WineMonthClub.com (Gourmet Monthly) Review – A+ Rating in the BBB
The WineMonthClub.com, formerly know at the Gourmet Monthly Wine Club, still offers up the same selection, but now with an updated, fancier website! So just how gourmet is this gourmet club? Let’s find out, shall we? Oh and also, I have a $10 discount listed at the end of this review if you want to give them a try!
That being said, I was fortunate enough to be able to get my hands on a shipment of their wine, twice! And I took some pictures for you to see exactly what you are getting! The pics are in my dining room table, please forgive any mess you see in the background haha!
But, most importantly, the WINE. Is it any good? WineMonthClub.com is an international club bringing you wine from everywhere, like Argentina, the US, Africa, France, and many other wine growing regions. This way, you’ll get a little sample of the world every month.
The first wine I received was a Dog Point 2007 from New Zealand. It was a medium bodied Sauvignon Blanc that was refreshing and delicious. I don’t remember having a New Zealand wine that good in a long time.
The second wine was a Dehesa La Granja a Spanish red wine which I actually drank with dinner that night. My dinner was nothing fancy and I sure didn’t follow the pot roasted veal recipe they provided, suggesting it would be a good pairing, I’m just not a great cook people! Either way, the wine made the meal so much better and staying home with a bottle of wine like this is a perfect evening for me.
- Tasty wine, with international selections. Who even knew Africa had a wine industry. You will learn with this club.
- A+ Rating in the BBB (Better Business Bureau) since 2005. Big thumbs up. A perfect rating is ridiculously hard to find in any food or drink based categories since tastes can often be subjective.
- “Cellar Notes” or “Wine Cellars”, whatever they are calling their newsletter thing that comes with your shipment is pretty darn cool and even offers up food and recipe suggestions for pairing, how awesome is that?
- Options. Monthly shipment, every other month, every quarter. Red, white, both. If you are a collector, they even have a high priced club that offers collectible wines for your cellar.
- Shipping. $13. Ouch. The worst I’ve seen is $20, so that makes $13 not seem as bad. But the best I’ve seen has FREE shipping. I’d rank $13 shipping average I guess for wine clubs, from what I’ve seen.
So, what do we have folks? A pass, consider, or recommend?
Well guys, I would recommend this wine club to a friend or family member and would give it as a gift. Those international wines really stand out. Imagine how impressed your friends would be if you are pulling out African, Argentinian, and French wines for social gatherings, all at a price that won’t break the bank. And with an “A+” rating for a FOOD company? That’s a no brainier. SOLD.
Ah, yes, the discount. Almost forgot. Well, click the link above to head over to their website and then enter “MD10” to get $10 in savings on your order. I think it only works for orders of three months or longer, but who wants less than 3 months of any club, that’s just no fun.
MY SECOND SHIPMENT OF WINEMONTHCLUB.COM
The second shipment, I was just as excited about and came just back in February! I immediately dove into the red wine, a Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010. Try and say that name 5 times fast. Hell, just try to say it ONCE! The region of France that this wine came from is their southern area called Rhone Valley. This selection itself was a big and bold flavor, scored a Wine Spectator rating of 91, a Wine Advocate rating of 90, and an International Wine Cellar 90 point rating, which all means, it’s one heck of a tasty wine!
The second wine in my shipment was a 2012 Miner, Napa Valley Chardonnay! I haven’t had a chance to open this puppy just yet, so I’ll report back as soon as I do!