From the wine sales partner for Wine Enthusiast magazine, this wine of the month club is a no-hassle way to try new red and white wines from around the world. The wine director at WineExpress, Josh Farrell, hand picks each wine for their subscriptions.
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?
It's been a long time since we received a shipment from WineExpress, but the last ones we received we felt sent out an uninspiring selection of wine (medium- to large-production and widely available) and were priced too close to retail to be considered a good deal. We'd like to see them include previously-shipped wines on their wine club pages.
Best of Both Worlds membership costs $89.95 for 6 bottles of wine. Free shipping plus sales tax where applicable. The price per bottle, with shipping, is $14.99.
Shipments are sent monthly.
If you drink at least one bottle of wine each week, and you like high-quality wines, AND you like both red wine and white wine (boy, that’s a lot of “and”s!), we think you’ll love this wine club. Each month you receive six bottles (that’s the current month’s three red wines from the Rich Reds Wine Club and the month’s three white wines from the Winning Whites Wine Club) for just $89.95 (plus tax and shipping, of course) which is a 10% savings over the price of the other two wine clubs.
Unlike the other wine clubs from publishing companies (NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Sunset Magazine, etc.) this wine club is owned by its publishing company (Wine Enthusiast Magazine). That changes all of the rules and expectations for this wine club... in the consumer’s favor.
Last Updated: 9/10/2010
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Best of Both Worlds Wine Club