5 Reasons Why You Should Join A Wine Club
Why join a wine club? This is one of the top questions we get asked here at City Vineyard. Accompanying that question is also: What is the best wine club? and Is wine club a good deal? Often in the wine world we find that a good price doesn’t necessarily mean a great deal. Let us walk you through why its a good idea (at least when its with us!).
Join a Wine Club and Benefit in 5 Ways
1. Have a regular supply of wine on hand.
Our Gold Club makes it extremely easy to start that wine cellar you have always wanted. Joining a wine club can be fun any time of year, but if you pick the right club, it could help trim your holiday spending. Between big family meals and holiday parties, you can never have too many bottles of wine around the house. If this isn’t a good “why join a wine club” reason, we don’t know what is!
2. Have your own personal wine concierge.
To have a knowledgeable buyer (often with more pricing power than you have) pick out interesting wines you wouldn’t or couldn’t buy yourself, especially when it comes to the limited-release allocations we often feature for Gold Club.
3. Receive awesome discounts and VIP offerings.
City Vineyard club members also receive 10% off in-store purchases when you pick up your club, half-off beer and wine tastings, plus special offers and items exclusive to club members.
4. No commitment required.
City Vineyard doesn’t require a long-term commitment. Try it for a month or a year. It’s totally up to you.
5. No shipping costs.
You pick up in store, so there are no extra costs tagged on; your monthly subscription cost goes directly to your high-quality wine.
Here is what our Gold Club members received this August:
2014 Morey-Saint-Denis En la Rue de Vergy
DOMAINE REGIS BOUVIER
Wine is like a religion to the people of Regis Bouvier. Fourth generation winemaking is just the beginning. They have 16 Hectares on about 60 vineyards displaying a beautiful and unique focus on sense of place. They use environmentally conscientious farming. The domaine is located in the Village of Marsannay-la-Côte which is part of the AOC village appellation of Marsannay. The only one in Burgundy allowed to produce White, Rosé and Red wines. The wines are part of the Côte de Nuits and stylistically similar to those of their neighbors Fixin and Gevrey Chambertin. Red wine grapes are allowed to ferment for about 20 days in temperature controlled tanks before aging in oak barrels for 12 months. 20 to 35% new oak is used depending on the cuvée. Wines undergo light filtration before bottling.
Régis Bouvier in Marsannay achieves a rare hat trick in Burgundy, the mastering of all three colors–Red, White and Rosé, through reasonable yields and high quality terroirs. Bouvier makes one of the best Burgundian Rosés according to critics, his Whites are delicious, with their own particular character completely unlike other Chardonnays from Burgundy, and his Reds are his crowning achievement, managing to be wild and exciting while refined and elegant at the same time. Bouvier’s vineyards in Marsannay are Premier-Cru quality (some may even get classified) and his lieu-dit Bourgogne Rouge En Montre Cul vineyard is of a quality well above most (cultivated on a steep slope, not flatland Bourgogne). Morey-St-Denis En la Rue de Vergy is a superb vineyard right above the Grand Cru Clos de Tart. This domaine represents terrific value for a number of reasons–a lesser-known appellation combined with quality vineyard holdings and a conscientious and talented wine grower.
This 2014 Burgundy is considered to be one of the most prized finds of the last 5 years. With a taut backbone, this offering gives juicy red berry fruits, a silky mouthfeel and a long, authentic finish. Drinkable now and over the next 3-7 years.
Still not convinced? Stop in or give us a call today and we’ll tell you why you should Join the Club!