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DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin

DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin

Grab those wine corks you’ve been saving and let’s make a Wine Cork Pumpkin today. It’s easier than you might think and if you have a bunch of wine corks, you can make bigger ...

Rosé Wine of the Month Clubs

Rosé Wine of the Month Clubs

Sometime in the last few years, "pink" wine went from being stereotyped as overly sweet white zinfandel to a more trendy range of rosé wines. Now we're seeing the popularity ...

Order Game of Thrones Wine Online

Order Game of Thrones Wine Online

If you are a Game of Thrones fan like I am, you are eagerly awaiting the premiere of season 7 on July 16. They have been taunting and teasing us with trailers and leaked ...

Why Is This the Hottest Wine Accessory of the Season?

Why Is This the Hottest Wine Accessory of the Season?

Summer is here and many of us are switching from mulled wines to sangria--from heavy reds to fruity whites. Rose is everywhere! During the winter there's nothing better than ...

Last Minute Mother’s Day Wine Club Deals

Last Minute Mother’s Day Wine Club Deals

Mother’s Day is May 14! You have just a couple of days to order mom a gift that is worthy of all that she has done for you over the years. If you are looking for the best bang ...

Wine and Pizza Pairing Suggestions

Wine and Pizza Pairing Suggestions

National Pizza Day (February 9) is one of my favorite holidays (right behind Christmas and these other wine-related holidays). Of course, you don't have to wait until this ...

Limited Time! Get 2 Bonus Bottles of Wine

Limited Time! Get 2 Bonus Bottles of Wine

The California Wine Club is running a limited time offer that is perfect for people who want to try a wine club without any long-term commitment. When you sign up for the Premier ...

Free Bottle of Wine with Gold Medal Wine Club Gift

Free Bottle of Wine with Gold Medal Wine Club Gift

Gold Medal Wine Club is one of the most popular wine clubs we have reviewed, in large part because of the quality of wine that you get for the price. For a limited time they are ...

The California Wine Club – International Series Review

The California Wine Club – International Series Review

Although you would expect all wines that come from the California Wine Club to be from California, the International Selections is exactly what it sounds like. The California Wine ...

Mother’s Day Wine Club Deals 2016

Mother’s Day Wine Club Deals 2016

Mother's Day is May 8! You have just a couple of days to order mom a gift that is worthy of all that she has done for you over the years. If you are looking for the best bang for ...

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    tricia November 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Hi Christi,

    To be honest, they were not my favorite wines that I have ever gotten from a wine club. I would say that I thought all of them were probably in the $7-9 a bottle quality range. Which is not bad for what I paid for them! They are good for pulling out with dinner. But I would NOT give them as gifts. I think I am down to only about 2-3 bottles left and they are the ones that were duplicates. I did end up cancelling my club because although the initial price was good for the case, I did not want to pay the second shipment price assuming they would be about the same quality. Instead I am trying out a Gold Medal club this month and still want to try the Cellars Sweet Club.

    Tricia

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    tricia July 9, 2013 at 9:28 am

    There’s actually a lot of debate about that. You definitely do not want a really expensive champagne because the orange juice does cover up some of the flavor. On the flip side, if you are planning on having more than 1 or 2, you don’t want something that will give you a headache. When I make them, I usually just have 1 or 2, so I go with stuff that is about $8-10 a bottle. Most people say that something in the $15 range is perfect. And dry/brut! You can also add just a little bit of a liqueur to it to make it smoother–like a splash of Chambord or Grand Marnier.

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    tricia July 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I’ve seen other people post about these before and call them “wine sippy cups.” That cracks me up. These are a “must purchase” for me!

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    tricia July 30, 2014 at 8:21 am

    And for those of us who LIKE getting all white wines, it is perfect. 😉

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    tricia August 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Hi Jeff, Shipping as of today is $19.99.

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    tricia October 25, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I think this is a good caution for any wine club. There is always going to be some kind of fine print about autoshipments or shipping charges or things like that. The one thing I would suggest if you ever want to get another wine club is that there are some where you can prepay for just the number of months that you want. Then at the end of what you have pre-paid, the shipments just stop. It’s the best way to give gifts and a good way to make sure you are not getting autobilled if you miss an email or reminder or renewal notice.

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    tricia August 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Hi Greg,

    I think the issue is that they run a lot of different promotions in a lot of different places. I just noticed that the current one we have is $41.94 for 6 bottles plus a six-piece wine tote with your third shipment. They seem to switch them up pretty regularly (similar to Wall Street Journal Wine Club and a couple of others that we have reviewed). So I guess it depends which link you are clicking through or which flyer you get. Sorry you didn’t have a good experience but we appreciate you leaving your feedback for others!

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    tricia August 21, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Tod,

    According to their site, you can call 1-877-975-9463 to speak with someone in customer service to cancel your WSJ Wine Club shipment.

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    tricia August 18, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Hi Eileen,

    We are not actually the wine club, we just reviewed it. But here’s the contact information for 5 Seasons Wine Club so you can contact them:

    Toll-free customer service at 800-823-5527 from 6 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, Monday – Friday

    Vinesse Customer Support
    4550 East Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 100
    Westlake Village, CA 91362

    Email: support@vinesse.com

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    tricia December 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    While I liked receiving the Zagat shipment that I received last year, it was definitely better as a personal purchase than as a gift. First, there is no option to prepay. So if you order it for someone, you would then have to cancel it after how many ever shipments you wanted to pay for. Second, there is no gifting option at all, so they would not know who it was from and there is no way of notifying the recipient that it will be coming (it takes a few weeks to arrive). Third, it’s a full case, which a really big shipment for most people to receive. I couldn’t even carry it into my house it was so heavy. So if you are having it delivered to someone, it might be difficult for them to deal with it.

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    tricia November 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Hi Roger,

    We actually are not the wine club itself. We just review the clubs. You will need to contact them directly for subscription information.

    Tricia

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    tricia November 4, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Hi Ilse,

    We actually do not sell the wine ourselves. We just do reviews of it. You will need to contact the club directly for them to help you with your order.

    Tricia

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    tricia October 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I’m sorry that happened to you, Marilia! I can’t remember how I unsubscribed, but I think it was by email. I don’t remember talking to anyone. I got a notice right away that I wouldn’t get any more shipments. But I am still on their mailing list and get a lot of sales emails from them.

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    tricia May 21, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Unfortunately, all of them that I have seen (even the ones that call themselves “Champagne Clubs”) say in the fine print that they are both Sparkling and Champagne. Of the clubs that I have had delivered personally, they have pretty much all ended up being Sparkling. I don’t think I have seen an actual bottle of Champagne in them yet.

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    tricia April 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Aren’t you glad it wasn’t Riesling? 🙂

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    tricia April 1, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    It wasn’t my finest work. But it was fun. 🙂

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