A wine a month
Wine clubs are work like book-of-the-month club, but for wine. You also get discounts on wines and other benefits, which might include discounts on merchandise and free tastings. There should be no cost to join, and you should be able to cancel easily. Some famous wine clubs are the International Wine of the Month Club and Lot 18’s Tasting Room. Some clubs let you choose to be sent wines from a specific region, or a specific kind of wine. If you join a wine club associated with a winery, they’ll have the wine when you order it.
A great wine club at a St. Helena winery
Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards, a 40-acre estate just south of Howell Mountain, has its own wine club. By agreeing to buy six bottles a year in groups of three, you can get Level I membership with discounts on their wines, tickets to parties and invitations to a complimentary tasting. Agreeing to buy 12 bottles a year, or 24, gets you higher levels of membership with even more benefits.
An example of a library wine that might be available at an Anderson’s Conn Valley wine tasting is the 2010 Éloge. This polished yet powerful wine, born from a cool wet spring and a blazing hot summer and fall, has a powerful aroma of black cherry and cigar box, with hints of red currant, violets and the oak lending it some toasty notes. Its flavor is similar, with a long and satisfying finish. This wine is worthy to save for thirty years or more. Club members save $25 on the ’12 Éloge. Join the Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Wine Club today.