Gold Medal Wine Club Review

Gold Series Wine Club Review

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Wine Club Overview & Details

Wine Club Rating:

This wine club is unrated

Wine Choices

Red and White Mix only   Red Wine   White Wine  

Billing Choices

Ongoing Pre-paid

Shipment Choices

Monthly Bimonthly Quarterly

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Summary

An incredibly popular wine club delivering the highest-quality wines among the two-bottle monthly wine clubs.

What We Like

Consistency. We've been receiving their shipments for years and we've never had a wine we didn't like. You can't really ask for more than that from a wine club.

Improvements

We don't have any suggestions for what to improve within the Gold Series wine club. Yay!

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We've been reviewing Gold Medal wine club for more than five years. Without a moment's hesitation we can say that they have the most consistently excellent two bottle wine club out there. They have an extraordinary expectation of wowing their customers—and their customers' lucky gift recipients.

In this latest shipment—sent to us in full gift regalia just in time for the holidays—we found a personalized gift experience, beautiful packaging, and informative wine literature. The loveliness doesn't stop at the box or the notes, though—it continues into the organza wraps for each wine bottle, color-coded, too.

Being a member of a Gold Medal Wine Club is like being a member of every winery wine club in California. Gold Medal wine club members get very similar pricing to the winery's own wine club members (sometimes better). Of course you do miss out on those fun wine-club pick-up parties, but then again, you get the wine shipped right to your door and don't have to lug it home!

Artist's Gift Box for Gold Medal

But what about the wine? Isn't it all about the wine?

Due to the enormous amount of wine we've been receiving, we haven't yet tasted this current shipment of the Mi Sueno 2010 Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma (retail price $45) or the Van Ruiten 2011 Cab-Shiraz Blend (retail price $25) from their Lodi Estate. As soon as we do, we'll include our specific review of these wines.

Because of our historical knowledge of Gold Medal Wine Club, the wineries that Gold Medal works with, and their preference for selecting wines that express a specific region's best characteristics, we'd put our money squarely on these being excellent choices. The Russian River Valley produces exceptional "Burgundy" wines, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Lodi is known for quirky red blends that really give winemakers a chance to shine.

Gift Packaging Inside the Gift Box

The Gold Series from Gold Medal comes with its own magazine called "Gold Series Wine Press." This issue is loaded with wonderful photos and stories about each winery and the winemaker, and also includes food pairing recipes chosen by each winemaker.

One of our favorite things about the Gold Medal wine club is how they really push hard on quality, but also on rewarding their loyal club members. Find a wine you love in this shipment? You can reorder two or more bottles at further discounted prices. If you're a four-bottle member you're rewarded with better discounts. And of course with either membership, the more you buy the more you save.

And of course, like any proper wine club, there are no sign-up fees and you can cancel any time.

Gold Series Tasting Booklet
 

From their website:

Our most popular Series and a great taste of California's best small family-owned and operated wineries. Each month, receive two hard-to-find, medal-winning wines from boutique wineries with our fun and informative color publication, The Wine Press. Learn about the featured wines of the month and history of the winery while enjoying the Gold Series' superb selections.

The Plus! Program brings you more of a good thing! A special add-on bottle option to the regularly scheduled deliveries. It's a great way to discover more outstanding hard to find-to-find wines.

Last Updated: 11/08/2014

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Special Offer Gold Series Wine Club

Our most popular program, the Gold Series is a great taste of California's best small family-owned wineries. Each month, we feature two hard-to-find, award-winning wines that are virtually unattainable elsewhere and we deliver them directly to your doorstep. As part of your delivery, you will also receive our monthly publication, The Wine Press, a fun and informative newsletter in which you can learn about the featured wines, the history of the winery, and the background of the winemaker. You’ll also find fun facts, recipes to pair with the featured wines and industry news to make your wine tasting a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Each month, the Gold Series features one red wine and one white wine, and on occasion, an additional red wine is offered. Members have the option to receive reds or whites only, but the monthly shipments will typically be two of the same bottle. The reds only preference is an additional $2/month. 2 and 4 bottle shipments are available.

  • Wine Selections
    Each month, the Gold Series features two bottles (usually one red and one white, sometimes two reds). Members have the option to receive reds or whites only, but the monthly shipments will typically be two of the same bottle. The reds only preference is an additional $2/month. 2 and 4 bottle shipments are available.
  • Member Discounts
    Gold Series members can reorder their favorite wines at up to 35% off winery-direct prices in our Wine Store. 4 bottle members receive an additional 10% discount on their monthly wine club shipments and also earn a higher reorder discount in the Wine Store.
  • Newsletter
    As part of your Gold Series delivery, you will also receive our monthly publication, The Wine Press, a fun and informative newsletter in which you can learn about the featured wines, the history of the winery, and the background of the winemaker. You’ll also find fun facts, recipes to pair with the featured wines and industry news to make your wine tasting a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience.
  • Judge-the-Wines Program
    An easy way for you to rate each wine you receive! Submit your scores online and we’ll publish the cumulative ratings in our monthly newsletter. Each submitted scorecard is eligible for our monthly drawing for a bonus half-case of wine!
  • Our Guarantee
    We are confident you will be completely satisfied with the monthly Gold Series selections. There are no wine club sign up fees, no monthly dues, and no minimum obligation. You may cancel at any time for any reason.

Last Updated: 10/7/2010

 

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