Food & Drink

Winestyr Wine Membership Service Launches

Flight of the Concords


Drinking at work isn’t considered socially acceptable.

Visiting a vineyard from your cube — virtually — is a whole other story.

Raise your glass to Winestyr, a free, Chicago-based membership service that picks, tastes, and delivers hard-to-find wines from small-batch wineries around the country to your door — all at a discounted price.

Every three days, Winestyr features a different winery on its website (past offerings have included those from Wine Guerrilla, Schug Carneros Estate, and Bourassa Vineyards).

Selections from today’s winery, Oregon-based Willamette Valley Vineyards, are rarely found on grocers’ shelves. Members get up to 45 percent off the entire portfolio. Check out the 2009 Tualatin Estate pinot noir (rose petal, clover honey, coffee grounds) and 2008 Estate pinot noir (cherry, brown sugar, black pepper), to name a few.

Keep an eye out for a limited, upper-level Estate chardonnay to hit the site sometime today. Only five barrels were produced, so get it while it’s hot.

It’s a grape deal.

Available online at winestyr.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Winestyr