Wine Access

Wine Access

Wine Access offers 6 different wine clubs

  1. Discovery Wine Club
    Sommeliers choose the best wines available that are typically hard to find. Surprisingly affordable, these selections are then further curated into a wine club. Exclusive video tasting notes round out the quarterly deliveries.
  2. Connoisseurs Club
    Ultra-premium and hard-to-find, this wine club focuses on small-production wines of distinct character and impeccable pedigree worthy of the name Connoisseur. These wines are great for special-occasions and discovery of the world’s best wine regions.
  3. Wine Folly
    As soon as you say “wine education” some people’s eyes roll back in their heads. No matter how schooled you want to get, this Wine Folly subscription will get you there. Every shipment is themed to help you learn varieties, styles, regions, producers to trust, and winemaking techniques to give yourself a foundation of great wine knowledge.
  4. Michelin Wine Subscription
    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.
  5. Sunset Wine Club
    A surprisingly excellent wine subscription value. Wine Access, who manages this club for Sunset Magazine, has impeccable taste and a knack for finding wines of great value. The team applies these skills to their love of west coast wines, giving you one of the best six packs you’ll find at this price.
  6. Decanter Wine Club
    Decanter Magazine wants to bring their favorite wines to an American audience, so they partnered with Wine Access to make it so. With two levels of wine subscriptions to serve your everyday needs and special occasion wishes, you will discover amazing wines from around the world.

Wine Access ships wine to

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming,

Wine Access Reviews

Wine Access Discovery Club Review

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Wine Access Discovery Club Review

We received this shipment from the Wine Access Discovery Wine Club in December, 2020.

What is Wine Access?

WineAccess is an online wine store where the inventory is curated by a team of sommeliers and wine industry professionals. You can get a sense of how they think of wine by how they organize the site. Categories listed include:

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Wine Access Connoisseurs Club Review

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Wine Access Connoisseurs Club Review

We received this shipment from the Wine Access Connoisseurs Wine Club in October, 2020.

What is Wine Access?

WineAccess is an online wine store where the inventory is curated by a team of sommeliers and wine industry professionals. You can get a sense of how they think of wine by how they organize the site. Categories listed include:

For You Save $25 on your first two shipments of any Wine Access wine club. Click for This Deal.

Read Our Connoisseurs Wine Club Review

Wine Folly Wine Club Review

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Wine Folly Wine Club Review

A shipment of wine I received from Wine Folly Wine Club featuring wines to help build your wine repertoire.

What is the Wine Folly Wine Club?

Wine Folly has become one of the most prominent sources for wine education on the planet. One thing that really stands out, beyond the approachable and fun way the knowledge is doled out, is that the information is completely free (no subscription required). If you’re not already familiar with Wine Folly, please go check them out!

Delivered every other month, each $120 shipment of four bottles (shipping is included) fits a wine education theme. Past themes have included Bold Red Wines, Aging Vessels, Blends, Off the Radar, Warm Climate Wines, and Pinot Four Ways. The latest shipment, the one I received, is called Repertoire Builders. I go into more detail on this in the Wine Review section.

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Wine Access Michelin Wine Subscription Review

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Wine Access Michelin Club Review

A shipment I received of the wines from the Michelin wine subscription from Wine Access.

What is Wine Access?

WineAccess is an online wine store where the inventory is curated by a team of sommeliers and wine industry professionals. You can get a sense of how they think of wine by how they organize the site. Categories listed include:

For You Save $25 on your first two shipments of any Wine Access wine club. Click for This Deal.

Read Our Michelin Wine Subscription Review

Sunset Wine Club Review

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Sunset Wine Club Review

A shipment of wine I received from Sunset Wine Club featuring a variety of red and white wines.

What is The Sunset Wine Club?

The Sunset Wine Club is the latest incarnation of a wine subscription backed by Sunset Magazine. Each shipment contains an exploration of some of the West Coast’s best small- to medium-sized wineries in California, Oregon, and Washington.

Managed by Wine Access, a quarterly subscription of six bottles costs $120 per box, and shipping is included. Cancel or skip a shipment any time.

Some backstory: many years ago Sunset Magazine had one of the best wine clubs on the market, because it featured interesting and affordable West Coast wines made by real wineries (as opposed to giant factory wineries who produce wine brands like Apothic and Ménage à Trois).

Based on the inaugural shipment, the spirit of this newest version of the club is the same, but the quality has crept upward while maintaining the same price.

