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. Laura personally selects six diverse wines from around the world and offers a special members-only perk for each quarterly shipment.
December 2013 Shipment
The holiday season and those subsequent, long and lingering months of winter call for wines that will keep your spirits bright! Master Sommelier Laura Maniec has chosen a comprehensive lineup of bottles for the December shipment, including a light, bright, unexpected and delicious California red for welcoming out-of-town guests as an aperitif. And because California is on a roll these days with an exciting new generation of winemakers and styles, follow that introduction up with a nimble and savory Gamay (the grape in Beaujolais) grown in the Sierra Foothills. Laura promises it’s “perfect for Christmas Eve’s Feast of the Seven Fishes or any night when seafood is on the menu but you’re craving red wine.” Then at the end of the night, when you’re gathered around the fireplace with family or friends, wind down with a bottle of Port and a story about the little producer that could…
At this time of year, we all need that special gift for the host (or a great client or boss), so Laura picked out a southern French red that’s perfect for saying thank you: a classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape. “Being such a huge fan of Champagne, I also obviously had to include a favorite bottle of it for New Year’s Eve festivities!” Laura notes. And finally, on that cozy winter evening when you’re curled up with your sweetheart or a favorite movie, pull out the bold Tuscan Sangiovese — a bottle of noble Brunello.
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 email@example.com.
Approximate Arrival Dates for 2013:
- December 23, 2013 (last day for sign-up was December 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.