lover, traveler, and collector who shares her wine experiences on her blog “Wine Everyday." She is a contributing writer for 12most.com and is a member of the Society of Wine Educators.
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2 Responses to Why buy wine by the case? Here are 12 “Cheaper-by-the-Dozen” Reasons

  1. I am headed to the wine shop today. You have reminded me to check their deal on case discounts. Every little penny counts these days.

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