WINE CLUB RELEASE INFO
We like to save paper - this page is updated with current and upcoming release information, tech sheets, food pairings and more!
If you're a current wine club member and you have questions, need to update your credit card or anything else wine club-related, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING 2023 IMPORTANT DATES
2/22/23: Last day to request shipping, changes/replacements for your wine club allocations
2/26/23: Last day to request a skip or cancel - please do so in writing to the above email (Shae)
3/1/23: Cards automatically charged/Invoices sent out
3/2/23: Wine available for pick up from our Tasting Room & Flights & Bites Begin (see below)
3/6/23 Ship wine Club Wines - let us know if you need your wine held. We’ll be watching the weather - we may need to ship in groups depending on poor weather; we'll be in touch with you!
ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH (until April 2nd) - Wine club members and two of their guests will receive free flight of the released wine and a small sample plate of food pairings - (redeemable once). We encourage members to make reservations. Pairings - tbd.
SPRING 2023 RELEASE
Wines: 2020 Long Vine, 2020 Fork + Spoon, 2020 El Prat, 2022 Albariño (tech sheets coming soon)
Yep! Four wines, breaking away from our traditional 3. What this means is:
6-bottle members will receive: 1 Long Vine, 1 Fork + Spoon, 2 El Prat, 2 Albariño
12-bottle members will receive: 2 Long Vine, 2 Fork + Spoon, 4 El Prat, 4 Albariño
Red Only 6-bottle members: 2 Long Vine, 2 Fork + Spoon, 2 El Prat
Red Only 12-bottle Members: 4 Long Vine, 4 Fork + Spoon, 4 El Prat
Please let us know by Feb 22nd if you'd different amounts or different wines.
Food & Wine pairing note from Rachel
WINTER 2022 IMPORTANT DATES
November 28: Last day to request shipping, changes/replacements for your wine club allocations
November 29: Last day to request a skip or cancel - please do so in writing to the above email (Shae)
December 1: Cards automatically charged/Invoices sent out
December 1: Wine available for pick up from our Tasting Room & Flights & Bites Begin (see below)
December 5: Ship wine Club Wines - let us know if you need your wine held. We’ll be watching the weather - we may need to ship in groups depending on bad winter weather; we'll be in touch with you!
ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER - Wine club members and two of their guests will receive free flight of the released wine and a small sample plate of food pairings - (redeemable once). We encourage members to make reservations for this. Pairings include cheese & seafood (including shellfish)- please give us 24-hour notice if requesting specialized food request - we're happy to sub!
WINTER 2022 RELEASE
Wines: 2019 Behemoth, 2019 Professor, 2021 Sauvignon blanc
Food & Wine pairing note from Rachel
Behemoth: big protein - beef, lamb, game, or well seasoned roasted pork or poultry. But also great with rich veg dishes like eggplant parm. This is a super yummy wine and this time of year I like to look up old fashioned recipes and give them a go - here's a classic Steak Diane
Professor: anything. Truly. As the vintages roll by we keep expecting Professor to finally throw us for a loop when it comes to pairing, but so far that hasn't happened. We paired the new vintage with a spiced cake with caramelized apples at our last wine club dinner. It not only 'worked' - but it was a great pairing. When we sat down to do the pairings for the Flights & Bites, anything we had with it tasted good (including the oysters we decided to pair with the Sauvignon blanc). But for something savory and keeping with the 'old fashioned' theme - here's a very classic roast chicken recipe by Thomas Keller. Enjoy Sunday roast chicken and a bottle of Professor and you can thank me later.
Sauvignon blanc: This is my personal favorite season for Sauvignon blanc. Most people probably think of it as a 'summer wine' - but it really shines this time of year. As I type this, there's snow on the ground and we've had a suddenly very cold fall and forecast is in for a long, cold, snowy winter. Sauvignon blanc has the right flavors that help me remember spring and summer - and look ahead to those favorite seasons. But it also pairs so well with all the big meals we tend to have this time of year - it's bright acid and herbaceous flavors cut through the big, fatty, rich meals. There's also science behind Sauv blanc being compatible with notoriously bad-for-wine vegetables like asparagus and artichokes. My advice for this time of year is to always have a bottle of Sauv blanc in your fridge ready to go - it's great with main meals, but also shines with apps. One of my favorites lately is marinated goat cheese. Here's a simple recipe from the brilliant Martha Rose Shulman.