Read Our The Sunset Magazine Wine Club Review

Decanter Wine Club Review

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Wine Access Decanter Wine Club Review

A shipment of red wine I received from Pour Me Wines.

What is the Decanter Wine Club?

Decanter Magazine is Europe’s leading wine magazine, with esteemed critics providing a different perspective on wine than their American counterparts. It always feels very formal to me, and I always feel like they know exactly what they’re talking about.

The Decanter team tastes thousands of wines each year and the best of them get rated and reviewed for their members-only audience. The team wanted to bring their favorites to a wider (i.e. American) audience and enlisted the help of esteemed wine store and subscription service Wine Access to do so.

There are two subscription levels for the Decanter wine club. I cover the differences more thoroughly elsewhere in this review, so please keep reading.

Everyday Excellence — Get six bottles of mixed red and white (and sometimes sparkling) wine per shipment, ranging in price from $180 to $225 ($30-37.50 per bottle average), shipping included. Delivered quarterly, cancel or skip a shipment at any time. Shop it

Rare Luxuries — Get six bottles of mixed red and white (and sometimes sparkling) wine per shipment, ranging in price from $475 to $525 ($80-87.50 per bottle average), shipping included. Delivered quarterly, cancel or skip a shipment any time. Shop it

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Recommended Wine Gifts from Wine Access

Six Bottles of Wine Picked by Michelin-Starred Sommeliers

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Six Bottles of Wine Picked by Michelin-Starred Sommeliers

Topolobampo, Tail Up Goat, Melisse, and Californios

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Why This Gift

The MICHELIN Sommelier of the Year Set “The sommelier is an integral part of the service team, and their expertise lends a unique character to the restaurant of which they are part of,” said Nora Vass, director of food and travel experiences for Michelin North America. “In addition to a curated wine list, a wine pairing is a great opportunity for a diner to experience the sommelier's passion and collaboration with the chef more closely. The MICHELIN Guide was delighted to introduce the Sommelier of the Year Award in the United States this year.” Jill Gubesch of Topolobampo (Chicago) 2018 Famille Perrin Les Sinards Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhone Valley “Super-approachable, loaded with dark cherry fruit and layered with sweet holiday spices, this wine works well with much of our cuisine—and is a fantastic pairing with savory red mole.” Bill Jensen of Tail Up Goat (DC) 2018 Pascal et Alain Lorieux Theleme Chinon Loire Valley Great wine pairings vary by season, Bill told us, but great Cabernet Franc always has a place. Rich, bright, red-fruited, and herbaceous, it goes perfectly with just about any red or white meat. Matthew Luczy of Melisse (LA) 2017 Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol “Bandol delivers complex, soulful wines at prices that are long gone in other regions. The combination of baked, sappy fruit flavors and leathery, herbal charm is intriguing and versatile.” Miguel de Leon of Pinch Chinese (NY) 2020 Rudi Pichler Gruner Veltliner Terrassen Smaragd Wachau “I love Gruner’s expressive character and deftness in handling 'difficult' foods, like asparagus and other green vegetables, spicy chili heat, and rich, fatty meats.” Charlotte Randolph of Californios (SF) 2017 Fort Ross Pinot Noir Fort Ross Vineyard Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast “I love a seaside Pinot Noir like this, with bright red fruit, luscious black currant, and minerality,” Charlotte said. “It makes me excited to explore the wines made in my own backyard.” Vanessa Conlin, MW of Wine Access NV M. Brugnon Selection Brut Rosé Champagne “I had a blast flying around the country celebrating with these somms. Every celebration needs Champagne, and I thought Brugnon’s mouthwatering Rosé was the perfect choice.”

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Learn Wine with Wine Folly's Tasting Coure

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Learn Wine with Wine Folly's Tasting Coure

A Great Way to Discover the World of Wine

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Why This Gift

The selection of wines for this course changes, though they always fill the same six niches: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Classic Napa Chardonnay, Australian Red Blend, Chianti Classico, Rhone Valley Red from Gigondas, and an Italian Brunello. You'll assemble your own shopping cart once you get to Wine Access, but the wines for the course are all on one page.

Download the accompanying Wine Folly Tasting Course Materials ($50) at Wine Folly.

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Jessyca Frederick

Review by: Jessyca Frederick

After 12+ years trying 1000s of bottles from 100+ different wine clubs, Jessyca knows what it means to be a wine club worth joining. Her reviews can help you find a great wine club for you (or to give as a gift) at any budget and for any wine preference.