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We saw a company offering a weekly wine club the other day, I guess getting out a monthly wine club wasn’t fun enough for them so they upped the ante right? A monthly wine club can be a shipping and logistical challenge, depending on your wine company. One of the major issues for us is that we tend to buy wine in the days and weeks before it is shipped. Now, if we had a major newspaper behind us things might be different-of course we’d then be stuck shipping inferior wine though!
In any case there is one simple question I wish everyone would ask their wine club before joining-what did you ship last month? It is a simple and straight forward question, but also one which should receive a simple answer. We don’t necessarily ship every single person in any of our wine clubs exactly the same wine (after all, if someone were to offer us a single case of the best value wine or simply the best wine that we’d ever tasted we wouldn’t turn it down) but we can definitely give you a good idea about what you should expect to receive as one of our wine club members.
By Mark Aselstine
It’s a question we actually get on a fairly regular basis-what’s the average day that you experience owning a wine club?
I get it, people picture me driving around from vineyard to vineyard and drinking wine. Yeah, it’s like that a few days a month and that’s why we do the rest of it. Finding 90 point wines for reasonable prices (especially from wineries making under 2k cases per year) leads us pretty well off the beaten path. Instead of 5-6 appointments a day like most casual wine tourists, we tend to be able to fit in only 3.
Mostly, we work on the computer, or in our warehouse packing boxes. All the usual caveats of a small business definitely apply. Sometimes I am the shipping coordinator. Sometimes I am the lead customer service associate. Sometimes I am the marketing department. Sometimes I feel like someone who founded a business.
All that is to say simply thank you for your support. We greatly appreciate it and hope to continue to reward you with quality wines well into the future.
By Mark Aselstine