Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wine Clubs: Compare


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Pros
100% satisfaction guarantee; affordable, flexible membership; thorough selection process; archives all previous selections on website; Design Your Own Clubâ„¢ program; environmentally-conscious company
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
Cons
basically none
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
Shipping Included
No
No
Cost per Bottle (Est.)
$15
$29 - $35
Membership Minimum
Yes (2 shipments)
No
Wine Options
Red, White, or Combination
Red
Domestic and/or International
Domestic and International
Mostly Domestic but some International
Selection
Estate-bottled, limited production wines from boutique wineries in some of the world's most renowned wine producing regions.
Variety of "big, bold" reds from boutique wineries primarily in the US and occasionally from other countries around the world.
Newsletter
Yes
Yes
Shipping Options
Monthly, Bimonthly or Quarterly
Monthly (plus 2 holiday shipments), Bimonthly (plus 1 holiday shipment) or Quarterly (plus 1 holiday shipment)
Shipping Details
Shipments arrive on the 3rd or 4th week of each month.
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
Offers free e-cards and free printable gift cards to notify gift recipients.
Vinesse doesn't offer gift notification by email or traditional mail.
Extras
Offers the Design Your Own Clubâ„¢ program in which you can customize your membership and combine it with any of their other clubs (beer, cigars, cheese, chocolate, cigar or flowers).
None
Satisfaction Guarantee
Yes, MonthlyClubs.com offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee! If you are unhappy with any item you receive, MonthlyClubs.com will replace it or refund your money. You can also cancel your membership at any time without incurring any 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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