Spread The WineCollective Love


Love is abundant this February, and we don’t just mean flowers and chocolate! We couldn’t spend our days searching for, tasting, writing about and sharing the most amazing wines from all over the world without our members; we love you guys! So, in keeping with February’s Valentine’s Day – Love is in the Air vibe, we have decided to express our warm fuzzy feelings to our members and their nearest and dearest through our relaunched referral program.

During the month of February, anyone you refer will receive a $25 credit upon signing up for a new WineCollective subscription, and you will receive a $25 credit for each referee who signs up using your name in the referral field! This credit can be applied towards an upcoming subscription payment, or you can use it in our online WineCollective Store to get even more of the wine you love.

Need another reason to tell your friends and family how much you love us? Offer them the coupon code 2LOVEWINE so that they can receive 25% off the first 3 months, when they sign up for their new WineCollective subscription.

And a little something extra while you’re waiting for all that referral credit to roll in; use the coupon code LOVEWINE2018 to receive $20 off all orders of $100 or more in the WineCollective online store during the month of February. So much love!


Love Beer Too?

Our friends at Canada Craft Club are looking for a new team member. If you love beer (just as much as you love wine) this might be a great opportunity for you!


We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual in charge of coordinating beer. What does that mean? It isn’t a simple job to define. The Beer Product Coordinator, in a nutshell, is responsible for finding the best brews on the planet. For real though, we take this responsibility very seriously.


You will work alongside our Product Coordinator, becoming a key puzzle piece to the beer team. Duties will include:

  • Create, develop and grow relationships with beer importers and brewers
  • Produce beer related content – reviews, blogs, videos, social media.
  • Manage forecasting, orders and inventory
  • Provide beer education online, in-house and at the retail shop
  • Customer service support via social media, phone, email & chat
  • Retail shifts, aka valuable face-time with our members
  • Representing the company at events, fundraisers and with our partners


The ideal candidate will possess all of these qualities:

  • Approachable personality with the ability to provide rockstar customer service
  • No-fear using new technology and software, and learning new systems quickly
  • Beer lover. You should have a solid beer knowledge, but a thirst to never stop learning and growing
  • You don’t need your Masters in English, but you must possess superior writing and grammar
  • Exceptional communicator. You are an integral link in the team and must be able to share information and convey thoughts efficiently and clearly


As with any good team member, you should be willing to jump in and help when needed. We also require for you to be organized, able to prioritize efficiently, and address problems with critical thinking.


This job is not for the faint of heart, it will require someone with the ability to manage many requests and deadlines, ensuring everything keeps moving. Although you are dedicated to the beer industry, you must possess a ‘Jack/Jill of all trades’ skill set and a ‘yes’ attitude. From printing labels and packing orders to beer tasting, and everything in between.


You are qualified because you:

  • Are Proserve certified
  • Have some sort of cicerone/formal beer training
  • Are able to haul cases of beer (20 kgs)
  • Posses solid industry knowledge, AGLC guidelines and Connect Logistics
  • Have your ear to the street and you know who’s who in the brew world
  • Can demonstrate awesome writing skills


All applicants should be available for full-time employment, on a schedule of Monday-Friday 9-5 and flex hours. Our office is located in the SE industrial area and accessible by public transit.

If the above sounds exciting to you, we would like to hear from you. Include in your response: resume, cover letter, availability and start date, expected salary and any writing samples. Send to


Wine Price is Right

Can you guess how much a wine costs by just looking at the label? We put our team to the test to see if they could decipher the value of a wine by simply judging the appearance of the bottle.

Check it out and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and let us know what you think!

This New Year Has an Australian Accent











Are you excited about all that 2018 has to offer? So are we! We are looking forward to another year of bringing you the best wines from all over the world and we wanted to start the New Year by showing our support for one of one of our very favourite wine producing nations, Australia. Australia Day is on January 26th and we have decided to show our appreciation for their remarkable wine industry by celebrating all month long!

Did you know that the oldest winery in Australia is Wyndham Estate Winery? Located in New South Wales, it was established in 1828. We think that Australia’s wine industry is fascinating and we think you’ll agree, here are 10 things we found most interesting about the world of wine Down Under:

1. Australia is the fourth largest exporter of wine in the world, with around 700 000 000 litres of wine exported annually.

2. Over 1 billion litres of Australian wine are consumed each year, this math tells us that Australians really like drinking their own wine!

3. More than 2400 wineries thrive throughout Australia over 6 states, with the most planted varietal being Shiraz.

4. Australia has a large organic wine industry and has even hosted the International Biodynamic Wine Forum that includes organic and biodynamic vineyard owners from around the world.

5. The oldest Australian wine producing region is Barossa Valley, you may recognize this as the home of one of our favourite producers, Schild Estate.

6. Australia’s terrain did not originally produce any native grape varietals suitable for winemaking; all varietals for production were transplanted in order to create Australia’s wine industry.

7. Barossa Valley is home to old vine Shiraz and Grenache crops dating back as far as the 1840’s, Australia’s first vines arrived in Sydney in 1788, however it took some time for the vines to thrive.

8. Sometime around 1875, a devastating outbreak of phylloxera (tiny vine eating insects) nearly abolished Australia’s wine industry by destroying thousands of hectares of crops. The cure for this plague came from the discovery that American vines were not susceptible to the damages caused by the insects. American vines were planted and European vines were grafted into the plants, creating a hybrid that was immune to this disease, ultimately saving the Australian wine industry. It took almost a century for the Australian wine industry to recover from this disaster.

9. Following the phylloxera outbreak, Australia’s wine industry was mainly focussed on sweet, fortified wine production. Now, Australia is one of the only countries that produces every major style of wine and there are over 60 wine producing regions throughout the country.

