Wine Clubs for Beginners

Join a Beginners wine of the month club


Choosing a wine club can be scary. It might feel like a big commitment, you don't know enough about wine to choose the right club for you, you don't know if you're getting ripped off, you don't want to buy something and not like the wine... we understand that. It's why we're here!   Read more

We've collected the wine clubs we think make good selections for beginners. Beginners include people who are new to wine or are ready to begin expanding their horizons. Beginners are also first-time wine-clubbers who haven't made the leap yet. We think these are good selections for you if you fall into either category of wine club beginners.

These easy-access monthly wine clubs make for a great way to start drinking wine more adventurously, no matter what your budget is. Wherever possible, prices include shipping costs, but rarely include sales tax. Be sure to select the state you're shipping to, as not all wine clubs can ship to all states.

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by WINC

Limited Time Offer
Exclusive Deal!
Get $25 in credits toward your first shipment when you use our links to join Winc.

Overview: Winc (formerly known as Club W) 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. If you're ready for more sophisticated wines, you can upgrade to Winc Select. Either way, you can save even more money by participating in their myriad rewards programs.

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.

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Limited Time Offer
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Buy a Premier Series Gift of 3 months or longer and they'll get a free bottle of bubbly in their first shipment. Until May 31.


Buying for Yourself? Free in your first shipment: 2 Bonus Wines and a $25 Wine Credit to use on any future order. Use promo code EXTRAWINE. Until Jun 30.

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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by Gold Medal Wine Club

Limited Time Offer
Exclusive Deal! Get a bonus bottle of Reserve Meritage, a free artist-designed gift box, free gift bags, and a free printed gift notice on all gifts of 3 months or longer! Get this exclusive bonus!

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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by Vinesse

Limited Time Offer
Save $120 on your first shipment (six wines are only $9.75 each) and get two bonus bottles of a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($50 value).

Overview: One of our favorite International wine clubs and one of our favorite Vinesse wine clubs, too. Each shipment contains six wines which introduce you to a new wine region — there are many clubs that do this, but not with six bottles and helpful tasting notes that tell you when it's time to drink your adventures in a bottle. A really fun wine club!

What We Love: Consistent quality and excellent "discovery" club enhances your wine knowledge and expands your palate.

Could Be Better: We'd love it customers were rewarded for ordering the bigger shipments. "Buy more save more" would be great!

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by VineBox

Overview: Wine tasting is a most beloved pastime, particularly among wine enthusiasts, and casual wine drinkers, too. With good reason! Why drink only one kind of wine when you can sample three different kinds? This wine club brings the wine tasting flight experience to your home at an affordable monthly price — and the wines are interesting!

What We Love: The wines have been excellent and unusual. The International selection is really discovery-oriented and we really dig the packaging — especially those impressive glass vials.

Could Be Better: They've already done the two things we wished for most — give you a discount when you order two boxes a month and offer full-size bottles of your favorite wines in their wine shop (you must be a logged-in customer to access this feature).

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Limited Time Offer
Introductory Offer Your first six-bottle case is just $49.98 or your first 12-bottle case is just $89.88. Shipping is included.

Overview: A six or 12-bottle wine subscription geared toward occasional drinkers who don't want to spend a lot on their wine. An International selection with a good variety of wines and wine regions.

What We Love: There isn't anything Martha Stewart does that isn't beautiful, and the branding and experience of this wine subscription program are no exception to that rule.

Could Be Better: While we really enjoyed the white wines we received, the reds left much to be desired.

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Limited Time Offer
The introductory 12-bottle case of wine is just $69.99 — Choose between a free deluxe-action corkscrew or 3 bonus bottles of 98-point Italian reds. If you have a voucher, this is the same deal.

Overview: The WSJwine club, one of the first 12-bottle case clubs, is a great way to get quarterly wine delivery at value-focused prices. Their $14 international wine selections typically offer good value, especially as prices keep rising at the grocery store. Take advantage of their introductory offer of just $69.99 for a case, but be warned, you are signing up for recurring shipments at a much higher price.

