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Best wine of the month club?

blehzih Jul 21, 2007 12:21 PM

I'm looking to get a half a year wine of the month club as a wedding present... I'm curious if anyone would be willing to advise me on which wine of the month club has the best wine. Appreciate it.

I hope this is the right area for this type of question... I know chowhound had a wine of the month club in a recent "presents" column, and that looked good--if anyone doesn't have any other ideas. Okay that's it =] (this is my second post, btw!)

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    zin1953 RE: blehzih Jul 21, 2007 01:43 PM

    It really depends upon the wines that the bride and groom like . . . .but I'd look at K&L Wine Merchants, The Spanish Table, and/or Vintage Berkeley/Solano Cellars.

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      cjc519 RE: zin1953 Jul 25, 2007 05:19 PM

      I am interested in doing the same (for myself!) and checked out these recs. Problem is they don't ship to PA which is where I am. Any suggestions for a wine of the month club that does deliver to PA? What with PA's totally arcane LCB laws this might be kind of tricky. Thanks!

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        zin1953 RE: cjc519 Jul 26, 2007 06:12 AM

        There are none that do -- it's the laws of Pennsylvania that are the problem. They prohibit direct shipments of wine to an individual from out-of-state.

        See http://wi.shipcompliant.com/WhoShipsW...

        But then again, as I've said before, I'm not the biggest fan of these "wine(s)-of-the-month club" annyway -- but that's me. YMMV.


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      clayfu RE: blehzih Jul 23, 2007 03:08 PM

      KL wines is quite good because their wines are normally very very well priced. You don't want to join a wine club that their wines in store are generally more expensive because such costs end up being forced upon you at the wine club.

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        SteveTimko RE: clayfu Jul 24, 2007 03:19 PM

        If I was going to join a wine club, it would be K&L

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        padulojoe RE: blehzih Jan 22, 2012 08:33 AM

        Several of my relatives get monthly wine deliveries from purevinewines.com which mainly focuses on smaller production natural wines. They describe the wines quite well in the monthly newsletter and always teach something useful about the region, varietal, or style of winemaking.

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