The red wine industry is in the midst of a resurgence.
While there are still few traditional red wine producers, and fewer and fewer red wine restaurants, a growing number of wine lovers are embracing the new style of drinking.
Read MoreRed Wine Club, an online wine club founded by former New York City bartender Joe Gagnon, has gained more than 25,000 members and is growing at a rate of around 40 percent per year.
The club’s founder, former New Yorker and chef Jamie Hines, says he’s hoping to see the club become a nationwide institution.
“We’re really focused on what we do now and how we do it, not just on what’s on tap,” Hines told Business Insider.
“We’re focused on getting the word out to people about the value of wine and how to get it.
The red wine club’s been around for a few years now, and we’ve never had any problems with the people who come, the people we work with, and the wine.
We’ve had a lot of fun working with the community, and I think the wine is a big part of it.”
A couple of years ago, Hines and his wife, former Washington Post reporter Julie Rauch, started a wine club at their apartment building in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
They had just moved in, and it was just a little too big for one person.
So Hines opened up a wine bar, which is now one of the oldest wine bars in the city, as well as a red-wine tasting room.
At a red, the wine comes from local winemakers, and at a white, it comes from French and Italian wineries.
Hines says the red-white combination has become a popular pairing for all types of wine.
And while he’s excited about the growth of the club, he’s also worried about the impact the cocktail may have on the local community.
When the wine club first opened in the summer of 2015, he was shocked by how many people were coming to the bar to get a drink.
Now he’s had several people come to his bar and tell him, “You should go to Red Wine Club.”
“I’ve been doing this for six years and I’m not a professional wine drinker,” Hine said.
In addition to the potential for a backlash if the red wine drinkers were to become too trendy, Hine also fears the club will have a negative impact on his neighborhood.
He thinks it could get out of hand.
Rauch told Business Insider that the club’s membership grew by 20 percent per month, but the reds, which are made by local wineries, are being sold out.
She said she’s seen the club increase in size in recent years.
But the club also has its critics.
The wine club has been criticized for selling out and for promoting red wines at a time when there is a shortage of the trendy, white wines.
And Hines believes the club is making it harder for local winery owners to keep producing the wines they’ve been making.
It’s a big concern for Raucech, who says she has been able to keep her restaurant’s wine bar running with limited staff.
If the club was to shut down, she says she could lose a lot more money.
“I would have to go out and find a new job,” she said.
“I’m very happy I’m still going to do this, but I feel a lot less safe.”
At the same time, the club has also attracted a lot younger members, and Hines says he is confident that they’ll be able to maintain the growth.
Red Wine Clubs can be found in nearly every city, and they tend to cater to a younger crowd.
But Hines is also worried that if the club gets too popular, the locals will become too comfortable.
“[It’s] like a kid’s playground.
It’s not an adult’s playground,” he said.
“There’s no adults here.
There’s just kids.”Read more: