We just got word that a friend of ours started a customized wine club service and wine retail website featuring wines from "some of the best producers from around the world." It's called Bottlenotes and we can't wait to indulge our curiosity at their launch next week (you're invited too, see below.) Here's how it works: Bottlenotes club members receive wines as often as they choose and then rate them on a five-point scale. Their ratings helps Bottlenotes map out their personal tastes using a special vino-algorithm and sends them other wines that they will like. The more information a member inputs, the better recommendations can be made. It's like having your own personal sommelier along with access to affordable, hard-to-get wine. (Average bottle prices range from $15 to over $75, so there's room for wine lovers on any budget.) Bottlenotes will officially launch in New York City next Tuesday, January 24, 2006 from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. with a gala wine and food tasting at Suba (109 Ludlow Street), featuring wine from acclaimed winemakers from around the world. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. (Admission is complimentary for members of Bottlenotes Connoisseurs or Limited Addictions Wine Clubs.) Click here for more information, and to buy tickets. Join us, we'll be there to check it out.