JetBlue & Club W Wine Club

Article by Kim Hull


Always in pursuit of airline points and good wine, we recently tried the JetBlue & Club W wine club.

We’d already tried the American Airlines Aadvantage Miles & Vinesse Wine Club & the Southwest Airlines® Rapid Rewards & Laithwaite’s Wines programs awhile ago, so we had a decent baseline for what to expect. However, while each program ships you wine and you earn points, it comes to the product quality and the service to determine the satisfaction level of the experience.

The offer

JetBlue & Club W Wine Club Review - the offer
JetBlue & Club W Wine Club Review – the offer

The Jet Blue & Club W Wine Club offer is pretty straightforward – earn 2,500 JetBlue points on your first Club W order of 3 bottles for $39. For every 24 bottles purchased thereafter, you earn an additional 1,000 JetBlue points.

JetBlue & Club W Wine Club: How it works

After entering the initial Club W information, the first step is to complete the Club W Palate Profile™ Quiz – six questions about what kind of wines you prefer so Club W can provide personalized recommendations. The questions range from what kind of coffee you like to how much you like salt.

Club W Palate profile quiz
Club W Palate profile quiz

After that, Club W will suggest a few wines or you can browse through the selection and pick your own choices, which we did. The ability to select your own wines was a good benefit – the other clubs we’d tried only let us select white, red, or both, not the specific wines we’d receive.

To receive the JetBlue bonus points, a purchase of three bottles is required. But, if you purchase four or more bottles from Club W, the shipping is free. The free shipping made the fourth bottle quite a good deal, so four bottles it would be.

Bottles ranged from $13 to $35. Finding a good $25 or $35 bottle of wine isn’t that hard – sending someone a bottle they like for $13, shipping included – that takes a bit more talent. So, we decided to only order $13 bottles.

Order placed & easy checkout; the only glitch was an email stating:

JetBlue & Club W Wine Club issue

I used the contact form to sent them a message with my number and within four hours received an email:

JetBlue & Club W Wine Club issue resolved

Perfect. A few hours later I received a message that our wine was on the way.

JetBlue & Club W Wine Club order confirmation

To avoid this issue, create your Club W account with your name exactly as it appears on your JetBlue account.

JetBlue & Club W Wine Club: Order received

JetBlue & Club W Wine Club order recieved
JetBlue & Club W Wine Club order received
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We received our four bottles of wine in a well-packed box that also included information about Club W and tasting notes for each wine.

JetBlue & Club W Wine Club: Well-packed shipment
JetBlue & Club W Wine Club: Well-packed shipment
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JetBlue & Club W Wine Club
JetBlue & Club W Wine Club order
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The wines

The wines we selected and received were:

  • 2014 L’Atelier du Sud® Sauvignon Blanc: $13.00
  • 2014 Chanchito Cabernet Sauvignon: $13.00
  • 2014 Porter & Plot® Chardonnay: $13.00
  • 2012 La Forza Super Tuscan: $13.00

In addition to the tasting notes that accompanied the wine, the website has information about each of the wines, a food pairing suggestion & recipe, and a video by a sommelier or wine professional discussing each of the wines.

Next step – trying the wines.

2014 L’Atelier du Sud® Sauvignon Blanc

2014 L'Atelier du Sud Sauvignon Blanc, JetBlue & Club W Wine Club
2014 L’Atelier du Sud Sauvignon Blanc, JetBlue & Club W Wine Club
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  • Price: $13.00, shipping included when shipment includes 4 bottles
  • Origin: Pays d’Oc, France
  • Described by Club W: “It’s a bit more weighty, round, and full-bodied on the palate than your typical Sancerre because the grapes grew in a warmer region, but no worries — we’re still delivering a classic, complex French Sauvignon Blanc, untouched by oak and fermented entirely in stainless steel.”
  • Our reaction: We liked it and rated it a 3.0-3.25 on a 1-5 scale. A nice, drinkable white for a relaxing afternoon or with appetizers in the early evening.

2014 Chanchito Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Chanchito Cabernet Sauvignon, JetBlue & Club W Wine Club
2014 Chanchito Cabernet Sauvignon, JetBlue Club W Wine Club
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  • Price: $13.00, shipping included when shipment includes 4 bottles
  • Origin: Vallé Central, Chile
  • Described by Club W: “Our Chanchito gets a little extra oomph from its blend of two Cabernet lots, one of which was aged in two- and three-year-old oak barrels. The oak provides structure and a bigger mouthfeel to complement the full body and dry finish, as well as the notes of black pepper, dark fruit, nutmeg, and jalapeño.”
  • Our reaction: We loved this wine and both rated it a strong 4 on a scale of 1-5. A big wine and a great value at $13. We’ve already added 3 bottles of this one to our next shipment.

2014 Porter & Plot® Chardonnay

2014 Porter & Plot Chardonnay, JetBlue & Club W Wine Club
2014 Porter & Plot Chardonnay, JetBlue & Club W Wine Club
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  • Price: $13.00, shipping included when shipment includes 4 bottles
  • Origin: Napa Valley, California
  • Described by Club W: “This beauty distinguishes herself with bright acidity and a pleasant balance of fruit and oak, two characteristics that lend a welcome versatility with food pairings.”
  • Our reaction: I’m not the Chardonnay fan of the two of us, but we both liked this one as well. It’s not over-oaked and has good balance. We rated it a 3.25.

2012 La Forza Super Tuscan

2012 La Forza Super Tuscan, JetBlue & Club W Wine Club
2012 La Forza Super Tuscan, JetBlue & Club W 
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  • Price: $13.00, shipping included when shipment includes 4 bottles
  • Origin: Tuscany, Italy
  • Described by Club W: “Back in the day, our first La Forza would’ve been labeled a table wine because it’s a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet — but in a nod to the change these brave revolutionaries incited, it’s now designated Toscana IGT. It’s a 2012, and you can immediately see and smell the age in its prune-like color and notes of dried fruit and cocoa powder.”
  • Our reaction: Always a fan of a Super Tuscan, this one didn’t disappoint. We both gave it a 3.5.

Summing it up

Leave it to JetBlue, who has a knack for getting things right, to partner with a great wine club.

The promised 2,500 JetBlue points had an on-time arrival in my account on Feb 6.

Club W JetBlue points
Club W JetBlue points

The wines were good to great, delivered a good value, and arrived at our business door step, saving a trip to the wine shop. We’ve already picked our next month’s shipment of wines – with seven scheduled for that delivery. We’ll receive 1,000 more JetBlue points for each 24 bottles purchased going forward (and the first four bottles counted in the 24).

Cheers!


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