14 years of the best wine clubs
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In wine, what you like is always the best wine to buy. While the West Coast is pretty California-centric when it comes to wine, International wine regions are super popular, too. These days, outside of a few famous regions like Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Barolo, wines from outside the US typically cost less, too.
For wine lovers who prefer wine produced overseas, an International wine club is the best way to discover new wine regions and styles in a low-risk way (most come with a satisfaction guarantee).
The wine clubs I’ve picked as the best International wine subscriptions not only showcase high-quality International bottles, they’re also great services offering terrific value, and usually great gift options.
Some of these monthly wine clubs focus on one region in each shipment, others just send a selection of two (or more) great bottles of wine from different wine regions.
One thing to keep in mind, these aren't specifically "European" wine clubs and you shouldn’t expect just France, Italy, and Spain. Wonderful wines are coming out of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South American countries like Chile and Argentina. Also, some of these wine clubs also include wines from the US, so they’re more "global" than strictly "international."
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This list was last updated on November 4, 2023
I receive multiple deliveries from most of the wine clubs I review
#1 Michelin Wine Subscription
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#2 Picked by Wine.com
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#3 Italian Wine Club
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#4 SomMailier Wine Club
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#5 Plonk Wine Club
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#6 International Selections
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#7 International Premier Club
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#8 Naked Wines
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#9 90+ Wine Club
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#10 World of Wine
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by Wine Access
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Wine Access leveraged their status as the official wine provider of the MICHELIN® Guide and created a wine subscription featuring world-class restaurants and the wines that pair best with their cuisine.
As I don’t get a chance to frequent Michelin-starred restaurants, I love that this subscription offers a window into that world of fine dining and wine pairing.
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A personalized wine club where your wines are individually chosen for you by a sommelier who gets to know your preferences. Your selections are chosen from the largest inventory of online wine available in the United States at Wine.com.
This is a great wine club for anyone who knows anything about the wine they already love or are interested in exploring. You can be as detailed and specific as you want to be, you can change your preferences as you go, and your sommelier sees your feedback about every bottle.
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An Italian wine club (based in Italy!) offering four different levels of Italian (and French) wine ranging from delightful everyday wine to legends meant for long-term cellaring. This is not an ordinary wine club.
This is a unique wine club who braves the hurdles of US wine importation to bring wonderful examples of Italian wine to their loyal members. They want all of us to enjoy Italian wine as much as they do, and it shows in every aspect of their wine club.
A rare French wine club featuring affordable selections from a variety of wine regions within France. They tend to work with smaller producers offering either exceptional value or something unusual.
Everything you want in a wine club, especially if you love French wine. Their wine program is created by a multi-generational wine family from Bordeaux with great connections and taste in wine. Unlike some other specialty wine clubs, this one is priced perfectly.
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The Plonk wine club has always been among our favorites because of the proprietor's preference for quirky but delectable wines. Etty Klein sources interesting wines made from grapes and regions you've never heard of (and some you have). Whether you choose four, six, or twelve bottle shipments you'll be glad you picked Plonk.
Lately I've come to think of Plonk as the "Somm club" that isn't run by a sommelier. With a focus on wines under $30 that will delight any curious wine drinker, I think the value is top notch. Also, unlike most wine clubs, if you're thinking of going red-only or white-only, you'll actually get four or six different selections (2 of each if you upgrade to 12 bottles).
by The California Wine Club
Good satisfaction guarantee
Good wine club gift
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This wine subscription focuses on high-end, limited-production wines from small family wineries outside the US. It is perfect to give as a gift or to join yourself.
They only work with small family wineries, so nearly every wine they ship typically wouldn’t be distributed inside the US.
The International Series is the perfect wine gift splurge for a wine lover who likes to explore new wines. For an extra $18 you order a pre-wine gift package announcing the gift. Send it to yourself to present in person on the big day or send it directly to your wine lover so they know the wine is coming.
by International Wine of the Month Club
Good satisfaction guarantee
Good wine club gift
An old-school wine of the month club that has every detail buttoned down tight. If you want to discover affordable wines from around the world, and you want a reliable service to deliver them, the International Wine of the Month Club’s Premier Series is a great place to start.
When I recommend a wine club gift (which is frequently), I often recommend this club. It’s a great mix of value and discovery, showcasing grapes and regions not typically found on the shelves at wine stores (and definitely not at big box stores).
Wine club gifting is an area that this company excels at. They give you the most options of any two-bottle wine club, from when you pay for each shipment, to all of the standard customizations, gift notice options, etc. The first shipment of all gifts includes organza-wrapped bottles for an extra touch.
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Naked Wines isn’t really a wine club the way you might think of one — it’s a personalized wine buying service that you pay into every month and then use those funds to purchase wines when you want to. It’s perfect for a wide variety of wine drinkers.
The list of things I love about Naked Wines is long, but here are some of my favorite bits: the wines we tried are generally good and priced well; the winemakers interact with customers on a regular basis; and it’s super flexible to adapt to your needs.
by Wired For Wine ®
Among all of the case clubs (12 bottles, typically shipped quarterly), this 90+ International wine club 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.
It's so easy to get into a wine rut and stick with what you know. 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.
Good satisfaction guarantee
Good wine club gift
Each shipment of this wine club includes a selection of wine from a single wine region. Sometimes that region is defined narrowly, like Southern France, and sometimes it’s more broad, like South America.
This is a fun way to discover wine regions around the world in an affordable way. Vinesse’s wine tasting notes all include cellaring information, which I find lacking in most other subscriptions’ educational materials.
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
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Looking for a wine club subscription? We taste wine from nearly every wine club we review and rate the clubs objectively. Satisfaction guarantees, wine quality, convenience, discounts, and several other factors help us determine the best wine of the month clubs.
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Wine clubs are the white wine lover's best friend. Excellent & affordable sums it up. There's so much more than Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, so join one!
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Like most things, one size does not fit all in wine gifts. Our reviews outline the best wine club for gifts. We also have lists for red and white wine gifts.
Review by: Jessyca Frederick |
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