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#51 Post by cjsadler » February 6th, 2018, 12:43 pm

Billy Norris wrote:Was going to start a new thread on this, but figured I'd just bump the old one. Wanted to say, considering how easily I blow $55/month on other bullshit, this club has delivered consistently since the first shipping. I'm a fan, and the January shipping introduced me to Vidon Vineyard and their 3 clones Chehalem pinot which knocked my socks off on pop 'n pour. I have NOT been disappointed so far. Worth a second look if you're willing to part with $55 in hopes of a receiving a pleasant surprise every now and then.
I'd waited until seeing what the wines were in the first few shipments, but joined up starting with December, as the value thus far looked solid. For the January wines, the Vidon runs about $40 online and the Le Brun de Neuville Blanc de Blancs $50 on sale at WL, so delivered for $55... pretty good. Haven't tried those two yet, but was pleased with last month's wines. Maybe they are still in loss-leader mode to get more people on board-- time will tell. In the meantime, it's fun to get the 'surprise' box each month. Not sure what they'll do about holding shipments as the weather gets warmer.
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#52 Post by greg gartland » February 6th, 2018, 1:21 pm

i also like it. I appreciate some random wines showing up. every month is a pretty rapid clip but at $55 it's presented good value so far.

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#53 Post by John Glas » February 6th, 2018, 4:15 pm

Can't ship any wine in the summer unless you like cooked wines. Can't believe there are still places shipping year round.

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#54 Post by Brandon J. » February 6th, 2018, 8:37 pm

I think the value is unbeatable. For someone who loves trying wine, it's a no-brainer. He really does seem to have a dialed in palate that truly knows his audience.
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#55 Post by ky1em!ttskus » March 29th, 2018, 11:28 am

I joined the club, received my first shipment this month, and cracked the 13 Ulyses Valdez Sonoma PN. Damnnnnnn. Club costs $55/month shipped. This bottle was worth the month’s cost of entry alone.

Found it local and grabbed 2 more. Absolutely delicious bottle of wine.

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#56 Post by Jason T » March 30th, 2018, 9:38 am

cjsadler wrote:
Billy Norris wrote: Not sure what they'll do about holding shipments as the weather gets warmer.
Any word on whether they will hold shipments?
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#57 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 30th, 2018, 10:02 am

Jason T wrote:
cjsadler wrote:
Billy Norris wrote: Not sure what they'll do about holding shipments as the weather gets warmer.
Any word on whether they will hold shipments?
I bet they will for Berserkers! [berserker.gif]

I'm gonna ask now
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#58 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 30th, 2018, 10:34 am

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Jason T wrote:
Any word on whether they will hold shipments?
I bet they will for Berserkers! [berserker.gif]

I'm gonna ask now
Got it hooked up!!!

Email Brandon at brandon at winelibrary.com and he'll set anybody up who wants the hold on shipments.

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#59 Post by Robert M yers » March 30th, 2018, 11:53 am

Uh-oh,
the young Todd is starting to realize his power

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#60 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 30th, 2018, 12:31 pm

Robert M yers wrote:Uh-oh,
the young Todd is starting to realize his power
Used only for the good of the Berserkers, however.
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#61 Post by Brandon R » March 30th, 2018, 12:57 pm

How often are the WL private label wines included in the shipments? If it's frequent, then that's how they deliver the value right there. I bristle when I constantly get bothered while browsing at Total Wine to try their, "private label" stuff. It's almost as if the sales people get rewarded for moving the stuff somehow. I'd imagine the margin on private label stuff is sever times that of non-private labels.
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#62 Post by Peter Shurman » March 30th, 2018, 5:04 pm

with regards to the private label, so far, just once ... [cheers.gif]
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#63 Post by Brandon J. » March 30th, 2018, 9:45 pm

This wine membership has yet to disappoint. Gary's only included one cab that was funded via wine library and it was more of an add-on wine in that specific shipment. This does NOT appear to be any sort of bait and switch in any way shape or form.
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#64 Post by Ian H » March 31st, 2018, 5:51 am

Interesting. I shop at Wine Library quite frequently. Not sure I'm the wine club type but the store is legit. Really good on France and Italy.
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#65 Post by Julius L » March 31st, 2018, 2:11 pm

I usually consider wines that Gary recommends as ones that I wouldn't buy.
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#66 Post by Rich Brown » March 31st, 2018, 5:38 pm

Julius L wrote:I usually consider wines that Gary recommends as ones that I wouldn't buy.
Ok I'll bite. So why is that? Kinda pointless comment without any context (and honestly comes across as being a pretty pretentious one)

