In recent years, we have witnessed a proliferation of wine clubs due in part to an increased interest in wine connoisseurship. There are several benefits to belonging to a wine club. Membership is not limited to expert vintners or sommeliers but in fact is available to whosoever will. Again, there are a bevy of bonuses associated with belonging to a wine club. One bonus is a wine of the month perk. This is the cornerstone of belonging to a wine club.
Most clubs will send you a selected bottle of wine replete with a dossier detailing information from growing conditions, aging process and the awards garnered by that particular wine. In addition as a member you are sent many other gratuities including newsletters and notifications of wine tasting events, recipe books that catalogue wines and suggested complimentary foods.
With your wine club membership comes several advantages. Perks are presented based on club membership status or type. For example, premium members are granted huge discounts when it comes to purchasing the wine of their choice. In addition to these perks are benefits to one’s health as well. Every day, the findings of more studies associating a healthy intake of wine i.e. 1 or 2 glasses a day are making for more believers. In the last five years, there has been a spike in club membership nationwide.
When acquiring a wine club membership, there a few things one should consider. First of all, on a face value appraisal, you have to decide if you are getting the most bang for your buck. Are the services proffered worth the fee I’m paying… do they offer a comprehensive package, complete with such activities as guided vineyard tours, wine tasting galas or parties and wine of the month considerations? Do they have credentialed experts working for them that are capable of making sound wine recommendations? Do they have any international offerings as part of their selection? Do they feature wines produced in other parts of the world, etc? These are all questions one should ask when choosing a wine club.
Lastly, if you drink wine, be it on occasion or on a more regular basis; opting for a wine club membership is a sensible move because of the many advantages associated with doing so. Enjoy the convenience of having the finest wines in the world delivered right to your door. There are many factors to consider when making the right decision for you. Choose wisely and enjoy.