Dec 17 2009

Barclays Wine Club Review

Published by at 8:32 pm under Wine Clubs,Wine Reviews

barclays-logo  Barclay’s Wine offers a similar wine club as the WSJ Wine Club, which comes with a similar twelve bottle shipment. We will break down our thoughts on this wine club and then feel free check out the reviews people have left below.

For only $69.95 you’ll receive:

  • 12 bottles of high quality wine
  • Tasting notes about each wine
  • FREE Professional Corkscrew Set valued at $49.95 (pictured below)
  • Option for all red case of six different wines, mixed case or all white case

Click Here to Visit the Barclay’s Wine Club Website

free-corkscrew-barclays One of the best parts of getting a wine club is the tasting notes that come with it. The tasting notes enhance the wine club experience by providing the consumer with information about the wine, such as winery info and tasting notes.

If you are looking for the best wine club around, the Zagat wine club is right for you.

With extremely competitive pricing and fantastic wine, Zagat would make a great gift for anyone, including yourself! Here is what you get:

  • 12 Premium Wines for only $69.99
  • A FREE cheese board and knife set
  • Red and/or White Wines
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Free Binder with Tasting Notes about Each Wine

cheese-board-set Cheese Board and Knife Set

As you can see, Zagat is priced so much better and the wine is so similar, it only makes sense to go with the wine club which is less expensive and gives you twice the amount of wine and a free gift.

Click Here to Visit the Zagat Wine Website

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12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Barclays Wine Club Review”

  1. donald wheatleyon 25 Dec 2009 at 2:35 am

    Had a case of red wine from Barclays and frankly not as good as two buck chuck. Disapointed!

    Had a case from WSJ and it was a very good red. Tried to buy two more cases and they were sold out.

  2. Bobon 16 Feb 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I found their customer service to be lacking and they were rude when I had a problem. I would recommend avoiding them.

  3. Jackie Bolladon 17 Aug 2010 at 8:37 pm

    They have GREAT wine. I have tried Wall Street Journals wine and Barclays is much better. I have had very good luck with Barclays.

  4. Reneeon 04 Dec 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Haven’t tried the wine, yet, but the shipping service was fantastic – order arrived almost overnight and in perfect condition.

  5. Robon 28 Jan 2011 at 2:55 am

    I thought that I was getting a deal and bought two cases through a Groupon ad. Was I mistaken! Even at $8/ bottle I felt like I was ripped off. The wine was not any better than two buck chuck. More than 50% of the wines wern’t as advertised and frankly, some of the wine tasted corked. I do not recommend this company.

  6. Leeon 24 Feb 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Their intro case was pretty good – their second case almost universally sucked, and when I looked up market wine prices, it was no bargain – could have replicated the case for much less. They were rude when I canceled. Seems like a bait and switch.

  7. Kerri Mon 08 Mar 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Horrible Customer Service. Shipping took longer than I was told which made my Christmas gifts arrive on the 27th and not a week before the holiday as expected. 2 of the bottles in my shipment were wrong, I received no apology and was given a credit that was less than what the two bottles had cost me

  8. Joeon 10 Mar 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Horrible customer service. They essentially stole my money. I would avoid them at all costs.

  9. Weson 16 Mar 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I’ve seen some bad reviews of Barclays online, but I gotta say my experience has been pretty good. Ordering was fine, I joined the club and selected a mixed case. They sent me a confirmation email and my order info was available on their website. My one qualm with the ordering process is that they don’t send an email when it ships. Still, this was available on their website, so it’s not as if it was hard to check.

    Once it shipped, their website had the tracking number and I was able to see my delivery info on FedEx’s website. Wine arrived well within the 10-14 day window they promised. The selection is not terrible. I received 2x ‘Carma’ Carmenere 2010, 2x ‘Chateau Les Tuileries’ Bordeaux 2009, 2x ‘Roza Ridge’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, 2x ‘Carma’ Sauvignon Blanc 2010, 2x ‘Blue Pirate’ Pinot Gris 2008, and 2x ‘Lunacy’ Chardonnay 2007.

