SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle

February 28, 2007 07:00 ET

San Francisco Chronicle Offers Wine Enthusiasts Access to New Wine Club

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 28, 2007 -- The San Francisco Chronicle, in partnership with Signature Wines & Beverages, introduced the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Club last weekend at the 2007 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. This monthly program will offer Chronicle readers and wine enthusiasts a new venue for getting the latest news, recommendations, pairings and more delivered to their mailbox.

"We're pleased to bring our readers and wine enthusiasts another opportunity to enjoy the San Francisco Chronicle's wine news and information," said Henry Ford, Senior Director of Marketing for the San Francisco Chronicle. "This is yet another way to connect the Chronicle brand with our readers and users of Our readers have told us time and time again that they enjoy the weekly Wine section in the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as the wine and food information found everyday on The Wine Club will be a nice complement to these two features and perfect for the novice to the more experienced wine aficionados."

Wine Club member benefits include two bottles of wine carefully chosen by the San Francisco Chronicle's highly acclaimed food and wine professionals; detailed recipe pairings for each wine to help members create a total culinary experience; and editor's notes and background information about the wine's origins and distinctive characteristics so members can expand their knowledge of new vineyards and wines.

Signature Wines & Beverages will provide branded marketing, e-commerce, customer assistance, and fulfillment services for the new club. The cost is $39.95* per month and those interested can become San Francisco Chronicle Wine Club members by logging on to or by calling 1-800-968-7946.

The San Francisco Chronicle is the Bay Area's leading news and information source and has been connecting the region with its award-winning journalism since its founding in 1865. Combined with its online partner,, the San Francisco Chronicle reaches nearly 1.5 million Bay Area adults daily and more than 1.6 million on Sunday. The six-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Chronicle is the nation's 14th largest daily newspaper, and is consistently among the top six newspaper sites nationwide, with more than 7.6 million unique monthly users and more than 70 million monthly page views.

*Shipping and handling will apply. By signing up for this trial offer you are joining the wine club with the understanding that members will receive two (2) bottles of wine monthly at the club price of $39.95 plus shipping & handling and any applicable taxes. First shipment will arrive in April 2007. Members may cancel and stop your service at any time after the second shipment with no further obligation by mail or phone. Due to alcohol regulations that vary from state to state, we are only able to ship to CA, IA, ID, IL, MO, MN, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OR, SC, TX, WA, WI, WV, and WY. Sample shipment wines are subject to change.

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