This IS the club that started it all—I mean really started "wine to your door." The founding feature of the Original WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB™ is the Classic Series.
Each month I taste over around 300 wines. Through trade tastings, winemaker visits, in-house tasting sessions, and many other venues, I select the two wines that will be featured for that month's selections. Working in my father's wine shop in the 70's, I used to brown bag and set up the wines each Tuesday for tasting... and that is the tradition still—tasting on Tuesday.
I qualify each wine for its representation of what it should be. In other words, a Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County should be distinctively different from that of the same grape and vintage from Argentina.
Each month you will receive two vintages of wine (full 750ml bottles). The standard shipment includes a red wine and a white wine. Or choose red wine or white wine only. You may also opt for shipments to arrive monthly, every other month or quarterly, each chosen for its quality and value. I can tell you that of the around 300 wines I taste monthly, only 15% are approved for potential club selections and then only 1% make it as selections.
Because of our tenure in the industry and our good standing with wineries, we are sought out chiefly by smaller, lesser-known wineries to feature their wines. After all, you don't need me to find Robert Mondavi or Beringer wines!
Each shipment is accompanied by our full color newsletter packed with information for both the novice and experienced wine taster. It includes winery and winemaker history, recipes, cellaring suggestions, serving suggestions and wine anecdotes to share.
Come join me as we embark on a wonderful journey through the vineyards of California and the world, right in your own home. Many members save each month's selections for a monthly dinner with friends. Try it and you will be on your way.
These wines represent great value and are comparable to wines you might see at your local wine shop for $12.00-$15.00. Monthly subscriptions are never more than $23.96 per month for 2 bottles, plus shipping & applicable taxes.