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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.

Would You Spend $15,600 for a Wine Club Subscription

Wine clubs are a fun idea: you get surprised with a curated selection of wines every so often without having to do the work of choosing it. Sometimes, it's even for a good cause-for example, NPR's wine club gives you 15 bottles for $80-that's $5.33 a ...

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:57:00 GMT



The world's most expensive wine club costs $15,600 a year

The most expensive wine club in the world has been revealed, and the annual fee costs about as much as a state university's yearly tuition. Acker Merrall & Condit is America's oldest wine shop (197 years) and one of the world's leading auctioneers.

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT



The world's priciest wine club debuts

The oldest wine store in the US on Thursday uncorked what is likely the most expensive wine club in the world - one that will run you $15,600 a year. That's $325 a bottle. After getting hit with the super-sized bill, you might need a good drink.

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:54:00 GMT



A wine club at The Vineyard at Hershey Stay tuned for more details

With its major concerts behind it and the final signature event of Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country under way, The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey already is looking ahead to 2018. First things first, of course, with two more weeks of the Wine Country's ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:26:00 GMT



The Grapes of Laugh: How to Host a Wine Tasting or Start a Wine Club

We had such fun on The Social yesterday chatting about how to organize an informal wine tasting party at home. Click the arrow above to play the video. There are many excellent reasons to host a wine tasting party-or even to form a wine club. For one ...

Published:  Sat, 14 Oct 2017 21:14:00 GMT



Film nights, wine tastings and an Aston Martin... the luxury residences offering resort-style city living

... a way to connect with others in your block or across the whole development - and join one of the many clubs that have sprung up. There are wine tastings, film nights (there's a screening room on site, naturally), five-a-side football in Battersea ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:37:00 GMT



Wine Club 14 October

As readers know, The Spectator is a famously broad church. All manner of opinions are held and expressed here, and it's impossible to find common ground, be it on Brexit, Trump and May, or even on the relative merits of Marmite and Bovril, say, or how to ...

Published:  Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:36:00 GMT



Knackered mother's wine club: This week Helen McGinn tries a fruity white wine paired with chicken pie

Koha Gisborne Chardonnay 2016, £6.50 (normally £8.50), M&S Once the weather cools I want something a bit punchier. I'm not after light and fragrant so much as ripe and round. This answers the call: a lightly-oaked Chardonnay from the Gisborne region in ...

Published:  Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:46:00 GMT



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