The new Les Marchands wine merchant in Santa Barbara has launched Les Marchands Wine Club Series, most of which are quite a bit more upscale and sophisticated than most such clubs. Sommeliers Brian McClintic and Eric Railsback have put their considerable knowledge together to create the series. They clubs range from SBC Wine Club (two bottles of Santa Barbara County wine each month at $80 per shipment) or Daily Drinkers Club (two unique wines each month picked for value and quality at $49 per shipment) to the Grand Cru Club (two or three highly allocated Burgundies a month, $249 per shipment). Along with the wines, subscribers also get the somms' handwritten tasting notes, wine descriptions, and recommended food pairings. Also to consider: the SOMM Seasonal Package (three wines each month for three months at $109 per shipment) or the SOMM Annual Package, (three wines each month for a year at $99 per shipment). All prices are plus shipping and any applicable tax.