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What if I cannot attend a wineclub meeting I've been accepted for?

If you cannot make it to a meeting that you have reserved, please let us know 48 hours prior to your event date by contacting us at hello@churchstreetfamily.com or 256-970-4097. If we do not receive at least 48 hours’ notice of your cancellation or if you do not show up to a booked meeting without any notice, you will not be able to rebook another meeting for that month.

How can I reserve a wineclub meeting?

We will give you several dates to chose from, but Wine Club members can only attend one meeting per month.

Meeting days are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and the occasional Wednesday.

You will receive an email blast from CSWS the month prior alerting you to the meeting dates for the following month. That email will include instructions on how to sign up for a meeting online.

Will there be a Guest Speaker at my Wine Club meeting?

The Wine Club email blast will also advise members regarding the meeting that the guest speaker will be in. (Please note occasionally we will have a guest speaker for two nights depending on their travel plans.)

 

It is our goal to have a guest speaker every month, but this isn’t always possible. We guarantee a guest speaker every quarter and members are guaranteed to attend a meeting with the guest speaker once per quarter. You may sign up to see the guest speaker on any given month, but if that meeting fills up and you have seen the speaker in the past two months, you may be asked to reschedule your meeting day. This is to ensure every member has the same chance to see a guest speaker. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.  

What are the rules on bring a guest to Wine Club?

Wine Club members get one guest pass per year of membership.

If your guest joins the Wine Club after attending the meeting, you will get your guest pass back to use again that year.

 

If your guest does not join the Wine Club after attending, then your guest pass is ‘used’ and you cannot bring another guest to a meeting for the rest of your membership term. There is no option for guests to attend and pay per meeting. 

 

If you cannot attend a meeting, a guest cannot go in your place (see above guidelines for guest). There are no substitutions for memberships.

 

What happens at a typical Wine Club meeting?

You will come in to the Shoppe and see tables set for a sit-down style wine tasting. We will serve five tastings of wine perfectly paired with waiter-served small food bites. While you are enjoying the tastings of wine & food, a speaker will present the wine and give details about the selection, tasting profiles, and wine house you are enjoying. There will also be time for you to mingle with those at your table between tastings.

 

The tables are set up as a first come first serve basis. If you would like to sit with a specific person or persons, please let us know when you make your reservation online and we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

Our ample wine list menu will be available to everyone at the beginning and end of each meeting, and we encourage you to start your tasting off with your favorite Church Street Wine Shoppe selection.

Occasionally, but not always, we will offer the evening’s wines by the glass at the end of the meeting.

 

ALL wines tasted are available for sale by the bottle at the end of the meeting. As we are always looking for unique or exclusive wines, we may not stock these wines or have them available after the month of tasting, and so purchasing bottles at Wine Club is encouraged.

What benefits do I receive once I sign up to be a Wine Club member?

You will come in to the Shoppe and see tables set for a sit-down style wine tasting. We will serve five tastings of wine perfectly paired with waiter-served small food bites. While you are enjoying the tastings of wine & food, a speaker will present the wine and give details about the selection, tasting profiles, and wine house you are enjoying. There will also be time for you to mingle with those at your table between tastings.


Opportunity to attend a meeting with a guest speaker – winemaker, vineyard owner, or wine educator – once per quarter

 

The tables are set up as a first come first serve basis. If you would like to sit with a specific person or persons, please let us know when you make your reservation online and we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

Our ample wine list menu will be available to everyone at the beginning and end of each meeting, and we encourage you to start your tasting off with your favorite Church Street Wine Shoppe selection.

Occasionally, but not always, we will offer the evening’s wines by the glass at the end of the meeting.

 

ALL wines tasted are available for sale by the bottle at the end of the meeting. As we are always looking for unique or exclusive wines, we may not stock these wines or have them available after the month of tasting, and so purchasing bottles at Wine Club is encouraged.

5% off wine purchases throughout the year (10% off for cases) - This includes by the glass wine purchases, as well as bottle purchases.

 

Opportunity to attend a meeting with a guest speaker – winemaker, vineyard owner, or wine educator – once per quarter

 

Early invites with first opportunity for a reservation to all Church Street Wine Shoppe’s events, as well as our exclusive events open solely to Wine Club members

 

Opportunity for private beer tasting events once per quarter for a discounted price

 

NO mandatory bottle sales or minimums required!

How often do I get to attend a Wine Club Meeting?

We will give you several dates to choose from, but Wine Club members can only attend one meeting per month. Meeting days consist of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

You will receive an email blast from CSWS the month prior alerting you to the meeting dates for the following month. That email will include instructions on how to sign up for a meeting online.

What happens at a wine club event?

You will come in to the Shoppe and see tables set up for a sit-down style wine tasting. We will serve five tastings of wine perfectly paired with waiter-served small food bites. While you are enjoying the tastings of wine & food, a speaker will present the wine and give details about the selection, tasting profiles, and winery you are enjoying. There will also be time for you to mingle with those at your table between tastings.

 

If you would like to sit with a specific person or persons, please let us know when you make your reservation online and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note that larger groups may need to be split into multiple tables.

 

Our ample wine list menu will be available to everyone at the beginning and end of each meeting, and we encourage you to start your tasting off with your favorite Church Street Wine Shoppe selection. The evening's wines will also be available by the glass.

 

ALL wines tasted are available for sale by the bottle at the end of the meeting. As we are always looking for unique or exclusive wines, we may not stock these wines or have them available after the month of tasting, and so purchasing bottles at Wine Club is encouraged.

Should I tip my server at the wine club meetings?
It is your personal preference to tip your servers. The servers are providing table service and if you are ordering food and wine during the meeting, it is customary to tip.  But again, this is up to you and your personal preference.
What else should I know for Wine Club?
  • There are no food substitutions at Wine Club
  • Wine Club is a pre-selected menu and we are not responsible for food allergies/preferences. If you have a food allergy please tell us ahead of time and we will do our best to accommodate it, but we cannot guarantee anything and our kitchen is not free from cross-contamination.
  • Please arrive a few minutes before the meeting so you have time to take your seats and order food (if you wish to) before the meeting begins. We start at 4:30pm or 6:00pm sharp.
  • You are still welcome to tip your server should you wish to (your membership fee does not include gratuity).
  • If someone in your group has booked to attend Wine Club but does not show up, another member may NOT eat/drink that person's share as well.
  • We ask that members not wear strong perfume or cologne to meetings as it affects the aroma and palate of the wine.