Gold Medal Wine Club Review – 6 Options – $37 to $174
Does this wine club actually deserve a gold medal? Let’s break it down right now! They have a few options to choose from, but for this review, we will focus mostly on the Gold Series, their most popular option.
I got my shipment in the mail quickly and dove in right away, ripping the box open and snapping a photo of what I’ve got like it was Christmas Day or something!
Alrighty, let’s get in there. I tried the red wine first since that’s my fav. Both the red and white were from the same “Three Saints” company which was fine with me. And since this is the gold medal wine club, they do claim that all of their wines have won a medal, which appears to be a good sign.
The first wine was a Syrah which has a smokier taste than most of the other wines I’ve tried over the past year or two and I really liked it. I find myself unhappy when I open a wine that has no smokiness now. Too much fruit and only fruit is a bit of a let down for me, but this wine was right on the money.
I cracked open the white wine next which was a 2011 Chardonnay which was full of fruit that you’d expect from this kind of white wine. I enjoyed it even though I don’t often drink white wine. This is one that I would buy and drink again, especially when paired with some tasty food or maybe even a dessert.
The club does come with the standard information called “The Wine Press” about the wine and the flavors you can come to expect which really is integral in enhancing the experience. Pretty standard amongst wine clubs and I’d advise you to ignore any that don’t come with info about what you are tasting because it’s tons of fun.
Their wines come from small wineries which I feel is great. Huge companies tend to streamline the wine making process and then end product never seems to come out as well. So now, let’s dive into the pros and cons of Gold Medal and see if they really deserve a gold medal!
- Options. They have six different clubs starting at $37 for the club I’ve reviewed and going up to $174 for their highest club. You can choose monthly shipments, all red, all white, mixed, every other month shipments, and even a quarterly option.
- Good wine. You should be satisfied with every bottle you get.
- “The Wine Press” to let you know what you’re drinking
- Small winery wines
- Domestic. The wine is only from California which isn’t the worst thing since California produces some of the top wines out there, but you do miss out a little bit from experiencing wine from around the world in addition to domestic that some clubs offer.
- Shipping. I entered my address currently and they want $10.50 for shipping and then tax is $2.96, so it does increase the price out the door to $50.46 for one month. Which leads me to…….
- Price. It’s a little pricey. You will get quality wine, but if you are looking for a super low cost deal, this might not be the club for you.
So, what’s the verdict, is it a pass, consider, recommend? It’s looking like it’s a strong consider for me. Anyone would be happy with this club, even drinkers with some pretty good experience tasting wine. If you are looking for an amazing deal that you can run through the streets screaming about, this probably isn’t the best option, but trust me in the fact that this would make a good gift and would impress just about anyone.
Also, enter FREESHIP when checking out to get free shipping on your order, but it only applies to the first order I believe. Let me know if it’s not working for you.
Oh and also, if you decide to do 12 months prepay, you will get an additional ten percent off of your order. A little extra bonus if you are in it for the longer term.