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Taste 9
Customer Service 10
Value 6
Shipping 6

I received my Chef & Vintner shipment in 2012 and took a lot of pictures to show you exactly what you’ll be getting with your shipments which occur 6 times a year or every other month. Right off the bat, I noticed that had pretty cool packaging which most club don’t have. Most companies just ..

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Chef and Vintner Wine Club Review – 3 Things You Need to Know

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I received my Chef & Vintner shipment in 2012 and took a lot of pictures to show you exactly what you’ll be getting with your shipments which occur 6 times a year or every other month.

Right off the bat, I noticed that had pretty cool packaging which most club don’t have. Most companies just use cardboard shipping boxes and cardboard liners to protect the wine which works fine but doesn’t go above and beyond especially when giving it as a gift, which a LOT of people do, especially around the holidays. So, the box, pictured to the left here, was nice and upon opening, it was like, okay, this is clearly decorated as a perfect gift for someone. chef-and-vintner-shipmentEspecially with the confetti style stuff on the inside.

The three wines that came with the shipment were all red wines which is okay with me, that’s what I prefer, two of which were Seavey wines. I did a little digging into the brand the prices are up there and the reviews are outstanding. No wonder I liked the wine so much, it was very high quality stuff. Their Merlot not only had the dark fruit flavors and aromas that you’d come to expect, but they also had a ton of spice variety in there which makes me excited. Without a little spice, I’m not very nice. :)

The third wine was a Caravina Cabernet Sauvignon which has blackberry for days that I could enjoy as a night cap or with dinner. And speaking of dinner, Chef and Vintner provided with a BUNCH of food recipes to pair my chef-and-vintner-wine-packagewine with. I chef-and-vintner-winetook a photo of two of them to post here, but there was a lot more that came with the shipment. I saved them all so when it’s date night, I can cook the wife something special and even if it doesn’t come out good, she better like it! I did make a homemade sauce today that I was pretty proud of, maybe I’ll cook dinner tomorrow night.

I received three wines but the shipments will contain between two and six wines that they will alert you to via email. If you want to skip a shipment you have to let them know 30 days ahead of time. Since the shipments vary and the wine varies, you won’t know the prices until they send you the email which is a tad annoying. The membership cost is $99 a year on top of the wine cost, just so you know. Now, let’s dive into the pros and cons of this wine club.chef-and-vintner-tasting-notes

PROS

  • Taste. Some of the best wine that you are going to find.
  • Recipes. Tasty recipes to make and pair with your vino.
  • Packaging. Helps make it a beautiful gift to send someone.

CONS

  • Memberships sometimes close up, not taking on new customers.
  • Price is high. On top of paying for the wine, you pay for shipping, you pay tax, you pay for an annual mChef_Vintner_logomembership off a hundred bucks.

THE VERDICT

Pass, Consider, Recommend? For me, right now, it’s a pass. I wouldn’t keep this wine club myself or recommend it an average person simply because of the price and unpredictability of how many bottles you’ll be getting and the price you’ll be paying.

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