Popular Wine Club Offers Limited Series “Bottle Shock” Wine Package, Membership Deal

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Wine of the Month Club® “Celebrates” Chateau Montelena with Exclusive Wine/Video Package

The Original Wine of the Month Club® has partnered with Zin Haze Productions to commemorate the achievements of Chateau Montelena—a family-owned and operated Napa Valley winery that put California wines on the map in 1976 by claiming the prestigious “Judgment of Paris” prize for best tasting wine. One film, “Bottle Shock” retraces a series of events that led to the famous moment when the Barett family claimed this prestigious international title. For a limited time, Wine of the Month Club® will offer “The Bottle Shock Experience (a bottle of Chateau Montelena 2007 Chardonnay and the "Bottle Shock" DVD) for just $69.99 (Use promo code “BOTTLESHOCK” and receive 15% off the price). Or, any new Wine of the Month Club® member will receive a FREE copy of “Bottle Shock.” For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wineofthemonthclub.com.

View The Bottle Shock Experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-iC_e-ZGhI

“Our exclusive `The Bottle Shock Experience’ celebrates the international impact California wine makers—beginning with the Barretts and Chateau Montelena—and retraces a monumental moment in California wine history,” explained Wine of the Month Club® President Paul Kalemkiarian, Jr. “We’re thrilled to partner with Zin Haze Productions to make this unique package available to our members and wine lovers everywhere.”

In 1976, a small American winery bested the exalted French wines of the time and sent the wine industry into a tizzy - putting California wines on the map for good. Based on a true story, “Bottle Shock” chronicles the events leading up to the famous 'Judgment of Paris' tastings, told through the lives of father and son, Jim and Bo Barrett. A former real estate attorney, Jim sacrificed everything to realize his dream of creating the perfect hand-crafted Chardonnay. His business, however, is struggling, and he's not only trying to overcome differences with his slacker son, but is also fighting off the creditors. Meanwhile in Paris, unwitting British wine shop owner Steven Spurrier hopes to revive his own failing business by sponsoring a competition which will pit the traditional French powerhouse against the California upstarts. Little did Steven and Jim realize that they were both on course to change the history of wine forever. Enjoy the full length feature film "Bottle Shock" while sipping and enjoying the current vintage of the wine that made California famous; Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena.

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About The Original Wine of the Month Club® ™

Serving many thousands of wine enthusiasts nationally for more than three decades, The Wine of the Month Club® ® (the Original) was founded by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr., a wine and spirits retailer who enjoyed taking the guess work out of the fancy labels and expensive price tags for his customers, in 1972. Since then it has become America’s trusted source of unique and compelling wines from the world’s finest growing regions in such diverse areas as California, Oregon, Washington, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Australia. The Wine of the Month Club® ® (the Original) has a 10,000 square floor retail store/warehouse located at 907 S. Magnolia Ave. in Monrovia, which houses a wide selection of award-winning wines. For more information go to http://www.wineofthemonthclub.com.

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