What We Love: They have one of the best line-ups of introductory offers for wine clubs we've seen.

Could Be Better: A more customized selection geared toward the Wall Street Journal's specific audience.

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by The California Wine Club

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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by Wired For Wine ®

Overview: Among all of the case clubs (12 bottles, typically shipped quarterly), this is among the best two deals. The other focuses only on California wine, but this one takes you on a journey around the world. Enjoy eclectic wines at the best prices you'll find.

What We Love: It's so easy to get into a wine rut and stick with what you know... but then you're bored. Wired For Wine ® helps you break out of that rut in a low-cost, satisfaction guaranteed way so you can find new wines to love. Also, when compared with similarly-priced case clubs, this one stands out for wine quality in a big way.

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 nearly perfect as is! We'd love to see a little bit of customization available and also monthly clubs for people who drink more than a bottle a week.

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by Plonk Wine Club

Limited Time Offer
Save $10 on any order with promo code NEWMEMBER. Bonus: Get a FREE double-hinged corkscrew with your first shipment. If you've never used one, you'll see why it's the best way to open a bottle of wine!

Overview: Tired of ho-hum wines but not sure where to start? Try this wine club! The Plonk wine clubs have always been among our favorites because of the proprietor's preference for quirky but delectable wines made from grapes and regions you've never heard of (and some you have). Whether you choose two, four, or twelve bottles you'll be glad you picked Plonk. With this red wine club you actually get (two or four) different red wines in each shipment.

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.

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by Plonk Wine Club

Limited Time Offer
Save $10 on any order with promo code NEWMEMBER. Bonus: Get a FREE double-hinged corkscrew with your first shipment. If you've never used one, you'll see why it's the best way to open a bottle of wine!

Overview: Tired of ho-hum wines but not sure where to start? Try this wine club! The Plonk wine clubs have always been among our favorites because of the proprietor's preference for quirky but delectable wines made from grapes and regions you've never heard of (and some you have). Whether you choose two, four, or twelve bottles you'll be glad you picked Plonk. With this white wine club you actually get (two or four) different white wines in each shipment.

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.

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by Plonk Wine Club

Limited Time Offer
Save $10 on any order with promo code NEWMEMBER. Bonus: Get a FREE double-hinged corkscrew with your first shipment. If you've never used one, you'll see why it's the best way to open a bottle of wine!

Overview: Tired of ho-hum wines but not sure where to start? Try this wine club! The Plonk wine clubs have always been among our favorites because of the proprietor's preference for quirky but delectable wines made from grapes and regions you've never heard of (and some you have). Whether you choose two, four, or twelve bottles you'll be glad you picked Plonk. Also, if you're thinking of going red-only or white-only, you'll actually get (two or four) different selections.

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.

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by Winecrasher

Overview: Every wine they ship is rated 89 points or better by one of three trusted critics (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, and Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media). When you want critically-rated wines with a satisfaction guarantee, this is your go-to wine club.

What We Love: Their "Best Price" program ensures they've priced their wines at the best price on the Internet by using Wine-Searcher.com Pro to check all available prices (they check when they add the wine to their site).

Could Be Better: They're new and this is somewhere in the pipeline, but we'd like to see pre-paid gift subscriptions as well as options for bi-monthly and quarterly deliveries, too.

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by Wine Down Box

Overview: Sometimes you just want a bottle of wine, some cheese and salami, and some crackers to tie all together and wind down a long work week. Enter the Wine Down Box (you see what they did there?) and add a little classy fun to your Friday nights — or someone else's as this makes a great gift!

What We Love: The wines have been excellent, and the pairings with the cheeses have been spot on. For how much hype there is around wine-and-cheese pairings in general, it's actually not that easy to pull off. And of course, we're suckers for salami.

Could Be Better: We're actually not fans of the crackers that come with this box. They're difficult to put a piece of salami and/or cheese on top of, so they're relegated to nibbling between bites of the other stuff. This is NOT a reason to avoid this otherwise awesome wine and cheese club.

