Hate holiday shopping? Why not inject a little joie de vivre this year and check out our awesome French wine club gift subscriptions instead!
To help you get started, in part 1 of our guide to the Art of Gifting Wine we talked about how to choose the perfect bottle as a gift even for the trickiest of recipients. This time we’re going to focus on why a wine club gift subscription is the perfect choice for those wine lovers or keen foodies in your life!
A loved one who is really passionate about wine, a foodie friend who is addicted to trying new things, or maybe you just want to treat yourself to something nice! There are loads of great reasons why you might want to give a subscription to a wine club. The really neat thing about belonging to a wine club is that every few months you receive a box of delicious new wines to try, so there’s always something new to discover!
This is a perfect way to show your lucky recipient how much you care, and to help them to develop their palate and uncover new favorite wines that they may not necessarily have purchased for themselves. We also exclusively import all of our somMailier club wines from France so you won’t find them available anywhere else in the United States. This guarantees that you’re giving a gift that is truly original! We also have limited stocks of wine available for our members to purchase at a discounted price, so if your recipient finds a bottle they really love, they should be able to get hold of a few more bottles while stocks last.
Another great option is to purchase a one-off shipment of our French wines if you don’t want to commit to a wine club subscription. This is a fantastic way for your recipient to dip their toes in the fascinating world of French wine and receive a delicious assortment of boutique wines to enjoy at their leisure. A one-off delivery also makes for a charming wedding gift or a thoughtful gesture for a valued business associate.
The easy answer to this one is anyone who likes wine! We carefully hand select all of our wines from boutique French wineries with the assistance of seasoned wine experts, so you can rest assured that all of our wines have been rigorously tried and tasted.
We include detailed wine information cards in every shipment of wines, so our wine club gift subscription is ideal for friends, business associates or family members who want to learn more about wine or just explore France’s great wine heritage from the comfort of their own armchair.
Each card includes information on the winery, the wine region it comes from, and the tasting notes to help you understand what you are experiencing in the glass. The cards even include recommended food pairings, making it the ideal gift for avid cooks looking to expand and hone their repertoire and experiment with wine and food pairing.
Our somMailier wine club is also suited to people who don’t drink a lot of wine, since you can opt for your recipient to receive three or six bottles per quarterly shipment. Or why not make the holidays one to remember for that someone special by sending a surprise one-off delivery of three or six gorgeous French wines!
So you’re got your credit card at the ready, but it’s important to think about the practicalities of your gift before you commit. Unlike many wine clubs, we send our shipments out on a quarterly basis. So every three months you or your recipient receives three or six new bottles to try. We’ve found this works better than monthly deliveries as it avoids you having a backlog of wines clogging up your pantry if you don’t drink them quickly enough!
Don’t forget to consider your recipient’s preferences when it comes to drinking wine. Do they always order a red when you go out for dinner? Does your partner love to unwind with a glass of white wine after a long day at work? Or are they happy to drink either as long as the wine tastes great? No problem! We also offer the option to choose between all reds, all whites, or a mixture of the two to make sure that everyone is happy.
Once you’ve figured out which option would be best for your lucky recipient, it couldn’t be easier to purchase your gift. All you need to do next is to head over to the “Give a Gift” section of our website and personalise your chosen option. We then deliver your gift direct to your recipient’s door. You can also opt to include a gift card so your recipient knows exactly who to thank for their surprise wine delivery!
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