SONOMA, CA, NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – There’s nothing cooler than getting a box of bubbles shipped to you, unless it’s getting a box shipped to you on a regular basis. The Pop Culture Champagne and Sparkling Wine Club does exactly that—and we don’t send ordinary sparklers. For every shipment, we select three bottles of rare Champagne and sparkling wine—all made by small producers working their own vineyards in great regions around the world. Renowned Champagnes like Lancelot-Royer Cuvee des Chevaliers, and cult favorite Varnier-Fannier, and surprising choices such as Ronco Calina Franciacorta from Italy and Karanika from Macedonia, Greece, have all been delivered to our members. Our co-founder, Windee Smith, is just back from last week’s Le Féte du Champagne in London, scouting new wines for next year’s shipments!
Pop Culture is also about the easiest great gift we can imagine: With just a few clicks you can arrange membership in the Rising Bubbles club ($159, shipping included) and send a bottle of Champagne and two bottles of sparkling wine from around the world. Or join La Bonne Vie ($259) and get three bottles of under-the-radar, highly allocated Champagne. Background info is included for each wine so there’ll be context for what’s being sipped, and you can sign up for as few as three shipments. As the rush of the holidays gets more intense, it’ll probably sound like a good gift for yourself, too.
But maybe you’re that one-in-a-million person who’s not crazy about bubbles. We’ve got you covered with Pop Culture’s sister club, The Panel. Each month The Panel convenes a group of wine experts for the final selection of each three-bottle shipment ($99). The combo of drinkability and pleasurableness is balanced by diversity and obscurity in the offering. You may receive bottles of Arnot-Roberts Syrah, Hervé Azo Chablis, or a Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino. It’s always different, always intriguing. Let a thousand flowers bloom!
Note: 5% of all orders received through the end of 2017 will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley to assist in local fire recovery efforts.
About Pop Culture and The Panel Wine Club
The Panel Wine Club is located in Sonoma, Calif., and is dedicated to finding distinctive, small-production wines for its members. Founders Windee Smith and Chad Richards use their longtime experience in wine retail and restaurants to source hard-to-find wines from around the world. These wines are then presented blind to a panel of experts, who make the final selection of wines to be delivered to club members on a monthly or quarterly basis. Smith and Richards are also the founders of Pop Culture, a Champagne and sparkling wine club dedicated to bringing rare bubbles to those who appreciate them most.