• Insider Secrets 2021: Not the Same 7 Wine Trends to Watch

    Every year, you can read gads of wine trends lists that mostly share the same predictions. At Case-by-Case Wines, we have our own take on what the trends will be this year.

    wine trend celebration fun

    Celebration/Fun

    Everyone’s ready to break out of isolation and celebrate a return to public spaces with actual human beings. So many of us have postponed important events or had low-key gatherings. Once we reach the point where we can go out into the world, we’re going to celebrate! We’ll get together with our friends to drink the special bottles we’ve been saving. We’ll toast to fresh air and human contact with bottles of sparkling Rose, Piquette, and Pet-Nat. We’ll plan weddings, birthday parties, and more. Put the light reds on ice, chill down the wine seltzers, and let the parties begin!

    wine trend travel

    Travel

    Our desire to travel remains behind bars. But 2021 will bring some steps towards travel freedom as the vaccine spreads more widely. We’ll start by driving to local tasting rooms or to a favorite local wine bar to enjoy in-person outdoor wine tastings. Later in the year, we may drive to a neighboring state to sample what they’re pouring. Or take a short flight to Texas, Missouri, Arizona, or New York State to learn what the buzz is about. If travel doesn’t materialize as we hope, we’ll see virtual wine tours (see below.) Cheers!

    wine trend digital wine events

    Digital Wine Events

    During 2020, the wine world went digital in a big way by necessity. Everyone knows Zoom now. Online wine events will continue in 2021, especially if travel doesn’t materialize. In that case, online events will get more creative and engaging. We don’t want the same events we had last year. Look for virtual wine tours and tastings, personalized private tastings for wine club members, or interactive tasting events that add in games, music, or art. Vino-tainment will take-off this year!

    wine trend diversity

    Diversity

    2021 will be the year we put our dollars where our voices are. We’re going to support Women-, African-American-, Asian-, and Latin-owned wine companies. From wineries to small retail shops, we’ll seek out minority-owned businesses. Search out a local tasting room or an online sommelier who lost their job in 2020. Ask for minority-owned wines at your local restaurants. Donate money to minority-owned distributors or importers. Don’t just talk about it. Take action!

    wine trend online shopping

    Online Wine Shopping

    Our online wine shopping habits created in 2020 will continue and even grow, no matter what happens this year. Instead of buying mediocre wine at the grocery store, we learned we could buy much better wine online for a bit more money. Shopping online allowed us to find wines we couldn’t find locally. We could compare prices. We saved money buying by the case. And we didn’t have to lug heavy bottles home from the store. Keep on clicking!

    wine trend food

    Food

    While 2020 destroyed our ability to eat out at our favorite restaurants, it did force us to improve our cooking at home. When we realized we could order fabulous wine delivered to our door, we started recreating restaurant experiences at home. We expect this trend to continue. But, some days, we want to take a break from cooking, so we’ll still order out for delivery and pickup. We should see more restaurants adding canned wine, half-bottles, and low- or no-alcohol options.

    wine trend specific wines

    Specific Wines

    Portugal and Rose Prosecco seem to be on most 2021 wine trends lists. But, we see more interesting options, such as Jura and South West France, plus Austria. These wines offer surprising quality and value. Vermouth’s versatility will make it the ideal wine in 2021. Given the difficult conditions the Australian wine industry faces, expansion in the U.S. will be a priority. We should see more of these incredible wines at more affordable prices. Ditto South Africa if the government sets them free.

    Check out Case-by-Case Wines: great wines from around the world at unheard-of prices.

  • Wine Down To Dinner – Holiday Edition Stuffed Pork Lion and Castillion Cotes De Bordeaux by @thewinepact

    Tis the holiday season 🎄✨

    This holiday season @thewinepact put together a special #winedowntodinner with some of our wines from Case by Case!

    Let’s dig in!

    Just because gatherings might be smaller this year, doesn’t mean they can’t be special!!

    See this recipe below for an amazing pairing of Château De La Pierre Levée Castillion Cotes De Bordeaux to my Roasted Pork Loin stuffed with French onions, spinach, prosciutto and goat cheese 🤤 yummmm!!!

    Pork Lion Stuffed with French Onion, Spinach, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese paired with Castillion Cotes De Bordeaux

    Ingredients:

    • 1 pork loin (butterfly)
    • 1 lbs spinach
    • 1 -2 onions
    • 1 tbl butter
    • 1-3 slices of prosciutto
    • Salt and pepper
    • Butchers string

    Prep work:

    Butterfly pork loin
    Preheat oven to 425
    Melt butter in large pan, sauté onion. Once onions are translucent, move off stove and set to the side.
    Once pork loin is sliced, layer goat cheese, spinach, onion and prosciutto. With a dash of Salt and pepper.
    Wrap in butchers twine and tie one on each side.
    Roast for 25-30 minutes at 425 degrees. Can be served with creamy mushroom sauce.

    Also, the sauce I made can also be served as a main dish for any vegetarian friends! I placed it under the meat when served with the stuffed pork loin!! The creamy mushroom sauce can be found Here.

     

    I served this pork loin recipe with roasted potatoes and Brussels Sprouts!!

    Pro tip: You may also substitute goat cheese with bleu cheese mixed with a bit of cream cheese!

    We hope you enjoy this recipe!!

    Cheers and Happy holidays!!

     

    For more recipes, pairings and wine blogs, go visit:
    thewinepact.com
    Instagram: @thewinepact 

     

    ABOUT Case by Case Wines

    Launched in 2020, Case by Case Wines committed to sourcing wines of exceptional quality and value from around the world at the lowest price point.

    Their direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales model uses technology to integrate and improve the wine distribution channel, resulting in the market’s most competitive pricing.

