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Arizona Wine Club Shipping Law Update

Arizona Wine Club Shipping Law Update

  Wine shipping laws across the United States are complicated and always changing. We were just alerted today to some wine shipment crackdowns in the State of Arizona. The ...

20% Off Coupon from The California Wine Club

20% Off Coupon from The California Wine Club

One of our favorite wine clubs is running a huge coupon right now that you can use on any wine club that they sell! Take 20% off your first month of any club from The California ...

The Science Behind Your Hangover

The Science Behind Your Hangover

The worst thing about how wonderful wine is is that it is sometimes a little TOO wonderful and we end up drinking more than we thought. We fight the resulting hangovers with our ...

New Free Shipping Deal for The California Wine Club

New Free Shipping Deal for The California Wine Club

The California Wine Club is once again running one of my favorite deals on one of my favorite clubs. For a limited time you can get free shipping when you order 3 months of the ...

Wine Clubs for Weddings and Anniversaries

Wine Clubs for Weddings and Anniversaries

June is wedding and anniversary month. In my family, I was a June bride as well as both my mom and my mother-in-law. Historically June was the most popular month in various ...

Decanting Wine: What You Need to Know

Decanting Wine: What You Need to Know

For the first few years that my husband and I visited our local wine club, we watched them decant or aerate the red wine but never quite understood if it made a difference. ...

Wine and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wine and Chocolate Chip Cookies

If I made a list of my favorite things, both wine and chocolate chip cookies would be near the top, but not necessarily together. However, in honor of National Chocolate Chip ...

Beer or Wine: How Do They Compare?

Beer or Wine: How Do They Compare?

I came across a really interested infographic from CompareCamp the other day that I thought our readers would love. Given that we have both this wine review site as well as a beer ...

Hamptons Wine Club Groupon

Hamptons Wine Club Groupon

One of our readers emailed us today asking what we thought about the Hamptons Wine Club deal currently posted on Groupon. Although we have never personally reviewed the club, we ...

The California Wine Club International Series Review (With Video)

The California Wine Club International Series Review (With Video)

If you read many of my wine posts, you know that I absolutely love The California Wine Club. The International Series is the third different club of theirs that I have now tried ...

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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.


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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 December 18, 2018 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 July 26, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Hi Cathie,

    We do not actually sell the wine clubs but rather just review them so you would need to reach out to them directly. I would suggest contacting Laithwaites rather than Southwest, though, because Southwest basically just gives the points. You should be able to reach their customer service at 1-800-649-4637.


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    tricia June 25, 2018 at 10:18 am

    You can cancel your subscription through Customer Service:

    Monday through Friday, 6:00 am – 4:00 pm PST

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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 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.


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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.


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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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