Wine Clubs & Buying Wine Online

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All About Wine Clubs

Are Wine Clubs a Good Deal?

Are Wine Clubs Worth It?

How to tell if it's worth it, how to maximize your value, and how to avoid bad wine clubs.
Why we think wine clubs are worth it
How to get more value from a club
Clubs that are NOT a good deal

How to Join a Wine Club

How to Pick the Right Wine Subscription for You

Step 1: Select a state
Step 2: Four types of wine lovers
Step 3: Personalized vs curated
Step 4: The kinds of wine in clubs
Step 5: How much wine to buy
Wine Subscription FAQ

How to Find a Wine Club Gift

How to Give a Wine Club Gift

Step 1: Select a state
Step 2: Consider gift presentation
Step 3: Consider wine selection
Step 4: Consider your gift budget
Bonus: Wine club gift FAQ

Curated Wine Clubs

Curated Wine Clubs

Prior to the invention of “personalized” wine clubs, all clubs were “curated” and we didn’t need to add the word curated as a descriptor. Then the era of the algorithm emerged.

Personalized Wine Clubs

Personalized Wine Clubs

A personalized wine club generally uses a palate quiz (for your first shipment) and your opinions of their wine (subsequent shipments) to determine which wines they’ll send to you.

Wine clubs that ship to the UK

UK Wine Clubs

These wine clubs are based in the UK and can deliver wine to the UK. We're not located in the UK so we can't provide our full reviews (we can't receive the shipments), but we've created this page to help shoppers weigh their options, especially if you're giving someone in the UK a wine club gift.

Seasonal Wine Deals

Wine Advent Calendars

Adult Advent Calendars: 2021 Edition

Adult Advent Calendars are on the market now. Most are available for pre-order or are in-store already, but some are coming soon. This guide will update as new ones are available or current ones sell out.

Adult Advent Calendar Categories:
Wine Advent Calendars
Beer Advent Calendars
More Boozy Advent Calendars

Black Friday Sale for Wine

Black Friday Wine Deals: 2021 Edition

Black Friday 2021 is November 26: We'll post deals as soon as we're allowed to. We expect to start seeing them as early as November 15.

Deal Categories:
Wine Clubs & Subscriptions & Gifts
Wine Gift Baskets
Wine Bottles & Wine Samplers
Wine Accessories

Cyber Monday Sale for Wine

Cyber Monday Wine Deals: 2021 Edition

Cyber Week 2021 starts November 27: We'll post deals as soon as we're allowed to. We expect to start seeing them as early as November 15.

Deal Categories:
Wine Clubs & Subscriptions & Gifts
Wine Gift Baskets
Wine Bottles & Wine Samplers
Wine Accessories

Wine Gift Guides & Ideas

Useful Guide for Perfect Wine Gifts

Useful Guide to Wine Gifts

You’re busy. We’ll make this as easy as possible. We’ve found great wine gifts for you to choose from.

Our gift guide walks you through our top recommendations for each type of gift and includes links to more wine gift ideas.

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Valentine's Day Wine Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day Wine Gift Guide

Tip: These wine gift ideas are also great for anniversaries and birthdays!

In this guide:
How Long You’ve Been Together
Popular Wine Gift Themes

Mother's Day Wine Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Wine Gift Guide

Tip: These wine gift ideas for her are good for any occasion, but the deals may have expired if Mother's Day has come and gone.

In this guide:
Wine subscriptions for Mom
For moms who love wine & cheese
For moms who love wine tasting
For moms who drink one glass at a time
For moms who love: rosé, white wine, bubbles, pinot noir, or sweet wine
For moms who want to learn about wine
Wine to bring to Mother's Day Brunch

Father's Day Wine Gift Ideas

Father's Day Wine Gift Guide

Tip: These wine gift ideas for him are good for any occasion, but the deals may have expired if Father's Day has come and gone.

In this guide:
Best wine subscriptions to give Dad
Big Bold Red Wines
Aged Cabernet Sauvignon
Hard-to-find Red Wine
For dads who bring wine wherever they go
Give Dad a stunning selection of wine
For dads who want to learn about wine

Buying Wine Online

The Wine Journey

The Wine Journey

Beginners, Enthusiasts & Connoisseurs

There are many different paths through the world of wine, but the most common limiting factors are often price and access — how much are you willing to spend on a bottle and what kinds of wine stores do you like to shop at?

How much does it cost to ship wine?

How Much Does it Cost to Ship Wine?

Many factors come into play when figuring out how much it costs to ship wine, but on average, it costs a business $40-60 to ship a case of wine from coast to coast in the United States. We anwer: Is it legal to ship wine myself? And we explain: Contributions to high cost of wine shipping.

The Ulimate Guide to Wine Delivery in the US

Wine Delivery: What to Know

Who can deliver wine?
Where can I get wine delivered?
How can I make delivery more convenient?
Same-Day Wine Delivery Services

A Useful Guide to Aged Wine

Aged Wine: A Useful Guide

Part I Getting to know aged wine
Part II Is this wine ready to drink?
Part III Find out if you like aged wine
Part IV Before you buy aged wine...
Part V Where to buy aged wine
Buy Shop our selection of aged wine

The Ulimate Guide to Rosé

Useful Guide to Rosé

Rosé is Hot!
What is Rosé?
How to Drink and Store Rosé
Rosé Wine Regions: Provence & California
Rosé in Cans
Where to Buy Rosé Online
Seasonal Rosé Deals

A Useful Guide to Champagne

Useful Guide to Champagne

All sparkling wine is not Champagne
How Champagne gets its bubbles
Champagne tastes like...
N.V. Explained
Champagne Bottle Sizes
Champagne Price Ranges
Where to Buy Champagne Online

A Useful Guide to Coravin

Useful Guide to Coravin

Coravin Sparkling
Coravin Pivot
The Coravin accessories
Where to buy Coravin
Coravin Alternatives

Wine & Cheese Pairing

Useful Guide to Wine & Cheese Pairing

Overview & Recommendations
White Wine & Cheese
Red Wine & Cheese
French Wine & Cheese
Dessert Wine & Blue Cheese

A Useful Guide to Organic Wine

Useful Guide to Organic Wine

Terms to Know
Organic Wineries in California & France
Organic Wines Under $20 and Delivery

A Useful Guide to Natural Wine

Useful Guide to Natural Wine

What is Natural Wine?
How to Identify Natural Wine
Where to Buy Natural Wine

A Useful Guide to Dry January

Useful Guide to Dry January

Should you do it? Pros & Cons
Alternative: Healthier Wines
Alternative: Portion Control

Happy Wine Tasters

Useful Guide to Online Wine Tastings

Guide to Online Tastings
Who offers online wine tasting?
Live Public Wine Tasting
Live Private Wine Tasting
Pre-Recorded On-Demand Wine Tasting

Jessyca Frederick

Guide by: Jessyca Frederick

Inspired by frequent questions from friends and family about different wines and wine practices, Jessyca writes Useful Wine Guides so that people she doesn’t know might benefit from her knowledge and desire to share information, too.