After sampling hundreds of wines each month we make a selection of what we’ve found fresh and exciting and offer these wines to our wine club members.
Here are the details:
Each month you get our selection of two wines, packed in a wine club box that includes detailed information about each wine with which to amuse and entertain your friends, as well as food-pairing ideas and recipes to help you create the perfect wine-centric meals in your own home.
Pick your wines up from the store on or after the 15th of every month. Or for an additional fee you can have your club box delivered to your home (please contact us for delivery details).
In addition to our club selections you also receive a monthly offering of an optional bonus wine. Bonus wines are singular wines that, due to limited quantities, may be offered on a first-come basis. You’ll receive a monthly mailing that describes the bonus wine, with a link to purchase the wine.
Wine club members receive 10% off admission to our regular wine tastings (excluding special events) as well as 10% off on all items in the store.
How to join the wine club
Monthly wine club membership is $50 ($54.50, including sales tax). To sign up for your monthly subscription click the Subscribe button below to pay securely using a credit card with PayPal. If this is a gift please email us with your recipient’s details.
We will automatically debit your credit card each month until you contact us to cancel your membership. Wine will be ready for pick-up on or after the 15th of each month. Local deliveries (for an additional fee: contact us for details) at your convenience, on or after the 15th.
September Wine Club selections
Here’s our September 2015 wine club offering.
Wine club members: pick up your wine after the 15th of September, and contact us to purchase this month’s quantity-limited bonus wine (see below).
Francesco Rinaldi Grignolino d’Asti 2014
250 cases made
Francesco Rinaldi is an old and historic name in Barolo and is one of the handful of purists who never wavered from the traditional use of large, Slavonian barrels. Traditionally made and profound Barolo such as Rinaldi’s requires a few years of bottle age before it comes into its own and there’s no shame in that: these wines are born for cellar aging. But Rinaldi also makes an unassuming wine for everyday drinking that’s delicious not long after it is bottled, and we’re offering their charming, small production grignolino to our wine club members this month. We dig grignolino and Rinaldi’s is consistently our favorite expression of it—we only wish they made a bit more.
Bodegas La Crusset “Seis Sombreros” Rioja 2006
The wines of La Crusset really impressed us when we tasted them a few weeks ago and this month we’re offering their old vine “Seis Sombreros” to our wine club. Some of the ungrafted vines are over 100 years old, and they are farmed organically grown in high elevation vineyards. La Crusset is working with the unique and naturally low-yielding and today quite rare tempranillo peludo grape. Fermented in stainless, aged in older French oak barrels, and then given some additional time in neutral tank before bottling. Meaty and juicy and quite the contrast to the Rinaldi grignolino.
Bonus wine club wine Bodegas La Crusset “Seis Sombreros Colección” Rioja 2004 $48
1,335 bottles produced.
Very old vine tempranillo peludo, some of which are 120 years old. Similar vinification as the Seis Sombreros, but the Colección is a more structured wine and receives a little longer time in barrel and four years of aging in neutral tank before bottling.