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#67 Post by ky1em!ttskus » March 31st, 2018, 8:15 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
Julius L wrote:I usually consider wines that Gary recommends as ones that I wouldn't buy.
Ok I'll bite. So why is that? Kinda pointless comment without any context (and honestly comes across as being a pretty pretentious one)
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#68 Post by Julius L » March 31st, 2018, 9:52 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
Julius L wrote:I usually consider wines that Gary recommends as ones that I wouldn't buy.
Ok I'll bite. So why is that? Kinda pointless comment without any context (and honestly comes across as being a pretty pretentious one)
Sorry for my abruptness. Over the years that I spent at the WL, I very often (but to be fair not always) disagreed with his wine reviews. And I got the sense that his recommendations were partially motivated by the inventory.
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#69 Post by Julius L » March 31st, 2018, 9:54 pm

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
Rich Brown wrote:
Julius L wrote:I usually consider wines that Gary recommends as ones that I wouldn't buy.
Ok I'll bite. So why is that? Kinda pointless comment without any context (and honestly comes across as being a pretty pretentious one)
JaD.
You got it wrong. It's JaGD.
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#70 Post by GregT » March 31st, 2018, 10:58 pm

We did some business with him and he moved inventory. He didn't have to flog the wines he had a lot of - he could move wines he said were shitty. He called one of ours a bad wine and moved several pallets of it because his followers wanted to know what a bad wine was. The one thing I can say about him is that he's not a typical BS artist trying to move whatever he happens to have.

He's pretty genuine.

I would never join a club like his or anyone else's because I don't need someone to "teach" me about wine, or to expose me to wine I wouldn't have tried because I only know Pinot Noir, Cab, and Chardonnay from California and I get my wine from mailing lists.

But Gary's tasted a lot of wine over the years and he has a decent palate and for people who don't know all that much about wine, I'd recommend him over some folks with agendas and axes to grind, like some of the lauded critics for various publications and wanna-be taste influencers. The guy just likes wine.

No business relationship at all here - just my 2 cents.
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#71 Post by Peter Shurman » April 3rd, 2018, 2:26 pm

Julius L wrote:
Rich Brown wrote:
Julius L wrote:I usually consider wines that Gary recommends as ones that I wouldn't buy.
Ok I'll bite. So why is that? Kinda pointless comment without any context (and honestly comes across as being a pretty pretentious one)
You got it wrong. It's JaGD.
are you still using your old WL credentials to get into trade tastings?

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#72 Post by Peter Shurman » April 3rd, 2018, 2:27 pm

GregT wrote:We did some business with him and he moved inventory. He didn't have to flog the wines he had a lot of - he could move wines he said were shitty. He called one of ours a bad wine and moved several pallets of it because his followers wanted to know what a bad wine was. The one thing I can say about him is that he's not a typical BS artist trying to move whatever he happens to have.

He's pretty genuine.

I would never join a club like his or anyone else's because I don't need someone to "teach" me about wine, or to expose me to wine I wouldn't have tried because I only know Pinot Noir, Cab, and Chardonnay from California and I get my wine from mailing lists.

But Gary's tasted a lot of wine over the years and he has a decent palate and for people who don't know all that much about wine, I'd recommend him over some folks with agendas and axes to grind, like some of the lauded critics for various publications and wanna-be taste influencers. The guy just likes wine.

No business relationship at all here - just my 2 cents.
well said. he's 100% genuine.
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#73 Post by Jessyca Frederick » December 4th, 2018, 5:40 pm

Kirk.Grant wrote:
September 15th, 2017, 5:30 pm
I think the next wave of wine "clubs" needs to be something different if it's going to be attractive to folks here.
What would be the perfect wine club for this crowd? I'm asking because I wonder if that's even possible... What would attract this audience to a wine club, subscription, or membership model?
Because wine doesn't have to be expensive to be good.

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#74 Post by Kirk.Grant » December 4th, 2018, 6:30 pm

Jessyca Frederick wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Kirk.Grant wrote:
September 15th, 2017, 5:30 pm
I think the next wave of wine "clubs" needs to be something different if it's going to be attractive to folks here.
What would be the perfect wine club for this crowd? I'm asking because I wonder if that's even possible... What would attract this audience to a wine club, subscription, or membership model?
If I'm going to be attracted to a wine club it needs to be transparent, I need to trust the palate of the person making the selections, and it needs to have wines that I can't get access to.
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#75 Post by Jessyca Frederick » October 12th, 2019, 3:08 pm

There are a bunch of wine clubs that fit this description. What makes the wine sourcer (or sorcerer) "trustworthy?" Does that mean they have a similar palate to yours? Or does that mean they're a somm or similar that will delivery only acceptable quality?
Because wine doesn't have to be expensive to be good.

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#76 Post by cjsadler » October 31st, 2019, 11:34 am

Looks like the club is now $69/month. I'd quit quite awhile back, but they made an offer to former subscribers to get back in at the original $55 cost, so figured I'd give it another shot for fun for a few months.
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#77 Post by mattcitrang » October 31st, 2019, 11:36 am

Wine Text is their choice for their sales now.

