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Laithwaites Wine Club Review


Rating: ****

4 Seasons Wine Club from Laithwaites Wine delivers a case of award-winning wines to you every three months.

Pros:

  • Low introductory price ($69.99)
  • Choose reds, whites, or mixed
  • Reorder specified wines that you like
  • Cancel anytime - no commitment
  • Free gift with order

Cons:

  • Extra $19.99 for shipping
  • Only option is a quarterly case club

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Review of Laithwaites

Laithwaites Wine Club, winner of the Wine Merchant of the Year International Wine Challenge in 2010 and 2011, makes it easy to get started in a wine club by the case.

Takes the guesswork out of choosing. An effortless way to a wide variety of wines.
4 Seasons Wine Club from Laithwaites Wine is a case club - that means your shipment contains 12 bottles of wine - either all red, all white, or mixed. The starting price is $69.99, which means you're paying an incredible $5.84 for each bottle of wine.

In the case of red wines, you'll receive eight different wines (you'll get 2 bottles of some wines) including California Cabernet and Pinot Noir, an Argentinean Malbec, and one of France's finest Bordeaux's.

The white wine case includes a Riesling from Washington State, a Spanish lime & peach Aperitif, along with other whites from New Zealand, France, Italy and Napa Valley.

Finally, the mixed case gives you 4 different reds and 4 different whites, some doubled up, for a total of 12 bottles. This introductory case is great for getting started, or makes a great gift.

Like most wine clubs, tasting notes come with your order. Your first shipment also comes with a binder, to keep your tasting notes in order. In addition, they throw in a free gift: currently a deluxe lever-action corkscrew.

Delivery is every 3 months, and future shipments are billed at $139.99 ($11.67 / bottle). You can cancel anytime (yes, even after your first order!) and even skip a shipment or switch your wine preference. There are also two additional shipments you can take advantage of: one around the holidays, and one over the summer.

A nice service offered by Laithwaites is that if you like a wine in your wine club, you can order more of it direct from Laithwaites.

However, unlike some clubs, shipping is not included - be prepared to spend an extra $19.99 with each shipment.

Visit laithwaiteswine.com & read the full review, including a list of the wine I received in my shipment, and my experience with their customer service team.

Reviewed by on September 7, 2013

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Ship-To States

Ships To

Laithwaites Wine Club ship their Laithwaites to: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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3 Comments
  1. I have just had an appalling customer service experience which has yet to be resolved, a month after I placed the initial order which caused the problem in question.

    When I placed my introductory order on the website, an error message asked me to enter my information again. Once I did this, I received two emails for two duplicate orders. I immediately called to cancel the duplicate and was assured that this had been cancelled. I asked for official confirmation of this, but was told that such confirmation wasn’t possible. I suppose this was already a bad sign

    Two days later I was billed for both orders. Not only that, each order had charged $15 extra for the shipping, leaving me overcharged more than $120 in total. I called again and was told that I would be refunded within the week. A week later, I had heard nothing from Laithwaites, nor had I received the refund. So I called yet again and was told that there was some delay caused by something or other. I was asked to wait another week for the refund to be processed.

    The week passed and yet again I heard nothing from Laithwaites and did not receive the refund. I waited a few extra days just in case, then reluctantly picked up the phone and called again. I spoke to a supervisor and waited on the line for her to process the refund herself. I demanded an explanation for what had happened but she had nothing to say. I insisted on some written confirmation for this refund and was told I would receive an email within 24 hours (I have not received it yet). I asked what kind of compensation I would be offered and was told I would get free shipping on my next order. I pointed out that this was utterly inadequate compensation for what I had been through, but that’s all I was offered nevertheless. At the end of the call I had nothing except the assurance by the supervisor that I would receive the refund within 72 hours.

    I have never had such an appalling customer service experience with a similar company, nor have I been offered such hopelessly inadequate compensation afterwards.

    • Hi Josh,

      Wow – sorry you had such a bad experience. I, on the other hand, had the exact opposite experience: I requested my subscription to be canceled on Mon, May 21, 2012 at 10:38 AM and my request was confirmed on Tue, May 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM. I did this with just 1 e-mail sent, & there were no hard sells trying to keep me as a member.

  2. I have a very nice collection of labels. (I ket hoping for better.) As for what’s inside these bottles — swill to just slightly better. Somewhere there is Chateau Thames Embankment. I suppose I am like the woman who purchased the “new ibook” for cash at the gas station. Guess what was inside? As someone frugal, who also must watch sugar, the situation is fraught with humor. I would be embarrassed to give these has housegifts.

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