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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.

Would You Spend $15,600 for a Wine Club Subscription

Wine clubs are a fun idea: you get surprised with a curated selection of wines every so often without having to do the work of choosing it. Sometimes, it's even for a good cause-for example, NPR's wine club gives you 15 bottles for $80-that's $5.33 a ...

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:57:00 GMT



The world's most expensive wine club costs $15,600 a year

The most expensive wine club in the world has been revealed, and the annual fee costs about as much as a state university's yearly tuition. Acker Merrall & Condit is America's oldest wine shop (197 years) and one of the world's leading auctioneers.

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT



The world's priciest wine club debuts

The oldest wine store in the US on Thursday uncorked what is likely the most expensive wine club in the world - one that will run you $15,600 a year. That's $325 a bottle. After getting hit with the super-sized bill, you might need a good drink.

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:54:00 GMT



A wine club at The Vineyard at Hershey Stay tuned for more details

With its major concerts behind it and the final signature event of Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country under way, The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey already is looking ahead to 2018. First things first, of course, with two more weeks of the Wine Country's ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:26:00 GMT



The Grapes of Laugh: How to Host a Wine Tasting or Start a Wine Club

We had such fun on The Social yesterday chatting about how to organize an informal wine tasting party at home. Click the arrow above to play the video. There are many excellent reasons to host a wine tasting party-or even to form a wine club. For one ...

Published:  Sat, 14 Oct 2017 21:14:00 GMT



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