The Vegan Vine, a line of California Central Coast wines made without animal byproducts, announced its new Wine Club, offering quarterly shipments and member benefits not available to the general public.
Wine Club members receive 15 percent off all Vegan Vine orders, invitations to exclusive events, dinners, tastings, and more. Each quarter, members receive a shipment of four bottles of Vegan Vine Wine, one bottle of each of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Red Blend and Cabernet Sauvignon for $53.55—a $63 retail value (tax and shipping not included). A Vegan Vine glass with the slogan “wine with compassion” on the back is also included.
“The Vegan Vine’s Wine Club is a way to thank our community for their support and loyalty, and reward them with special offers and exciting events to showcase how satisfying animal-free wines and entertaining can be,” said Cheryl Durzy, co-founder of The Vegan Vine and vice president of sales and marketing for Clos LaChance.
Former NBA champion John Salley, a part owner and ambassador for The Vegan Vine, will host a series of dinners with food/wine pairings in 2013, with upcoming events scheduled in New York City, Ann Arbor Michigan, and Los Angeles. Details about each dinner will be released first to Wine Club members.
“I’m looking forward to these dinners, and sharing my passion for fine vegan food and wines with our guests and club members,” said Salley. “The Vegan Vine is eager to educate the vegan, foodie, and wine-drinking communities about producing wines in a way that’s respectful of the earth and the animals we share it with.”
The Vegan Vine is made entirely without animal ingredients that are typically used in the wine filtration process. In most wines, isinglass (from sturgeon fish bladder), gelatin, egg whites, or caseins (a milk protein), are used as processing aids while fining the wines to help remove solids. Although typically filtered out of the wine before it is sold, the use of these animal ingredients makes many wines unsuitable for vegans.
Wine Club shipments can be customized to individual specification by calling the wine club manager at 408-686-1050.
The Vegan Vine wines can also be purchased directly (legal shipping states only) by calling 1-800-ITS-WINE. For the most recent list of locations carrying The Vegan Vine, visit theveganvine.com/find-buy.