ZagatWine Review

Zagat Wine Club Review

The ZagatWine Club is no longer available.

Please consider one of these very similar wine clubs instead:

Visit the Wine Club
Wine Club Overview & Details

Wine Club Rating:

This Wine Club is rated 4 stars

Wine Choices

Billing Choices

Shipment Choices

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

This wine club is...

Summary

Unprecedented prices on a selection of wines from around the world, old-world focused and delivered quarterly.

What We Like

The introductory offer programs help increase the value of joining this wine club.

Improvements

A more customized selection geared toward the Zagat Guide's specific audience.

Limited Time Special Offer

Two Offers - You Choose: Get 12 bottles and a free set of 4 Luigi Bormioli wine glasses or Get 15 bottles of wine for just $69.99

 
ZagatWine

Things to know

Limited Time Special Offer
Two Offers - You Choose: Get 12 bottles and a free set of 4 Luigi Bormioli wine glasses or Get 15 bottles of wine for just $69.99

  • Shipping is extra
  • Introductory Offer: 12 world-class wines + Deluxe Corkscrew for $69.99

ZagatWine is run by 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 client's club members.

Something that really sets ZagatWine's wine club apart from the some of the other clubs is their Introductory Offer program. They always discount your first shipment 50%, and they usually offer some additional value. It's fairly obvious that this is a way to entice you to sign up and try their wines, but nonetheless, this does add extra value to the money you spend with them.

Another thing that sets ZagatWine apart from other wine clubs is their unprecedented buying power. You won't find any boutique, small-production, or even medium-production wines in these shipments. You will find many wines not offered by anyone else because ZagatWine has bought up the entire production allotment. You will also find some wines that are available elsewhere, but not at these prices.

Recognizing that not everyone wants free wine glasses—because you probably already have some—ZagatWine is now offering a choice of introductory offer. You can get:

Offer #1 - The Free Gift
Save $110 on 12 World-Class Wines worth $179.99 -- today JUST $69.99

Offer #2 - The Free Wine
Save $160 on 15 World-Class Wines worth $229.99 -- today JUST $69.99

After the introductory shipment, you’ll receive a case (12 bottles) of wine every quarter for $139.99 and $19.99 shipping until you cancel.

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

Introductory Offer Subsequent QUARTERLY Shipments
# Bottles of Wine per shipment Offer #1 - Free Gift: 12 + Set of Four Luigi Bormioli Wine Glasses
Offer #2 - Free Wine: 15 bottles
12
Price Offer #1 - Free Gift: $69.99 ($5.83 per bottle)
Offer #2 - Free Wine: $69.99 ($4.67 per bottle)
$139.99 ($11.67 per bottle)
Shipping Price $19.99 $19.99
Total Price per Shipment Offer #1 - Free Gift: $89.98 ($7.50 per bottle)
Offer #2 - Free Wine: $89.98 ($6.00 per bottle)
$159.98 ($13.33 per bottle)

When it comes to wine clubs, we like quarterly case-clubs because you save on shipping costs per bottle 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—we normally call this "Mostly Red." You can also choose Red-only and White-only if you want.

It might be because of the East Coast influence, but we've noticed that ZagatWine's wine selections lean toward old-world, a.k.a. European, wines. It seems like the cases are usually 3/4 European and 1/4 the rest of the world.

The Wine Selection on 2/25/14

Current Mixed Case Selections

Mixed Case of Red and White Wine

Wine & Description (copied from ZagatWine)

Free Gift, Set of 4 Luigi Bormioli Wine Glasses

Offer #1 - Free Gift

Alma Andina Malbec Reserve 2012Alma Andina Malbec Reserve 2012Il Pino Pinot Grigio 2012

Offer #2 - Free Wine

Il Pino Pinot Grigio 2012

Classic Italian Pinot Grigio - Il Pino Pinot Grigio 2012
A guaranteed crowd pleaser from the renowned Giuseppe Secchi and Pinot Grigio’s spiritual home, the cool vineyards of northern Italy. Look forward to delicate citrus and nutty almond notes. Sip as a chic aperitivo.

not in shipment 1 bottle
Alma Andina Malbec Reserve 2012

Taste This Malbec Reserve Gold Medalist - Alma Andina Malbec Reserve 2012
The latest release of Steve McEwen’s pride-and-joy Malbec Reserve won a prestigious gold medal at a major international show and is “powerful, rich and ageworthy.” Enjoy with a meaty steak.

not in shipment 2 bottles
Tikohi Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Zippy New Zealand Sauvignon - Tikohi Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Taste everything that’s great about Marlborough Sauvignon — thrilling aromatics, classic lime-and-gooseberry flavors, and zingy minerality. Made by Phil Rose (one of only 3 to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from New Zealand).

