Food & Drink

Screwed Up

accidental wine company!

One episode of I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant is evidence enough that accidents do happen. Like a lot.

But every once in a while a mistake can lead to something awesome and brilliant (potato chips, LSD, penicillin).

Add to the list The Accidental Wine Company. Three cognoscenti scoop up bottles whose labels have been damaged, stained, outdated, or otherwise deemed undesirable and offer them to you for 20 to 40 percent less than their unblemished counterparts.

Ordering is infallible — just pick your price range, number of bottles (three, six, or twelve), varietal (red, white, or both), and expect to receive a surprise selection of misfits from the world over (North and South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand).

If you’re nice, they will even work with your personal preferences, whether it is a penchant for pinots or an aversion to merlots.

Making it a painless episode of flaw and order.

Available online at accidentalwine.com.

Photo: Courtesy of The Accidental Wine Company