Say cheers to wine club of­fers

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THERE are two im­por­tant new words in my vo­cab­u­lary: wine club.

They of­fer many fab­u­lous ben­e­fits and I’ve signed up with four al­ready this year. Two are at wine estates, one is with a ma­jor re­tail chain and the fourth is ClubW, the Wade Bales Wine So­ci­ety.

Each wine club has dif­fer­ent attractions, like gen­er­ous dis­counts and free de­liv­ery. Watch out for the ones that say buy­ing a cer­tain num­ber of bot­tles a year is a con­di­tion of mem­ber­ship. ClubW is a monthly deal on four price lev­els; bronze be­gins at R398 a month and plat­inum tops the range at R998.

You tell them your pref­er­ences and they pack a per­son­alised case of six bot­tles within your bud­get, which can be de­liv­ered for an extra R49, or col­lected from the premises in Con­stan­tia for free. I’m rather ex­cited about the sur­prise el­e­ment.

There is an on­line sign-up of­fer of an extra case of six more wines and six wine glasses. There is no join­ing fee, no can­cel­la­tion fee and if you’re hav­ing a bad month, you can sus­pend your de­liv­ery. Also, if a wine you don’t fancy sneaks in there, ClubW will fetch and re­place it or re­fund you. So far, I’m not see­ing any down­sides to this deal and the W could just as eas­ily stand for “win” as “Wade”.

Or­der on­line, or use the mo­bile app to change your per­sonal wine pro­file, get tast­ing notes and wine info, rate the wine you re­ceive or up­date your ac­count info.

Call 021 794 2151 or email clubw@ thewine­so­ci­ety.co.za to chat to a per­sonal wine ad­vi­sor and go to www. wade­baleswine­so­ci­ety.co.za/club-w for more in­for­ma­tion.

PIC­TURE: SUP­PLIED

ClubW will pack a sur­prise box for you ev­ery month, based on your pref­er­ences.

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