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Elevant Society Wine Club Review

Wine Club Overview & Details

All-Around Wine Club Rating:

This Wine Club is rated 4 stars
  • Satisfaction Guarantee:

    This Wine Club is rated 5 stars
  • Wine Quality:

    This Wine Club is rated 4 stars
  • Price of Wine:

    This Wine Club is rated 2 stars
  • Discount Opportunities:

    This Wine Club is rated 5 stars
  • Convenience:

    This Wine Club is rated 4 stars
  • Personalization:

    This Wine Club is rated 1 stars
  • Gift-worthiness:

    This Wine Club is rated 2 stars
  • Customer Service Record:

    This Wine Club is rated 3 stars
  • Curation Process:

    This Wine Club is rated 3 stars
  • Uniqueness of the Club:

    This Wine Club is rated 3 stars
  • Educational Materials:

    This Wine Club is rated 3 stars

Wine Choices

Red Wine  

Billing Choices

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Shipment Choices

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Summary

Reliably good quality premium wines. Includes some real gems and we often see their selections on Lot18.

What We Like

We've been happy with the quality and value of 80% of the wine we've received from the Elevant Society wine club. We think you will be, too.

Improvements

We'd like to see a little less of the superlatives... "super-premium" wines don't carry a $35 price tag. Regardless, these are definitely premium wines worth their price.

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Things to know

  • Shipping is extra
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed: No commitment, no annual fees, cancel any time
  • Shipments options are more accurately 5x per year (Quarterly + a holiday shipment), 7x per year (Bimonthly + a holiday shipment), 14x per year (monthly + two holiday shipments)
  • Price is variable. Each bottle is $29-35, plus tax and delivery
  • For all orders and club shipments of wine to NY, NJ, MD, ME, DC, PA, MA, IN, AZ, KS, MT, DE, RI, FL, and MI an additional surcharge of $1.36 will be added to the shipment total. For residential deliveries, a $2.50 surcharge will be applied.

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With lofty goals of delivering pure bliss to your door, we think the Elevant Society wine club is falling short of that mark, but still delivering great value. With this club we’ve received premium Napa Valley Cabernets and prestigious Pinot Noir from the Sonoma County appellation Russian River Valley... as well as other great surprises like Epiphany Cellars Petit Sirah and Chronicle Old Vine Zinfandel (recently this winery was featured at the highly-acclaimed wine store, Lot18.com).

Unlike some wine clubs out there, you get a lot of perks for joining Elevant Society. In your first shipment you’ll get a great little Wine Exploration guide which includes how to identify flavors in your wine, wine and food pairing suggestions by varietal, and even how to host a wine tasting party in your own home.

With each shipment you’ll also get tasting notes and pairing suggestions for those wines AND a comment card which you can either mail back or go online to submit your ratings of the wines you’ve received. Vinesse (the company that runs Elevant Society uses this information to make even better buying decisions in the future.

Another great perk from Vinesse is incredible opportunities to buy more wine. In addition to being able to reorder wines from your wine club shipment (when they’re available), you’ll also be offered exclusive deep discounts on other wines. You can sample your way through International wines, the Pacific Northwest, Merlots from around the world, and many more choices. For an even deeper discount, you can enroll in their Grab Bag program where you’ll get a mystery case of wine. Sounds scary? It shouldn’t! The same great wines Elevant Society sends to its customers end up in these mystery cases when there’s extra inventory on hand.

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Last Updated: 6/22/2011

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Our Élevant Society features the most exclusive, highest quality wines — pure bliss delivered to your door.

These elegant wines lean toward America's best big bold reds, but include exquisite red wines from around the world.

"Élevant" is a French word with no direct translation into English. It connotes "upbringing," "elevating," or "raising." To a winemaker it means "parenting" a young wine along the perilous path from fermentation to bottling.

Now it’s time to open a new door for you, one you never knew existed. Inside this door the members of the Élevant Society await.

The Élevant Society is an exclusive wine lover’s service that provides super-premium wines from around the world, but with a slight leaning toward America’s best, and toward the reds rather than the whites. These wines may be cellared, but they are mature upon arrival, ready for immediate enjoyment. Such quality wines, of course, carry a higher price, and membership in the Élevant Society is not for everyone.

But, in every case your Élevant Society wines will have a remarkable personality and distinction. Try a few shipments, if you are a wine lover you won't regret it!

Last Updated: 5/22/2011

 

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