New Wine Club in Canada Officially Launched: Hemispheres Wine Guild

    Hemispheres Wine Guild (

    TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ - Hemispheres Wine Guild; a new wine club
( operating in Canada, officially launched
import services to members during a luxurious launch party
( at the Old Mill Inn of Toronto.
The club is run by wine expert Marcus Ansems
( stating "I am interested in
wineries around the world that are passionate about what they are doing. We'll
work directly with winemakers and winery owners to make sure Hemispheres'
continues to obtain the most interesting wines available. I will be in their
cellar doors tasting, up to my armpits in grapes on the crush pad, dodging
bird bangers in the vineyards and hurdling wine hoses in the winery to make
sure members get the wines they signed up for."
    The night celebrated the first offering of wines from McLaren Vale, South
Australia for invitees including club members, media, investors and guests.
The wines (, an outstanding
collection from small, unrepresented wineries never sold in Canada, withstood
the first test of CEO Marcus Ansems' promise to bring in some of the world's
best products. The most popular of the bunch seemed to be the 2007 "Linchpin"
Paper Eagle Shiraz, being delivered to members in April 2009.
    4 annual memberships ( are
available for purchase to residents of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
The "Taster Membership" is $100/month including 4 cases, and is intended to
provide an introduction to the club without a significant cost commitment.
Enthusiast members (8 cases a year) pay either $167 per month or $2,000 a
year. Connoisseur members get 8 cases a year of ultra-premium and iconic wines
for $250 a month. Icon members (12 cases a year, 4 premium, 4 ultra-premium
and 4 iconic) pay $334 a month or $4,000/year at this highest level available.
Each membership includes taxes, shipping, insurance and member services.
Member sign up is available right on the website or by
calling 1-866-351-8739.
    Marcus Ansems, CEO and Director of Wine is heading the wine club,
changing his career direction from years as a winemaker in regions around the
world. His latest stop was general manager and winemaker at Canada's own
Therapy Vineyards in Naramata, BC. During the last three years at this
position, Marcus won many winemaking awards including most recently Best
Shiraz at the All Canadian Wine Awards in 2008 - Marcus Ansems 2006 Shiraz.

For further information:

For further information: Interview Contact: Marcus Ansems, Hemispheres
Wine Guild, Telephone: (866) 351-8739,,

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