The idea of wine clubs is the brainchild of Mr. Paul Kalemkiarian and is being managed now by his son Mr. Paul Kalemkiarian, Jr. Wine clubs was at first termed as “Wine of the Month Clubs” by the father and son duo. One day when a customer asked Paul Sr. to deliver the “wine of the month” to his home, Paul Jr. saw this as an opportunity to serve other customers better. Thus, when he got his license to drive, he loaded his truck full of wines and started delivering the wines to their customers’ doorsteps. Thus the emergence of a wine club came about. After that stint of delivering door-to-door wines, more and more customers became members of the wine club that the father and son duo created. With that in mind, we may say that wine clubs are geared to providing their members with the best wines that are in review. Wines are delivered to members in a door-to-door system. Some customers would want to have their wines once a month, every three months or every six months. That way, they enjoy the privilege of tasting the best wines in review at the comfort of their homes regularly.
Wine clubs have been established with the sole purpose of satisfying the needs of wine connoisseurs. Being a member of a wine club has its advantages. These clubs offer you discount prices on wines; this is because they are able to negotiate and purchase at special bulk prices directly from the suppliers. This privilege allows the wine clubs to sell wines at more affordable costs to their members. Buying wine from a wine club assures you that you are purchasing quality wine because experts have already done an assessment of the wines that the clubs have. Another benefit of being a member of a wine club is that you are most likely to be invited to wine tasting parties as well as visiting the vineyards where the finest wines are produced. If you find a wine club that is offering wine at ridiculously low prices, chances are, they selling wine that is not of the highest quality.
Shopping online has gathered momentum and is now the method used by most people. If you want to find a reputable wine club, then searching the internet would be the correct thing to do. You are sure to find websites that specialize in wine clubs which do provide reviews on these clubs. Checking out the opinion of tasters as well as the clubs’ previous wine selections including the prices at which they sell, will also assist you in making the correct choice as to whether or not you can apply for membership in a particular wine club. Many wine clubs do business with large retailers and as such, can provide you with wine at the best prices. However, there are some wine clubs that deal with smaller estates and are able to offer premium wines that you’d not have had elsewhere. You need to know that there are stipulations associated with membership; such as the number of shipments you can receive before canceling your membership. This is important as you will now be able to choose rightly so as to not end up with poor quality wine and wasting your money.