If you love Washington wines and you live in the Seattle area, do yourself a favor and check out Full Pull Wines. This is a unique wine retailer — with good prices on fine Washington wines.
I first wrote about Full Pull Wines in September, and finally had an opportunity to stop by the warehouse in Seattle SODO’s district. It was a fantastic experience, which I highly recommend to Washington wine lovers.
How to find out more? First, go to the Full Pull Wines website, and you will see that their “list is currently open.” Full Pull sells wine through a mailing list, using a one-offer-per-day model. Sign up to their mailing list, and you’ll start getting emails about some wonderful Washington wines. When you find wine that you want to purchase, order online, and then pick it up at the warehouse or have it shipped.
Each Full Pull offer contains two prices: regular retail price and a “Thursday pickup price.” If you agree to pick up your wines on Thursdays, you will not only receive the best pricing but will also be invited to sample other wines when you pick up your order.
I recently purchased a couple of bottles of the velvety 2005 Boudreaux Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon and picked them up on a Thursday at the Full Pull Wines warehouse. Owner Paul Zitarelli was pouring side-by-side tastings of Barbera, and there was a fun mystery taste too. Paul is knowledgable and friendly; he has good stories to share, and he likes to hear recommendations from visitors too. A few other people were there tasting at the same time, and it ended up being an enjoyable part of my afternoon.
It’s definitely a different way to purchase wines – and easy for Seattleites to order those favorites from central or eastern Washington. I’m thinking about buying some discounted wines there for holiday parties and as gifts.
If you want to know more, you can also follow Full Pull Wines on Twitter.