Holiday

  • Holiday Shipping Transit Times - 2016 thru the New Year

    For your orders of Wine or Zalto Stemware, please see below for the approximate transit times. The maps are clickable for a larger view. Want it there by Christmas? Please then scroll all the way down for our 2016 Holiday Cut-Off Times!

    Zalto orders received by 4:00 PST ship out the next day, excluding weekends or holidays.
    Wine orders received by 1:00 PST ship out the next day, excluding weekends or holidays.

    ZALTO STEMWARE
    Zalto orders ship out of our warehouse in New Jersey.
    Approximate Transit Times via Ground Service:
    ONE DAY: CT, DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY(Eastern), PA, RI, VT
    TWO DAY: GA(Northern), IN, IL(Northern), KY, ME, MI, NC,NH, NY(Western), OH, PA(Western), SC, TN, VA, WV
    THREE DAY: AL, AR, FL, GA(Southern), IA, IL(Southern), KS, LA, MN, MO, NE(Eastern), OK(Central), TX(North-Eastern), WI
    FOUR DAY: AK, AZ, CA(Southern), CO(Eastern), MS, ND, NE(Western), NM, NV(Southern), OK(Outer), SD, TX(Central-Southern)
    FIVE DAY: CA(Northern), CO(Western), ID, MT, NV(Northern), OR, TX(Eastern), UT, WA, WY

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    WINE
    Wine orders ship out of our warehouse in Napa, California.
    Approximate Transit Times via Ground Service:
    ONE DAY: CA (Northern)
    TWO DAYS: AZ, CA (Southern), ID, NV, OR, UT, WA
    THREE DAYS: CO, MT (Western), NM, WY
    FOUR DAYS: AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IN, IL,KY, KS,LA, MI, MN, MO, MS,MT (rural parts of Eastern), ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI, WV
    FIVE DAYS: CT, DE, FL, HI, ME, NH, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA]

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    PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE APPROXIMATE SHIP TIMES AS PROVIDED BY THE COURIER. THEY ARE NOT GUARANTEED. OVERNIGHT and 2-DAY GUARANTEED OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

    DELIVERY BY CHRISTMAS? Use our guide above, but if you've waited until the last minute and need it there FAST, see the cut-off times below (per UPS...  please be aware that there are often weather delays, etc.)

    • UPS 3 Day Select: Order in by Friday, December 16 (delivery on Friday, December 23)
    • UPS 2nd Day Air: Order in by Tuesday, December 20 (delivery on Friday, December 23)
    • UPS Next Day Air: Order in by Wednesday, December 21 (delivery on Friday, December 23)
  • HOLIDAY SHIPPING TRANSIT TIMES:

    For your orders of Wine or Zalto Stemware, please see below for the approximate transit times. The maps are clickable for a larger view.

    Zalto orders received by 12:00 PST ship out the next day, excluding weekends or holidays.
    Wine orders received by 1:00 PST ship out the next day, excluding weekends or holidays.

    ZALTO STEMWARE
    Zalto orders ship out of our warehouse in New Jersey.
    Approximate Transit Times via Ground Service:
    ONE DAY: CT, DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY(Eastern), PA, RI, VT
    TWO DAY: GA(Northern), IN, IL(Northern), KY, ME, MI, NC,NH, NY(Western), OH, PA(Western), SC, TN, VA, WV
    THREE DAY: AL, AR, FL, GA(Southern), IA, IL(Southern), KS, LA, MN, MO, NE(Eastern), OK(Central), TX(North-Eastern), WI
    FOUR DAY: AK, AZ, CA(Southern), CO(Eastern), MS, ND, NE(Western), NM, NV(Southern), OK(Outer), SD, TX(Central-Southern)
    FIVE DAY: CA(Northern), CO(Western), ID, MT, NV(Northern), OR, TX(Eastern), UT, WA, WY

    ZALTO SHIPMENTS
    ZALTO SHIPMENTS

     

