It takes a unique bottle to land in the Williams-Sonoma Wine Club. I sat in on a tasting with our partner, Global Wine Company, to find out what the team is looking for in the perfect glass of vino.
There are two cardinal rules for selecting Williams-Sonoma wines. First, we choose wines that are representative of what they’re supposed to be. Wine club coordinator, David Mogridge, calls this characteristic “typicity,” meaning that the wines are typical of their varietal and origin.
“We want wines that are tasty, high-quality, nuanced and interesting,” he says. “And we’re looking for good values at any price point.”
Next, since this is Williams-Sonoma we’re talking about, it’s all about the food. When we taste a wine we think about the overall harmony of flavors, aiming to complement simple seared scallops or a classic Steak au Poivre.
Check out the video to witness Global Wine’s founder, Simon Littler, and the Williams-Sonoma wine club team talking food, flavor and their favorite picks.