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by Vinesse

Overview: One of our favorite wine of the month clubs from Vinesse, this Light & Sweet club is the perfect choice for so many wine drinkers in America who prefer fruity and sweeter wines to drier styles. If you are someone, or know someone, who loves wines like Moscato, Riesling and Gewurtraminer, sign up for this wine club because it's the only one like it out there in the wine club universe.

What We Love: We strongly support all niche wine clubs. The taste of wine is subjective and we think everyone should drink what they love.

Could Be Better: We'd love to see customers rewarded for buying bigger allotments. "Buy more save more" would be great!

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by Bright Cellars

Limited Time Offer
New subscribers save 50% ($30) on the first shipment when you buy using our links.

Overview: A personalized wine club that gets to know what kind of wine you like through a wine-preference quiz and the ratings you give for wines from previous shipments. Sends four bottles of wine that match your preferences, monthly.

What We Love: Bright Cellars has amazing customer service and offers a cheese-pairing option as an add-on. We've liked each shipment better than the last, and this corresponds to seeing our Bright Points (accuracy of matching) increase, too.

Could Be Better: While the wine is fine, we'd like to see a more focused adherance to selecting wines that resemble the grapes on the bottle. Typicity is a hallmark of quality wine. At $15 a bottle, great quality is rarely achievable, but better typicity would certainly increase the value being offered here.

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Limited Time Offer
Buy More, Save More! Save $10 on any 4-shipment order with code SAVE10. Save $15 on any 6-shipment pre-paid order with code SAVE15. Save $25 on any 12-shipment pre-paid order with code SAVE25.

Overview: This is the entry-level wine club offered by International Wine of the Month Club. It features interesting estate wines from regions in France, Italy, South America, and beyond.

What We Love: Great flexibility in billing and shipping, and customization paired with easy gift-giving make this wine club a great choice for the wine lovers in your world.

Could Be Better: We'd love to see four-bottle shipments offered by this wine club.

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Limited Time Offer
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Overview: From the original Wine of the Month Club (really, they're the first!) you get wine delivered every month at surprisingly low prices. The proprietor drives a hard bargain and passes those deals onto his customers. The Vintner's Series is their mid-level wine club and is priced more like an entry-level club. It's a nice choice when you're looking for "better" wines but still pinching your pennies. It also makes a really nice gift.

What We Love: There are people who have been members of this wine club for over 20 years! The average wine club's membership length is 4 months.

Could Be Better: No recommendations for improvement here.

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by Vinesse

Overview: We've gone back and forth on Vinesse over the years, but we recently received several shipments from them, and they've really stepped up their game. If you're interested in more than just California Chardonnay and you don't want to spend a ton of money on it, we really recommend this Chardonnay wine club. Plus, you get Vinesse's rock solid satisfaction guarantee for every bottle, taking all of the risk out of joining a wine club.

What We Love: By focusing on Chardonnays that come from some of the world's cheaper wine regions, you get to enjoy all that Chardonnay has to offer and save a few bucks while you're at it

Could Be Better: We'd always like to know which wines have been in recent shipments. Their transparency could be better.

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Limited Time Offer
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Overview: From the original Wine of the Month Club (really, they're the first!) you get wine delivered every month at really low prices. The proprietor drives a hard bargain and passes those deals onto his customers. This Cellar Series is their entry-level Classic Series wine club times three (you get six bottles per shipment instead of two) and it's perfect for people who aren't sure if they're "wine club people" and as a gift to a young wine-lover just starting to explore.

What We Love: There are people who have been members of this wine club for over 20 years! The average wine club's membership length is 4 months.

Could Be Better: We'd love to see this offered on a monthly basis, too!

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by KosherWine.com

Overview: For most people, shopping for kosher wine is a challenge, as few stores in America carry a decent selection. KosherWine.com is like Wine.com for Jews who keep kosher but still like to drink wine (in Yiddish we call the ones who get drunk shikkers). And, for those who want the convenience of a wine of the month club, this is perfect way to get that kosher wine delivered.

What We Love: We're happy to see them offering both ongoing subscriptions and pre-paid gift subscriptions, as well as discounts on reorders.

