By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor
It's more than just a name change, however. It's really a revamp of the club and expansion of it -- for a good cause.
The current club has one option, but the new club will feature two distinct levels -- a "Basic" membership that includes two bottles for a set price of $30 plus shipping and the "New York Cork Report Premium" membership that operates much like the current club, maxing out at $60 per month plus shipping.
I'm still the club's curator, meaning that I pick each of the four wines every month, which is doubly fun for me really.
Best of all proceeds from the club will benefit the Times Union’s Classroom Enrichment Program. Through this program, nearly 500 teachers from 274 Capital Region schools receive newspapers and other learning tools at no charge.
Note that all existing members will be automatically enrolled at the Premium membership level.
This is going to be big for the club, I think, and will likely result in a huge upswing in membership -- which means getting more great New York wines into the hands of people who may not get them otherwise.
Learn more about the club and by all means, sign up. You can just do a month or three if you want to try it out. And as always, if you have any questions, please just ask me!