There are some days when you want to jump up and down and have all the energy in the world. There are also days when you just want to open a bottle of wine and sit back to soak in the quiet atmosphere of your home. Although I have a few bottles of wine in my home, I'm always looking for more brands and flavors to enjoy after dinner, at holiday parties, or after I get home from work.
Winc is a wine club that I have grown to enjoy. Even though there could be a few improvements, it's a subscription company that is well-organized and delivers a variety of wines to my front door. Hey, it beats going to the store all the time whenever I want to get a new bottle, right?
After joining the club, you'll receive a few perks that result in free and discounted items. When you buy four bottles of wine, you'll get $20 off of another bottle. There are also discounts offered when you send a bottle of wine as a gift to someone else.
As with any other club, you do need to pay a fee to join. You'll also pay for the wines that you order. However, the prices for the wines that are available are much cheaper than what you would pay if you were to get them at a store.
After signing up for a membership, you're going to look through all of the wines that the club has to choose from, many that you can only purchase on the website. Once you've decided which wines you want, the company delivers them to your doorstep.
This is one of the things that should be improved. Although it doesn't take too long to get your box, it can take several days. If I'm going to pay for a membership for a club, then the company should be able to ship the products that I pay for in a timely manner so that I don't have to wait for them.
Once you begin getting a few boxes and bottles of wine, you can leave feedback about the ones that you like. This will help to improve the types of wines that are offered for you to choose from as well as the wines that are offered exclusively for you to purchase.
The club also offers recommendations for wines that you can enjoy based on the selections that you make and the feedback that you give. You'll find that there are white wines, red wines, and special blends from across the country and even a few that are selected from areas across the world.
You Have Options
One of the things that I like about the club is that you can have the wines delivered to pretty much any address. You could have them delivered to your place of employment as long as you clear the delivery with your employer. Another option would be to have bottles of wine sent to friends or family members, especially if it's a special occasion.
If there is a problem with the bottles that I receive, all I have to do is contact the company with my complaint. Most of the time, I receive a discount on a future order. However, there was one time that I was so unhappy with my order that I received a free bottle of wine for my troubles.
You have the option to cancel your subscription at any time without being charged. However, you need to make sure the company removes your credit or debit card as you could be charged for a month's subscription if the company doesn't catch the cancellation soon enough. If this happens, all you have to do is contact customer service about the issue so that you can be refunded.
One of the best ways to communicate with the company is through the online chat system. It's faster to get through to someone, and you can usually get any issue resolved. If the issue can't be handled through the chat system, then the person will let you know so that you can call the company.
A Wonderful Addition
The reason I signed up for Winc is that I wanted to try new wines. I also wanted to surprise my wife with a nice dinner at home with a glass of wine that she's never had before. Winc made this easy to do, and my wife was thrilled with the flavor of the wine that we enjoyed.
Try to make sure someone is at home when you're expecting a delivery because most post offices won't leave the box if there isn't anyone there. You usually need to present your identification as well when the box arrives since there is wine in the box.
The selection of wines that are available is extraordinary. I've never seen so many options, which is why I enjoy sending bottles as gifts. It's rare that I find flavors that I've already sent or that I've purchased for myself as there are always new flavors released at least once a month.
I've told many of my friends about the selections of wines that are available. One detail that I wish they would begin is a referral service. It would be nice to get some kind of discount after referring a certain number of people or if someone uses your name when joining the club.
Sometimes, there will be bottles that you receive that might not be up to your standards. Most of the time, the wines that I've purchased have been delightful and have made me want to purchase more. You have to give yourself time to grow accustomed to new flavors before you simply write them off.