Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

Accidental wine

Though the wine industry has an air of elegance about it, the bottling and manufacturing process can be messy. It sees its fair share of snafus, just like any other production line. But tossing less-than-perfect bottles is a lost profit, for even the most revered winery—and re-bottling is not an option. What’s a winery to do? Sell to aficionados looking for a great bargain, of course. is a website that specializes in peddling bottles with stained or crooked labels, or other superficial flaws. While the wine inside the bottle is perfectly potable, its slightly less-pretty packaging means it can’t be sold on shelves. Stock isn’t constant, though, so shop by quality and price, and persnickety editors will send you exactly what you’ve been looking for—but never knew.

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