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American Cellars Wine Club Review

American Cellars Wine Club Review

We received this shipment from American Cellars in June 2018.

Something has been happening to cheap wine in the U.S. It's been getting worse! We used to be able to happily find great daily-drinkers at the grocery store for under $15. Now we have to spend up to $22 for the same wines and HOPE they'll be as good as earlier vintages.

Updated Review: After many conversations with Vinesse about how utterly disappointing both the American Cellars Wine Club was and also their customer service, we're pleased to be able to say they're finally improving!

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Élevant Society Review

Élevant Society Review

We received this shipment from the Élevant Society in February 2015.

With lofty goals of delivering pure bliss to your door, we think the Élevant Society wine club is falling short of that mark, but still delivering great value. With this club we’ve received premium Napa Valley Cabernets and prestigious Pinot Noir from the Sonoma County appellation Russian River Valley... as well as other great surprises like Epiphany Cellars Petit Sirah and Chronicle Old Vine Zinfandel (recently this winery was featured at the highly-acclaimed wine store

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California Treasures Review

Weve now tasted many bottles of wine from the California Treasures Wine Club and were generally very impressed. Whether or not you like the taste of a wine is very subjective and if you have a very picky or discerning palate there are few wine clubs youll be satisfied with. If you like good quality wine, which is not subjective, and a great price, this wine club is an excellent opportunity for you!

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Light & Sweet Wine Club Review

In this review · Overview · Wine Review · Membership Benefits · Gift Review

Light & Sweet Wine Review

We received this shipment from American Cellars in June 2018.

If you or someone you know prefers sweeter wine, this is the best wine club to join or gift. There are only two other wine of the month clubs where you could even get sweeter wines in the shipments, but they require a bit more effort and knowledge to make that happen. This Light & Sweet club from Vinesse makes it effortless to get the wines you really love.

What's fantastic about this wine club, beyond delivering a special selection of sweeter wines that many wine clubs don't offer, is that it comes in response to Vinesse's loyal customers' requests for this wine club. Few companies are so responsive to their customers' wants and we think that sets Vinesse apart as a wine club provider.

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The World of Wine Review

In this review · Overview · Wine Review · Membership Benefits · Who Should Join? · Gift Review

The World of Wine Review

We received this shipment from The World of Wine in June, 2014.

Vinesse, established more than 20 years ago, has in the past offered a huge range of wine clubs. Now, in an effort to focus more on quality and value, they publicly offer only one wine club, The Vinesse Wine Club.

After you sign up for the Vinesse Wine Club, you are able to add on specialized subscriptions, if you have favorite grapes or wine styles. Unless you’re a reader of our website, in which case you can sign up for any of their specialized subscriptions directly. The World of Wine is one of these specialty wine clubs.

The World of Wine has always been one of our favorite Vinesse wine clubs. The adventure of discovering new wine regions in an affordable and approachable way is especially attractive to first-timer wine club members and younger wine drinkers.

The World of Wine Club Options

Unlike other International wine clubs which focus on small family wineries, Vinesse tends to source wine from medium- to large-scale wineries. This lets them sell you the wine at a better value per bottle. There are many ways to customize your membership:

  • Choose a mix of red and white wine, red wine only, or white wine only.
  • Choose 3, 6, or 12 bottles per shipment.
  • Choose to have shipments sent twice a year, three times a year, or six times a year.
  • Prepay for gifts — or your own subscription — and save on delivery costs.
  • Important notes: If you don’t prepay, your bottle prices will vary ($16-22 each) and delivery costs extra (depends on where you live). When you prepay, the delivery cost is fixed and part of the price.

For You Join today and save $120 on your first shipment (six wines are only $9.75 each) PLUS get two bonus bottles of a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($50 value). Click for This Deal.

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Sparkling Wine Club Review

Sparkling Wine Club Review

We received this shipment of sparkling wine from Vinesse in January, 2020.

In our house, every day is an occasion worth opening a bottle of bubbly for! Admittedly, it's usually our favorite $7.99 Sparkling from Trader Joe's that gets the nod for everyday consumption, but we are certainly fans of the fizz.

We consistently find that our favorite Champagnes and Sparkling wines made in the Methode Champenoise are not the fanciest Champagnes around. Rather, we prefer the $20-25 bottles for our celebratory libations. Why? Well, we find, moreso with Champagne than other wines, that reputation can add a lot to price. Some of those French Champagne houses have had centuries to develop reputations as the very best, but winemakers around the world have adopted the winemaking techniques that make Champagne so delightful and applied them to varietals and grapes from everywhere.

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Pinot Noir Club Review

Pinot Noir Wine Club Review

We received this shipment of Pinot Noir from Vinesse in November, 2016.

Ah, Pinot Noir. Undeniably the darling of the consumer wine world for the last, well, how many years has it been since Sideways hit the big screen? As picky as Pinot Noir drinkers are about where their precious juice flows from, they don't hold a candle to how finicky the grapes themselves are... and finicky grapes means expensive wine!

How do we improve the value we get out of drinking Pinot Noir? Pinot Noir wine clubs, of course! You may have noticed that none of the Pinot Noir wine clubs get particularly high ratings on our site. This is largely because we don't think Pinot Noir is a good value in wine... we know, that's sacrilege and blasphemy, and probably some other bad things, too. But, well, it's what we believe after tasting varietals and blends from around the world and in every price range.

However, as Pinot clubs go, the Pinot Noir Wine Club from Vinesse is a pretty good value... especially if you're not used to high-end, cherrytastic fruit-bomb Pinot Noir from places like New Zealand's Central Otago, Oregon's Willamette Valley, and California's Russian River Valley. In this club you'll find lesser known Pinot Noirs from regions not famous for their Pinot, but that's how you get such a great price on the Prince of Picky-Grapes (yes, I just made that up).

This club isn't really for experienced or high-end Pinotfiles, but if you like Pinot and want to learn more about it, give the Pinot Noir Wine Club from Vinesse a go.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Club Review

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Club Review

We received this shipment of Pinot Noir from Vinesse in November, 2016.

Arguably the King of Red Grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon holds the crown. A favorite of wine drinkers around the world, grown in nearly every wine region, and by far the most-produced red grape in the U.S., Cab has captured our hearts.

The best way to get your fix? Cabernet Sauvignon wine clubs, of course! There are so many ways to make Cabernet, the only way you know you'll sample them all is by joining a wine club that specializes in it.

The Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Club from Vinesse is a good value... if you're accustomed to drinking wines in the $12-15 range. This club isn't really for experienced or high-end Cab lovers, but if you like Cabernet (or even just Red wine in general) give the Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Club from Vinesse a go.

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Chardonnay Club Review

Did you know that Chardonnay is the most planted grape in California? And did you know that Chardonnay is also known as White Burgundy? Well, now you do. And trivia time is over... on to information about this Chardonnay wine club!

There are so many expressions of Chardonnay—the latest trend is toward a bright and light unoaked (or sometimes called naked) winemaking style. Chardonnay is also a grape that shows its terroir well... when not bombarded with oak and butter (no, they don't put butter in the wine to get it to taste like that). It takes a wine club like this one to get to know them all... or a wine trip around the world, but we're pretty sure this wine club is cheaper.

The best way to discover them all? Join a Chardonnay wine club, of course! And we highly recommend starting with this Chardonnay Wine Club from Vinesse. The prices are great, the wines are solid, and this is a really great value. We always love the Chardonnays included in Vinesse's The World of Wine club so we expect great things from this club.

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