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The Laithwaites Wine Club is a quarterly case club, sending you 12 bottles of wine 4 times per year, with an optional 2 additional shipments. The initial cost is $90 ($69.99, plus $19.99 s/h) while subsequent shipments costing $160 ($139.99 plus $19.99 s/h).
Each shipment comes with at least 6 different wines, many of which are doubled up. This shipment sat around my house for a few weeks, so by the time I got around to shooting the video, I only had 6 bottles left. The wines in this shipment include:
Château de L’Abbaye 2009
Duca di Cardino 2009
J Opi Reserve Malbec 2009
Silverstrike Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Villa Masetti Pinot Grigio 2010
Sunday Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Raymond Chardonnay 2009
Palacio de Menade 2010
The tasting notes were missing in my shipment, but after going back & forth a few times, Laithwaites finally sent me the notes in PDF format.
The notes include 2 pages for each bottle of wine, describing the wine, the winery, the region, and food pairings. In addition, quick notes (icons) and room for you to make your own notes.
After receiving my first shipment, I logged into my account and easily canceled my membership. In fact, I requested it to be canceled on Mon, May 21, 2012 at 10:38 AM and my request was confirmed on Tue, May 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM. Surprisingly I was able to do this with 1 email and no hard sells to stay.
For more on the Laithwaites Wine Club, watch my video:
Eric is based in Buffalo, NY - near the Niagara Wine Trail. He's a fan of Pinot Noir, but appreciates any good wine. Here at the Wine Club Group, Eric is the programmer who makes the site work. He also does video reviews of wine clubs and individual wines.