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February 2, 2106

Wine Clubs

Per Wikipedia, wine clubs ''are designed to provide customers with a series of wine bottles on a monthly or quarterly basis that they would otherwise have to find and purchase on their own.''

As best as I can tell there are basically three types of wine clubs:

Winedabbler has no intentions whatsoever to join ANY wine club. In the wine stores nearby I can buy the wines I know I like, try wines I think I might like, see what's on sale, and buy it all in my price range. I do not want UPS, FedEx or the US Postal Service to get between me and my choice of beverages, and I don't like ANY ''club'' telling me what I should drink.

Come to think of it, there is a fourth more informal type of wine club - the Wine Drinkers' Club; small groups where members bring their own wines from their cellars (actually mostly coolers) and share them with each other.

I do belong to one of those - the Little Wine Table & Big Wine Table ''Club''.

So there.


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Date: February 27, 2017
By: JoeM, Whitestone, NY
Posting: Wine Insiders wine club, and why more people don't drink wine.
Your Comment:
Your excellently researched blog was spot on. I wish I had read it before I placed orders (yes, two!). The wines were indeed for the most dismal. A true racket... anyone is better off with a jug of Carlo Rossi!

Date: February 25, 2017
By: susan, yelm, wa
Posting: This article
Your Comment:
Thanks for the warning. I was about to order my six bottles for $4.99 each. I knew it was too good to be true!

Date: February 23, 2017
By: Nancy, Bismarck, ND
Posting: Heartwood and Oak Wine Club
Your Comment:
I was presented with an offer to purchase a case of "award winning" wines from this outfit for $60 as an introductory price. Out of 12 bottles, only 1 wine was drinkable and the rest tried hard to resemble vinegar but didn't succeed. When I complained, they sent two bottles to replace the 8 that are undrinkable and suggested that I not order duplicate wines in the future. That won't be a problem as I will never order wines from them again. This outfit is nothing more than a scam to clear out substandard and overpriced wines.