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How to Choose a Wine Club

If you're in the market to buy yourself or someone else a wine club you may be struggling with how to choose the right one that will provide the most enjoyment. Below are some suggestions on how to effectively compare and contrast different wine clubs in your search to find the right one.

Review the Wine Options.
It's very important to understand what wines will show up at the doorstep. If you had red wines in mind but select a California white wine membership your satisfaction level will be low. Each wine club will spell out what wines they provide in their club. Some clubs specialize in international wineries that aren't sold in your local liquor store while others focus on domestic or small boutique wineries.

Club Frequency.
Many wine clubs offer great flexibility in the frequency of deliveries. Choose from a monthly delivery, quarterly, even semi-annual or something in between. Some clubs allow for you to choose only a couple of deliveries to try out, known as club duration, while others look for you to stay with them much longer. The frequency of wine deliveries as well as the minimum duration of the membership will drive the cost.

History.
A wine club that has a history of pleasing clients with ontime deliveries, fair pricing and delicious wine is going to, more likely than not, do a better job than companies with a lower customer satisfaction rating. Look for individual reviews on wine clubs to get an outsiders view on how they operate.

Wine Pricing.
As with any product, the cost of wine memberships vary. Most clubs offer two bottles of wine per delivery and the price ranges typically between $25 and $40 per month. The prices can vary depending on where the wine is produced and if shipping is included in the price or not. Depending on the club you choose, you may pay for the wine monthly or in advance of all purchases.

Shipping.
The cost of shipping is often included in the price of the membership or can be charged separately. Make sure you understand this detail as it can significantly increase the cost of participating in a wine club. Most wine companies prefer a credit card on file to pay for the shipping costs, if they are charged separately.

Cancellation and Satisfaction.
If you've signed up for 12 deliveries of wines but didn't like the first batch and are ready to terminate it's important to be a part of a club that puts customer service first. Those that try to make it right are often willing to replace a bad shipment or happily refund your money to satisfy the customer. Look for a company that allows you to cancel the membership as needed.

Young Somms Are Creating Wine Clubs for People Who Actually Care About Wine

Two major technological innovations hit American consumers in 1972. Pocket calculators debuted (average price: $100 and up), decades before smartphones would render them useless. Subscription-based monthly wine clubs also launched, providing generations of ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:31:00 GMT



Reward increased in murder of Barcelona Wine Club employee

The reward for the capture of the suspects accused in the death of a Barcelona Wine Club employee in November has increased to $33,000. Police are still searching for the suspects who killed 29 year-old Chelsea Beller during a robbery at the restaurant on ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:49:00 GMT



Wine Club 2 December

Christmas is the time for fine claret, whether the grub you plan to gorge on is a juicy rib of beef, a succulent saddle of lamb or the dread festive turkey. And, if you're canny, there's no need to break the bank. We've put together three keenly ...

Published:  Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT



Three strategies for giving the gift of wine

Even if they already have the wines, they will appreciate more. - Let someone else choose. Wine clubs offer selections of several bottles each month or quarter. This can be tricky territory: Some corporate wine clubs appear to be little more than online ...

Published:  Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:31:00 GMT



Buy tickets now for Rotary Club's Wine Pairing Dinner

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi announces its 2018 Wine Pairing Dinner fundraiser, which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 27 at The Shed. This year the wines of Minassian Young Vineyard (MYV) will be featured. Our extremely talented local chef, Mano Lujan ...

Published:  Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:36:00 GMT



Wine expert David LeClaire's tips for drinking like a pro

David is a certified sommelier, founder of the Northwest's biggest wine club Seattle Uncorked, and founder of Wine World & Spirits. Seattle Uncorked, the city's "unpretentious wine club", holds wine, beer, & spirits events all throughout the year ...

Published:  Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:59:00 GMT



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