Les Marchands Wine Bar And Merchant Announces Holiday Offerings Including 7 Wine Club Selections And Exceptional Gift Services

Master Sommelier Brian McClintic Expands Les Marchands Wine Club
to Include the Most Accessible to Highly Allocated Selections

Brian McClintic, acclaimed Master Sommelier and star of the 2013 hit film SOMM, has custom designed seven Les Marchands Wine Club Series designed for holiday gifting that offer something for everyone. From the most accessible to the most decadent and highly allocated wines, the clubs provide members with exclusive access to McClintic’s expert picks along with his personal wine descriptions, tasting notes and recommended food pairings to accompany each shipment. McClintic has expanded the wine packages of his own creation in time for the Christmas and New Year holidays:

DAILY DRINKERS CLUB – $49 per shipment (plus shipping and sales tax)
2 hand selected value and quality wines each month
Brian McClintic MS has the knowledge to provide qualified producers making top caliber wines, which properly represent regions, varietals, and vintages...with value in mind.

SBC WINE CLUB – $80 per shipment (plus shipping and sales tax)
2 hand selected Santa Barbara County wines each month
Many critics, sommeliers, and collectors are pegging Santa Barbara County as the wine region that will gain the most global prominence over the next five years. This selection is a mix of hard to find gems, recognizable names, and up and coming young producers.

LES MARCHANDS WINE CLUB – $99 per shipment (plus shipping and sales tax)
Brian McClintic MS brings you wines of significance - 3 bottles per month
A lover of French wine, McClintic chooses his favorites, and not just from France for this club.

GRAND CRU CLUB –$249 per shipment (plus shipping and sales tax)
2-3 highly allocated Burgundy wines each month
Take the guesswork out of Burgundy. Brian McClintic MS has made a career out of exploring this blessed rabbit hole and those who have gone before can attest that few descents are more thrilling.
Les Marchands’ Stelvio series is named for Craig Lewis, a professional cyclist who has been riding throughout Europe for ten years. Lewis has a growing distributorship in Colorado called Stelvio Selections, named after the Passo dello Stelvio in Italy. The selections from these clubs will link Lewis’ historical view from the bike right to your front door. "Even in races, no matter if we won or lost, the stories were always that much better at the dinner table with a glass of wine from a vineyard site along the route." Craig Lewis

STELVIO SEMI-CLASSIC CLUB BY CRAIG LEWIS – $198.00 per shipment (plus shipping and sales tax)
6 pack case shipped once every quarter

STELVIO CLASSIC CLUB BY CRAIG LEWIS – $396.00 per shipment (plus shipping and sales tax)
12 pack case shipped once every quarter

STELVIO MONUMENT CLUB BY CRAIG LEWIS – $599.00 per shipment (plus shipping and sales tax)
12 pack case shipped once every quarter

In addition to these wine club offerings, Les Marchands now provides specialty gift fulfillment services for individual or business holiday giving. Wine-centric gifts may include hand selected wines with personalized tasting notes by McClintic; craft spirits by Cutler’s, Santa Barbara’s micro distillery; Zalto stemware and decanters; and Les Marchands gift cards. Packages can be customized to fit all needs and includes gift notes. Shipping is available at additional charge.

Wine Club signups are effective immediately upon registration online at www.lesmarchandswine.com/club, by phone or in person at Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant. Club payments applied monthly at time of shipment. View website for details and shipping regulations. Gift fulfillment services are available now and throughout this holiday season.

Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant
131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101
At the Corner of Yanonali and Anacapa
Phone 805-284-0380
Email Info@Lesmarchandswine.com

About Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant
Recently awarded the “Wine Bar of the Year” by Imbibe, and one of the 21 Best Wine Bars in the country by Thrillist, Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant is led by Master Sommelier Brian McClintic who wanted to create a fresh and dynamic vision for retail, dining, and education in an approachable and unpretentious way. Translated as ‘the merchants’ or ‘the shopkeepers,’ McClintic creates an environment where intimate product knowledge meets personalized service. This philosophy is lived out nightly in the wine bar but is integral to every phase of their business from private cellar consultation to custom education classes to the wildly popular Les Marchands’ wine clubs. The great wine merchants Brian has admired over the years distinguish him by seeking out quality-conscious producers. The import selections are Eurocentric, representing the most relevant producers in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, and beyond. On the domestic side, the focus relies heavily on local Santa Barbara County producers who are shaping and redefining the region.

About Brian McClintic
McClintic brings 16 years of hospitality experience with him to Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant, a career spanning the major restaurant hubs of Los Angeles, Aspen, San Francisco, and now Santa Barbara. McClintic was one of four subjects starring in the acclaimed documentary SOMM, which chronicled his journey to the elusive Master Sommelier title, becoming the 107th individual in the U.S. to attain this honor. SOMM, distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films, opened in 2013, receiving rave reviews by the public and film critics. In addition to Les Marchands, Brian has teamed up on a Santa Barbara wine project called Vallin, along with local winemaker Justin Willett, Eric Railsback and fellow Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson. In the inaugural year of Les Marchands, McClintic was been named as “The Wine Guy to Hire” by Departures magazine and among the “40 Under 40 Tastemakers” by Wine Enthusiast in 2014.


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