1 bottle 1 bottle
Pillastro Selezione d'Oro 2010

Acclaimed Southern Italian 'Gold Selection' - Pillastro Selezione d'Oro 2010
Three-time Vinitaly Winemaker of the Year Angelo Maci coaxes every drop of deep plum, mocha and spice from Puglia's sun-drenched ancient vines. This luxurious step-up to his top Primitivo is a real treat (and impressed judges at the IWC in 2013).

1 bottle 1 bottle
Los Cincuenta Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

Acclaimed Napa Valley Chardonnay - Los Cincuenta Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012
Perfectly ripened grapes were hand-harvested from very special vineyards in the heart of Napa Valley. Like all good Napa Chardonnay, this silver medalist is beautifully balanced with layers of elegant apple, citrus and vanilla cream.

1 bottle 1 bottle
Chateau Le Coin Bordeaux 2011

Gold-Medal Bordeaux Exclusive - Chateau Le Coin Bordeaux 2011
Don't miss this gold-medal follow-up to the acclaimed 2010. Ludovic Roussillon's small-estate gem goes from strength to strength each vintage — his sumptuous 2011 is particularly aromatic and packed with ripe flavors of plum, cassis and spice.

1 bottle 1 bottle
Ermita de San Lorenzo Gran Reserva 2004

Acclaimed Gran Reserva Rarity - Ermita de San Lorenzo Gran Reserva 2004
Gran Reserva is the big daddy of Spanish reds, only made in exceptional vintages. This medal-winning stunner comes from Bodegas Ruberte and their gnarled, old Garnacha and Cab vines. Big on dark fruit flavor, long on oak.

2 bottles 2 bottles
Duca di Cardino Chianti DOCG 2012

Top-Estate Chianti - Duca di Cardino Chianti DOCG 2012
At their small estate in southern Tuscany, the Barbanera family crafts a richer style of Chianti that bursts with chocolaty cherries and pairs well with meaty pastas and hearty osso bucco. A fantastic, crowd-pleasing value.

2 bottles 2 bottles
Silverstrike WKS Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Top-Vintage California Cabernet - Silverstrike WKS Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Past President of the California Cab Society Bill Knuttel represents all that's great about small-batch winemaking. Packed with rich currant, this opulent 2012 (a glorious Golden State vintage) is too good to miss. Sip with beef.

2 bottles 2 bottles
HJ Fabre Chardonnay-Torrontes 2012

Unique Argentinean White - HJ Fabre Chardonnay-Torrontes 2012
Torrontes is Argentina's refreshing white star – just wait until you try master winemaker Hervé Fabre's version. He marries this famous grape with creamy Chardonnay, so you can expect super fresh, crisp tropical flavors with a delicate vanilla kiss.

2 bottles 2 bottles
Mixed Case of Red and White Wine100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Join the Mixed Zagat Wine Club
Free Gift Offer OR Free Wine Offer

Current Red Only Wine Club Selections

Case of Red Wine Only

Wine & Description (copied from ZagatWine)

Free Gift, Set of 4 Luigi Bormioli Wine Glasses

Offer #1 - Free Gift

Le Prince de Courthezon Cotes du Rhone 2012Le Prince de Courthezon Cotes du Rhone 2012Pillastro Selezione d'Oro 2010

Offer #2 - Free Wine

Le Prince de Courthezon Cotes du Rhone 2012

Double-Gold Côtes-du-Rhône - Le Prince de Courthezon Cotes du Rhone 2012
From top Châteauneuf talent Thierry Ferlay, the new vintage of this customer favorite was released to BIG acclaim: prestigious gold medals from top guide Gilbert & Gaillard and Le Concours des Feminalise. Enjoy ripe blackberry, with a wild herb edge.

not in shipment 2 bottles
Pillastro Selezione d'Oro 2010

Acclaimed Southern Italian 'Gold Selection' - Pillastro Selezione d'Oro 2010
Three-time Vinitaly Winemaker of the Year Angelo Maci coaxes every drop of deep plum, mocha and spice from Puglia's sun-drenched ancient vines. This luxurious step-up to his top Primitivo is a real treat (and impressed judges at the IWC in 2013).