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#78 Post by Todd F r e n c h » October 31st, 2019, 12:19 pm

mattcitrang wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 11:36 am
Wine Text is their choice for their sales now.
yup, hitting the Millenial market hard, as texting is their preferred method of communication
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#79 Post by cjsavino » October 31st, 2019, 12:29 pm

mattcitrang wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 11:36 am
Wine Text is their choice for their sales now.
Also cellar text, for higher end stuff. I stopped buying wines blind.
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#80 Post by Rich Brown » October 31st, 2019, 2:19 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 12:19 pm
mattcitrang wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 11:36 am
Wine Text is their choice for their sales now.
yup, hitting the Millenial market hard, as texting is their preferred method of communication
Agreed. I signed up a few days ago, but other than a 2014 Ideology Reserve cab today for $75 (I did not buy), they've all been lower priced, daily drinker kinda stuff that I havent been familiar with (nor need)

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#81 Post by mattcitrang » October 31st, 2019, 2:56 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 2:19 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 12:19 pm
mattcitrang wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 11:36 am
Wine Text is their choice for their sales now.
yup, hitting the Millenial market hard, as texting is their preferred method of communication
Agreed. I signed up a few days ago, but other than a 2014 Ideology Reserve cab today for $75 (I did not buy), they've all been lower priced, daily drinker kinda stuff that I havent been familiar with (nor need)
More hype than anything else.

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#82 Post by Nick T. » October 31st, 2019, 4:51 pm

mattcitrang wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 2:56 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 2:19 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 12:19 pm


yup, hitting the Millenial market hard, as texting is their preferred method of communication
Agreed. I signed up a few days ago, but other than a 2014 Ideology Reserve cab today for $75 (I did not buy), they've all been lower priced, daily drinker kinda stuff that I havent been familiar with (nor need)
More hype than anything else.
IMHO the 2 best deals on Wine Text have been the 2013 Tiano And Nareno for $49.99 and the 2014 Castello Dei Rampolla Sammarco for $44.88.
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#83 Post by Steve Gautier » November 14th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Just received today’s second text which is the higher end text as opposed to the daily drinker text. Was surprised to see the 2018 Bedrock Bedrock Vineyard Heritage for only $3 more than release price.
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#84 Post by Rich Brown » November 14th, 2019, 9:42 pm

Steve Gautier wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Just received today’s second text which is the higher end text as opposed to the daily drinker text. Was surprised to see the 2018 Bedrock Bedrock Vineyard Heritage for only $3 more than release price.
Was that from winetext, or something else? I've got plenty of Bedock but those are the type of offers that I'd at least be interested in.

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#85 Post by Robert M yers » November 14th, 2019, 9:59 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Just received today’s second text which is the higher end text as opposed to the daily drinker text. Was surprised to see the 2018 Bedrock Bedrock Vineyard Heritage for only $3 more than release price.
Was that from winetext, or something else? I've got plenty of Bedock but those are the type of offers that I'd at least be interested in.
There’s an “exclusive” high end winetext. It’s the first good offer I’ve seen, although looking at WS it’s not really that great. The no tax and $6 shipping for any amount would help though if you just wanted a few bottles.

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#86 Post by Mark Morrissette » November 15th, 2019, 6:18 am

I was on the wine text list for about two months, did not buy anything, and just dropped off.
If there is a "cellar text" or some other list for higher end wine, I may be more interested in that. Anyone have a link?

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#87 Post by Steve Gautier » November 15th, 2019, 6:45 am

Mark Morrissette wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 6:18 am
I was on the wine text list for about two months, did not buy anything, and just dropped off.
If there is a "cellar text" or some other list for higher end wine, I may be more interested in that. Anyone have a link?
If it isn’t an option when you log into your account, you could email Brandon or anyone else you get emails from and I am sure they will add you.
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#88 Post by Brandon Warnke » November 15th, 2019, 4:50 pm

Steve Gautier wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 6:45 am
Mark Morrissette wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 6:18 am
I was on the wine text list for about two months, did not buy anything, and just dropped off.
If there is a "cellar text" or some other list for higher end wine, I may be more interested in that. Anyone have a link?
If it isn’t an option when you log into your account, you could email Brandon or anyone else you get emails from and I am sure they will add you.
Yes indeed! Just send me an email at brandon@winelibrary.com and I can add you in! If anyone else has any other questions regarding Cellar text please let me know! Wine text has been great for many, but after we launched, there were a ton of people that dropped off the list who were looking for more premium wines. That's why we started a second list for only premium wines. We are currently beta testing it so the items are much smaller quantity - Today's offer was Paul Lato Padrino Syrah, yesterday was Bedrock Heritage 2018, day before LLC 2014, day before Almaviva 2016

I'm not on this board often but am always on email if anyone has any questions!

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#89 Post by Rich Brown » November 15th, 2019, 4:58 pm

Just texted back to winetext today and they got me hooked up with cellartext with the quickness. Shout out for the great customer service!

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#90 Post by Todd F r e n c h » November 15th, 2019, 5:02 pm

I'm on for CellarText - sent this thread to Brandon so he'd show up ;)
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