The "Unwine" Club
We never feature anything that we don't believe in and we seldom* recommend wines that we haven't tasted. You will get our honest appraisal every time and our wine recommendations always include concise and thoughtful tasting notes. In addition to regional supplier trade tastings and West Coast tasting events, the owner attends professional tastings in Europe whenever possible, and schedules annual visits with winemakers in France and Italy. First person knowledge of vineyards and producers is the foundation of our informed recommendations, and this insistence on direct experience is a critical pillar of the Authentica approach. Too often today wine sales are driven by aggressive distributors and marketing departments that push flashy marketing materials and winery fluff with second and third hand tasting notes to market wines to retailers. That's not the Authentica way.
*The only exception might be in the case of a tightly allocated wine that we know well from its pedigree and past track record that is offered on a limited, time sensitive basis that affords no opportunity for sampling. Allocated Burgundy for example.
Club Option One - The "U Pick"
This allows you to pick and choose your own selections from those that we present to you at our monthly Wine Club tasting where members get first crack at highly rated wines, special cuvées and exceptional discoveries. For a $100 annual subscription you receive a 15% discount on anything and everything you buy regardless of quantity. The theory behind this option is that our experience and vetting will save you hours and dollars by bringing to your attention outstanding wines that we find each month, especially hard to find wines that rarely appear on a retail shelf, or if they do, only briefly. Friday Night Flights and wine bar flights are also free to members and you receive discounts on wine and food events and special tastings. This option is best for local customers.
Club Option Two - The "Adventuresome Palate"
This is designed for those who have tired of the same winery's offerings and want to expand their palates. Each month you receive 6 bottles of outstanding artisan wines from around the world chosen for their authenticity, high quality, overall appeal, and clear expression of place of origin. The price for this option varies depending on the month's selection but will never be less than $75.00 nor more than $100 (shipping extra) A typical monthly package might contain an outstanding Cotes du Rhone, small production Oregon pinot noir, a Loire Valley white or red, a Spanish red or white, or off the beaten track Italian specialties. You can also customize this option however you like (all reds, all Italy, all France etc.) or opt for the next quality level ($100 to $125 per month)
Note: You can cancel at any time, there is no minimum obligation. Also, we do not ship during periods of extreme temperatures.
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