Wall Street Journal Wine Club
ANyone tried this? Reminds me of the old BMG Music Club - for wine.
Initially, you get 12 bottles for $90 ish... then, these send a case every 3/months. "Cancel Anytime.." it says.
PLease weigh in .. tried the search feature, and didn't see any reviews of it so far.... so, maybe it's not so popular!
I'm been a member or it's sister club, Laithwaite's (Red & White Club), for a while. I've enjoyed the first two shipments and the third arrived today. This is the same group that does the Zagat Club as well as WSJ. Most of the wines seem to be special make-ups or obscure things judging from the fact that I can't find much about them on the usual wine sites (cellar tracker or wine searcher). But............. I've found almost all of them to be worth the average price of $13 a bottle (including shipping).
I enjoy trying new wines, so this has been a good experience., although I was skeptical until a friend of mine tried it and I tried a couple of the wines he got. The only thing I'd like changed is the doubling up on a few of the selections in each case. They're not always the ones I'd like a second bottle of.
Tried it briefly for my dad. Some wines weren't bad. Ended up canceling without difficulty. I think my dad said the initial wines were better. I did taste some of the initial wines and they were definitely better than some of the stuff you pick up at Trader Joe's for example (I know, damning with faint praise).