FIRST LOOK CLUB
FIRST LOOK CLUB

FIRST LOOK CLUB

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Subscribe to the First Look Club and every month we’ll send you a mixed case with 1 special bottle that’s part of the First Look Club. This will be a wine that we’ve identified as having potential to join the Bottle Project, and we’d love to give you the first look at it before anyone else.

You can choose to have a 3 or 6 bottle case delivered each month. You can pay for the subscription upfront or choose a monthly billing option. On holidays or had enough? Pausing and cancelling your subscription is simple and comes with no penalty.

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MONTHLY MEET-UPS

MONTHLY MEET-UPS

Once you’ve received your pack, you’ll be invited to a group video meet-up with the winemaker where they’ll tell you a bit about the wine, how they do what they do, and you’ll have an opportunity to tell us what you think.

Interaction is optional. You can of course choose to just enjoy the wine in your own time before everybody else. If you missed a meet-up but are curious about what the winemaker has to say, you can watch old meet-ups on our blog.

APRIL 2022 / WINEMAKER

Casa Monte Pio was founded in 1979 by Jose María Martinez; now his grandson Pablo Martinez Gago carries the family tradition as the owner and winemaker. Pablo’s passion lies in the vineyard; he has dedicated himself to organic viticulture and craft wine production. His vineyards are located in the heart of the Val do Salnés near the Rio Umia.

Pablo focuses on taking the best from his ancestors’ heritage and adapting it for modern tastes. He is intensely proud of the Galician landscape, and knows it is what makes his wines unique. The wines are designed to inspire and call you back for more. Galicia’s Albariño variety is distinctly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean’s cool breezes and salty soils, and most importantly it is refreshing and delicious.

APRIL 2022  / WINEMAKER

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FLC#16 - Laura Hoyos / Bodegas Arrocal

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FLC#15 - Hobo Wines / Kenny Likitprakong

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FLC#14 - Rodrigo Martins / Espera Wines

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FLC#12 - Diego Collarte / Cume do Avia

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FLC#10 - Francesc Ferre / Celler Frisach

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FLC#9 - Veronica Ortega / Bodegas Veronica Ortega

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FLC#8 - Bibi Graetz / Casamatta & Testamatta

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FLC#7 - Leandro & Mauricio Boullade / Bocanada & Vinilo Wines

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FLC#6 - Rajat Parr / Sandhi Wines

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FLC#5 - Arnold Holzer / Weingut Holzer

For our fifth First Look Club meetup we talked with Arnold Holzer and tasted his Roter Veltliner 'das Geholz'. Video transcript:  Ronan. [00:00:00]How are things in Australia at the moment? Arnold Holzer. [00:00:00]Yeah, it's...
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FLC#4 - Aymeric Amiel / Domaine des Amiel

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes. You can cancel at any time when logged into your account or by calling our office on 01 627 0055.
Your rolling subscription will be automatically renewed until cancelled, or, if you have purchased a set time subscription (6 or 12 months), it will cancel at the end of the term.
Boxes are dispatched on or shortly after the 15th of each month. Video meet-ups happen early each month following delivery, usually the second Thursday of the month. Details and links are emailed at the end of each month once all boxes have been shipped.
These packs are all mixed cases. These are adventurous boxes with a wide range of styles in each! Boxes contain a mixture of white and red wines, and may sometimes contain rosé, orange, or sparkling wine in the mix.
We arrange a monthly video meet-up with the winemaker once everyone has received their First Look Club box (this will usually be the second Thursday in each month following delivery). Date, time, and details are shared by email at the start of each month following delivery. Attendance is completely optional!
Customers are billed monthly on each renewal date, or alternatively you can choose to prepay for a set amount of deliveries.
Yes! On our blog, we will upload previous meet-ups where you can watch the meet-up in your own time.
Once you’re logged in to your WineLab account, click on the person-shaped icon next to the shopping cart and select ‘My Account’. In the ‘Subscriptions’ section of your account, you can manage your preferences. If you’re having any issues, contact us at hello@winelab.ie and we will assist you!
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