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Characteristics of a Wine Club

Learning how to taste and appreciate a wine is easier than most novice wine drinkers might think. The first rule of thumb is that your opinion counts. If you like it then it's good - simple as that. One way to expose yourself to tasting and trying new wines is to join a wine club. These companies send regular shipments of wine, direct to your home, to allow you to sample and learn more about wines from around the world. When searching for the right wine club look for the following characteristics:

Wine Origination.
There's no quick and easy answer to where the wine club should come from. If you love California wine then choose a wine club that only delivers wine from that region of the country. If you want a taste adventure than move to an international wine club. This decision is yours and should be based on what you like and how adventuresome you're feeling.

Entertainment.
Having new bottles of wine show up on your doorstep is exciting. Both the tasting and learning about that particular wine and winery brings a night of fun. Make sure your wine club offers detailed information with each wine delivery to be sure you can learn all of the aspects of each wine you try out.

Flexibility.
If you are wanting to only try out a wine club for a few months or are serious about receiving several bottles each month, look for a wine club that offers the frequency and club duration you're interested in. If the club has membership minimums that don't fit your needs than move on to another one that is more flexible.

Good customer service.
A wine club membership can be a decent sized purchase - you'll want a company that puts the customer first. If you have a chance, give the company a call and evaluate how they answer your questions. If you aren't satisfied then move on to another company.

Additional bottles.
If you fall in love with a particular bottle of wine you'll definitely want access to more. Make sure any wine club you deal with will allow you to purchase additional bottles of your favorite wines.

Pricing.
Wine club memberships can vary greatly. Much of that has to do with how many bottles of wine is including in each delivery, if shipping is separate or included in the price and where the wine originates from. Just remember that the most expensive one does not always mean the best. Value is important - look for a wine membership that doesn't break your budget.

If you are a novice wine club member than you may be feeling a little intimidated on which club to choose. Remember that the best wines are those that you like and that meet your needs. Choose a club with a solid customer service team and that delivers wines that you'll want to try at a fair value.

Knackered mother's wine club: This week Helen McGinn tries Truly Irresistible Sauvignon Blanc paired with spicy prawns

This is made from one of the oldest plantings of cinsault vines in the country. The grapes are handpicked and the wine's left to age in French oak barrels. Fantastic value, with lots of juicy red cherry flavours. From Chile's Leyda Valley, a tucked ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:51:00 GMT



City trader raises $13 million to open world's first private members' wine club

Grant Ashton had spent 30 years running trading floors in the City of London and Canary Wharf when he took a year off. It was hardly a holiday. As well as starting a green gas business and taking Chartered Financial Analyst exams, he set out to solve a far ...

Published:  Sun, 14 Jan 2018 02:51:00 GMT



Napa Neighbor Day offers wine club privileges for locals

Tastings of library and reserve wines, tours with winemakers, barrel samples, the perks of wine club membership for a day: all may be had on Napa Neighbor Day for those with but a county address. In an ongoing bid to engage the citizenry of Napa, the ...

Published:  Sun, 07 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT



How a City trader raised £8 million to open the world's first private members' wine club with 26,000 bottles in a Fort Knox-style cellar

Grant Ashton is CEO and founder of 67 Pall Mall, which claims to be the world's first private members' club for wine lovers. Previously a city trader for 30 years, Ashton opened the club after he managed to collect too much wine. He raised £8 million from ...

Published:  Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:37:00 GMT



Of snow, skis and mulled wine

An atmosphere of endless bonhomie pervades the air with a live band playing fusion jazz and the wine beginning to spike our bloodstream. This celebratory air, I find out later from the Australian bartender, is part of the Club Med experience. Before dinner ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:37:00 GMT



Lions Club of East Longmeadow to host Valentines Day wine dinner

EAST LONGMEADOW - A five-course meal will come with a five courses of wine pairings at the Wine and Chocolate Dinner sponsored by the Lions Club of East Longmeadow. The dinner will be held at Mario's Cafe Ambiance on 60 Shaker Rd. on Feb. 11 starting at 2 ...

Published:  Thu, 11 Jan 2018 03:13:00 GMT



Uncorked: Winemaker looking to change old wine world

His latest venture, Clarice Wine Company, will be a wine education site, a wine community and a wine club. Clarice's website will have a Family Members only section. Lee will draw on his extensive contacts in the wine business to feature stories and ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:32:00 GMT



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