Voted Best Wine Selection - Athens Banner Herald Reader's Choice Awards
Winner of 2011-2013 CMUS Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award,
Best in Region
Athens Georgia Wine
675 Pulaski St
Athens, GA 30601
Wine ClubJOIN OUR WINE CLUB!Each month, Emily and the staff here at Shiraz select 3 wines we think are special and that you are sure to enjoy. All wines that we pick come complete with tasting notes and serving suggestions. Though all of the wines may be purchased separately, members receive a substantial discount on their package every month. This package consists of the three wine picks and one of our gourmet items selected for your sampling pleasure. The cost of the wine club package each month is $45 (the cost separately is $50-60). If you are a member of our wine club, you’ll also get the first peek at special items here in the store, as well as a guarantee that you’ll receive the 3 wines each month (sometimes they do run out!). Please ask us if you’d like more information or to join--it’s the best deal in town!Wine Club FA Q (frequently asked questions)Just over three years ago, we introduced the first wine club to Athens. While we have seen many imitations, we believe we have maintained the best of its kind. We receive many questions regarding this, one of our most popular features; here are some answers:What should I expect? Generally, two reds and a white, though there are no hard and fast rules. You will tend to see heavier wines in cold weather and lighter wine (and food items) in the summer months, in accordance with what people eat. The recipes created are simple to prepare and wine-friendly, and the food items alternate between readily consumable items and good quality ingredients to stock your pantry.What discounts do I receive? The three wines and food item and marked down 10 to 33 percent, for starters! The feature wine is also at a discounted price, which is usually 20 to 30 percent; case discounts apply to features as well.Are there other perks for wine club? Lots! Monthly perks may include early admission or a lower price for events; first notice of all limited selections; even extra, non-published, discounts. Simply put, our wine club receives a special perk whenever we can possibly give them one.Are there any hidden charges? Not at all--tax is the only thing added to the club. There is no membership fee, no contract for a year, or any other costs for joining. All additional purchases, including the feature wine, are optional. On the other hand, RSVPs for events and special orders are easier to make within the club.When are the wines ready to pick up?
The wines are ready to pick up on the first of every month to give you time to enjoy your wines of that month; however, there is no set pick-up date, so you may get them at your own convenience.What about the premier cru?
This is an optional upgrade for club members who want to get even more—for an extra fee, they get a more expensive, more allocated red wine (usually 20-40% off) and even more discounts.How do you choose the wines? Tasted on their own merit—no knowledge of price or ratings; then chosen based on style, value, and food pairing capability. We strive to seek out those that are unique—wines that you would not find everywhere, and that you might not pick up yourself without a suggestion. The club is meant to help you explore and have fun.How does it all come together? One of the things that makes the club work is the taster, writer, and cook are all one and the same. Visits to wineries, meetings with importers, tastings with suppliers, and trade shows are all a part of how I collect the notes to decide what to order. Then the calendar is composed by juggling availability of special bottles with when we predict they will make a good fit.BEER CLUB!After many requests, we are adding a beer club! Each month, we will select 2 breweries, then pick two different brews from each of them. Members will receive 3 bottles each of the 4 featured bottles for a great mixed 12 pack every month. Beer club is only $25 per month. There is no signup fee and no contract And just like wine club, you can pick up at your convenience any time after the first of the month!Beer club is a great way to start enjoying beer, and is also for the experienced beer drinker to enjoy seasonals from some local and/ or obscure makers. The styles will vary every month and even within the month to showcase all types. Included will be some high gravity, microbrews, and small productions. See us to sign up--beer club will start in May 2010!