“Wine clubs are generally not my thing...
The opportunity to create a wine club model that I would be excited to join became an intriguing proposition. The very best wine I can find goes into the Viticole Wine Club. And if I can’t find it, I will work to create it directly with the wineries. The $35-$55 retail price point per bottle merely mimics the range of my personal buying habits.”
Viticole is a monthly wine club of organically-farmed wine selections from Master Sommelier Brian McClintic. Born from an elusive idea that world-class wines can exist at mid-range prices, Viticole wines are predominantly custom collaborations with the winery and Brian. Members will automatically receive at 2-3 bottle allocation each month (summer offers are fall pre-arrival wines that will be ship together in the fall).
Supplementing each monthly offer is an article of the featured producer(s) from Brian’s travels to the winery. At the bottom of the blog is a ‘Cheat Sheet’ which includes: personal tasting notes, recommended drink windows, wine pairings, the best area restaurants, the featured charity of the month, and often a link to our exclusive podcasts with winemakers and importers.