Hand-Picked Bottles from Laura Maniec, Master Sommelier
Discover new regions, grapes and producers through tasting! Give the gift of learning or tasting to your boss, best friend or son/daughter. It’s easy to sign up here! Laura personally selects six diverse wines from around the world and offers a special members-only perk for each quarterly shipment. Here’s what she’s picked out for the next shipment…
June 2013 Wine Club Wines
Each wine comes with a suggested pairing from Laura, though every wine was also selected for its versatility and freshness, sure to be delicious on whatever occasions the season may bring. Order an extra shipment and have it sent directly to your summer home!
There’s the light-bodied Beaujolais that Laura loves to bring to the beach house thanks to its crowd-pleasing and easy-drinking nature (“I love serving it with a slight chill!” she says), and the Vinho Verde from Portugal that she calls “perfectly refreshing and ideal for the poolside or bringing on a boat.”
If you’re headed on a picnic, the still rosé from Sonoma will pair as well with sandwich fixings as it will straight sunshine. And for dinner, one of Laura’s favorite summer meals is a classic, Cape Cod-style clambake, which she loves to pair with a bright and briny Assyrtiko from the island of Santorini in Greece. “The wine has notes of salt, smoke and lemon that are an ideal match for this preparation of fresh seafood.”
For requisite summer barbecues, Laura picked out an all-American Zinfandel: “Zinfandel is ideal with barbecue because the bold, sweet-spicy fruit complements those similar flavors of the grilled meat, and this one has great acidity that keeps it feeling fresh.” Finally, for nights spent winding down around the campfire, Laura likes to enjoy the fittingly dark, earthy and peppery Teroldego from the Trentino region in northern Italy.
June 2013 Members-Only Perk
This quarter, Master Sommelier Laura Maniec is offering every Wine Club member the unique opportunity to sit down with her, one-on-one, for a private educational session. You can talk through your wine questions and make sure you have the confidence and insider tips to find the wines you like! All members will be invited to join Laura in person at the Corkbuzz Wine Studio in New York or to chat via Skype for a 30-minute session.
Every bottle tells a story — about the winemakers who produce it but also about when to drink it: Laura includes tags to let you know the ideal time to open each bottle in every shipment.
- Cost: $250 per shipment, plus applicable sales tax and $30 flat-rate shipping*
- Shipments come every three months (six wines per shipment)
- You will receive an email prior to shipment each quarter to confirm your participation and to introduce you to the new wines
- Your card will only be charged when the wine ships
- You can give the wine club as a gift with a personalized note
- Have more questions? Check out our Wine Club FAQ or email customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approximate Arrival Dates for 2013:
- June 21, 2013 (last day for sign-up is June 1, 2013)
- September 23, 2013 (last day for sign-up is September 1, 2013)
*All deliveries require an adult signature; we recommend shipping to a business or mailing address where someone is available to sign.
*We send our wine by temperature-controlled trucks kept at 50°F. All shipments are insured; in the case of breakage or other verified damage during shipment, we will re-ship your package at no cost to you.
*Shipping is possible to the Continental United States. Due to state regulations, we cannot ship to MA, PA, AL, AK, MS, UT, MT at this time.
*The Corkbuzz Wine Club does not produce or sell wine. The wines recommended on this website are sold directly by the featured wineries to Corkbuzz Wine Club members. All wine shipments are subject to applicable state laws, and as a result some wines may not be available to all members of the Corkbuzz Wine Club.