Could Be Better: Like many other wine clubs, we'd like the to tell us which wines they've sent in recent shipments so we can be sure we're getting good value for our wine budget.

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by Vinesse

Overview: We've gone back and forth on Vinesse over the years, but we recently received several shipments from them, including the Pinot Noir club, and they've really stepped up their game. If you're interested in more than just California Pinot Noir and you don't want to spend a ton of money on it, we really recommend this Pinot Noir wine club. Plus, you get Vinesse's rock solid satisfaction guarantee for every bottle, taking all of the risk out of joining a wine club.

What We Love: There are a number of wineries out there making affordable Pinot Noir and now we don't have to hunt to find them

Could Be Better: We'd always like to know which wines have been in recent shipments. Their transparency could be better.

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Limited Time Offer
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Overview: From the original Wine of the Month Club (really, they're the first!) you get wine delivered every month at really low prices. The proprietor drives a hard bargain and passes those deals onto his customers. This Classic Series is their entry-level wine club and it's perfect for people who aren't sure if they're "wine club people" and as a gift to a young wine-lover just starting to explore.

What We Love: There are people who have been members of this wine club for over 20 years! The average wine club's membership length is 4 months.

Could Be Better: No recommendations for improvement here.

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Overview: From the wine sales partner for Wine Enthusiast magazine, this is WineExpress' value-oriented wine of the month club focusing on just red wines. Like their other wine clubs, we feel they delivery good-quality wines at fair prices, but the selections we've received are available at grocery stores, so joining this wine club is more about convenience than anything else.

What We Love: WineExpress is the retail arm of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Who better to select the best wines for a wine of the month club than a company that rates wine?

Could Be Better: We'd like to see some updated "Previous Selections" on each of the wine clubs. The ones listed are a little out of date.

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Overview: From the wine sales partner for Wine Enthusiast magazine, this wine of the month club is perfect for a wine-lover on a budget who wants a no-hassle way to get new wines shipped to them. The wines are of medium quality and are priced fairly, but not generously.

What We Love: WineExpress is the retail arm of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Who better to select the best wines for a wine of the month club than a company that rates wine?

Could Be Better: We'd like to see some updated "Previous Selections" on each of the wine clubs. The ones listed are a little out of date.

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by Macy's Wine Cellar

Limited Time Offer
Get your first case for just $89.99 — 15 bottles of wine and shipping is included. If you have a voucher code, we offer the same deal.

Overview: The Macy's Wine Cellar subscription, is a great way to get affordable wine delivered to your home or office on a quarterly basis. A wide selection of wine regions and grape varieties introduce you to wines from around the world.

What We Love: An affordable wine subscription with a top-notch satisfaction guarantee (theirs, not ours).

Could Be Better: We'd really like to see a gift option for this wine club.

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Limited Time Offer
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Overview: From the original Wine of the Month Club (really, they're the first!) you get wine delivered every month at really low prices. The proprietor drives a hard bargain and passes those deals onto his customers. This California Series is like their mid-level wine club but it focuses only on California wine. It's perfect for people who aren't sure if they're "wine club people" and as a gift to a young wine-lover just starting to explore.

What We Love: There are people who have been members of this wine club for over 20 years! The average wine club's membership length is 4 months.

Could Be Better: We'd love to see the normal red-and-white mix offered, as well as a whites-only California wine club. There are some KILLER white wines coming out of California at great value.

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by Vinesse

Overview: We've gone back and forth on Vinesse over the years, but we recently received several shipments from them, including the Cabernet Sauvignon club, and they've really stepped up their game. If you're interested in more than just California Cabernet and you don't want to spend a ton of money on it, we really recommend this Cabernet Sauvignon wine club. Plus, you get Vinesse's rock solid satisfaction guarantee for every bottle, taking all of the risk out of joining a wine club.

What We Love: Cabernet is a great everyday wine when it's affordable, so these prices make us want to drink Cab every day

Could Be Better: We'd always like to know which wines have been in recent shipments. Their transparency could be better.