    I looked all of these up, and the cheapest I could get these for would be $161.66 + whatever sales tax I ended up paying. I bought the groupon so all total I spent about $100 on this wine, including $20 shipping (which I won’t have to pay next time apparently). I haven’t popped any of the bottles yet as I just received them, but non of this strikes me as the horrible experiences I’ve read some people say they had.

    All in all, I’d say 4 out of 5. I’m satisfied with everything except for the not getting a shipping email and maybe one or two of the selections could be improved slightly. Oh, and I didn’t get the tasting notes… need to call them about that.

  10. Amyon 22 Mar 2011 at 2:00 pm

    We have ordered through Barclays twice and both times we were very disappointed. Their pricing and specials are deceiving and they refuse to work with you when you are unhappy with your order. We normally order through wine insiders and were shocked at how bad Barclays was. We will never buy from this company again.

  11. Michelleon 01 Jul 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Barclay’s Wine has terrible customer service and uses marketing scams. Do not do business with them!

    A couple of months ago I bought a Barclay’s Groupon and placed an order and received a confirmation and tracking number as expected. A week or two later, the tracking information showed that my order had still not been shipped. I contacted them and they said it would be leaving their warehouse soon. The next day I came home from work to find that delivery had been attempted! So I had to wait 2 days for it to arrive at a fedex center and then go to pick it up. Annoying that they were completely clueless about the status of their orders (or can’t be bothered to actually check), but not the biggest deal, right?

    Barclay’s then sent me a gift certificate which reads “Usable on any purchase of $75 or more in our Wine Shop. The certificate is the same as cash—just browse through our Wine Shop and don’t forget to check out our amazing sampler cases for the best deals. When you spend at least $75.00, we will apply this certificate against the total.” I went to their web site to use the certificate and placed an order for one of the sampler cases. During the order process, upon clicking the button to go to the next step (Next or Continue or whatever), my order was finalized without giving me the opportunity to enter the gift certificate. I had assumed there would be a box for that on the next page, like any other e-commerce web site. I even second-guessed myself, thinking that perhaps I had missed something. As soon as I received the order confirmation, I immediately replied explaining the situation and asking them to apply the gift certificate to my order. No response. That night I emailed them again. Still no response. So the next morning I used the form on their web site to email them. When I still had received no response the next day, I called them.

    The woman told me that I was not allowed to use the certificate because I did not buy my wine in their wine shop. But of course I bought it from your wine shop, I said, how else would you have my order in your system? After going round & round trying to figure out what on earth she was talking about, she said that because I had clicked on a link in an e-mail from them to go to their web site and order my case, rather than going to their web site manually, clicking on “wine shop”, and ordering a case, I had not ordered from their wine shop thus the certificate could not be used. Apparently unless you go to their web site and actually click on the words “wine shop”, you’re not ordering from their wine shop, even though you’ve ordered wine from the exact same web site. Huh??? I tried to explain to her that this makes no sense, but she did not care. The web site of a wine merchant IS their wine shop (unless they’re referring to an actual physical store someplace, which they’re not). How would a customer know that when a wine merchant says “our wine shop”, they’re not referring to the web site from which they sell their wine, but rather only one particular page on that site? It’s obviously just a scam to prevent people from using coupons/certificates. On top of that nonsensical explanation, she tells me that my order is already in transit (so I can’t cancel it, which is what I wanted to do). Then she actually had the nerve to tell me that I could still use my certificate if I wanted to go to their wine shop now. I’m so sure!!! I told her not to worry, that I will never be ordering anything from them again.

  12. Carolyn Blakesleeon 04 Jul 2011 at 6:56 pm

    We’ve ordered from Barclays three times: their introductory case of reds (some of them were spectacular, particularly the Roza Ridge and the South African Alex Dale blend), another case of reds (excellent), and a $99 holiday special-priced case. The $99 specials are just so-so. The $139 super-reds have been more than worthwhile. With a Groupon deal … even better!

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