1 bottle 2 bottles
Gran Tarapaca Pinot Noir Reserva 2012

Cool Chilean Pinot Noir Reserva - Gran Tarapaca Pinot Noir Reserva 2012
Chile's cool-climate Leyda Valley is a top spot for Pinot. And this lively Reserva from one of the country's oldest estates is a must-try for Pinot lovers. Aged in fine French oak, it boasts fresh black and red fruit flavors with subtle floral notes.

1 bottle 1 bottle
Yarrunga Field Black Label Barossa 2010

Brilliant Barossa Black Label - Yarrunga Field Black Label Barossa 2010
The Australians invented Shiraz/Cabs. But Sam Trimboli’s ‘Black Label’ (known in Aussie wine circles as really top-notch stuff) takes it to a sumptuous new level.

1 bottle 1 bottle
Chateau Le Coin Bordeaux 2011

Gold-Medal Bordeaux Exclusive - Chateau Le Coin Bordeaux 2011
Don't miss this gold-medal follow-up to the acclaimed 2010. Ludovic Roussillon's small-estate gem goes from strength to strength each vintage — his sumptuous 2011 is particularly aromatic and packed with ripe flavors of plum, cassis and spice.

1 bottle 1 bottle
Alma Andina Malbec Reserve 2012

Taste This Malbec Reserve Gold Medalist - Alma Andina Malbec Reserve 2012
The latest release of Steve McEwen’s pride-and-joy Malbec Reserve won a prestigious gold medal at a major international show and is “powerful, rich and ageworthy.” Enjoy with a meaty steak.

2 bottles 2 bottles
Ermita de San Lorenzo Gran Reserva 2004

Acclaimed Gran Reserva Rarity - Ermita de San Lorenzo Gran Reserva 2004
Gran Reserva is the big daddy of Spanish reds, only made in exceptional vintages. This medal-winning stunner comes from Bodegas Ruberte and their gnarled, old Garnacha and Cab vines. Big on dark fruit flavor, long on oak.

2 bottles 2 bottles
Duca di Cardino Chianti DOCG 2012

Top-Estate Chianti - Duca di Cardino Chianti DOCG 2012
At their small estate in southern Tuscany, the Barbanera family crafts a richer style of Chianti that bursts with chocolaty cherries and pairs well with meaty pastas and hearty osso bucco. A fantastic, crowd-pleasing value.

2 bottles 2 bottles
Silverstrike WKS Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Top-Vintage California Cabernet - Silverstrike WKS Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Past President of the California Cab Society Bill Knuttel represents all that's great about small-batch winemaking. Packed with rich currant, this opulent 2012 (a glorious Golden State vintage) is too good to miss. Sip with beef.

2 bottles 2 bottles
Red Wine Case Club100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Join the Zagat Red Wine Club
Free Gift Offer OR Free Wine Offer

Current White Only Wine Club Selections

Case of White Wine Only

Wine & Description (copied from ZagatWine)

Free Gift, Set of 4 Luigi Bormioli Wine Glasses

Offer #1 - Free Gift

HJ Fabre Chardonnay-Torrontes 2012Heredad Chavarri Albarino 2011Il Pino Pinot Grigio 2012

Offer #2 - Free Wine

Don Cayetano Chardonnay Sauvignon Viognier Reserva 2012

Aromatic Chilean Reserva - Don Cayetano Chardonnay Sauvignon Viognier Reserva 2012
This rare Reserva is proof that Chile's vine-growing paradise is a hot spot for premium whites. Showcasing Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier, this find from acclaimed estate Luis Felipe Edwards is a must try.

2 bottles not in shipment
Heredad Chavarri Albarino 2011

Lively Spanish Albariño - Heredad Chavarri Albarino 2011
From Ruth Chavarri (the talent behind many of our favorite Rioja reds) comes this zippy, citrus-infused Albariño from Spain's premium Rias Baixas. Intensely crisp and aromatic, this is a perfect seafood white.

