Is A monthly wine club Really Worth It ?

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We’ve taken a look at Wine Club’s before, but we really wanted to look at is a monthly wine club really worth it ? Well that depends on what you are looking for. If you are new to wine, or have always been a spirit or beer drinker, then joining a wine club might be the right way to go for you.

Depending on where you live there are a number of opportunities available to join a wine club. For instance if you live near a wine growing region, you may find that the local wineries offer free membership to join their wine club. Another alternative is to see if a local hotel runs wine tasting nights, which may lead to the opportunity to not only regularly enjoy a wine club but where there are also social interaction opportunities.

The usual concept of a wine club is the tasting of several wines from different regions, or wineries. There is usually a tasting of maybe three different varieties of white wine and three varieties of reds. Sometimes there is an opportunity to taste a fortified wine, such as a port or liqueur. So if you are new to drinking wines, then joining a club like this would be beneficial to you.

Professional Wine Clubs

Most professional clubs will have a person speaking about the various wines offered on the night. They will tell you about the region that a particular wine comes from, the variety of grapes grown to produce that wine. Sometimes it may become a little too technical for the amateur and that may be off putting, but on the whole it is an excellent way to learn about wines and their different varieties.

There are some wine clubs that offer food that will compliment each wine that is being offered for tasting, while others will offer a variety of cheese and crackers, and there are some that just simply have wine .

Socialzing

There are people who use a monthly wine club as an opportunity to socialize with their friends, which is an excellent idea. Not only do they have the opportunity to taste new wines from several different regions but they have the chance to catch up with friends at the same time.

A price comparison for the different wines is usually noted so if you are on a limited budget then joining a wine club allows you to experience wines that might otherwise be outside your budget. On the other hand it will encourage you to perhaps budget for that special bottle of wine that you discovered on the night and wouldn’t normally consider purchasing.

On the whole a monthly wine club is a great concept. Not only does it offer the opportunity to taste a particular wine but it helps expand your palate by encouraging you to try wines that at first may not appeal to you. You will become educated about wines and perhaps discover that you have developed a preference for a certain variety of wine. Some prefer white wines as their first choice while others prefer to only drink red wines, and there are many who enjoy the whole spectrum of wines.

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