Quarterly case club that is good for wine drinkers new to clubs looking to try many different wines.
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- Select reds, whites, or mixed
- Low initial price ($69.99)
- Reorder wines anytime
- Nice gifts with purchase
- Good for new wine drinkers
- 100% Money Back Guarantee
- Only option is a quarterly case club
- Additional $19.99 shipping charge
- No gift options
Review of Zagat
Is the Zagat Wine Club really as good as it looks? We have evaluated many different wine clubs and have the information you need to decide if Zagat is right for you.
The Zagat Wine Club is essentially the same club as the WSJ Wine Club and Laithwaites but with different selections. Each quarter you will receive your choice of 12 red bottles, 12 white bottles, or a mix of 6 red and 6 white.
For a limited time, you can save $160 on 15 bottles of red wine rather than the regular 12 bottles plus free gift.
There are often some duplicate wines within each shipment. With a price of $69.99 for the first shipment, each bottle is
$5.84 not including shipping and handling. After the first quarter, the price goes up to $139.99 plus shipping and handling. However, there is no minimum purchase requirement and you may cancel at any time.
Wines in this club come from all over the world, and you will receive tasting notes for each bottle plus a binder to hold the tasting notes. The tasting notes are a good way for you to learn more about the wines, wineries, and even countries of origin. If you find a wine in your case that you like in particular, you can order more of that wine from Zagat at a discount.
The Zagat Wine Club is best for personal purchases as opposed to gifts unless you are planning on taking delivery of the case yourself and then delivering it personally. It does not come with any type of gift enclosure and the case itself is very heavy. The gift with purchase, however, would make a nice gift in and of itself. These gifts do change periodically.
My favorite bottle from the case so far has been the 2010 The Holdings Vintner's Select Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Cabernet Sauvignon is not usually one of my favorite wines, but this one was incredibly good. I definitely think that bottle is worth in the $12-18 range.
If you are looking for a good way to try a wide variety of value priced wine, the basic Zagat Wine Club is a good choice. If you are looking for a higher quality wine, they also have the Zagat Wine Reserve Club, which is a little bit more expensive but still sold by the case.
Visit zagatwine.com & read the full review, including my thoughts on the free gift I received with my purchase.
Reviewed by Tricia Meyer on September 7, 2013
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