Using the same methods and ideas of wine selection as they've used for years in California, the California Wine Club has translated their vision to an International stage.
The California Wine Club has an excellent reputation and they've been in business a long time. We like that it's a family business supporting other family businesses.
We think they should have stayed in California. There are many other specialty clubs that the California Wine Club could have developed and left the International wines to other wine clubs.
After conquering the business of wine clubs focusing on California wine, The California Wine Club went out to replicate their quality service for “mom-and-pop wineries” around the world. If all we read was the marketing copy, this would be our top pick for an International wine club... but we dig deeper and truth be told we’re a little concerned about the selections. Most of them aren’t rated but if you read through the blogs and CellarTracker consumer reviews, you might find what we did... ordinary wines being “handpicked” for import.
Our curiosity is definitely piqued and we’d love to give this club a whirl, but we’re not expecting perfection.
Last Updated: 10/7/2010