Is your state among the many that now allow wine shipments to come direct to your door? As a New York resident who enjoys California wine, I was almost unconsolable when my favorite online source closed up shop earlier this year. Could Lot18 Wine be just what I was looking for? This free, universal iOS app is an offshoot of the popular website of the same name. Lot18 Wine looks to be for wine what Gilt is to shopping; namely a service that offers a limited amount of a quality product at a modest discount.
While discount rates vary, the average markdown on Lot18 was around 30 percent, which is enough to generate a reasonable savings on wine over the long-term. While I haven’t ordered any wine from Lot18 (yet), the iPad app offered a clean UI that was enjoyable to use.