Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Review: 4Seasons wine club offer (4 Seasons)

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Original Review, November, 2007:

With some trepidation, I tried a 4 Seasons wine club (also called 4seasons) for a case lot for under $100 U.S. including shipping. I tried a case of six different reds and whites, two bottles each. The club offer came with an estate-style table-top cork remover. It also came with an ongoing subscription to the 4Seasons club, which I chose not to continue.

The reds I tried and linked reviews are as follows:

Rating: ***+ 2004 Burley Fox Shiraz - Limestone Coast, Australia
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Rating: **+ 2005 Chateau Andrea Cabernet Sauvignon - Paso Robles, CA
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Rating: ** 2005 Chianti Villagiachi - Italy
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Here are the whites:

Rating: *** 2006 Oakton Lane Chardonnay, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Rating: *** 2006 Villa Masetti Pinot Grigio, Venice, Italy
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Rating: **+ 2005 Heritage du Chateau Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, France
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(Please comment if you have tried any of these reds or whites.)

Based on the reds and the price paid, I would say the introductory case was good value. At significantly higher club prices plus added shipping costs, I would rate the ongoing Club fair value.

There was no difficulty in terminating my club subscription.

ps, here's another wine deal I have rated: the Wine Insider's deal

Updated Note, December 30, 2008: Please see comments to this post before coming to any decision. Others have had more difficulty with cancellations than I had.

Find pricing and retail availability for Burley Fox (one of the best values from 4 Seasons) here.