You are cordially invited to join the Pantry Wine Club! Once a month, you’ll pick up four bottles selected by our in-house sommelier April Pogue, paired with seasonal recipes from our Pantry chefs. We’re focusing on small wine producers and farmers who use agriculturally sensitive techniques both in the vineyard and in production, and who make affordable, unique, and high-quality wines. Every month’s selection will be different, but you can expect a mix of bubbles, rosé, white, and red.
January Wine Club: The Coast
Wine grapes are capable of great things, but like many divas, they’re high-maintenance — thriving in mellow, consistent conditions. While grapes grown far inland risk exposure to extreme weather, those grown in maritime climates benefit from the moderating influence of the nearby large body of water. Ocean breezes keep the vineyards cool, encouraging acid development and tougher skins with higher tannin content. Coastal vineyards are often placed above the fogline, allowing them to enjoy both marine weather and ample sunshine. These ideal conditions create wines that are balanced, complex, and a full expression of a varietal’s potential.
This month we’re featuring wines from around the world that benefit from their proximity to the coast — some close enough that you can even taste the salt.
Santo Assyrtiko, Santorini Greece, 2020
Alta Alella, Pansa Blanca, Penedes, Spain, 2020
Tenuta di Castellaro ‘Ypsilon”, Terre Siciliane, Italy, 2017
Grape: 60% Corinto Nero, 30% Nero d’Avola and 10% Alicante
Les Clos Perdus “Cuvée 171”, Corbières, France, 2019
Grape: Carignan 50%, Grenache 35%, Mourvèdre 15%
Select Your Option
Choose from a monthly subscription or a single month
How does it work?
Each month’s wines will be ready for pick up at the Pantry starting on the 15th, and we’ll be here every day from 11am to 6pm. If you can’t swing by for your order within the first week, let us know and we’ll work something out. We will hold your wine for up to two months past the pick up date. Due to legal restrictions, we are not able to ship wine — but if you’d like to send it to someone else, we recommend that you use a licensed shipper like Ballard Sip and Ship.
Speaking of legal restrictions, you must be 21 or older to place an order and to pick up your wine. Please have your identification handy, as you may be asked for it!
We aren’t currently offering substitutions, but if you like one of the wines enough to want more, email us at [email protected] and we can arrange to get you a whole case.
How do I sign up?
You have two options for signing up: You can buy a single month’s wine selection as it appeals to you, or you can subscribe to become a member. Wine Club memberships are charged when you first sign-up and then monthly on the 1st after that, but it’s just a recurring purchase — there is no membership fee or long-term commitment.
How do I log in to my Wine Club account?
You can log in to your Wine Club account here. Within your account you can update your payment method and review your subscription options. If you have any questions just send us a note at [email protected]