Clichéd but true, wine clubs are a gift that keep on giving. One of the better known and interesting is the International Wine of the Month Club.
Simple in plan, the monthly club consists of wine being sent to the recipient, with information and suggested pairings. The wines we received to sample were the Valle Secreto First Edition Valle de Cachapoal Syrah 2010 and the Lorenzo Costantini Borgo del Cedro Frascati Superiore 2012. Both wines were eminently drinkable and we were particularly surprised by the Chilean Syrah. Who knew a good Syrah could come from Chile?
If you're happy with the selection, there are options to reorder. You can see current and past selections on the Club's website. If you want to expand your options, you can mix and match from the other monthly clubs available:
"In addition to our wine club, we have five other exclusive clubs including beer, cheese, flower, chocolate and cigar of the month clubs. But what really sets apart is that you can combine any or all six clubs any way into a single membership to create a highly personalized gift. You can even pick the frequency with which you want to ship them. Essentially, you can send whatever you want to send, whenever you want to send it."
We were very pleased with the wines we received and, as mentioned, surprised by how good the Chilean Syrah was. I, for one, would be happy to continue receiving ongoing shipments, tasting new wines from around the world.
Disclaimer: This wine was provided for review purposes.
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