Wine Access Launches Wine Club Set With Thomas Keller's The Surf Club
When ranking Miami’s best restaurants, it’s impossible not to include Thomas Keller’s oceanfront award winner: The Surf Club. With one Michelin star and plenty of top-shelf wines, the renowned chef has brought Miami’s fine dining scene to a new level. And now, you can drink some of the Club’s finest selections of wines, or give them to a thirsty loved one as a gift, with the Wine Access Michelin Prestige wine subscription.
Founded in 1996, Wine Access is the premier online destination for discovering expertly chosen wines sourced from the highest quality vineyards in the world. The best-in-the-business team—including a Master of Wine, Master Sommelier, and other globally recognized experts—taste and evaluate over 20,000 wines a year, selecting only the finest wines that exceed expectations for the price (about 1 out of 18 make the cut). Named by New York Times Wirecutter as the #1 Wine Club in the USA and as one of the top five online retailers by Wine Enthusiast, Wine Access is a leading direct to consumer online wine retailer best known for offering exclusive, carefully-selected wines from around the world.
“Thomas Keller's Surf Club is reminiscent of 1950's and 1960's clubs, with martinis and shrimp cocktails flowing. The food, while based on classic international ingredients, plays on American comfort foods like Eggplant Parmesan and Beef Short Rib Wellington,” Wine Access Head of Wine Vanessa Conlin says. “I worked with Sommelier Michel Couvreux to showcase a selection of mostly domestic wines, a Pinot Noir from Oregon, a Syrah from Santa Barbara, a Merlot from Napa, with one Old World selection, a Barbaresco from Piedmont to highlight the familiar flavors on the menu, all with plenty of freshness and also decadence.”
The best part about the subscription is that it not only takes you through the cellars of The Surf Club, but the rest of the nation’s Michelin-star cellars with a shipment of four wines for every season. This month, Wine Access is delivering wines from not one, not two, but THREE star restaurant Eleven Madison Park!
“Sommelier Gabriel di Bella at Eleven Madison Park requested a European selection to compliment the plant-based menu. The producers featured in the Eleven Madison Park set are all ones that you can find on the wine list at the restaurant and are known for having brightness and depth, but none with a heaviness that would overpower the delicate and intricate flavors of Chef Humm's 3-Star tasting menu,” Conlin says. “This set features a dry Riesling from Alsace to awaken the palate, an elegant Rioja, a savory Chianti, and a smoky and rich Syrah from the Northern Rhone.”
Still got your eyes on Miami’s flagship The Surf Club pack? Don’t worry, the collection was so popular, they turned it into a wine set anyone can purchase now, just in time for anyone scratching their head for holiday gifting weeks ahead.
Thinking of which club to join or gift first? The Michelin Guide Club is an easy choice for those who crave that elevated feeling of dining at a Michelin-Star restaurant. The newly released Champagne Club is also a hit in the making and an easy choice for the holidays, delivering four stellar bottles per quarter, carefully selected by Vanessa (also a Master of Wine) and Master Sommelier Sur Lucero (both of whom are Champagne-obsessed). Wine Access also has educational wine sets, making it fun to explore regions, grapes, winemaking techniques and more through an interactive shipment of wine facts and bottles that back them up!
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Founded in 1996, Wine Access is the leading online direct-to-consumer wine platform offering the world’s most coveted wines. As one of the earliest adopters of ecommerce and DTC offerings in the digital wine space, Wine Access curates high quality wines from every wine region around the globe, creating more accessible ways to enjoy wine that extend beyond the bottle.
Wine Access’ Master of Wine, Master Sommelier, and team of industry experts taste over 20,000 wines a year, offering only those that exceed the expectations defined by their prices. Through Wine Access’ network of family-owned, legendary winemakers, and coveted marquees, customers have access to an inspiring curation of unique and often unattainable wines. To build a deeper understanding and connection to each bottle, every shipment includes original tasting notes, flavor profiles, pairing recommendations, and compelling original stories that capture the authentic personality, passion, and philosophy of the producer. Wine Access also offers a Wine Club membership that unlocks access to rare and highly coveted wine selections from every major wine-growing region around the globe four times a year. In 2021, Wine Access was named the official wine provider of the MICHELIN Guide. To find out more, visit wineaccess.com/miamiliving.