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Local Vintage: Keeping spirits up since 1972
9/12/14 Los Angeles Register
After 42 years of handpicking quality wines for value-conscious customers, the country’s oldest mail-order wine of the month club continues to succeed by bucking tradition...

High Quality, Low Budget »
2014 Showcase Directory Streaming Media
Wine of the Month Club delivers more than just bottles, as it relies on video to get its message out...

Wine of the Month Club: Quality wines at affordable prices »
4/19/14 Pasadena Star
Paul Kalemkiarian Jr. knows a thing or two about wine. And he enjoys sharing that knowledge with customers through his Wine of the Month Club while also bringing them quality wines at affordable prices...

See what Consumer Reports says about the Wine of the Month Club »
10/1/13 Consumer Reports

#1 Wine Club for Wine Bloggers »
2013
We searched. We read. We interviewed. And as a new service to our members and customers we have and are constantly adding to a group of wine bloggers who we think get it…..Get it in the sense of what wine should be about and practice that "about" in their approach to wine. Enjoy some of our interviews with these quality bloggers.

What a Long, Strange Trip it's Been! The Amazing Story of America's First and Original Wine of the Month Club, Right From the Horse's Mouth
9/3/10 Grape Encounters Radio
This week, David visits with Paul Kalemkiarian Jr., President of the original Wine of the Month Club, which was founded by his father, Paul Sr., back in 1972. This imaginative adventure spawned literally thousands of wine clubs throughout the world...

An Embarrassment of Wining...I mean Riches...
8/12/10 Goddess of Wine
I don't know about the rest of you, but the first wine club I belonged to was the original Wine of the Month Club. It was such a new idea to me - someone would send me wines every month and include educational information about the wines...

Chardonnay, Chateau Montelena, "Bottle Shock," wines-of-the-month? It's all good!
8/6/10 Wine Examiner
The Original Wine of the Month Club® has partnered with Zin Haze Productions to commemorate the achievements of Chateau Montelena—a family-owned and operated Napa Valley winery that put California wines on the map in 1976 by claiming the prestigious “Judgment of Paris” prize for best tasting wine...

NPR Interview: Wine of the Month Club
7/28/10 Wine Seeker's Guide to Livermore Valley
Tom Wilmer and Paul Kalemkiarian Jr. discuss the history of the club, Paul's wine tasting process, and more...

Live From RMC: How to Be a Social Media Superstar
5/27/10 MultiChannel Merchant
If you want to build a following using social media, don't try to sell on Facebook and Twitter--just be yourself...

Private Label Wines
March/April 2010 Great Taste Magazine
The notion of house wines, which used to be that they were somewhat inferior, has drastically changed in recent years. A unique addition to your wine list...

Wine Gadget Gift Ideas
12/08/2009 ABC's The View from the Bay
What's worthwhile vs. what's overkill. Fun gift ideas for every price range...

Stamps of Authenticity (PDF file, 3.9 MB)
11/23/2009 Los Angeles Business Journal
Original Wine of the Month Club looks to expands its mail-order service as new rivals enter the business...

Di-vine Inspiration: Love wine? Join the club — run by Monrovia businessman (PDF file, 1 MB)
11/21/2009 Pasadena Star-News
For Paul Kalemkiarian Jr., wine is a complex and mysterious thing. And therein lies the appeal...

Booze on a Budget: two great wines, guaranteed, for $19.95 a month
11/10/2009 The Orange County Register
I’m sure some of you know the scenario: you’re at the winery, you’ve had a few too many tastes, and the subject of joining their wine club comes up. As you drain your glass you’re thinking, “What the heck? This is tasting pretty darned good!”...

The Original Wine of the Month Club? Only a Bottle Away in Monrovia
9/3/2009 LA Weekly
Kalemkiarian is the second generation owner of The Original Wine of the Month Club in Arcadia. Since 1972, the family-run company has offered a wine of the month club through their wine shop by the same name in Monrovia...

Wine Crush Interview with Paul (MP3 file)
9/2/2009 Wine Crush Radio Show
We have the daddy of all wine clubs (on our show today), Paul Kalemkiarian. There are so many wine clubs out there that do a disservice to the general public... and taint the service of what you people do...

How I Made It: The Time Was Ripe For A Wine Club
8/23/2009 Los Angeles Times
Pioneer: Paul Kalemkiarian, Sr. founded the Wine of the Month Club in 1972, just as the California wine industry was maturing. He got to know many of the winemakers who eventually made places like Napa and Sonoma household names...
If you are interested in a fair use copy of the article, please contact Paul at 800-949-9463.

Wine Taster Shares Some Secrets
8/13/2009 Northern California Wine Examiner
Paul Kalemkiarian, Jr, has one of the world’s best, albeit sensitive, jobs: tasting and rating about 400 wines a month. He runs the Wine of the Month Club...

The Original Wine of the Month Club in a Nutshell
7/8/2009 Lifestyle: Food and Wine
I had the pleasure of meeting the owner of Wine of the Month Club, Paul Kalemkiarian, Jr. Wine of the Month Club is one of the oldest, if not the original mail order wine delivering service establishments in the country...

Wine of the Month Club: A Great Value for Any Budget
8/19/2007 Associated Content.com
The Wine of the Month Club is a great little club that definitely caters to its members...