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by Vinesse

Overview: It's been a while since we tried the California wine club from Vinesse, and at last check it left us disappointed. We've received a number of their other wine club's shipments recently and were quite impressed with how far the quality has come since they hired a new wine buyer. It's probably time for us to try the California Treasures club again, but in the mean time, we don't recommend it.

What We Love: California wines can get pricey because real estate is so expensive here, but Vinesse finds great bargains to represent California

Could Be Better: Considering there'???s a glut of high-end California wine on the market, we think this wine club could deliver better quality wine for these value prices

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by Laithwaites Wine

Limited Time Offer
Introductory offer: $69.99 for 15 bottles of wine!

Overview: The Laithwaites Wine club was one of the first 12-bottle case clubs offered up as a way to get your quarterly wine fix at value-focused prices. Over the years we've gone back and forth one whether or not they deliver a good value, but for some time we've thought their $12 wine selections really can't be beat for value, especially as prices keep rising at the grocery store. Take advantage of their introductory offer of just $69.99 for a case, but be warned, you are signing up for recurring shipments at a much higher price.

What We Love: They have one of the best line-ups of introductory offers for wine clubs we've seen.

Could Be Better: No recommendations for improvement here. We think they're offering a solid wine club.

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by Clubs of America

Overview: This is a company who sells many "of the month clubs" and their business model is to delivery fairly-priced gift of the month clubs while maintaining their excellent reputation for quality and customer service. That said, their wine of the month club isn't exactly pedigree-focused and most of the selections are from large-scale productions. It makes a great gift, especially for someone who loves wine but doesn't spend much on it.

What We Love: Very flexible in wine club options like wine color, shipping and billing frequency, and gift-giving.

Could Be Better: We'd like to see a slightly better quality of wine for this price-point.

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Overview: From the wine sales partner for Wine Enthusiast magazine, this is WineExpress' value-oriented wine of the month club focusing on just white wines. Like their other wine clubs, we feel they delivery good-quality wines at fair prices, but the selections we've received are available at grocery stores, so joining this wine club is more about convenience than anything else.

What We Love: WineExpress is the retail arm of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Who better to select the best wines for a wine of the month club than a company that rates wine?

Could Be Better: We'd like to see some updated "Previous Selections" on each of the wine clubs. The ones listed are a little out of date.

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by Vinesse

Overview: While it's a misnomer to call this a Four Seasons wine club (because you actually get a fifth shipment just in time for the holidays, to bring to parties or to serve at your own), it's still a great value wine club. Designed to compete with other big name quarterly case clubs, the Vinesse Four/Five Seasons club is also tailored to the season, so you get lighter wines in the summer and heavier wines to help get you through the long winter.

What We Love: It's better to ship more wine less often, so we like the way they've compressed a normal 2-bottle monthly club

Could Be Better: Great value and a great track record are nothing to sneeze at, but we???d like to see a better understanding of where the wines will come from.

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Overview: Uncorked Ventures focuses on California, Oregon, and Washington wines and delivers high-quality selections from small-production wineries. This is their entry-level club featuring premium wines from small production wineries. When you're ready to discover some of the best wine available from U.S. producers, try this wine club.

What We Love: We're quite impressed with most of the past selections from Uncorked Ventures, especially as they include some of our favorite California wineries.

Could Be Better: We'd love to see more content on their website to talk about their wine-selection process, some of the awesome stories from the road, and even their monthly newsletter.

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by Vinesse

Limited Time Offer
For joining the American Cellars Wine Club today, you'll receive a 6-piece insulated wine tote include with your third wine club shipment as a token of our appreciation—a $37.95 value.

Overview: It's been a while since we've received a shipment of this wine club, and at last check we were thoroughly disappointed. We've received several other shipments from Vinesse lately and were pleasantly surprised with how far the quality has come since they brought in a new wine buyer. It might be time to give American Cellars Wine Club another try, but at this time we don't recommend it.

What We Love: You can decide exactly how much you wine you want to receive, unprecedented options on order size and frequency.

Could Be Better: We're all for cheap wine, but we really would prefer our cheap wine to actually be cheap. These prices are too steep for cheap.

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