10. Australian wines have won awards at almost every major international wine competition, while setting records worldwide for the price of a single bottle.

In celebration of this great nation, we will be offering discounts on all Australian wines the whole month of January, don’t miss your chance to stock your cellar with some of our Aussie favourites!

Check out our members only WineCollective store to find all Australian wines discounted an additional 10% off our already reduced member pricing!

Not a member? Use the coupon AUSTRALIAMONTH to receive $15 off your first delivery, and gain access to all the savings!


Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Let’s face it, the holidays have a way of sneaking up on us. That doesn’t mean that your loved ones and ‘besties’ aren’t important, but sometimes your best intentions of gifting the perfect present gets pushed to the last minute. While you have been busy attending school winter concerts, company parties, baking dozens of cookies and prepping for family feasts, we have put together some of the easiest and most enjoyable holiday gifts.


All gifts are available to purchase until December 31st – you have tons of time!

All gifts begin shipping in January – give them wine/beer when they need it the most!

12 month gift options – your present lasts all year!

Bonus *FREE bottle of wine/beer each month!


Wine Gifts from $149.99 – $1,549.99


Beer Gifts from $69.99 – $999.99


Eau Claire Distillery Cocktail Caddy $109.99


All Australian Wine package $149.99




*Free bottle is a $25 wine or $15 beer gift card included in each month, in the 2-12 month gift options.






Our team is expanding! Are you the right fit?



We are looking for a full-time Warehouse Supervisor. What does this entail? The perfect candidate will be responsible for keeping the day to day operations of a busy warehouse on schedule and in tip-top shape.



Hours Mon-Fri 8-4

Salary TBD based on experience, 2 week vacation after 6 months

Start date: Latest start date January 1st


Still interested? You should be driven, independent and a forward-thinking individual. Each day is a new challenge, candidates will need to be adaptive and able to take on variable workloads. You must be able to relay complex instructions to labourers while maintaining an organized sequence. There are lots of moving parts and you need to be able to keep ontop of all comings and goings, from people, packaging and product.  


Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a warehouse setting
  • Previous experience managing a team of 5 or more people
  • Experience working in a liquor warehouse, or with AGLC/Liquor Connect
  • Knowledge of liquor laws and regulations
  • Proficiency in math and estimation of resource allocation
  • Basic wine and/or beer knowledge
  • Proserve Certification (required)
  • Class 5 drivers license, clean drivers abstract with minimum 5 years driving experience (required)
  • Bondable (required)
  • Ability to lift 70 lbs (required)


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing a small team, from scheduling to productivity
  • Inventory of packaging and products
  • Ensuring adequate supply of materials and scheduling orders
  • Keeping the warehouse clean and safe
  • Ensuring all AGLC guidelines and policies are followed
  • Receiving deliveries and organization
  • Managing resources and time to ensure fulfilment schedule and goals are upheld
  • Going above and beyond, ability to envision a growing process and engineer future efficiencies


We are a strong team, and require that all members participate actively in promoting a healthy, productive and fun work environment. As with any good team member, you should be willing to jump in and help when needed. We also require for you to be organized, able to prioritize efficiently, and address problems with critical thinking. It is imperative that you possess the following qualities and can demonstrate strong leadership skills:

  • Detail oriented, thorough, organized and clean.
  • Thoughtful and encouraging leader.
  • Quick learner – ability to confidently learn new software and systems.
  • Exceptional communicator. You can convey your thoughts professionally and clearly.


Beyond all, ability to present yourself and the company in a professional, but friendly and approachable manner. We are a growing company that operates on a fast-pace. All team members must be able to improvise, take initiative, identify opportunities for improvement, create efficiency and have fun!


Submit resume with references to by Friday, December 15th.


Do you love engaging and helping customers? And love wine?


We are in search of a dynamic Customer Service Assistant


Full-time, 3 month contract. Opportunity to grow into a permanent role

Hours: Varied, expected to work weekends and flex hours based on demand

Salary TBD based on experience

Start date: ASAP, no later than November 15th


Must possess:

Proficiency with, or ability to quickly learn, new software platforms

Excellent written and verbal communication

Professional phone etiquette

Positive nature, and be an inherent people pleaser

Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and prioritize

Self-starter and takes initiative

Strong understanding and working knowledge of social media platforms

Proserve Certification (can be completed online)

Bonus: Knowledge of liquor laws and regulations

Bonus: Strong wine (and beer) knowledge and desire to continue wine/beer education


We are a dynamic company that is looking for a multi-talented individual. This position is ideal for someone who enjoys challenges, can think on their toes, is keen to take initiative and solve problems, but also be a rockstar team player and communicator.


Your main responsibility is to deliver exceptional customer service to members and potential members. Answering incoming calls and emails for several brands. You must be able to learn new systems and processes quickly, and be able to confidently answer questions and resolve problems.


Additionally, you can expect to contribute to warehouse and retail operations, there is no shortage of things to do – only apply if you love being challenged and despise boredom! From packing boxes, scheduling deliveries, working at the wine store, photography and proof-reading. It is imperative that candidates interested in this position are amazing at multi-tasking, time management and assessing priority of responsibilities. This is a perfect opportunity for a driven and dynamic individual to develop skills within the communications field.


It is essential to have a comprehensive working knowledge of the following software platforms, or be eager at learning: Intercom, Basecamp, Zendesk and Mailchimp.


Beyond all, ability to present yourself and the company in a professional, but friendly and approachable manner. The Customer Service Assistant will be the first line of communication with customers and must convey a positive and helpful attitude at all times. We are a growing company that operates on a fast-pace. All team members must be able to improvise, take initiative, identify opportunities for improvement, create efficiency and have fun!

Submit resume with references to by November 8th.