Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Wine Clubs: Compare

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Premium, limited-supply Pinot Noirs at great values; excellent reordering discounts (up to 35%) and easy online reordering system; great customer service; all previously featured wines publicly archived on website; referral bonus; gift shipments are beautifully wrapped
100% satisfaction guarantee; interesting bottles of red wine at a good value; encourages a lot of member feedback; friendly, helpful customer service is easily accessible by phone or live chat on website
Bimonthly shipping is only option; doesn't offer instant gift notification by email; domestic Pinot Noirs only produced in California wineries (none from Oregon)
Previously featured wines are not publicly archived on Vinesse's website; no reordering discounts offered; exaggerated marketing ($29 - $35 bottle of red wine is "super-premium"?); $2.50 surcharge to ship to a residence; doesn't offer gift notification by email or traditional mail; currently cannot ship to Utah and South Dakota
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Cost per Bottle (Est.)
$34.50 - $44.50
$29 - $35
Membership Minimum
Wine Options
Domestic and/or International
Domestic (California) and International
Mostly Domestic but some International
Premium Pinot Noirs from boutique wineries in California and around the world that have (mostly) received 90+ ratings from a national wine publication and may have also been awarded a Gold Medal at a major wine competition.
Variety of "big, bold" reds from boutique wineries primarily in the US and occasionally from other countries around the world.
Shipping Options
Bimonthly (February, April, June, August, October and December)
Monthly (plus 2 holiday shipments), Bimonthly (plus 1 holiday shipment) or Quarterly (plus 1 holiday shipment)
Shipping Details
Shipments will arrive sometime after the 15th of the month depending on how far away you live from California.
First shipment will arrive with 3 - 10 days of placing your order. Subsequent shipments are sent out around the 15th of each month and will arrive with 1 - 8 business days depending on how far away from CA you live.
Gift Information
Complimentary and customizable gift card is included with gift purchase. Bottles in gift shipments are each wrapped in colorful tissue paper, placed in gift bags and stored securely in a beautifully illustrated gift box.
Vinesse doesn't offer gift notification by email or traditional mail.
Satisfaction Guarantee
No satisfaction guarantee, but they will replace any bottles you receive that are corked/damaged at no additional charge. They will refund you for any returned unopened bottles unless they are unable to restock the wine back into inventory for any reason. You can cancel your membership at any time without incurring cancellation fees.
Yes, Vinesse offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee! If you don't like a wine or receive a corked bottle, you just need to report it within 30 days and Vinesse will replace it or refund your money. You can also cancel your membership at any time without incurring any cancellation fees.
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