Inside Scoop: A Wine Club Could Be Coming to Maywood

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

A wine club could be coming to Maywood, according to Mayor Edwenna Perkins. The possibility was brought up after Maywood resident Loretta Robinson said during an April 5 regular meeting that she discovered a mailer in her mail slot advertising a wine club.

“It’s a young lady in the 1600 block of 15th who wants to start a wine club,” Robinson said.

Perkins said that the young lady, whose identity hasn’t been confirmed, recently got her idea for a wine club approved by the village’s liquor commission, which recommended that the Board of Trustees approve a license for the club.

The Board of Trustees has the final say-so on whether or not the young lady will be granted the license necessary to operate the club, which would be the village’s first, Perkins said.

“She’ll be going to different homes and selling the wine,” Perkins said. “It’s like operating a tupperware club. You know how you have a tupperware party and you demonstrate [with the product]? That’s what she’ll be doing.”

Here’s a neat description offered by Wikipedia:

“Wine clubs are designed to provide customers with a series of wine bottles on a monthly or quarterly basis that they would otherwise have to find and purchase on their own. Wine clubs often behave in a themed manner, providing recipients with red wines, white wines, or a mixture of the two. Wine clubs are most frequently offered by vineyards or specialty wine shops, but they can also be found as independent bodies.”

Wine clubs are gaining in popularity, with even Martha Stewart recently getting in on the act. Vogue Australia reported today that Stewart has launched a wine club with its own subscription purchase.

Martha Stewart, however, doesn’t live in Maywood. VFP

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