Velvet Palate is a free-to-join, members-only online destination for wine lovers. The company offers limited time-based wine sale events of small production artisanal wines. Velvet Palate would make a wonderful gift for any wine lover on your holiday list. You can sign them up for a free membership with Velvet Palate, order their first shipment of wine, and then they will be able to enjoy exclusive wine offerings every week. Most of the sales events feature wine well below retail price — usually 40% to 60% below retail. All items are shipped without charge as long as the minimum threshold for free shipping is reached for that item. This is also a huge benefit with Velvet Palate. In addition to wine, Velvet Palate also offers gift cards and fine chocolate on their website.
Velvet Palate brings those great wines from small to medium-sized producers direct to the consumer.
Velvet Palate offers a comprehensive wine experience tailored to developing the consumers knowledge about wines, food pairing and table setting selections. Their e newsletter for members only often features a recipe to pair with the wine offering.
Here are six wines that have been offered by Velvet Palate. All of these wines are from boutique producers who use grapes that are hand harvested from old vines. The wines have this old-vine depth with layers of dark fruit and complexity. The red wines should be decanted 1/2 hour before serving. Then the aromas and flavors further develop and open up to a lovely fruit driven wine with well-balanced acidity and structure.
I love the fact that the company has a team of qualified experienced wine tasters, and one of the services it offers is the “virtual sommelier”. As a member you are free to ask questions about your wine preferences – within 24 hours the company’s in-house sommelier will respond with a wonderful wine solution.
Velvet Palate runs sales events every six days. Most offers are unique and are rarely repeated. I have ordered wine from Velvet Palate and I found that the wine was shipped quickly and arrived well packaged. With direct access to small to mid-sized wineries – both domestic and imported – combined with great prices – this makes an ideal gift for the wine lover on your holiday list.
Note: Velvet Palate provided six bottles of wine for us to use in our review. These are my honest and true opinions. No compensation was received.