From Our Sponsor: Find Great Wine Deals With Chairman’s Selections

How to find great wine dealsNo matter how extravagant a wedding she may be planning, every bride loves a bargain. Whether you find the gown of your dreams at a final markdown sale, craft a beautiful bouquet from the flowers in your grandparents’ garden or really take advantage of that sweet “something borrowed” rule, there are so many creative ways to save on wedding costs.

It’s even possible to find great deals on wonderful wines for every aspect of the wedding celebration. Chairman’s Selection™ wines — some from world-famous winemakers, some undiscovered gems — are typically 40 percent or more off nationally quoted prices. These unique buys are available only in Pennsylvania, at PA Wine & Spirits Premium Collection Stores and online at

If you know and love wine, you’ll recognize the great deals that are available through the Chairman’s Selection program. If you only know that you want a delicious wine at a great value, Chairman’s wines allow you to explore and buy with confidence: They’re hand-picked by experts who know the good stuff, and use Pennsylvania’s buying power to get amazing deals. You’ll find special wines from all over the world, in red, white, rosé and sparkling varieties.

Here’s how Chairman’s Selections can be a tasteful yet economical addition to your wedding celebration:

By the case. Though each wine in the Chairman’s Selection program is a limited, one-time-only buy, most can be purchased by the case. If you’re buying wine for a big reception, the savings will really add up. Consider a wine like Dry Creek Chardonnay, from California’s Russian River Valley. This classic chardonnay, due to arrive in stores in October, was quoted at $20 in the Wine Spectator, but its Chairman’s Selection price is just $12.99, saving you more than $7 per bottle — or a fabulous $84 in savings on a 12-bottle case.

Just a few special bottles. Planning a smaller get-together, like a shower or rehearsal dinner? Chairman’s savings allow you to splurge on wines your guests will really appreciate. Just one example: Louis Latour Gevrey-Chambertin, quoted at $70, available as a Chairman’s Selection for $29.99, would be an elegant addition to any luncheon or dinner table.

With bubbles. Happily, every engagement brings endless opportunities to raise a glass and drink to love, friends or family. This season, the Chairman’s Selections include various sparkling wines at great savings. Try a crisp, tasty Zefiro Prosecco (quoted at $16, Chairman’s price $9.99) or, for something sweeter, a fun bottle of Toad Hollow Risqué Vin Vivant (quoted at $18.99, just $8.99).

With love. Need to give some gifts? If you’d like to thank a dear friend for helping with your wedding, or want to wow your in-laws-to-be, you can make a big impression at big savings. Upcoming Chairman’s Selections include an awesome Celestino Pecci Brunello di Montalcino, perfect for someone who appreciates big red wines and Italian cuisine, for only $42.99 (quoted at $78). Also in the pipeline, an Ernst Bretz riesling icewine for $24.99 (quoted at $43.99), a rare, refined dessert wine for someone special with a sweet tooth.

Be a savvy bargain hunter, and check your nearest PA Wine & Spirits Premium Collection store regularly – new Chairman’s Selections arrive every week. Ask the in-store wine specialist for recommendations, or browse for upcoming wines even before they arrive in stores, at

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