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Best Wine Club

Are you searching for the best wine club in Australia?

Try the Wine Of The Month Club where members receive a different bottle of boutique wine (or two bottles of wine in the Double Up club) every month for three, six or twelve months!

Best Wine Club

Best Wine Club

Best Wine Club

The Wine Of The Month Club was originally started overseas and is now in Australia thanks to Gift Of The Month Clubs.

“The Wine Of The Month Club started as a unique corporate gift to reward and thank people and quickly evolved in other clubs. Some of the best clubs in Australia include the Wine Of The Month Club, Wine Double Up Club and more,” said Peter from Gift Of The Month Clubs.

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Want French Wine For Christmas Gifts?

The Wine Of The Month Club has found and selected a very special wine of the month for Christmas members, says Max from the Wine Of The Month Club (head wine selector).

“It’s Christmas and what better time of year is there than to celebrate with a boutique bottle of French wine”

Syrah wine

Syrah wine

Syrah wine description:
Who would like a taste of the South of France at Christmas? Of course! Well join us in a glass of Syrah (also known as Shiraz in France) by joining or giving someone a membership to the Wine Of The Month Club (select December for the Month to start for a pre Christmas gift delivery). Syrah wine is packed with bags of fruit, savoury spice and rustic tannins, and this French wine will have you drifting into France with each glass.

“It’s also got premium labelling on the bottle so it adds to the theatre of Christmas gift giving”

About Syrah wine: Syrah is also known as Shiraz and is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world - and is used mainly to produce red wine. And during the year 1800 the first Syrah grapes were taken from a city in Iran to France, the country of its origin.

Syrah grapes are also used as a varietal and blended with other grapes for wine making across the world and has been estimated (in 2004) to be the world’s 7th most grown grape - growing on over 142,600 hectares or 352,000 acres. Syrah can also be found around the world from France to more newer wine regions such as Chile, South Africa, the Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand, California, Washington and in a number of Australian wine regions including the Barossa, Coonawarra, Hunter Valley, Margaret River, McLaren Vale wine regions and more.

Salute and have a great Christmas everybody!
Gift Of The Month Clubs

Wine Of The Month Club Adds Value

The Wine Of The Month Club Australia has lowered prices and increased the average recommended retail price range per bottle of wine members receive.

McGuigan Wines

McGuigan Wines

First change:
“We’ve finally been able to drop Australia Posts shipping charges from $9.95 per month to a low $6.95,” said Anne from Gift Of The Month Clubs.

Second change:
The Wine Of The Month Club frequently asked questions page previously stated the average recommended retail price range per bottle of wine members could expect to receive was between $15 and $25. But things have changed since the first wine club of its kind started in 2013.

We have been able to increase the average recommended retail price  (per bottle of wine members receive) from $15 to $25 to $25 to $35.said Anne.

So for a monthly membership cost of $29.95 per month plus postage and handling the Wine Of The Month Club offers gift givers, gift recipients and corporate gift members a terrific deal.

“We’re buying more wine than when we started so we can negotiate better deals with vineyards and suppliers and pass the value on to members”, said Max, Head Wine Selector - Wine Of The Month Club.

Salute!

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Looking for a gift?
Give someone a membership to the
Wine Of The Month Club
where members receive a different bottle
of boutique wine from vineyards around Australia
and world for 3, 6 or 12 months! It’s the wine gift that
keeps on giving when other wine gifts are gone
and forgotten

 

The Sydney Italian Wine and Food Festival

The Sydney Italian Wine and Food Festival is on again this year at the Sydney Town Hall, Australia.

Date: Sunday August 30

Sydney Italian Wine Food Festival

Sydney Italian Wine Food Festival

This years festival is about celebrating amazing wine and food with an Italian style featuring over 300 Italian wines. Included on the list are a group of Australian wine makers who are making premium wine from Italian grapes.  Plus festival visitors can shop for cheese, butter, salami, pastries, honey, gelato, olive oil, fresh bread and more.

And don’t forget to attend the festivals wine masterclasses hosted by wine journalists Huon Hooke and Max Allen where you can choose from four different time slots, with each session running for approximately an hour and featuring up to ten Italian wines. But you might miss out if you don’t book a seat prior to the event. For bookings, go to the Sydney Italian Wine Food website here.

In addition, the wine and food festival boasts some of the top Italian chefs in Australia who will be hosting amazing cooking demonstrations, plus many more food and wine events to choose from. And when ready you’ll be able to make your way over to the wine garden for a wine or two whilst enjoying an array of live Italian jazz.

Oh and don’t forget to visit the Negroni Bar for a cocktail or two. And and and try the new Espresso Martini Bar serving a wonderful creamy mix of espresso and vodka delights.

In total the Italian Wine and Food Festival entertainment sessions will run from the morning until 9 pm at night with a festival DJ playing tunes throughout the day.

So have fun everyone and enjoy the day.

