Acker Merrall & Condit is the oldest wine shop and premier auctioneer in the country. Acker Merrall founded in 1820, has been run by the Kapon family for generations. Last week John Kapon, Chairman, announced the launch of their Fine and Rare Wine Concierge & Club with monthly and quarterly memberships. Creating a new and unique way for oenophiles and novices to experience the world of wine.
The wine program will offer quarterly or monthly subscription and your choice of 1, 2, 3 or 12 bottles with each shipment. The subscriptions are beautifully packaged and come with letters of of explanation describing the vineyards, the producers and the wines. Along with each mailing there will be a gourmet recipe pairing. The most distinguishing aspect to the club(compared to other wine clubs) is access to the Acker expert who hand selected your wine. The club provides concierge level attention, should you need more information or details on your wine shipment.
There are four levels to the wine club. The Reserve Club is the entry level, perfect for those new to wine and want to learn and discover more about wines from around the world. The next level, the Premier Cru Club will focus on award winning limited production wines. The third level, the Grand Cru Club will showcase wines of high sophistication and quality, this level will sure to scintillate any sophisticated connoisseur’s palate and collection. The highest level is the JK Club. At this level John Kapon will personally select the wines himself.
With wine clubs on the rise around the country, what sets this wine club apart from the others is the depth, history, knowledge, and expertise of one of the oldest wine retailer in the country. The wines are hand selected by their highly knowledgeable staff and the JK Club Membership will offer elite access to wines selected by John Kapon, these iconic wines will be collectors wines and rare hard to find wines in many cases.
The highest level offering(JK Club) comes with Acker’s Fine Wine Concierge service. This service is extended to all things wine related, such as restaurant reservations, wine travel recommendations and personalized recommendations on curating your own wine collections.
The cost range widely for the various membership options, giving everyone an opportunity to participate. Prices range from $30 a month for the Reserve Club to $3900 quarterly for the JK Club. With this expansive price range there is sure to be a club for those new to wine as well as the passionate oenophiles.
With the holiday season approaching this is a wonderful wine club for gifting or consider a subscription for yourself. I had the opportunity to taste all four levels of membership and chat with John Kapon, and was throughly impressed. John mentioned lots of exciting events for Acker Merrall. He alluded to the opening of a wine bar and expanding their retail presence. In the meantime stop into Acker Merrall, located in a beautiful brownstone on the upper west side of Manhattan, or visit them on line for more information https://www.ackerwines.com/wineclub.
Acker Merrall & Condit
160 W 72nd Stteet
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 787-1700