While it's a misnomer to call this a Four Seasons wine club (because you actually get a fifth shipment just in time for the holidays, to bring to parties or to serve at your own), it's still a great value wine club. Designed to compete with other big name quarterly case clubs, the Vinesse Four/Five Seasons club is also tailored to the season, so you get lighter wines in the summer and heavier wines to help get you through the long winter.
It's better to ship more wine less often, so we like the way they've compressed a normal 2-bottle monthly club
Great value and a great track record are nothing to sneeze at, but we???d like to see a better understanding of where the wines will come from.
There is much talk in the wine world about great wine and food pairings. Indeed, the right wines and the right foods when paired perfectly do raise each to something more special than either on their own... but for most of us who don’t have trained palates and who don’t plan every detail in our lives so painstakingly. So thankfully, we have Vinesse’s Four Seasons Wine Club!
The Four Seasons Wine Club gives us the opportunity to cook foods we love in any season (Barbecue in the summer, fresh vegetables in the Spring, Seafood, etc.) and always have the right wines on hand. Ironically, this is really a FIVE season club... the fifth season is “Holiday.” But we like that too because we need good Pinot Noir for Thanksgiving and the perfect bubbly for New Year’s, too.
Unlike some wine clubs out there, you get a lot of perks for joining this Four Seasons Wine Club. In your first shipment you’ll get a great little Wine Exploration guide which includes how to identify flavors in your wine, wine and food pairing suggestions by varietal, and even how to host a wine tasting party in your own home.
With each shipment you’ll also get tasting notes and pairing suggestions for those wines AND a comment card which you can either mail back or go online to submit your ratings of the wines you’ve received. Vinesse (the company that runs this Four Seasons Wine Club uses this information to make even better buying decisions in the future.
Another great perk from Vinesse is incredible opportunities to buy more wine. In addition to being able to reorder wines from your wine club shipment (when they’re available), you’ll also be offered exclusive deep discounts on other wines. You can sample your way through International wines, the Pacific Northwest, Merlots from around the world, and many more choices. For an even deeper discount, you can enroll in their Grab Bag program where you’ll get a mystery case of wine. Sounds scary? It shouldn’t! The same great wines Four Seasons sends to its customers end up in these mystery cases when there’s extra inventory on hand.
Have you read complaints about Vinesse online? Please read this Vinesse Review before you decide for yourself.
Last Updated: 6/22/2011
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