Eater Wine Club Subscription
Get two or four bottles of restaurant-quality wine, mailed to your door each month as a recurring subscription. Each month’s box is curated by an Eater-beloved wine pro, who takes inspiration from the flavors, regions, and trends exciting them right now.
Your cost includes shipping and taxes and is billed automatically each month. This month’s boxes start shipping on March 10. (More Q’s? We’ve got an FAQ page.)
This month’s curator: Rania Zayyat of Bufalina in Austin
Rania Zayyat is a sommelier, wine educator, and advocate for gender equality. Starting out in hospitality as a restaurant server in her teens, Rania fell in love with wine and started doing “anything I could do to get my hands on bottles” at work. She achieved Certified Sommelier status in her mid-twenties and worked her way through Austin’s top restaurants, serving now as the wine director at Bufalina in East Austin. Her experiences in a male-dominated wine culture also led her to found Lift Collective, a nonprofit raising awareness of gender inequality in the wine industry and advocating for women’s success through conferences, job networking, and scholarships. Rania also runs Vintel, a wine consulting firm.
This month’s theme: Island wines of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas
The phrase “island wines” might conjure up flavors of coconut or pineapple. But miles away from the tropics are the islands of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, where generations of wine producers have been turning out fascinating wines that reflect the unique climate and topography. Rania’s selection of wines — hailing from Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia, and the Greek island of Lemnos — are influenced by volcanic soil, salty air, and ground rich with limestone. While each wine is unique, they are all sturdy, refreshing, and — as befits their dreamy sources — a delightful adventure to drink.