By Maddy Vitale
Getting ready for Sunday’s big game likely entails going to the food store and cleaning up the house, she shed or man cave, for a few, or 20-plus guests.
The last thing you want to worry about is lugging in bottles of beer, wine or spirits for the Eagles after-party – right?
Well, Passion Vines Wine & Spirit Company in Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township, makes getting ready for the Super Bowl as easy as going to www.passionvines.com on your tablet, phone, laptop or desktop. All you have to do is browse, click and add to your shopping cart.
All orders submitted by 7 p.m., have a same day delivery promise. If you have a specific time that you would like to receive your delivery, you can let Passion Vines know while placing your order, said Michael Bray, owner of Passion Vines.
In addition to door to door delivery throughout Atlantic County and Cape May counties, Passion Vines also has in-store pickup. A big advantage to shopping online this week is being able to use the promo code: “EAGLES” at the time of checkout. From now through Saturday at noon, apply the promo code to your online order and you’ll save 15 percent off wine, 10 percent off beer and 10 percent off spirits (non-sale items), Bray said.
“It comes down to convenience. Shopping on passionvines.com saves you time. It is no different than Uber or eBay. Our website lets you shop from your desktop or mobile device, on your terms and time,” Bray said. “All of our inventory is loaded onto the site.”
Bray said the reason for stopping the Super Bowl orders at noon Saturday is to ensure that they keep up with the demand.
One item, that will likely be a fan favorite, is the Johnson Harriss red wine, “Cuvee Wentz,” inspired by Eagles superstar quarterback Carson Wentz. It is usually priced at $24.99 but will be $19.99.
The blend is described by the maker on the Passion Vines website as “mind-blowing,” “structured and fresh, a serious wine, not flabby.”
Besides drinks, are dozens of delicious gourmet artisan cheeses such as asiago, gouda and New York Cheddar, meats like pepperonis, a variety of spreads, pretzels, crackers and chocolates, to order for game time.
When it comes to beer, Bray said, a lot of people love the growler fills in Somers Point. Growlers are glass or ceramic beer containers that come in either a 64-ounce jug or a 32-ounce one. It gives a person the ability to choose between different types of beers. There are 13 craft beers on tap at Passion Vines in Somers Point.
“During football season people will choose to fill up several growlers with different types of beer for variety. Gone are the days of a keg of Coors Light,” Bray said. “The growlers offer the freshness of beer on tap.”
Passion Vines Somers Point location, has a bar with wine tastings and other events throughout the year. They also offer specialty drinks on tap. Cold-brewed coffee, prosecco, a sparkling wine, and kombucha, sweetened black and green teas, are some favorites and adds a variety to choose from on tap.
Bray said online orders are filling up as game day nears, and he expects it will only get a lot busier.
“We are filling orders, whether it be for a small house party of 10 people, or a banquet hall of 200 people,” Bray said. “We will cover the gamut. The beauty of our selection is we offer so much more than wine, beer and spirits.”
If you’re not one for online ordering, Passion Vines Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township are open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. for all your Super Bowl needs.
Passion Vines is located at 265 New Rd, Somers Point. For more information call (609) 601-8463. The Egg Harbor Township store is at 3013 Ocean Heights Avenue. For more information call (609) 653-8463