Please The Palate Pick of the Week: Grand Reserve™ World Mastercard®

Every credit card in my wallet is tied to a rewards program. Isn’t that part of the game – to amass as many points as possible? Every time I make a charge, I accrue points that can be put towards airline miles, hotel stays, rental cars and more. Others credit cards offer cash back on future purchases. It almost does not make sense to have a credit card that is not tied to any rewards programs. And now there is a new card that rewards wine lovers! The Grand Reserve World Master Card has the wine enthusiast in mind and that is why it is the Please The Palate pick of the week.

The Grand Reserve signature metal credit card has been designed exclusively around one’s interest in wine. The card was launched in early August 2020 and is operated by rewards and payments innovator Vertical Finance. This card was designed with the wine lover in mind and it rewards wine lovers with what they love, which also supporting boutique winery partners.

After paying the $149 annual fee, an entire world of opportunity is opened to the Grand Reserve World Mastercard cardholder. There are more than 400 Grand Reserve Partners across 12 states. Buy wine directly from these fantastic winery partners and cardholders earn 5x points per dollar. For a complete list of partners, click here. Cardholders earn 3X the number of points when used at any winery, wine club or wine shop. There are more than 17,000 to chose from. And, if cardholders use the card for non-wine items, they receive 2x points per dollar.

Points can be redeemed for hundreds of sommelier-curated items. Redemption starts as low as 750 points and go as high as 500,000+ points. You can redeem points for wine keys, decanters, books and classes, as well as Riedel glassware, wine refrigerators and wine country getaways.

There is no foreign transaction fee and a variable interest rate ranging from 14.99 – 22.99% (based on current prime rate of 3.25%). World Mastercard cardholders also enjoy zero-dollar fraud liability, benefits at Postmates, ShopRunner and onefinestay, and cellular wireless telephone protection.

Cardholders also receive access to Grand Reserve member events, a complimentary wine magazine subscription (choose among six magazines), and a complimentary Priority Wine Pass Membership. Through relationships with premiere and family-owned wineries along the West Coast, Priority Wine Pass offers tastings and discounts to members, as well as access to a personal concierge who provides tasting itineraries.

Sign up for the Grand Reserve World Master Card today and receive a sign-up bonus of 50,000 points after spending $3000 on purchases in the first 90 days of the account being open. You will soon be on your way to redeeming items.

While travel is currently on hold, amassing points for the next vacation may seem fruitless. If you are home and purchasing wine, then this is the perfect card for you. Order a Grand Reserve World Master Card today and start collecting points to use towards distinctive rewards and benefits designed with the wine loving cardholder in mind.