Overview: Club W is a new kind of wine club—get a personalized list of available selections each month and then choose your own wine. This makes for a great gift, too!
What We Love: We love the great selection of quirky wines all priced at $13 or $19, and are especially impressed with the whites and roses. We love that you can put as many wines in your box as you want, and that shipping is free on 6 or more bottles.
Could Be Better: The wine descriptions tend to purposely avoid helpful terms that experienced wine drinkers look for in selecting bottles (i.e., no references to "buttery" or "acidic").
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Overview: When considering a two-bottle a month wine club for yourself or someone else, this wine club ought to be near the top of your list.
What We Love: When it comes to places to find deals on wine, we often look to the California Wine Club. Not only do they start with great prices on their Premier Series wines, but they also have fantastic discounts after the shipments have gone out.
Could Be Better: The California Wine Club now regularly offers introductory discounts, and that makes this wine club a better value while still delivering fantastic quality. It's now as perfect as it's going to be!
Limited Time Offer
Free Bonus Bottle! Buy any Gold Series gift of 3 months or longer and they'll receive a bonus bottle of a 93 pt Cabernet Sauvignon in their first shipment. Use this link or package code SASBonusBottle to get the deal. Offer good until Oct 14, 2016
Buy more, save more! Buy 6 months or more and save 5%. Buy 12 months and save 10%. Upgrade to 4 bottles to save another 10% on any number of shipments!
Overview: An incredibly popular wine club delivering the highest-quality wines among the two-bottle monthly wine clubs.
What We Love: Consistency. We've been receiving their shipments for months and we've never had a wine we didn't like. You can't really ask for more than that from a wine club.
Could Be Better: We don't have any suggestions for what to improve within the Gold Series wine club. Yay!
Overview: A value-driven discovery-style wine club featuring wines from around the world.
What We Love: We love when wine clubs really reward their members with additional value, and this club is chock full of it. In particular, they have excellent "buy more save more" pricing, and free shipping on all club shipments.
Could Be Better: Greater transparency around how the wines are sourced would be helpful. We'd also like to see a history of past shipments online.
Overview: One of the best two-bottle wine clubs around at a very fair price. A good-quality International selection of wines.
What We Love: Unprecedentedly fantastic flexibility in billing, shipping, customization, and what type of goodies to get.
Could Be Better: The wine club? It's great. The website? A little hard to use. If you're heading over there, please be patient. The effort is worth it!
Overview: WINC set out to change the wine industry and for their customers, they've achieved it. By delivering unprecedented value at $13 a bottle and personalized selections geared for every palate, WINC is a standout wine of the month club.
What We Love: We love how they go above and beyond to reward loyal customers with substantial savings and invitations to a premium level program. No other wine club offers this level of loyalty rewards, or this much fun!
Could Be Better: WINC works so hard to make their service great that it's hard for us to think of something they should do to make it even better.
Overview: A premium-level California wine club featuring some of the finest wines produced in California.
What We Love: They reward volume purchasing! If you can afford it, by upgrading to the 4-bottle per shipment program you can save up to $13 per bottle.
Could Be Better: It seems like the price on this wine club is a little higher than it needs to be, so dropping it a bit and extending more of a discount to their premium subscribers would make us happy.
Overview: The hippest wine club on the web focusing on high-value wines under $20 a bottle with exceptional extras.
What We Love: This is a truly unique wine club with a bonus bottle on sign-up and a focus on Natural Wine (organic/biodynamic) that travels the world hunting for your next wine deal.
Could Be Better: Nothing. We're pretty stoked about these guys.
Overview: Featuring hand-picked, adventurous selections from around the world. Great value and great drinking in every shipment.
What We Love: Industry-leading customer service, no ho-hum selections allowed, always over-delivers on value, and it's a great wine club for foodies.
Could Be Better: As this wine club continues to add more benefits like a satisfaction guarantee, discounts on reorders, partnerships to enhance their wine pairing, and more choices for customization, we only have praise for Plonk.
Overview: The highest level of wine available in a wine club, the wines delivered here are sometimes complete auction lots of otherwise unattainable wines.
What We Love: They have one of the best line-ups of introductory offers for wine clubs we've seen.
Could Be Better: We'd love to see an option for "drink now" wines that don't need to be laid down in the cellar for another 5-15 years. Maybe one of each in each shipment. Greater transparency around how the wines are sourced would also be helpful and we'd like to see a history of past shipments online.
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