What to get that wine lover…at the last minute

Are you still running around trying to get a few last minuet gifts?   Not sure, what size Uncle Jack is, forgot what color AUnt Suzie hates,  or you just don’t know what to get your brother.  Well, this  gift is one you can buy right at home and it will really make someone smile.

I am a member of the New York Cork Club.  In fact it is the only wine club I am a member of.  And in all honesty it is the best wine club going.  Here is the excerpt from Lenn Thompson, of New York Cork Report Publisher and editor and founder:

Have you ever found yourself reading about a magnificent Long Island Merlot or a racy Finger Lakes Riesling and thought to yourself “Man, I wish I could get my hands on that wine, but I can’t get New York wines here in (insert your home town/city/state here).”?

The New York Cork Club, a joint venture between this blog and BacchusWineOnline.com is making New York wines more accessible to people around the country.

Every month, I’ll hand select two bottles of New York wine and Bacchus will send them to you if you’re members of our unique New York wine club. Monthly wine costs are between $30-$60 (depending on the individual selections) plus shipping. There is also a quarterly shipping option.

There are other wine clubs out there — even some focusing on wines from Long Island or the Finger Lakes, but this is truly unlike any other New York wine club. Instead of a faceless wine shop picking the wines (often the ones that they make the most money one) Bacchus has given me full control over the wines every month. You’ll also get to taste wines from all over New York State, not just a single winery or region.

And, because of my connections in the New York wine industry, I’ve been able to get wines that no one else can get. We’ve included several wines that are only available in winery tasting rooms. We’ve also been able to get our hands on wines long before they are released to the public.

How do I pick the wines? It’s pretty simple. I taste a lot of New York wines for my blog and various other writing outlets. I pick the ones that I enjoy and drink the most. I don’t make any money from the club. I’m just sharing the wines that I’m excited about with you. Sometimes they are flagship wines from some of New York’s best wineries, but I also find the under-the-radar gems that most people don’t even know about. There are new wineries popping up every day. I find those wineries and, if they are worthy, get my hands on them for you.

To see some of the wines we’ve had in previous months, check out the New York Cork Club category page.

Interesting in signing up? You can do so on the Bacchus website.

I really cannot take any credit for this post, it is all from Lenn Thompson.  But Lenn has started something really unique.  Each month I have received shipments from the NYCC from wineries on Long Island and the Finger Lakes and in  the future other regions of this great state we live in, and I have not been disappointed.  Some of the wine I have just enjoyed with out takeing notes (something I don’t do often anymore).  Some wines have found their way onto my blog like this one here, Ramato from Channing Daughters.

I am a proud member of the NYCC and you should be too.  Thanks Lenn for this great club.  I hope a few more join the club…you will not be disappointed.

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About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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