Wine Clubs Rated for
the Educational Program

With some clubs you get a boring 8.5" x 11" piece of paper printed off the office inkjet that includes information you could easily find at the wineries website if you looked.

Others put together elaborate, high-quality booklets each month which talk about the wine, the winemaker, the region, offer recipes for pairing, and even trivia.

Educational program is most important for gifts and for new wine drinkers who are trying to expand their knowledge and palates.

Last Updated: January 2018

Best Educational Wine Club

Case Club
Case ClubThis Wine Club is rated 5 stars
From $159
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Best Educational Wine Club Gift

Premier Wine Club
Premier Wine ClubThis Wine Club is rated 4.5 stars
From $34
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Best Educational Club Under $20 a Bottle

Gold Series Wine Club
Gold Series Wine ClubThis Wine Club is rated 4.5 stars
From $35
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Best Educational Red Wine Club

Aged Cabernet Series Wine Club
Aged Cabernet Series Wine ClubThis Wine Club is rated 5 stars
From $186
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Best Educational White Wine Club

Corporate Wine Club Gift (4-bottle)
Corporate Wine Club Gift (4-bottle)This Wine Club is rated 4.5 stars
From $89.99
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Best Educational California Club

Signature Series Wine Club
Signature Series Wine ClubThis Wine Club is rated 5 stars
From $114
Best California Wine Clubs

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"the Educational Program" Rating:

Overview: For the wine connoisseur with a penchant for California wines, this wine of the month club is a sure thing. One of our most favorite wine clubs, the boutique gems delivered by The California Wine Club are ready to drink or can be cellared, but the real reason to join is the benefit of being a member of The California Wine Club — best-in-class customer service with your own personal wine consultant, a top-tier satisfaction guarantee, and discounts on reorders of your favorites (if they're still available).

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: We have very little we feel The California Wine Club could do to improve. The prices sometimes feel a bit high, but when you factor in all of the benefits of membership, including a satisfaction guarantee, we still feel like you get what you pay for here.

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"the Educational Program" Rating:

Overview: This wine club is perfect for Cabernet lovers who lack the patience to cellar wines, or for those who have come to love Cabernet Sauvignon more recently. Each shipment contains perfectly-cellared boutique California Cabernet Sauvignon that's ready to drink now.

What We Love: We like that they bring you a variety of aged Cabernets, at different levels of quality from exceptional to rarified. While your monthly shipment price will vary, so will the different terroirs and winemaker expression of the king of all varietals.

Could Be Better: We have very little we feel The California Wine Club could do to improve. The prices sometimes feel a bit high, but when you factor in all of the benefits of membership, including a satisfaction guarantee, we still feel like you get what you pay for here.

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by The California Wine Club

"the Educational Program" Rating:

Overview: Among all of the case clubs (12 bottles, typically shipped quarterly), this one of the two best deals. The other club delivers wine from around the world, but this club sends boutique California wine and is marked way down because you're buying in volume.

What We Love: We asked The California Wine Club for a case club deal and they made one! And now you get to save a TON of money on their already affordable Premier Series wines.

Could Be Better: Normally we'd ask for a deal for this club, but it's already priced as low as it can go, so it's perfect as is!

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"the Educational Program" Rating:

Overview: If you or some you know loves California wine, this is the perfect wine club to join (or send as a gift). Each month you'll get two bottles of hand-picked wines from some of California's best boutique wineries (small production wineries that usually don't have widespread distribution). You'll discover the hidden corners of California's wine country and enjoy gems from prominent regions, too.

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!

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Overview: If you're giving wine of the month clubs to your employees or clients this year, we strongly recommend Corporate Corks. In addition to an excellent selection of high-quality wines (this is the Plonk Curated Club dressed up for gifting), you'll get top-tier customer service. Need to put your own materials in the boxes? Not a problem, they'll take care of it.

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.

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"the Educational Program" Rating:

Overview: This wine club is a great for people who love California wine but are ready to try wines from other regions, too. Using the same methods and ideas of wine selection as they've used for years in California, The California Wine Club has translated their vision to an International stage. Get an in-depth look at new-to-you regions around the world with all of the perks of being a member of The California Wine Club.

What We Love: The California Wine Club has an excellent reputation and they've been in business a long time. We like that it's a family business supporting other family businesses.

Could Be Better: We have very little we feel The California Wine Club could do to improve. The prices sometimes feel a bit high, but when you factor in all of the benefits of membership, including a satisfaction guarantee, we still feel like you get what you pay for here.

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by Gold Medal Wine Club

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"the Educational Program" Rating:

Overview: California is home to some of the world's best wine regions and wineries, many of which are boutique wineries (wine jargon for small wineries with little-to-no distribution). This wine of the month club is a great way to get introduced to what California wine has to offer at reasonable prices. This wine club makes an excellent gift.

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!

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"the Educational Program" Rating:

Overview: This wine club features wines from Oregon and Washington — two U.S. award-winning wine regions. Using the same methods and ideas of wine selection as they've used for years in California, The California Wine Club has translated their vision to an Pacific Northwest region. Get an in-depth look at these Burgundian and Bordeaux-style regions with all of the perks of being a member of The California Wine Club.

What We Love: The California Wine Club has an excellent reputation and they've been in business a long time. We like that it's a family business supporting other family businesses.

Could Be Better: We have very little we feel The California Wine Club could do to improve. The prices sometimes feel a bit high, but when you factor in all of the benefits of membership, including a satisfaction guarantee, we still feel like you get what you pay for here.

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by Gold Medal Wine Club

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Overview: A lot of wines (and wine clubs) call themselves "super premium," but most of them fail to live up to the hype. This quarterly wine club features true luxury wines rated 93+ and finds wines so exclusive that the club is limited to 500 members. This is collector-level access without the hassle of doing your own research.

What We Love: For a wine club that picks out such excellent wine, they don't need to be so customer-friendly on their extra features... but they are! We can't help but love their attention to detail.

Could Be Better: We don't have any suggestions for what to improve within the Diamond Series wine club. Yay!

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Overview: Bordeaux is famous for huge price tags associated with their Premier Cru wines (those preferred by Napolean himself), but Bordeaux is a big region and there are many wonderful producers of less-expensive Bordeaux wines. This club focuses on these growers and ships every other month.

What We Love: Who doesn't love getting world-class Bordeaux wine at bargain prices? While Bordeaux often fetches upwards of $80 a bottle, these other Bordeaux wines delight at just $25 a bottle.

Could Be Better: We'd love to see this club delivered monthly and in larger quantities... two bottle just doesn't seem like enough! It is the perfect amount for a wine club gift, though...

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