    WINE
    Wine orders ship out of our warehouse in Napa, California.
    Approximate Transit Times via Ground Service:
    ONE DAY: CA (Northern)
    TWO DAYS: AZ, CA (Southern), ID, NV, OR, UT, WA
    THREE DAYS: CO, MT (Western), NM, WY
    FOUR DAYS: AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IN, IL,KY, KS,LA, MI, MN, MO, MS,MT (rural parts of Eastern), ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI, WV
    FIVE DAYS: CT, DE, FL, HI, ME, NH, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA]

    WINE SHIPMENTS

     

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE APPROXIMATE SHIP TIMES AS PROVIDED BY THE COURIER. THEY ARE NOT GUARANTEED. OVERNIGHT and 2-DAY GUARANTEED OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

  • SHIPPING TRANSIT TIMES!

    For your orders of Wine or Zalto Stemware, please see below for the approximate transit times. The maps are clickable for a larger view.

    Zalto orders received by 12:00 PST ship out the next day, excluding weekends or holidays.
    Wine orders received by 2:00 PST ship out the next day, excluding weekends or holidays.

    ZALTO STEMWARE
    Zalto orders ship out of our warehouse in New Jersey.
    Approximate Transit Times via Ground Service:
    ONE DAY: CT, DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY(Eastern), PA, RI, VT
    TWO DAY: GA(Northern), IN, IL(Northern), KY, ME, MI, NC,NH, NY(Western), OH, PA(Western), SC, TN, VA, WV
    THREE DAY: AL, AR, FL, GA(Southern), IA, IL(Southern), KS, LA, MN, MO, NE(Eastern), OK(Central), TX(North-Eastern), WI
    FOUR DAY: AK, AZ, CA(Southern), CO(Eastern), MS, ND, NE(Western), NM, NV(Southern), OK(Outer), SD, TX(Central-Southern)
    FIVE DAY: CA(Northern), CO(Western), ID, MT, NV(Northern), OR, TX(Eastern), UT, WA, WY

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    WINE
    Wine orders ship out of our warehouse in Napa, California.
    Approximate Transit Times via Ground Service:
    ONE DAY: CA (Northern)
    TWO DAYS: AZ, CA (Southern), ID, NV, OR, UT, WA
    THREE DAYS: CO, MT (Western), NM, WY
    FOUR DAYS: AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IN, IL,KY, KS,LA, MI, MN, MO, MS,MT (rural parts of Eastern), ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI, WV
    FIVE DAYS: CT, DE, FL, HI, ME, NH, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA

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    PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE APPROXIMATE SHIP TIMES AS PROVIDED BY THE COURIER. THEY ARE NOT GUARANTEED. OVERNIGHT and 2-DAY GUARANTEED OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

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  • Jingle Jingle Jingle... the Holiday Cases are Here!

    A Half Case of Cheer

    We do it because we care about you... we really really do. We want to make your holidays livelier AND easier! We want you to have that perfect bottle of wine on hand to uncork on a moments notice, while saving you the hassle of getting in your car, braving the elements and waiting in long lines after wandering aimlessly down aisle after aisle of wines that are all probably lovely, but may or may not be quite right for the season. And do we even need to mention how easy it makes your gifting? Get it all done as you keep cozy at home.

    So here you go!
    Our Full Case of Holiday Cheer (that's 12 bottles) for $380.00 and our
    Half-Case of Holiday Cheer (yes, 6 bottles) for just $137.80

    A Full Case of Cheer

    We've made our list and checked it twice, and selected only the wines we truly believe match the kinds of things getting cooked up this time of year, be it latkes or goose or lobster, turkey or carp or prime rib. Gingerbread houses! Mincemeat pies! We've got you covered. How do we do it? By selecting FOOD WINES. Wines that won't overpower whatever it is you are cooking up: wines with just enough weight to hold up, but not so much that they drag you down. You should want to have another glass (and another and another), rather than a mouthful that makes you as full as everything you have on your plate combined. Festive wines!

