What Is the California Wine Club?

Formed in 1990 by wine lovers Bruce and Pam Boring, the California Wine Club is a well known wine of the month club dedicated to digging through the thousands of labels produced in California every year and providing the best of the best shipped right to consumer’s doors. The California Wine Club has been going strong for 18+ years, and a quote from their website describes their mission well — to create a wine club that was like “one friend recommending a great bottle of wine to another friend”.

A common complaint among wine conoisseurs is that it can be difficult to distinguish a great wine from an average bottle. Without tasting a wine yourself, or without a recommendation from a trusted friend who enjoys wine, picking a bottle at your local wine store can be difficult. You’d be just as successful blindfolding yourself and picking at random.

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Another problem — not all wines, especially the small batch, limited production, family owned wines, are available across the country. Many people in smaller towns must pick from a bland commercial selection of wines, usually purchased by a store manager with questionable wine knowledge.

CAWineClub.com Bottles of Wine

The California Wine Club (cawineclub.com) has recognized these difficulties and attempts to provide their customers with the best bottles of wine from California all without a membership fee or contract. If a customer is unhappy with the club for any reason, they simply cancel their membership at any time. Most customers, however, will not cancel because they’re unhappy with the wine. California Wine Club guarantees the quality of every bottle “100 percent”. This means that a member will never get a bulk commercial bottle (or a closeout sale bottle), but will only receive hand picked limited production vintages from the great state of California.

There are many wine clubs for wine lovers to choose from — many of them have not been successful for nearly 20 years, as California Wine Club has, and most will not promise to offer their customers only small batch California wines, hand selected by wine lovers.

Signature Series and International Selections Wine Clubs

California Wine Club offers anywhere from three to four “clubs” at any given time. As of early 2009, there are four: the California Wine Premier Club, the Signature Series Club, the International Selections Club, and the new Aged Cabernet Series. Starting at $34.95 for the Premier Club (featuring 1 red/1 white, 2 reds, or 2 whites) and topping out around $200 for the Aged Cabernet series, these four “tiers” of membership fit easily into anyone’s budget and taste range.

As for the wines — ranging from an 88 Wine Spectator score up to “exquisite” 96 and 98 rankings, you will experience only the finest wines picked for their customers exclusively by wine experts.

If you’re looking to discover the best that California has to offer, join the California Wine Club and get ready to enjoy 2 amazing wines every month, with no fees for membership and no long term contracts.

What is the California Wine Club? Probably the top wine club in America.

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