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Happy Accidents

It's the foodie equivalent to finding a vintage leather jacket on eBay. Sure, it's a little worn, but it's still a great jacket with a price that's a fraction of what you'd pay in stores. The Accidental Wine Company is an online wine shop that has gathered a steady following for selling a wide range of vino for up to 40-percent off the retail price. How? They buy up bottles with blemished labels. Perhaps a winery has redesigned its packaging, or a label tears or even worse, a bottle breaks inside a case. Restaurants and other shops refuse to sell them, when really, the scuffed and sometimes blotchy labels look pretty cool in a wabi-sabi kind of way. It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, cracking open a bottle.

From $36 for 3 bottles, at Accidental Wines

How It Works

Since the stock is constantly changing, you choose wines by matching your taste and budget with those of the Accidental Wine experts. Then simply choose the number of bottles (3, 6 or 12) and whether you want red, white or both.


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