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Looking for a gift?
Buy someone a membership to the
Wine Of The Month Club
where members receive a different bottle
of wine from Italy and around the world every month
for 3, 6 or 12 months! It’s the gift that keeps on
giving when other wine gifts are gone
and forgotten

End Of Financial Year Corporate Gifts

It’s the end of the financial year and companies are looking for deductions. So why not bring your corporate gifts forward and buy someone a membership to one of our amazing clubs!

For wine drinkers you can give a membership to the Wine Of The Month Club where members receive a different bottle of wine every month for 3, 6 0r 12 months!

McGuigan Wines Shiraz

McGuigan Wines Shiraz

For beer drinkers you can give a membership to the Beer Of The Month Club where members receive a different pack of hard to fine craft beer every month for 3, 6 or 12 months!

Buckleys Beer Dark Bock

Buckleys Beer Dark Bock

Check out the full list of corporate gift clubs here.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving when other corporate gifts are gone and forgotten.

Gift Of The Month Clubs

Wine Of The Month

Winter has arrived in Australia and the weather has turned cold in Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart; with Brisbane, Perth and even Adelaide and Canberra still enjoying some warmer days. So we thought it was time to find a nice winter red wine to match the temperature around the country for this months Wine Of The Month Club.

2013 Cellar Exclusive Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Cellar Exclusive Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

We started looking at a number of wines and decided to narrow our search to a particular region. So Max said, “Why don’t we try the Margaret River in Western Australia? They’ve got around 150 wineries and make fantastic reds.”

The Margaret River has earned a well deserved reputation as one of the most famous wine growing regions in the world; built on what many believe are perfect conditions for premium wine making. For example there’s lots of Chardonnay award winners, Semillon Blancs, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, blends and more to choose from.

So when Max talks we listen. And not just because he’s the oldest, or as some would suggest has drank the most but because he usually knows what one needs to know about wine. And so we narrowed our search to Margaret River red wines and blends famous for their dense and fruit flavours, multi layered complexities and cellaring quality and selected Capel Vale wines, one of Margaret Rivers oldest wine makers.

Capel Vale Western Australia

Capel Vale Western Australia

Capel Vale has earned its reputation as a pioneer in the Western Australian wine industry after being one of the first to plant vines in 1974. And in 1979 built their first wine making facility and produced their first vintage in 1980.

Capel Vale has remained a family owned and operated wine business and in 2007 Peter and Elizabeth Pratten passed the Chief Executive Office role to Simon Pratten. However both Peter and Elizabeth are reported to be still active in the business aka ”wine making lifestyle” from vineyard to bottle.

So what did we select for this months Wine Of The Month from Capel Vale wines?
Drum role..The Capel Vale 2013 Cellar Exclusive Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon. RRP $32.95 on the Capel Vale website.

For more information about Capel Vale wine and this months Wine Of The Month selection go to the Capel Vale website.

 Looking for a gift?
Give someone a membership to the
Wine Of The Month Club
where members receive a different bottle
of wine month for 3, 6 or 12 months

 

Eight Popular Types of Red Wine

Penfolds wine

Penfolds wine

Shiraz or Syrah
Shiraz or as European vintners call it “Syrah” are two names used for the same variety of red wine.

Shiraz pairs wonderfully with various types of meat including steak, beef and winter stews.

Shiraz wine growing areas excel in Australia, California and Frances Rhone Valley.

Shiraz typically tastes like wild black fruit with overtones of black pepper spice and roasting meat with toffee notes if the wine was rested in oak barrels.

Shiraz is also known for providing a hearty and spicy red wine experience and can produce some of the worlds best and darkest red wines with amazing flavour.

Shiraz is a popular Wine Of The Month selection for the Wine Of The Month Club in Australia with different varities of Shiraz selected from boutique wineries across the world.

Merlot
Merlot is pronounced Mare-lo and is known an easy to drink red wine. Which makes it a good choice for introducing red wine to new wine drinkers.

Merlot will pretty much pair with any food choice.

Successful Merlot wine growing areas range from the Bordeaux region in France, Italy, Romania, Chile, Australia, California and more. And is the fourth most grown grap variety in terms of coverage across the globe after sultanine blanche, airen blanc, and grenache noir.

A typical Merlot wine includes black cherry and plum flavours and smells with herbal flavours mixed.

Merlot is less tannic and less rough than Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cabernet Sauvignon
In France Cabernet Sauvignon is prononounced Ca-burr-nay so-veen-yaw and is known as one of the worlds most popular red wine varieties.

A glass of Cabernet Sauvignon is best served with simply prepared red meat and of course stews. Nuts can be a good compliment as well.

Cabernet Sauvignon is generally planted wherever red wine grapes grow and is responsible for producing some of the best red wine made in Australia, France, Italy and Chile.

It is a full bodied red wine in taste but firm and gripping when only young.

But with age a Cabernet Sauvignon will mature and the famous attributes of the wine will mellow and smooth to produce a fine red wine experience. But when a Cabernet Sauvignon is young it may over power some foods it is supposed to compliment.

Older before younger is a term to remember when selecting a Cabernet Sauvignon.

