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Sunday Times Wine Club

The Sunday Times Wine Club is a wine lover's treasure trove that has been offering customers the chance to share in the enjoyment of exceptional wines for over 35 years. This club offers 1000s of wines supplied by Direct Wines Ltd, ranging from classical favourites to the latest declassified discoveries and new finds. Great tips and advice from the Sunday Times very own wine expert and Wine Club President, Hugh Johnson, abound as he writes about his wine infused adventures. The Sunday Times Wine Club also offers its members recommendations, special offers as well as opportunities of year round events such as wine tasting, wine dinners and wine tours with a riveting monthly read in the form of the Wine Times, the largest circulating wine magazine in the UK. A great club consolidated with a great team of wine buying, wine tasting and resident wine experts with the backing of a committed customer service team.
Posted 10th February 2010        
     

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The Sunday Times Wine Club is a wine lover’s treasure trove that has been offering customers the chance to share in the enjoyment of exceptional wines for over 35 years. This club offers 1000s of wines supplied by Direct Wines Ltd, ranging from classical favourites to the latest declassified discoveries and new finds.

Great tips and advice from the Sunday Times very own wine expert and Wine Club President, Hugh Johnson, abound as he writes about his wine infused adventures. The Sunday Times Wine Club also offers its members recommendations, special offers as well as opportunities of year round events such as wine tasting, wine dinners and wine tours with a riveting monthly read in the form of the Wine Times, the largest circulating wine magazine in the UK. A great club consolidated with a great team of wine buying, wine tasting and resident wine experts with the backing of a committed customer service team.

Range of Products
The broad spectrum of wine products available covers just about everything a wine lover desires all at one site, ranging from a seemingly unending source of wines to a selection of wine glasses and wine books, all offered at competitive prices. Among the plethora of wines available including reds, wines, rosés, Champagne and sparklers, fortified wines as well as dessert wines, with the option of sampling half bottles if preferred. Prices begin from a modest £5 per bottle through to Fine Wines at £300 per bottle – surely a bottle to suit every taste and pocket here.

There is also the combination of 12 or 6 bottle cases to choose from. Join the club to take advantage of the best case offers available. Joining is free and enables customers to place any 12-bottle order and to receive discounts every time they place an order. New customers can also enjoy the half price introductory case comprising a 12 bottle mix for just £39.99, which means a saving of £39 on retail prices. Other options include the Four Seasons case where customers can save £50 on a special top-quality 15 bottle case that contains popular favourites with recent discoveries, either in a combination of reds and whites, all reds or all whites.

Minimum Orders
All cases specify the number of bottles per case (either 6 or 12 bottles per case) with the option of just ordering one case at a time which can be either all reds, all whites or a mixed case depending on the customer’s choice. All major credit cards are accepted with security being certified by Verisign thus ensuring customers can enter their card details in complete confidence. Discount voucher codes, promotional codes and promotional vouchers are available. 100% refunds are collected within 4 days of collection being requested with full refund.

Purchasing
Whilst a one off purchase is possible, the emphasis is on ordering one of the many case options available so that customers can take full advantage of these great wine offers on joining The Wine Club.

Delivery Times and Costs
All wines are delivered direct to the customer’s door – or a specified safe place that is easily accessible should there be no one at home when the delivery arrives. Wines can be delivered anywhere in the UK excluding the Channel Islands, PO Box and BFPO addresses. Standard delivery at £6.99 per delivery takes approximately 5 days, with deliveries to the Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland and other off shore islands taking a few extra days. Bank holidays may also add an extra day to delivery times. An email is sent to the customer once their order has been despatched. Next working day delivery service is available at £8.99 per delivery for orders placed before 12.30pm on a working day.

Style and Usability of Site
The Sunday Times site is clear, colourful and easy to navigate with subheadings and accompanying photos arranged appropriately so that the new comer doesn’t feel swamped with the wealth of info that’s available. A great ‘at-a-glance’ web page offering a wealth of wine facts and figures with simple directional moves at the click of a mouse. You’ll soon know your way around this very usable wine site.

     

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