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Join the Club for Kansas City Wine Enthusiasts

What’s a foot wide but can guarantee a great evening out? A personal wine locker at your favorite restaurant.

A handful of locations offer wine club memberships that include a selection of wines each month, which is a savvy—and often economical—way to try new vintages and socialize with other wine aficionados during exclusive tastings. It’s fascinating to arrive for dinner and see what’s waiting behind your name on the brass plaque.

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Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen, for instance offers six wine club selections starting with the Value Club ($350 a year), which wine manager Barry Tunnell says includes, “overachieving wines from undiscovered and undervalued regions.” The Big Red Club ($975 per year) nets you classically bold reds to go with a Kansas City strip steak or the restaurant’s decadent Wagu burger. The Gourmand Club ($975 per year) marries vino with cuisine; each month, Tunnell works with Chef Brian Aaron to pair a wine club selection with two main courses from the kitchen.

Trezo Mare offers three levels of wine locker memberships: Club, Executive and Elite. Wine Director Mark Taylor personally selects the wine each month, and owners may bring up to three bottles of their own wine each month with no corkage fee. And while there’s a long waiting list to join The Capital Grille’s wine locker club, that doesn’t diminish the fun of noting the local celebrities represented on the polished brass nameplates while nursing one of the Plaza locale’s famous Stoli Doli martinis and waiting for a cushy booth.