1 bottle 2 bottles
Il Pino Pinot Grigio 2012

Classic Italian Pinot Grigio - Il Pino Pinot Grigio 2012
A guaranteed crowd pleaser from the renowned Giuseppe Secchi and Pinot Grigio’s spiritual home, the cool vineyards of northern Italy. Look forward to delicate citrus and nutty almond notes. Sip as a chic aperitivo.

not in shipment 2 bottles
HJ Fabre Chardonnay-Torrontes 2012

Unique Argentinean White - HJ Fabre Chardonnay-Torrontes 2012
Torrontes is Argentina's refreshing white star – just wait until you try master winemaker Hervé Fabre's version. He marries this famous grape with creamy Chardonnay, so you can expect super fresh, crisp tropical flavors with a delicate vanilla kiss.

not in shipment 2 bottles
Los Cincuenta Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

Acclaimed Napa Valley Chardonnay - Los Cincuenta Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012
Perfectly ripened grapes were hand-harvested from very special vineyards in the heart of Napa Valley. Like all good Napa Chardonnay, this silver medalist is beautifully balanced with layers of elegant apple, citrus and vanilla cream.

1 bottle 1 bottle
Lionstone Selection Firesteed Riesling 2010

Alsatian-Style Oregon Riesling - Lionstone Selection Firesteed Riesling 2010
Inspired by the celebrated dry style you get in Alsace, this crisp-yet-perfumed, food-friendly Riesling shows why Oregon is a region to watch. The perfect drop for everything from aged cheeses to spicy Asian food.

1 bottle 1 bottle
La Trombetta Gavi 2012

Premium Gavi Find - La Trombetta Gavi 2012
For many, Gavi is Italy's finest white. Yours was crafted by Claudio Manera from Cortese grapes grown in a very special vineyard (it's shaped like the bell of a trumpet, hence the name 'La Trombetta'). Classic notes of mineral, green apple and lemon.

1 bottle 1 bottle
The Yelverton Reserve Chardonnay 2012

Insider Deal on Premium Aussie Chardonnay - The Yelverton Reserve Chardonnay 2012
Reap the rewards of a hush-hush deal on this rich, French-barrel-aged Chardonnay from premium Margaret River's most famous estate — impeccable quality, finesse and balance. Ripe tropical fruit flavors with hints of nuttiness and creamy brioche.

2 bottles 2 bottles
Tikohi Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Zippy New Zealand Sauvignon - Tikohi Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Taste everything that’s great about Marlborough Sauvignon — thrilling aromatics, classic lime-and-gooseberry flavors, and zingy minerality. Made by Phil Rose (one of only 3 to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from New Zealand).

2 bottles 2 bottles
Alambrado Torrontes Pinot Grigio 2013

Unique Argentine Gem - Alambrado Torrontes Pinot Grigio 2013
An exciting new discovery from Argentina's innovative Zuccardi family. A tribute to both their Italian heritage and Argentine roots, this harmonious find marries Torrontés with Pinot Grigio, the two great whites of their homelands.

2 bottles 2 bottles
White Wine Case Club100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Join the Zagat White Wine Club
Free Gift Offer OR Free Wine Offer

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

Reviewed by Wine Club Experts
We have not yet reviewed any ZagatWine Zagat Wine Club shipments.

Hey there! You are welcome to add your own feedback.
Just so you know, we'll review it before it gets posted to the website. You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Please log in or create an account

Comment from Marilia Gama at 2013-10-03 17:19:34
Do NOT join Zagat Wine. Customer Service is not just horrible, It's inexistent. They say in the website you can send emails, but I've send them 5 emails so far and all of them bounced back to my Spam box as invalid recipient. Then I try calling by phone and the waiting list is so long that I couldn't really wait any longer for someone to talk to me. They sent me a case a while ago without my approval and I had to send It back and cancel It in the credit card. Im trying to cancel my membership Its been over a month and with no success. Don't fall in their trap, don't give them your credit/debit card information.
 