Malbek

In France this type of red wine is pronounced Mal-bek.

It typically pairs well with all types of meat dishes and pairs particulary well with spicy food traditionally made in Indian and Mexican cooking.

Malbek’s origins are from the Bordeaux region of France.

It is also known for being grown and produced in Argentina and has become Argentinas most popular red wine amongst locals. It can also be found in Australia, Chile and cooler parts of California.

Malbec’s taste will vary considerably depending on where it was grown and how it was made. But in saying this it’s usually an easy drinking red wine variety tasting of plums, berries and spice.

Malbec is also blended with other wine varieties including cabernet sauvignon, merlot and more for producing Bordeaux styled wines.

Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is pronounced Pee-know na-wahr and is often referred to as one of the noblest red wine grapes. Plus it’s difficult to grow and produce and is rarely blended with other wines.

However Pinot Noir pairs well with grilled Salmon, chicken and lamb dishes as well as sushi.

Some of the more successful Pinot Noir districts include Bourgogne in France, Austria and New Zealand.

And whilst Pinot Noir is a red wine it is quite unlike a Cabernet Sauvignon in that it is soft and has a delicate freshness taste and is known for its cherry, plum and strawberry flavours. But it is difficult to define the Pinot Noir taste because what is produced by one wine growing region is often quite different to another.

Zinfandel
Pronounced Zin-fan-dell.

Zinfandel is one of the worlds most versatile grapes for wine making and are used for a range of white wine and red wine varieties.

Zinfandel is only grown in California and pairs with a range of foods and has a zesty and pepper type berry flavour.

Sangiovese
Pronounced San-gee-oh-ve-zee pairs wonderfully with Italian and other Mediterranean type dishes.

Sangiovese grapes produce the Chiantis from Italy’s Tuscany region and more recently a number of good red wines from California.

Sangiovese typically provides drinkers with a medium body taste of berry and plum fruit flavours.

Barbera
Pronounced Bar-bear-a.

Barbera is similar to Merlot but not nearly as popular and matches well with a range of dishes including red sauce dishes typically found in Italy and Mediterranean cuisines.

The typical Barbera taste is one of black cherry and plum combined with a silky texture and wonderful acidity.

So there you have it. Eight red wine varieties to learn about and try. Enjoy!

Looking for a gift?
Give someone a membership to the Wine Of The Month Club where members receive a different bottle of wine every month from boutique wineries around Australia and the world.

Celebrate World Champagne Day!

On October 26 Champagne drinkers and wineries around the world will celebrate World Champagne Day. And Australia will be among the first countries in the world to start celebrating with events held around the nation.

Champagne

Champagne

Choose between a wonderful Champagne dinner, Champagne getaway, Champagne and spa package; and to top things off why not indulge in a Gatsby themed event at Hamilton island.

So from the Champagne Of The Month Club we hope you have a wonderful World Champagne Day. Salute!

 

New Penfolds Grange Released in October

The latest Penfolds Grange wine is usually released annually in May but this year will be released again in October just in time for Christmas gifts.

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

And the good news is experts predict the quality of the wine will not be affected in any way. “”A lot of commercial wine is consumed within 48 hours of purchase but that’s not always the case with premium and icon wines,” said James Halliday, a famous Australian wine critic. “People will drink them young and enjoy them this way because they’re top quality, but the wine will be better if they cellar them for another five to 10 years.”

But don’t get too worried about putting a Penfolds Grange wine in the cellar because the wine is considered one of the best red wine varities in the world,  and proudly Australian made. Plus a lot of the Penfolds Grange wines have already spent 5 years or more in the cellar before hitting the shelves.

But its not cheap wine because the latest Penfolds 2009 vintage is selling for around $785 per bottle and a Penfolds Bin 389 from 2011 around $80 per bottle.

So from everyone at the Wine Of The Month Club we hope the new Penfolds Grange launch dates will help an Australian wine icon continue with incredible success in Australia and around the world.

Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas?
Try buying someone a membership to the Wine Of The Month Club where members receive a different bottle of wine every month from boutique wineries across Australia and the world.

Wine Of The Month Club is Ranked in the Top Ten at Google

Wine Of The Month Club has been ranked in the top ten at Google for the first time since starting in 2013 for the Google default search, wine of the month club australia.

Wine club

Wine Of The Month Club

Wine delivered online is a fast growing segment of the wine industry in Australia, with many players including Dan Murphy, Cellarmasters, Wine Society, Coles, Woolworths, Cellar Wines, 1st Choice, Wine selectors, various wine clubs and more! So we’re really excited to see our efforts being recognised.” said Alison from the Wine Of The Month Club.

So if you’re looking for wine gifts or corporate wine gifts, why not try the Wine of the month club; a place where members receive a different bottle of premium wine every month for 3, 6 or 12 months (depending on the type of wine club you choose) sourced from boutique wineries around Australia and the world. A truely wonderful gift that keeps on giving month after month when other wine gifts are gone and forgotten.