In the past few years, subscription based wine clubs have been gaining popularity. A new type of wine club was launched in October 2015 by Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the cable television network and subsidiary of Time Warner.
Founded in 1994 by Ted Turner, TCM airs movies mostly made in the 1930s to 1950s, the Golden Age of Hollywood. With its original and ingenious film editing and programs, the network is treasured by fans of classic movies, from the young to the experienced.
What makes TCM Wine Club unique is that it combines wine and lifestyle, offering a selection of wine with movie themes. The curator is from Wines That Rock, a company noted for producing an original blend of wine inspired by the music of the Grateful Dead to celebrate the rock band’s fiftieth anniversary.
One of TCM Wine Club’s featured bottles is “Café Zoetrope,” a unique blend of red wine created by Francis Ford Coppola. The famous director of The Godfather film series is also known as a passionate wine lover. After purchasing a winery in California’s Napa Valley in 1975, he has been producing high-quality wine, achieving great success.
Every three months, members receive a total of 12 bottles of red and white wine selected from vineyards around the world. As an introductory offer, the first delivery ($79.99) includes three additional bottles. Subsequent shipments are $149.95 for every quarter. Each case comes with information about the wine delivered as well as movie recommendations and food recipes to pair with the wine. As a member, you can input your favorite wine on the club’s website, and they will customize your future delivery to suit your taste.
TCM Wine Club is a new creative venture that helps to enrich our experience with wine and movies.