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California Classics & More Wine Club Review

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Wine Club Rating:

This Wine Club is rated 3 stars

Wine Choices

Red Wine  

Billing Choices

Ongoing Pre-paid

Shipment Choices

Monthly

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Summary

A good wine club for people who love California wine and are willing to pay a little extra to ensure happiness in every shipment.

What We Like

It's a California wine club focusing on well-reviewed wines and wineries. What's not to love? We also love their flexible billing options.

Improvements

As with other WineExpress wine clubs, we'd really like to see them drop the prices to reflect the customer loyalty inherent in a wine club subscription.

Limited Time Special Offer

Get a free Nuance Wine Finer ($30 value) with your first shipment.

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California wine clubs are not uncommon these days, and access to great California wines is the reason. This California Classics wine club is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to top wineries and wines from around California.

This wine club doesn't get a great rating from us for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that the price-point for these wines classifies them as a "Premium" wine club on our website (barely). This means the wines are being considered for appropriateness for serious connoisseurs and collectors. Unfortunately we think this wine club is really designed for wine enthusiasts with a reasonable budget.

The second reason we haven't rated this wine club highly is that we're not super impressed with their selections or the company's track record on offering its best customers a better price. They'll give you a discount if you order a wine by the case, but they charge their wine club subscribers full retail. We frown on this... we expect wine stores to reward their loyal wine club customers, not treat them like average walk-in customers.

Unlike the other wine clubs from publishing companies (NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Sunset Magazine, etc.) this wine club is owned by its publishing company (Wine Enthusiast Magazine). That changes all of the rules and expectations for this wine club... in the consumer’s favor.

Last Updated: 10/17/2011

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This is a wine club for true lovers of California's best. It includes classic selections from Napa, Sonoma and more, that will light up your table on that special occasion or if you lay them down will truly enhance your wine cellar. Once in a while we'll include a rare gem from Oregon or Washington; a wine that may never otherwise appear on your radar but you'll be thrilled it showed up on ours. You'll receive three super-premium red wine selections per month.

California and West Coast wines just keep getting better and better. So good in fact that’s all some wine lovers ever want to drink.... and who could disagree? Instead we’ve created our California Classics And More Wine Club. This is a wine club for true lovers of California’s best. Classic selections from Napa Valley, Sonoma, The Central Coast and more, will light up your table on that special occasion or if you lay them down will truly enhance your wine cellar. Once in a while we’ll include a rare gem from Oregon or Washington; a wine that may never otherwise appear on your radar but you’ll be thrilled it showed up on ours. You’ll receive three super premium red wine selections per month. Bonus: Your club purchase includes a Nuance Wine Finer (a $30 value), with your first shipment!

Previous Selections:

  • Gloria Ferrer 2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros - 94 pts Wine Enthusiast Magazine
  • Treana Red Blend, Paso Robles - A Lush, Staff Pick
  • Faust 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley - New York Times' #1 Napa Cab Under $100!

Last Updated: 10/17/2011

 

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