I saw something on CaseMates Instagram page about deals @Winedavid49 will be rolling out for the 10 days of Christmas. My wallet might not be able to make it until Christmas! Anyone have any details???
My 3 kids will be like, “remember that one Xmas you got us all corkscrews, decanters, and chocolates accompanied with all those cases of wine for our presents?”
Me: You mean the presents uncle @winedavid49 encouraged me to give you?
Future Kiddos: we were only kids!
You win @winedavid49! I’ve folded over and bled out on these deals you have been tempting us with! Got any Iron Horse coming in?
I got the vinegar, chocolates and one of those a ha openers. Giving one away as I already have 3. Friend is getting some older wine so they’ll need it.
I never had good balsamic. I thought what I had from the local store was decent. Little did I know. I am now ruined. OMG that stuff is good. Opened it last night and drizzled over curly endive and licked some off my fingers.
I really had no idea. None.
@Winedavid49 I didn’t much care about a gift, although I’m deeply jealous of those that received the Balsamic Vinegar. What I received (delivered in a separate box, with a million styrofoam peanuts) was a large decanter with a small Casemates on the front.
I already have three or four decanters, and initially thought about taking it to the local second hand store, but there’s that label on the front that makes it fit only a narrow range of people. It’s very stylish, with a modern art style to it (but no cap, which means it’s out for long term storage for such things as Port or Sherry). I thought that it might be that the Casemates logo was just a decal, but it’s definitely part of the bottle, probably added after the original firing.
(BTW, no, I don’t really need the vinegar. There’s very little I’d use it with.)
Pity I don’t live near any Casemates folks. I could just give it to someone. It’s a nice, solid piece, and I won’t toss it in the glass recycle.
BTW, I’d be content to drop the VMP, and just let you charge more for shipping, especially if I got to choose which shipper (usually Fedex, but UPS is still okay in some months).
I love Casemates, no matter what. I’ve learned that blends are only okay to buy (for me) if the winemaker is already well known to me, and I really value the commentary from those familiar with a wine. In some cases, I’ve purchased something purely on trust (and been happy that I did so).
(I wrote a novella, but I’m leaving it as is. :-})
We use them when we want a stemless, for sure. Usually once every couple of weeks, to the point where the dishwasher has started to erode the screen printing. The only thing I wish was that they had a cut rim instead of a rolled rim. Things to think about for the next batch, WD!
I also received the Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels inside my case of Pedroncelli. I’ve already eaten 2 and opened one of the bottles of wine–it’s been that kind of day. I heard that random “what was that” kind of noise only to find the contents of 2 clothes rods full of close on the floor after forcing the door to my closet open…seems the closet maid brackets let go. I have clothes everywhere now (well except in the closet) and had to run out to Home Depot. At this point the chocolates are going to be my dinner, so I guess that worked out. They are very good BTW.
Looks like we may need two shipping addresses on file; one for sig required, and one for the normal stuff. Stuff over on gourmet is encountering the same shipping. I sure don’t want perishable items languishing in some facility until I can make time to go fetch them.
@rjquillin@Winedavid49 agreed that seems the most “reasonable”. David, when you ship rat bottles what address are you going to use? The one we used to sign up for the program? (most likely residential) or the one we recently used for UPS holds?
Two corkscrews “ordinaire”, a tote bag (like I get free at the wine section of the grocery store), stickers, a CM branded plastic tree ornament, and a cork bottle stopper (which wins for cuteness). Hate to look a gift horse in the mouth but… Would prefer consumables over items I have to think of ways to pass along. Or, would gladly have traded all for one free ship. Just sayin’. Nonetheless, a happy, healthy and prosperous new year to all. And to you encryptors, Unccl, urnygul naq cebfcrebhf arj lrne gb nyy.
Our 10 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS begins next Wednesday, 11/27. Every offer will include a special gift . Think decanters, corkscrews, chocolate and more. Make sure to check our website every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday on and after the 27th! You won’t know what gift you’re getting, but we promise it will be good! Casemates.com
I got 2 gifts so far, one separate, one in the box and I am very very pleased with both of them. I think I have one more coming in another case. Got the 2nd today and of course hubby is off work so I couldn’t hide the wine before he usually gets home. Is amazing how many bottles I can fit in the oddest places
But look honey, look at those nice presents I got.
And my gift made it, while the wine is still showing out-for-delivery today, Saturday.
Humm, the UPS store closed at 17:00; not sure how well that delivery this evening will work out.
@rjquillin My case and gift were both shipped “Second Day Air (Error)” on the 19th. At 6am on the 21st both were in my city, but not out for delivery. I guess I am glad they didn’t tease me, and say it was on the truck and I stayed home for no reason. By 9pm on Monday.
@klezman So what was the gift you received? I hardly believe that you got casemates glasses. Let alone be pleased with it (they were “free” for coupons to all us casemates folk who saw the meh offering)?
I thought maybe he would include postmodern winemaking, but then I realized they were all from WCC/Casemates. I got jealous of the Cavedoni gift, and I started to dream. I would’ve rather had a beanie Such is gifting.
@jml326@klezman@KNmeh7 JML326- same for us the ornament and a glass. Bringing our tally to 3 ornaments, one hat, one glass and one box of chocolates. Plus a couple of bonus Casemates stickers. Appreciate the mystery gifts from our Casemates friends- thank you!!
@Winedavid49 Ok. So “will include a … gift” means included in the cost of the order, but not included with the item itself.
Hope it comes in time for xmas. Hopefully I get warning of when it will be delivered so my spouse doesn’t see that I bought stuff…
Good to know! I think this was asked but don’t recall an answer. Is there a different gift if someone purchases the minimum amount vs the maximum amount of bottles? Not that that would in and of itself change how many bottles I buy, but I am curious!!!?!!
Salted chocolates with one case…and more salted chocolates with another case (with a Casemates logo’d beanie). Probably don’t need another decanter or bottle opener, but coveting that vinegar (we used up the last bottle)!