The California Wine Club

1-800-777-4443 2175 Goodyear Ave, Suite 102
Ventura, CA 93006
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For years Pam and I were frustrated trying to find truly great wine. Selecting a decent bottle of wine from thousands of pretty labels with prices ranging from $5-$35 was difficult at the best of times. We were always happiest with wine recommendations from friends. So, that's what we wanted to do with The California Wine Club, start a wine of the month club that was just like "one friend recommending a great bottle of wine to another friend". We are now celebrating 20 years of business and the wine adventures keep getting better! Pam and I knew that there were hundreds of small, family-owned wineries dedicated to producing exceptional wine ... and it was this wine that we wanted to share with our monthly wine club members. Each month we travel California's wine country searching out the wineries, meeting the families and tasting the wines that never make it to local stores or wine shops. This is why it was so easy to guarantee that our wine of the month club members and gift recipients will never receive Read more »

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  • I go to S. Calif every winter to visit family and drive up to Santa Barbara for a day to visit vineyards. We've now been to quite a few vineyards and among our favorites are Zaca Mesa, Koehler and Bridlewood.  But the stand-out vineyard was Demetria. You need a reservation to visit, but it's worth it. It's at the end of a long winding private ro... Read More

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  • You drink what you think.  A recent article in the Journal of Wine Economics titled “Nothing Good Ever Came From New Jersey: Expectations and the Sensory Perception of Wines” unearthed a truth about oenophiles both professional and novice: Perceptions are just as powerful as the palate in determining how a wine tastes. The article details the re... Read More

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  • Two very enjoyable evenings, OT.  We are planning to be up there, again, next June.  I do hope we can do it again.I received an e-mail from Sandlands, yesterday.  I have to say, they have very reasonable pricing.  By the time I found that note the only allocation I had was 2 X Chenin Blanc.  I took them and wishlisted everything else.I have also... Read More

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  • Did you see this article in Snooth that a Sam's Club in New Jersey (I don't know why they couldn't say where in NJ.)  is or will be selling a $168,000 bottle of wine--Penfolds Block 42 Limited Edition Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon Ampoule.  It is not clear what the vintage year is, but the article cites 100-point ratings from WS and WA for the 2008... Read More

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  • I don't know that I have a "favorite" <$20 CS, but as an exercise I visited the Total Wines web site and qureied for California Cabernet Sauvignons.  They have 277 entries for less than $20.   Among this group, I would have no problem enjoying:Newton ClaretCourtney Benham NapaMerryvale StarmontFolie a Deux AlexanderSterling NapaChateau St. Jean ... Read More

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  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

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  • DMCKER - University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Yes, the model from a financial side includes our own $$. The crowdfunding aspect is a way to offset the initial cost of production and to validate which wines will be produced. Agreed. Winemakers will go through certain qualifiers in this model. (i.e must have above a 89Pt rat... Read More

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  • Like the Title suggests, I'm getting my MBA from the University of California and my team and I have come up with a business model for the wine industry. One of our tasks in this project is to conduct some consumer research around the Brand name vs model. Would love any / all feedback!http://surveys.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cuVjpGWGEpkKTaZEd... Read More

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  • I am always interested in learning more about wine and enjoy talking to vintners, sommeliers, and fellow winos.  Read More

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  • About a year ago, or so, there were a couple interesting conversations here about Hungarian wines.  Other than Tokaji Azsu and Egri Bikaver, I can't say that I'd ever seen a Hungarian wine in a retail store.  Then, at the Wine Club, the other day, I saw this and picked it up. A blast of peachy fruitiness is followed by a hint of oxidation (I hat... Read More

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