An Exaggeration

January 28, 2019

It has been a chaotic year, but The Wine Century Club is still going strong. Rumors of its demise are a gross exaggeration.

If you have not received your certificate or a reply to any concern, please contact me directly at steve@winecentury.com.

Thank you,

Steve De Long







Ask Decanter

September 8, 2017

John Watson of Michigan is looking for a society of grape lovers on Decanter’s website: Is there a society for grape lovers?

Hopefully he’ll be a member soon!

Certificates

July 12, 2017

If you’ve been concerned about the glacial pace that certificates are being sent out, please take note that more have been sent out this week.

As of July 4, 2017 we currently have:

Total Members 1,740

US 1,420
Canada 80
UK 62
Australia 25
The Netherlands 16
Germany 14
Finland 13
Hong Kong 12
Sweden 12
Brazil 9
Norway 9
Spain 9
France 8
Greece 8
Switzerland 7
Denmark 5
Italy 5
Belgium 2
Hungary 2
Ireland 2
Mexico 2
Poland 2
Portugal 2
Turkey 2
UAE 2
Bahamas 1
Bulgaria 1
Czech Republic 1
Estonia 1
India 1
Macau 1
Georgia 1
Romania 1
Russia 1
Taiwan 1

Regular (100) 1,556
Doppel (200) 118
Trebble (300) 39
Quattro (400) 18
Pentavini (500) 7
Hexavin (600) 2

Men 1,137
Women 603

Le Grand Prix du Cepage

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Le Grand Prix du Cepage is for the member who has tried the most grape varieties. There are currently 3 members who are Hexavin level members, which means they have tasted over 600 grapes.

If you would like to be considered for Le Grand Prix du Cepage, please send your most up to date list via info at winecentury.com or via the upload form by October 31, 2017. A winner will be announced on November 21, 2017. Please not that all entries will be available for public view on this website, so remember to cross your T’s, dot your I’s and double dot your Gewürztraminers!

Past Winners:
2014 Thomas Reagan
2015 Michael Mangahas
2016 Michael Mangahas
2017 ________________

Article in Decanter: The Grape Crusaders

February 24, 2014

Here’s an excellent article on the club by John Stimpfig in Decanter: The Grape Crusaders: Wine Century Club

Official Wine Century Club T Shirt

December 7, 2013

The perfect actionwear for epic tastings or working off your weingut.

Now available at www.delongwine.com

Le Grand Prix du Cepage 2014

December 4, 2013

The competition is heating up. I have word from past champion Tom Reagan Jr. that he is at 600.

Onward and Upwards

October 28, 2013

The Wine Century Club Stacked

The Wine Century Club now has 1,378 members worldwide. Stacked end to end (and assuming an average height of 5ft 6in) we now are collectively taller than Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia.

Great Wine News

May 4, 2013

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An inspirational article by über member Dan Traucki published in the May 2013 Great Wine News.

Titanic Tannat Tasting

March 3, 2013

Newly minted Treble Centurian Randy Cepuch recently held a tannat tasting for some friends.

“There were 20 of us, and I think it’s safe to say the favorite bottles were the Pisano RPF, the Pisano Reserve, the Chateau O’Brien (source of the first Tannat I’d ever tasted) and all three of the French entries – although one lawyer in the group noted that maybe drinkers should worry a bit when the largest type on the bottle could be interpreted as scary disclosure: “May die!”

It sounded like a fun tasting but no word as of yet as how everyone’s tongues survived the onslaught of tannins!


The Wine Century Club Adopts Official Book

November 20, 2012

The book photographed next to a man for scale

Wine Grapes, the new and amazing tome by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz has been adopted as our Bible, Talmud, Quran, Book of Mormon etc.

It will be used as the authoritative word in resolving deputes about synonyms, clones etc. No more arguments like:

“Brunello is an independent grape variety!”
“I believe that it’s actually Sangiovese.”
“How would you know? Do you know more than wine makers in Montalcino??!!!!”

If you don’t have a copy yet, check out the official site: Winegrapes.org for the best deal on it worldwide.

Certificates on the way

Bentonite

If you’ve been waiting a little long for your certificate, please rest assured that they are currently being fined, filtered and finished and will be sent December 1st.

Thank you for you patience. We will mail no certificate before it’s time. . .