What is Wine of the Month Club?
The Wine of the month club is a very well known wine club in the USA. It was started by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. in 1972 and is now run by his son Paul Kalemkiarian Jr. The club was started to help people select the best available wines from the large number of wines that are available in the market. Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. would go around tasting all the available wines, select the best two and recommend it to his friends and others who were interested in wines. Earlier it was personally home delivered to customers who requested for delivery. Later as the number of customers increased, the wine was shipped to the customers directly through UPS.
The tradition of delivering the best wines continues. All members of the club receive two bottles of wine every month. The wine is guaranteed to be the best available. Along with the wine, the customer also receives a newsletter. The newsletter has all the details about the wine that is delivered like who made the wine, where it was made, how to store the wine and what foods are ideal to be taken with the wine. The cost for the 2 bottles of wine that is delivered every month is $21.95 and the shipment charges are $9.75 for shipping in the state of California. The shipment cost will increase slightly for delivery in other states. These costs are very competitive and are the best bargain available.
Wine Accessories by Wine Of The Month Club
A number of wine accessories are also available at the Wine of the Month Club. Some of the accessories are different types of corkscrew, vacuum pump with stoppers, wine preservers, cocktail mixers, aerating pourer, metrokane wine kit etc.
Wine Of The Month Club – Value for your money
Every month over 400 wines are selected from different parts of the world. Each wine is qualified according to the region and grape variety. A large number of lesser known wineries also approach the Wine of the Month Club to feature their wines. Hence only the best wines get selected. Each of the wines are tested by a panel of experts and only 2 wines qualify each month. All wines come in a discounted price. The Wine of the Month Club has been registered and trademarked.
Types of available Memberships
Three types of memberships are available
- Wine of the Month Club – Classic Series Membership – This was the first membership that was started when wine delivery to the doorstep of the members began. Over 400 wines are tasted each month and the best two selected wines are delivered to the customer. The customer also receives a 24 page newsletter called The Tasting Room which features the complete history of the wine including the location of the vineyard, the grower, how to cellar the wines, the foods that go best with that particular wine, how to serve the wine and also anecdotes on wines. Usually, 1 bottle of red wine and 1 bottle of white wine are shipped, but customers can opt for two bottles of the same type. Each bottle contains 750 ml and are priced less than what is available with the dealers. The monthly subscription is $21.95 for 2 bottles and shipping charges and taxes extra. Customers also have the option of choosing the delivery of wines monthly, or on alternate months or quarterly.
- Wine of the Month Club – Vintners Series Membership – This is a new membership that was started which features slightly more expensive wines. The wines are selected from a larger variety of grapes and regions. This series offers a wider range of flavors of wine from all over the world. Like the Classic series membership, two bottles of wine, 1 bottle of red wine and 1 bottle of white wine are shipped every month. (the customer can opt for two bottles of the same type of wine). Usually, one of the wines would be from the USA and the other from some other part of the world. The Vintners Series wines are priced at $31.95 per month plus shipping and taxes extra.
- Wine of the Month – Limited Series Membership – These are premium wines that can be used for special occasions. These “boutique” wines are rare and are not mass produced. Hence these wines are not usually found in stores. These are superb wines of the finest quality and are delivered for less than the original cost. These are also called the collector’s wines and are for special occasions. The Limited Series wines are priced at $41.95 per month for 2 bottles plus shipping and taxes extra.
Two more memberships are available. They are
Wine of the Month – California Wine Series Wine Club – This features only the best of red wines grown in the state of California. The monthly membership charges are $26.95 per month for 2 bottles of red wine plus shipping and taxes extra.
Wine of the Month – Cellar Series Wine Club – This is to stock the cellar with the best wines selected each month. The wines are selected from the Classic Series and six bottles of wine are delivered every alternate month. The newsletter is also delivered along with the wines. The price is $65.95 for six bottles of wine. Shipping charges and taxes are extra.
Benefits of being a member of the Wine of the Month Club
- All wines offered by the company is guaranteed for quality
- The membership can be canceled at any time with no costs involved
- The prices are also guaranteed to be the lowest available in the market. If at any time the price charged is found to be higher, the difference will be refunded
- two 750 ml. Bottles of wine are received every month where customers can opt for 1 bottle of red wine and one bottle of white wine or 2 bottles of the monthly selection of red wine or 2 bottles of the monthly selection of white wine. There is an option of choosing the delivery of wines monthly, once every alternate month or quarterly
- The newsletter which accompanies the wines has the complete history of the wines and recipes to match the type of wine
- Special Wine Appreciation Dinners are arranged by Wine of the Month Club where members can join to watch experts in the industry match wine with each course of the meal
- With over four decades of experience in the field, the wines delivered are of exceptional quality. All wines are tasted by experts in the field and each month over 225 varieties of wine are selected for tasting and only the best is selected
- Some of the selected wines are rare and not always available everywhere. Also wines from all over the world are made available to the members at discounted rates. The membership is free and members pay only for the wine and shipping. The membership can be canceled at any time without any extra cost. There are no hidden costs or membership fees.
- The newsletter provides complete details of the wines received every month which is a great learning experience for all connoisseurs of fine wines
- The wines are delivered at home or office at the convenience of the customer and this saves him/her time and also the trouble going out to select wines
- The wine of the month can be reordered by members at special discounted prices and the reordered prices are also guaranteed to be the lowest in the market
Gift options from Wine of the Month Club
Wine of the Month Club has been in the industry for over four decades and a Classic Series Gift is one of the best gifts that can be given to friends or relatives who are interested in wines. All wines are guaranteed and there is no need to pay for wines which a customer does not like. All deliveries are accompanied by a “wine letter”.
Also, members can gift ‘Wine Gift Assortment’ of 2 bottles, 6 bottles or 12 bottles of an assortment of wines in gift boxes all well packed and protected. Any wine from the assorted wines can be returned if the recipient is unhappy with the particular wine.
Wine Gift Baskets are wine baskets that look great and have been chosen to gift along with wines or individually. They have been carefully selected from all over the world and can be gifted to hold wine bottles.
Wine Gift Certificates can also be gifted. These certificates from the Wine of the Month Club are in the value of $25.00, $50.00, $75.00 or $100.00. The gift recipient can choose the wine of their liking from the wines available at the Wine of the Month Club and the selected wines will be home delivered in perfect condition.