The Original Wine of the Month Club®, founded in 1972 to take the guesswork out of fancy labels and expensive price tags in choosing a great wine, has become America's trusted source of unique and compelling wines. When all the California greats (Chateau Montelena, Dry Creek Vineyards, Jordan, etc.) were coming of age, WOMC set out to taste all that could be tasted to find the best values for customers at Palos Verdes Wines and Spirits (a premier wine shop in Southern California in the 1970's). As the best two values were found each month, customers of the shop requested that he have them delivered. Soon after, delivering the selections to the local few began. As the popularity grew, wine was shipped directly through UPS, and the idea of wine in the mail was born. There is only one Original Wine of the Month Club and only one federally registered and trademarked Wine of the Month Club®.