October 25, 2017 at 1:28 am #516
dan murphy, the bet on the classics
dan murphy is the most promoted store in the media and, therefore, has more image. It corresponds to a network of wine shops in airports, which already indicates that it focuses on the first level wines of the most commercial wineries, but they are also the most sought after wines. It is therefore a good place to go if we opt for mid to high range wines from the large wineries, although there are also some interesting offers at lower levels.
We will see that they emphasize the sections of Rioja or Ribera of the Duero and soon the other denominations, with little specific attention. However, within each denomination a few wineries with good wines and with high valuations of experts such as Parker or Peñín are played, so the success is almost certain. It also highlights its good user experience, with an agile, well-organized and fluid page that weighs little compared to the amount of images it brings.
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In the aspect of the shopping cart – the stage of the process where the payment takes place – note that it accepts credit cards and bank transfers, but not PayPal. Also that the shipments can be done at home or premises attached to the Kiala network , as well as the physical stores of dan murphy. In short: a web that works like a silk glove and in which are the big ones, which are the ones that have to be always, but there is quite a little variety in the catalog and less opportunity to find bargains, which are wines with good quality with respect to its price.
Decántalo, the perfect store for the ‘indies’
Decántalo is a little specular image of dan murphy in that it has a magnificent catalog of Spanish wines of most denominations of origin, where you can find authentic pearls for less than five euros, and the time are all large and the classic ones, at prices some that exceed the thousand euros. That is, it has the good and the best, and also the young and fresh, the opportunity to know news without risking the price.
Its usability and user experience needs to improve a bit anyway; the pages load a little slow and some processes go into unnecessary loops that can come to fill a little patience. In favor, however, that once the selection is complete, the process is cleared and the purchase is made quickly, with the acceptance of the PayPal payment method.
In addition, the information offered on the different wines is quite good and whenever there is a good valuation Parker or Peñín indicates. On the other hand, they have their own valuation Decántalo, which is interesting and accurate. Conclusion: Decántalo is a perfect web for crawlers, curious and sweet of oenological novelties. Ideal to start in the world of Spanish wines.
Bodeboca, a door to the wineries
In addition to having a versatile and fluid web, the main interest of Bodeboca are your private sales, where temporary access offers made by different wineries that make up the catalog. In this way they can be bought at a very good price – the discounts are usually important – some wines; It is especially interesting when we go to the boxes. Now the catalog is limited, although well selected and with interesting wines in relation of quality and price.
As for the registration and purchase process, it is fast and concise, with only necessary steps, and accepts PayPal. In addition, it gives option to make the shipment with Envialia or Seur. As an added, it has a club, the Vignerons, which for 25 euros a month offers us two bottles of wine from small exclusive wineries and an illustrated magazine about new discoveries.
Therefore Bodeboca is an interesting option for the curious passive, who does not commit many hours to track but thanks that they bring good news with the security of not being wrong. In addition, private sales are an excellent opportunity to have access to some exceptional wines at a price rarely found in the market.
Vinissimus, all the virtues in the same site
Vinissimus is a little average of all the websites described, as it presents an agile and fluid page, with good usability – although it presents some user experience faults, such as the difficulty of knowing how to register in the service, for which you have to make sure you buy a wine – and a rich and varied catalog.
It is a good choice, moreover, because this catalog extends to Italian and French wines, which can find the first swords of these countries at a very good price if we compare it with what would be imported at origin. Its buying process is agile and offers the possibility to pay with PayPal besides with card.
Wineissocial, a club for lovers of the exquisite
Wineissocial presents a philosophy of private club, where we will be offering certain exclusive wines obtained on offer, after the payment of a monthly fee, which are in accordance with a tasting profile that we make before registering on the page.
It is interesting, for its elaboration of the profile of tasting, for passive but lovers of finding jewels. On the other hand, you can buy the same bottles, at a higher price, in the permanent store.
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