I get my wine delivered by plane.
Everything Wine is a Jimmy Pattison company related to but NOT connected to Save-On Foods. They advertise and sell wine (duh). But, to compel customers to shop with them, they promote wine ‘sales’, offer wines NOT offered by the Liquor Distribution Branch and, get this……DELIVER. FREE.
My palate is unsophisticated. Primitive. I am more of a gorilla than a connoisseur. I am much more appreciative of quantity rather than quality. And I am more than price sensitive. I hate paying for anything. But NOT them. Everything Wine is – most of the time – more expensive than the LDB when doing a direct comparison but they flog good ol’ cheap hooch too. And they have different cheap hooch. Vin ordinaire to use the common vernacular.
We reserve the term cheap swill for scotch.
So, if volume is your aim and free delivery is their game, we may have a match made in heaven. I pay a tiny bit more but get it delivered. “So, guys…? Free delivery you say? Anywhere in BC you say? I live on a remote island. I can barely get the post office to deliver mail. You still offering free delivery?”
“Yes, sir. Anywhere in BC.”
So, the first time I ordered from them it all went well but was still a smidge off-putting. They have really big, overstuffed shipping boxes and four cases occupied the same volume as a Honda Civic. The airline was happy, tho. I inquired with EW and they said, “It is all recyclable.”
But recyclable only makes sense if you have a recycling centre nearby so I went the extra miles to recycle but held off doing it again until…well….I hit 70. Now I am inclined to get heavy cases of fragile wine bottles delivered. It’s NOT being GREEN but neither is driving into town to do it so I have rationalized the plane. And, if I shop on their ‘sales’ days, the prices are much the same for the hooch level products. And, thank God, I don’t have to schlep.
I am sure some ‘alternative’ housing guy will eventually figure out a way to make cheap housing out of the boxes and their packaging. He’ll be featured in an article. Incredible.
The idea of having wine delivered is antithetical to the whole concept of living off the grid, don’t you think? But YES, of course, I am looking into getting some nice cheese delivered with it. I am not stupid!
Speaking of stupid……… sorry…HAVE TO SAY IT…….Doug Ford? DOUG FORD? Here’s a guy who is a life-long spoiled brat (emphasis on brat as in ‘dodgy’) and has run the company business into the red, cheated his widowed daughter-in-law and could NOT articulate a vision for Ontario voters beyond buck-a-beer and yet they voted this dumpy Trump into office? Has Ontario gone mad? That is BEYOND stupid. That is TRUMP-LEVEL STUPID!
Sorry. Had to say it.
And…ABOUT TRUMP !!!! Well, I am not saying anything more on him. For me, it is all too obvious. But I will ask the question….any of you Trumpists out there think the Trump and Kudlow NAFTA comments and trade tariffs are ‘good’ for Canada?
Woofer Julia leaves in a few days. She’s been good. Great, actually. We’re going to miss her. Julia single-handedly put Woofers back on our ‘will-do’ list. We stopped accepting them for a few years but this was such a good experience we are getting back on the Woofer train.