  • Savvy Online Retailer Unites Wine Lovers with Christmas Home Wine Tasting Event

    Trendy online wine retailer, Case by Case Wines, shakes up COVID Christmas by bringing family and friends together for the holidays.

    Because 2020 has been a year of collective involuntary shock, Case by Case wanted to foster closer communal bonds this Christmas. Ending the year in a positive way has never been more important.

    Through a thoughtfully curated half-case of wine, Case by Case brings friends and families together virtually for the holidays. Case by Case encourages wine lovers to engage their creativity when bringing distant friends and relatives together through these virtual tastings.

    Details about this offer: Christmas Home Wine Tasting Event

    “Wine has always been a social beverage served as an integral part of the table,” explains Greg Martellotto, owner of Case by Case Wines. “We want to bridge the gap between families and friends who have been separated during this long and difficult year. We want them to spread the wine love and cherish this holiday, no matter the format.”

    Case by Case created two special 6-pack offers for the Christmas at Home promotion: one all red wine and the other a mixed red and white wine case.

    Each case features top-quality wines from around the world. Due to the company’s strict wine standards and highly efficient low-cost business model, consumers get both quality and value at near wholesale pricing, plus free shipping. Satisfaction guaranteed.

    Customers can create their own “Dream Team” of friends and family from around the city, the state, or the country for a virtual wine tasting. Each party purchases a 6-pack, which gets delivered to their homes. For those with larger “bubble” groups, 12-packs can be substituted.

    The lead or host party adds a Personal Curated Wine Tasting with a wine expert, who will join in the fun, answering questions about the wines. Games, competition, and prizes encouraged.

    “Instead of serving up a traditional tasting, we encourage our customers to set their imaginations free and come up with their own exciting ways to enjoy the wines,” Greg continued. “We encourage our virtual wine attendees to share photos and videos of their tasting by tagging us on Instagram @bighammerwines or Facebook @Bhwines so we can share the celebrations with others.”

    Participants need to buy at least three weeks before their scheduled event to ensure on-time delivery. A minimum of six 6-packs or three 12-packs required.

    Wines can be ordered here for direct delivery, with free shipping on every case, 6 or 12 bottles.

    Details (based on 6-pack purchases)

    • Minimum of six participating parties of any size
    • Each party purchases one 6-pack, a total of six cases
    • Cost is $88.00 per 6-pack, shipping included, taxes extra
    • Add the virtual tasting to one purchase for $150.00
    • Email [email protected] to coordinate the private event
    • Choose all red or mixed red and white
    • Order the wine and confirm the date at least three weeks before the event
    • Wait for the wine to be delivered
    • Orders ship on Monday, the week before the event
    • Additional fees may apply for any redirect or re-delivery
    • Prepare the wines as needed for the tasting (chill the whites, open the reds)
    • Click on the Zoom link
    • An expertly trained Certified Sommelier or Master of Wine will lead the tasting
    • Pour and enjoy!
    • Drink any remaining bottles when you want
    • Each week the wines rotate, so every tasting is different
    • Dates for these exclusive tastings are limited, and at this great price, they will book up quickly.

    ABOUT Case by Case Wines

    Launched in 2020, Case by Case Wines committed to sourcing wines of exceptional quality and value from around the world at the lowest price point.

    Their direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales model uses technology to integrate and improve the wine distribution channel, resulting in the market’s most competitive pricing.

  • New Online Wine Store Announces Exclusive 2020 Virtual Wine Tasting Special

    Reds and Whites 6pk

    For the 2020 holiday season, Case by Case Wines announces exclusive Virtual Wine Tastings to promote togetherness.

    Invite families, friends, countrymen, wine tasting groups, and more to put the election behind and bring people together. A virtual holiday wine tasting paired with some delicious treats is guaranteed to reduce friction and generate goodwill.

    Details about these special offers:

    Red Wine Lovers Case of 6 Bottles + Virtual Wine Tasting

    Red & White Wine Lovers Case of 6 Bottles + Virtual Wine Tasting

    “Because people cannot gather with friends and family in person this year, we will connect them through our exclusive virtual tasting,” said Greg Martellotto, owner of Case by Case Wines. “We encourage people to bury the hatchet and get together, even virtually, with loved ones, friends, and neighbors over a glass of wine.”

    The elixir of life, wine helps break down barriers, improves mood and food, facilitates conversation, and makes everyone happier and everything better, at least for a while.

    The wine experts at Case by Case are known for delivering outstanding wine at the lowest prices. Buying case quantities reduces prices further. No other wine retailer, brick and mortar or online, can match the quality, price, and value Case by Case offers.

    virtual wine tasting

    How it Works

    • Minimum of six participating parties
    • Each party purchases one 6-pack case of the same wine, a total of six cases
    • Each purchase is $88.00, shipping included, taxes extra
    • Add the virtual tasting to one purchase for $150.00
    • Email [email protected] to coordinate the private event
    • Choose all red or mixed red and white
    • Order the wine and confirm the date at least three weeks before the event
    • Wait for the wine to be delivered
    • Orders ship on Monday, the week before the event
    • Additional fees may apply for any redirect or re-delivery
    • Prepare the three bottles designated for the tasting (chill the whites, open the reds)
    • Click on the Zoom link that was sent
    • An expertly trained Certified Sommelier or Master of Wine will lead the tasting
    • Pour and enjoy!
    • Drink the remaining three bottles any time
    • Each week the wines rotate, so every tasting is different

    Dates for these exclusive tastings are limited, and at this great price, they will book up quickly.

    ABOUT Case by Case Wine

    Launched in 2020, Case by Case Wine committed to sourcing wines of exceptional quality and value from around the world at the lowest price point.

    Their direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales model uses technology to integrate and improve the wine distribution channel, resulting in the market’s most competitive pricing.