New Local Wine Clubs
Three local wine clubs have recently popped up, offering curated selections and a world of fun varietals and blends to explore.
Written By: Erin Byers Murray
Photographers: Supplied & Brita Britnell
Salt & Vine Wine Club
Sommelier Mattie Jackson started Salt & Vine’s wine club as a way, she says, “to present buyers with something they wouldn’t just stumble upon. Most people’s biggest fear is not knowing what to look for, so this is our tool for helping them step outside the box.” She often fills wine club selections with specialty orders, which means you’re getting something the store and restaurant might not.
Types of membership:
Sign up for one of three tiers; all three come with suggested food pairings, plus info cards and stories about the producers of the wine.
• First Taste — “perfect for those who’ve just caught the wine bug and are looking to step outside the main-brand box.” (2 bottles; $40 per month)
• Curious Drinker — for those who enjoy wine regularly but want to up their game. (4 bottles; $80 per month, plus 5 percent discount at the bottle shop)
• Cellar Master — aims to help “fill your wine arsenal,” with some serious selections that are, indeed, ready to store for later drinking. (4 premium bottles; $125 per month, plus 5 percent discount at the bottle shop and no corkage fee inside the restaurant).
What you might get:
In January, certain tier members will receive bubbles in the form of Charles Bove Cremant de Loire NV and a bottle of Ma Petite Robe Rouge Chinon, cabernet franc, 2015.
How to get it:
Orders are available for pick up at the Salt & Vine bottle shop. Stop into the store or email email@example.com