Comment from Hugh Devlyn at 2013-09-04 13:19:17
I unfortunately also had a bad experience with Zagat Wine Club. For a company that provides ratings, they are not very good at customer service. I signed up with Zagat's quarterly wine club promotion over the Holidays. That consisted of one case of wine each quarter for one year. I wanted to send the first case (one case) as a holiday gift to a client and then have subsequent quarterly wine shipments sent to my home. I was informed that this was common and very easy to do. After the first holiday shipment I called to Zagat to change the shipping address as instructed. I called well in advance of the second shipment date to change the shipping to my home. They assured me that this was done. Well long story short it wasn't. My client ended up getting three cases of wine and he was very happy! I on the other hand was very frustrated and after many calls and repeated attempts to change the shipments to my home. As others here have stated here if you need an address change or have any other request, Zagat will foul it up and then will not be held accountable. I finally was able to cancel my order after the third shipment. Each time I called to change my address and/or request a refund or replacement I was informed the only recourse I had was to call my client and have them return the wine Zagat or have them ship it to me. Cancelling is very difficult. I was also informed by the Zagat representative that will not send email (written) confirmation for any changes or cancellations. You really are at their mercy....As others have stated..Buy BEWARE!
 
Comment from Casey Redikan at 2013-03-12 21:37:10
Buyers beware. Tried them once thought that they would notify you before they send the wine every quarter. However once a notification is sent, I called them to cancel but was told that. Things are already in process and you aren't able to stop the shipment. Was told to refuse the shipment and that I would not be charged. Sure enough the shipment showed up and I refused. FedEx told us that many customer was told the same thing -to refuse shipment. Unfortunately they still charged my credit card and now their customer service is unreachable. Disputing the credit card charges right now. Bottom line - once they have your credit card number you are at their mercy. Beware!
 
Comment from JoAnn Winson at 2012-05-31 07:36:18
We were happy members of Zagat's Wine Club for several years, but once we had a problem, they were COMPLETELY UNRESPONSIVE. So we have quit and urge others to be cautious. They don't tell you in advance when they will be shipping wine. We live in Virginia where the weather is often HOT. Suddenly we found that their wine was going to be delivered while we were on vacation. We called and asked them to divert the wine to a neighbor who would sign for it. In short, we called three days in a row; three times we were told it was taking care of, but it wasn't. FEDEX left all the notes on our door, and the wine was in a hot truck for 4 days. We finally got home and the wine came after days of traveling around. Two different wine reps offered to refund the cost of this ruined, hot wine, but nothing happened. Yet they had the nerve to keep calling us to ask us to buy more. We asked to be removed from the club, and that hasn't happened yet either. So we've escalated to Google, but they haven't responded either. So, in short, they're great as long as you fit into their model, but if you need an address change or any other request, they will foul it up and then not be accountable. They have ruined our experience with them. Never again!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Your special introductory offer:
SAVE $160 on 15 Delicious Wines Today

Zagat Wine Club
The Zagat Wine Club is the smartest way to enjoy some of the world's most exciting wine values. Every three months, you'll enjoy a new case filled with 12 delicious finds, plus serving advice and food pairings to help you choose the right bottle from your rack every time. Plus, there's never any commitment and it works out to just one really good bottle a week.

As a Zagat Wine Club Member, You'll Enjoy:

  • 12 expertly selected wines reserved for you every 3 months
  • Special members-only savings on future club cases
  • Online preview of each case — change the mix or timing of delivery
  • No membership fees and no obligations — cancel any time
  • Expert tasting notes and serving advice with every wine
  • 100% money-back guarantee — if a wine ever fails to delight, you'll be refunded in full

This is your passport to some of the wine world's most exciting values, all perfect for everyday enjoyment. And, each Zagat Wine Club dozen is JUST $139.99 (you'll save at least 20%).

About Zagat Wine
Today thousands of Zagat members worldwide help guide each other to better restaurants. But for many choosing the right wine remains a daunting challenge. Zagat Wine is set to change that.

What is your return policy?
Zagat Wine is 100% committed to your satisfaction. In the unlikely event that you have broken bottles or experience delivery problems of any kind, please call within 60 days. We will always work to resolve any problems as quickly as possible

Last Updated: 3/26/2013

 

ZagatWine

Zagat Wine Club

 
© All wine club ratings & reviews shown on Wine Club Reviews are copyrighted.
We were featured on Forbes.com Beer Club Reviews

Perhaps a beer club is more your speed? Check out our beer clubs and gifts site, too!