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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, November 23, 2015

Les Marchands Presents Inspired Selections for Holiday Gift Giving – A 3-Month Signature Wine Club Membership; 2 Combo Packs For Pairing Wines

LES MARCHANDS PRESENTS INSPIRED SELECTIONS FOR HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING
A THREE-MONTH SIGNATURE WINE CLUB GIFT MEMBERSHIP;
TWO AFFORDABLE COMBO PACKS FOR PAIRING WINES

Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant is the Premier Destination
for Everyone’s Gift List, Personal Taste and Budget, Featuring Brilliant Selections
for Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and all Events in Between

WHO:
Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone

WHAT:
As Santa Barbara’s premier wine merchant, Les Marchands offers a complete wine experience that includes wine pairing knowledge, dining, a variety of wine clubs, extensive retail selections, exceptional wine education classes and special events. This year’s gift giving suggestions from the Merchants at Les Marchands are ideal for celebrations from Thanksgiving to New Year’s and everything in between. Les Marchands continues to be recognized as the premier shopping destination for fulfilling personal and business gift lists, sommelier-selected wines for entertaining as well as these inspired offerings – the Les Marchands Wine Club Holiday Special and Holiday Gift Packs (3-pack or 6-pack options).


Les Marchands Wine Club 3-Month Holiday Special

The Les Marchands Wine Club is a personal wine club, highlighting the Merchants favorite selections from around the globe, enabling members to drink with the season. Their French fetish will teach one a great deal about these classic regions throughout the vast and historic playground of vineyards, and then the exploration will evolve as other established vignerons and under the radar producers are discovered – those from Italy, Austria, Germany, and naturally, Santa Barbara County.

Members of the Les Marchands Wine Club have received new releases from highly regarded producers that have included Jordan Salcito’s Bellus label, Domaine Gros’ Noré Rosé, and Louis Michel Chablis. Other wines with a bit of bottle age were also represented – the 2010 Lucien Crochet Sancerre Rouge, 2009 Brovia Dolcetto “Solatio” and the 2005 Vallana Gattinara. Hard to find highly allocated wines have also made appearances in the club, including domestic producers Arnot Roberts, Matthiasson, and Tyler plus European vignerons Thibaud Boudignon, Vincent Paris, Mongeard Mugneret, and Héritiers du Comte Lafon. More hits are promised in 2016.

A 3-month membership in the Les Marchands Wine Club (January, February, and March of 2016) includes 3 different bottles per month in each shipment: notes on the wine, producer, and region, and a Master Sommelier’s grid tasting notes. Priced at$99 per month plus shipping and sales tax.


Les Marchands Holiday Gift 3-Packs and Holiday Gift 6-Packs:

Les Marchands does not cut corners when it comes to celebrations, food pairings, and the happiness of wine aficionados. The staff tastes numerous wines throughout the course of a year. Utilizing their tasting experience and network of connections to secure parcels of allocated wines, every fall, Les Marchands releases the highly sought after three-bottle and six-bottle packs for clients to enjoy on every occasion during the holiday season. These selections will satisfy multiple needs and can be used as gifts for friends hosting parties or as a solution to the epic challenge of pairing wines with a Thanksgiving feast or simply for casual drinking enjoyment.

The team at Les Marchands assures that all of your seasonal wine needs can be covered with these perfectly crafted 3-packs and 6-packs that include these outstanding picks: 2013 Bechtold Crémant d’Alsace; 2014 Goisot ‘Exogyra Virgula’ Sauvignon de Saint Bris; and 2014 Julien Sunier Morgon
· The Immediate Family Holiday 3-Pack for $70 (includes one bottle of each wine)
· The Extended Family Holiday 6-Pack for $130 (includes two bottles of each wine)

WHEN:
Wine Club Memberships available now until December 21, 2015; requests must be secured by emailing info@lesmarchandswine.com. Shipments depart Les Marchands on the 3rd Monday of every month or are available for pickup in Santa Barbara.

Holiday Gift Packs are available now and as supply lasts throughout the gifting season.

WHERE:
Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant
www.lesmarchandswine.com
131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101
For information call 805-284-0380 or email info@lesmarchandswine.com

Les Marchands | photo credit Erin Feinblatt

About Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant
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 a world class team of certified sommeliers and wine professionals with more than 100 combined years of experience in the wine and hospitality industries. Hailing from some of the most prestigious restaurants and wine retailers from around the country, the Les Marchands team enthusiastically brings their love for and deep knowledge of wine to confidently guide each guest through an outstanding wine experience matching every palate and budget with wines to enjoy in the wine bar or to take home. Product knowledge and personalized service is lived out daily at Les Marchands and is incorporated in to every phase of the business from private cellar consultation to custom tasting events to the wildly popular Les Marchands Wine Club. The wine selections curated by the sommeliers represent quality-conscious producers – 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.

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