Virgin Wines Review

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Wine Club Overview & Details

Wine Club Rating:

This Wine Club is rated 4 stars

Wine Choices

Red-only and White-only options   Red-only and White-only options   Red-only and White-only options  

Billing Choices

Ongoing

Shipment Choices

Quarterly

Ships to

AZ CA CO CT DC FL ID IL IN IA LA MA MI MN MO NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OR SC TX VA WA WV WI WY

Summary

Great value on many different types of wines from around the world.

What We Like

They have one of the best line-ups of introductory offers for wine clubs we've seen.

Improvements

A more customized selection geared toward Virgin's quirky and fun brand.

Limited Time Special Offer

Exclusive Introductory Offer: Save $150 on 15 World Class Wines! First shipment contains three bonus bottles + the normal 12 for just $69.99

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Things to know

Limited Time Special Offer
Exclusive Introductory Offer: Save $150 on 15 World Class Wines! First shipment contains three bonus bottles + the normal 12 for just $69.99

  • Shipping is extra
  • SAVE $100 on 12 Outrageously Good Wines and get a FREE electronic corkscrew set
  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee

Okay, so here's the skinny on these big-name wine clubs! Virgin is a multinational conglomerate led by the charismatic Richard Branson. They don't have a liquor license, and they don't want to get into that business, so they've contracted with a third party to fulfill their wine club orders/shipments. The third party is a successful wine club provider in the UK that's been providing wines to a HUGE membership for many years.

They source wines from around the world, and then share their great finds with their club members, and their clients' club members, too.

It's important you know this! It's not a sign that the quality will be bad or that you shouldn't trust the Virgin Wine Club... Virgin trusts them with their reputation and we think you can trust them, too.

Now, onto normal Wine Club value-talk. The introductory offer is a great way for you to try-before-you-buy. You're getting 12 bottles of good-quality wine for under $6 per bottle, plus an electric corkscrew set, and free tasting notes.

After the introductory offer where you’ll receive a case (12 bottles) of wine every quarter for $139.99. Because of the way the private-label company works, there is some crossover between what's available for distribution to wine club members across their wine clubs, but that each wine club gets a few unique bottles to set it apart from the others. It's unclear whether or not the Virgin Wine Club has any wines picked by anyone at Virgin itself though, and we’re guessing Richard Branson isn’t the one doing the picking!.

We’ve broken down the pricing below so it’s easier to understand:

Introductory Offer Subsequent Shipments
# Bottles of Wine per shipment 12 12
Price $69.99 ($5.83 per bottle) $139.99 ($11.67 per bottle)
Shipping Price $19.99 $19.99
Total Price per Shipment $89.98 ($7.50 per bottle) $159.98 ($13.33 per bottle)

We like quarterly case-clubs because you save on shipping and it's better for the environment to send out fewer shipments each year.

Something we noticed: the Mixed case appears to be 8 reds and 4 whites. You can also choose Red-only and White-only if you want.

Last Updated: 3/26/2013

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Comment from ANTONIO zuniga at 2011-07-13 10:35:52
Actually they lie about the 2000 miles you earn for joining this club. I never got mine, called multiple times. Actually called today 7/13/11 and now they cant even find my account. Total rubbish company. When I asked for their company information to write a formal letter, the representative could not give me any information.
 
Response from WineClubReviews at 2011-08-07 12:14:52
We're not sure we'd call it lying, but thank you for pointing out that Virgin Wines has trouble fulfilling the mileage awards promised by the airline.
 

Your special introductory offer:
SAVE $100 on 12 Outrageously Good Wines—Just $69.99

A great deal today

  • 12 terrific wines—JUST $69.99; You save $100. Nice.
  • FREE electric corkscrew set—with handy foil-cutter and plug-in charger (mood lighting too!)
  • Free tasting notes with your case; The full low-down on every bottle.
  • 100% money-back guarantee on all wines

Lots more fun tomorrow

  • 12 top wines reserved for you. We'll send you full details every 3 months.
  • 20% savings on all future Explorers Club cases—each case is at the special low price of $139.99.
  • You're in complete control. With plenty of advance notice of your next you can accept, change the wines, skip the case or even cancel—anytime.
  • Free tasting notes for all wines. The perfect cheat sheet—all the info need to impress your friends.
  • Emails with exclusive offers. Be the first to hear of special deals and new wines.
  • No fees and no obligation. Not now. Not ever.

Great wines, no fuss and all you need to know
For the busy wine lover, the Virgin Wines Explorers Club is the smart way to buy. Exciting wines from talented producers worldwide, big value guaranteed, and no effort required. Not only will you know what's hot in the wine world, you'll have it delivered to your door.

How can we afford to be so generous? Because we think it's a safe bet you'll like what you taste and come back for more. If you don't, no problem. But if these wines do hit the spot, there are more savings to be had (not to mention more great wine). Detailed notes will give you the lowdown on each bottle—and every wine you open comes with our 100% money-back guarantee: if you don't like it, you don't pay for it.

Every bottle Guaranteed! If you’re unhappy with any wine, let us know and we’ll refund you. Simple as that.

Last Updated: 3/26/2013

 

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