    So as we said- treat yourself and order a few cases delivered home to have on hand. Then pick your favorite folks and treat others to the best gift ever-- and when you use our "duplicate cart" option, you can just keep adding addresses without having to start all over again loading up the cart.


    Get with the jingle. Your Winemonger loves you and wishes you the best holiday season EVER.

  • Spooky (looking) Halloween Wines

    chicken feet optional

    Halloween launches our official favorite time of the year.... Fall weather, changing colors, then Thanksgiving, then the December holidays capped with the first snow of the season. But let's not get ahead of ourselves! For now, it's time to think HALLOWEEN.

    I'm pretty sure it's the Gothic writing on the bottle, or perhaps the dark spice in the wine, but Umathum reds are really THE wine to be opening on Halloween night. Especially if you are having friends over for a Halloween party... they're not only excellent wines, but they just do look the part. The glass corks are pretty cool, too. Bonus? We just received a shipment of new vintages, including the crazy popular Gelber und Roter Traminer alongside the classic Zweigelt and St.Laurent bottlings.

    Umathum wines are 100% biodynamic, so there's even a good story to tell involving buried bones, nettles and lunar cycles....

    QUICK CLICK TO BUY:
    Umathum St.Laurent Classic - $19.90/bottle
    Umathum Zweigelt Classic - $23.50/bottle
    Umathum Gelber und Roter Traminer - $24.90/bottle

  • Glühwein, pronounced “Glooh-vine”, the mulled wine for the Holidays

    Gluhwein

    My favorite time in Vienna are the weeks preceding Christmas, called Advent. And the best Advent season is one sprinkled with snow. This is the time when the Viennese drop their schadenfreude and pre-Christmas grumpiness and the whole city becomes the mecca of “Gemühtlichkeit”, which is a term describing a state of coziness and cuddly well-being that is tightly connected to ideas like warm ovens, comfortable chairs, good friends and great food and drinks. Interestingly, this term lacks an English counterpart.

    The perfect example of something which brings on Gemühtlichkeit during this time is a drink called Gluhwein (translated Glow-Wine, AKA mulled wine, or in Sweden, Glogg).

    Along the Christmas shopping markets on Graben and Kärntner Street in Vienna you will find a wooden stand selling this warming drink about as fast as they can make it. It is a custom amongst the Viennese to start a good shopping day with a little warmer–upper of the glowing sort, and to end it hours later without a single gift bought but a serious buzz instead (and a great amount of cheer.)

    We at Winemonger recommend you do your holiday shopping (and all of your holiday entertaining) in the very same way! So here is a recipe to make your own Glühwein right at home (it’s quite easy). We recommend using a Blaufränkisch or Zweigelt red wine for both of these recipes:

    Ingredients

    • 1 Bottle of Red Wine
    • 1/8 Liter water
    • 50 grams sugar (approx 2oz)
    • 1/4 stick cinnamon
    • 3 cloves
    • Peelings of half a lemon or two lemon slices

    Preparation

    Bring the sugar, spices and water to a boil. Then let this mixture steer for 30 minutes.
    finally, mix in the red wine and carefully reheat to just under the boiling point.


    The following is a special sort of Gluhwein. It is popular in alpine regions, especially after skiing.

    Jagertee (Hunter's Tea)

    • 1/4 Liter black tea
    • 1/4 Liter red wine
    • 1/4 Liter orange juice
    • 1/4 Liter Obstler (Schnapps - not the sweet American versions, but something like Kirschwasser or dry plum brandy)
    • 60 - 80 grams sugar (2-3 oz)
    • 1/4 stick cinnamon
    • 3 cloves
    • peelings of 1/2 lemon or two lemon slices

    Heat all the ingredients until they simmer gently for about 5 minutes. Add sugar to taste.


    If I had to recommend a Winemonger wine to make Glühwein with, I would say a Zweigelt or Blaufrankisch. Some people suggest to use a cheap wine for your Glühwein but I disagree. Why should your Glühwine be of lesser quality?

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