Wine of the Month Club | Oldest Mail Order Wine Club in America

  Hey! Welcome to the Wine of the Month Club in the World. Wine of the Month Club is a federally registered trademark of the Wine of the Month Club established in 1972 in Palos Verdes Estates. What business would be open for 40 years, 40 years, if they didn’t serve good products? We sell… read more »

Wine of the Month Club | Picnic Time Basket

Page 8, page 8 of the catalogue, this year in the 2010 Christmas catalogue from the Wine of the Month Club. We have the picnic time which we keep bringing back ’cause people keep loving that thing. And it’s an insulated pack that has two bottles of wine, that sort of instant picnic. And let… read more »

Food with Wine: With California Gamay Beaujolais

Food with Wine: With California Gamay Beaujolais by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | November 1984 If you are presently a white wine enthusiast, yet wish to develop a red wine palate; this is the wine to start with. Many people who say they like white wines only, do so because they have usually been turned off… read more »

Food with Wine: La Tache

Food with Wine: La Tache Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | January 1985 I was stopped by a young mother at a shop­ping mall last month. She had her two children with her. They were restless, so I did not have the opportunity to answer her ques­tion fully. I did not catch her name. She had introduced… read more »

The Matter of Aging Wine

The Matter of Aging Wine by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr February 1985 For those of you who chose to practice the ageing of wine… here is a checklist of the important factors, and a review of the elements concerned. Look at the location where you are storing your wines. Measure it against the criteria described. TEMPERATURE… read more »

Napa Valley circa Prohibition

           Here is an interesting story about Napa Valley which few people know. In the early 1900’s, Napa’s Main Street rivaled that of many larger cities. There were saloons and gambling houses. There was also a high cultural society. and an opera house, which in turn became one of the first “tasting… read more »

Winemaker’s Dinner in Las Vegas!

Join us on June 17th, 2013!!   Ever wonder how to pair wine and food? Ever wonder how the a chef might think of a pairing… Join me and Chef Jose Luis on a culinary trip through food and wine in fabulous LAS VEGAS! Hosts Catherine and Jose Luis Pawelek will be our culinary trip… read more »

Camaraderie Over Snobbery

What’s New…. I was validated last week, at least in a small slice of my life. Certainly, for any of us to find complete validation of our existence cannot be known until we are gone. But along the way, little snips of life can keep us going because we feel like something is right about… read more »

What’s New This Month?

Yesterday during tasting day (tasted about 56 wines); I had a visit from a sales manager of a large distributor. He was rather inquisitive about what was happening with our business. I felt a bit uneasy with some of the questions. Usually when a salesman is trying to understand my business, the questions are not… read more »

Wine Tasting and Horse Racing

This event has become so popular…the wineries and restaurants call us now! They want in on the action and plenty of action there is: Wine tasting. Horse racing. Fine cuisine. Art show. Silent auction. And just a plain ol’ good time. This is really fun. Living in Arcadia, California we are fortunate to have one… read more »