Wine of the Month Club ®

Wine of the Month Club ® Review

Wine of the Month Club ®

Classic Series Wine Club Review

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Classic Series Review

We received this shipment from The Original Wine of the Month Club in July, 2014. This is neither their current gift packaging nor their current free gift with purchase.

This is the wine of the month club that started it all—they literally invented the concept, over 40 years ago. They've got loyal members who are long time subscribers and Wine of the Month Club keeps their prices low to help keep these members in the fold.

There is no other wine club that we know of that works harder to be affordable than the Wine of the Month Club ®. Every aspect of their business is optimized to pass savings onto their customers, from shipping costs to the price paid for each case of wine they order, to their operations and facilities... it's all driving affordability.

That said, in the last several years we've found their relentless pursuit of affordability has significantly affected their quality. Wine prices have gone up industrywide, so despite the negotiating prowess that used to bring in wines at wholesale prices that boggle the mind, opportunities to buy decent wine at these rock bottom prices have more or less evaporated. Our most recent shipments yielded wines that were funky, and not in a good or excusable way.

The best way to look at The Classic Series is this:

  • If you want the wine-of-the-month-club experience but can't afford more than $30 a month for it, this gives you a taste of the luxe life at the lowest price around.
  • If you're bored of the wines at your local store or don't have a good place to buy wine nearby, this club might be a good fit for you.
  • If you want to give a wine of the month club but have little funds to do so, you can give someone a 3-month subscription for under $100.
  • Do not join this wine club if you typically spend more than $12 on a bottle wine, you'll be disappointed.
  • We feel their Cellar Series (same wines, but six bottles at a time) is a better value at $13.33 per bottle delivered vs $15.50 for The Classic Series.

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Limited Series Wine Club Review

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Limited Series Review

We received this shipment from The Original Wine of the Month Club in July, 2014. This is neither their current gift packaging nor their current free gift with purchase.

This is the wine of the month club that started it all—they literally invented the concept, over 40 years ago. They've got loyal members who are long time subscribers and Wine of the Month Club keeps their prices low to help keep these members in the fold. That's nice!

The corkscrew pictured above (and the burgundy-colored box) are included in the first shipment of a pre-paid 12-month Limited Series Gift. A 4-month pre-paid gift comes with a vacuum pump to seal wines that are opened but not finished, and a 6-month pre-paid gift comes with a 2-piece bamboo accessory kit.

The Limited Series represents The Wine of the Month Club's premium selections. The wines are good quality and selections you're unlikely to find at a grocery store, but will be available retail at stores other the winery. If you typically drink wine in the $12-16 price range, you'll enjoy the selections from this wine club, and especially the additional discounts membership gets you access to.

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Vintners Series Wine Club Review

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Vintners Series Review

We received this shipment from The Original Wine of the Month Club in July, 2014. This is neither their current gift packaging nor their current free gift with purchase.

This is the wine of the month club that started it all—they literally invented the concept, over 40 years ago. They've got loyal members who are long time subscribers and Wine of the Month Club keeps their prices low to help keep these members in the fold. That's nice!

The bamboo wine accessory set pictured above (and the burgundy-colored box) are included in the first shipment of a pre-paid 12-month Vintners Series Gift. A 4-month pre-paid gift comes with a corkscrew, and a 6-month pre-paid gift comes with a vacuum pump to seal wines that are opened but not finished.

The Vintners Series represents The Wine of the Month Club's mid-range selections. The wines are okay quality and the selections are unlikely to be at a grocery store, but will be available retail at stores other the winery. If you typically drink wine in the $9-12 price range, you'll enjoy the selections from this wine club, and especially the additional discounts membership gets you access to.

Read Our The Vintners Series Wine Club Review

Cellar Series Wine Club Review

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Cellar Series Review

We have not received a Cellar Series shipment. The Cellar Series is a size upgrade from The Classic Series, The Vintners Series, and The Limited Series. We have received shipments of each of those wine clubs.

The Cellar Series from The Original Wine of the Month Club is preferred on both value and wine quality by Consumer Reports Magazine when compared to The Wall Street Journal Wine Club and The New York Times Wine Club.

There is no other wine club that we know of that works harder to deliver value to its customers than the Wine of the Month Club ®. Every aspect of their business is optimized to pass savings onto their customers, from shipping costs to the price paid for each case of wine they order, to their operations and facilities... it’s all driving value.

To help meet the demand of so many loyal subscribers, for whom two bottles a month just wasn't enough, Wine of the Month Club ® has put together a six-bottle wine club. It features the exact same wines as their popular two-bottle wine clubs: The Classic Series, The Vintners Series, and The Limited Series.

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California Series Review

There is no other wine club that we know of that works harder to deliver value to its customers than the Wine of the Month Club ®. Every aspect of their business is optimized to pass savings onto their customers, from shipping costs to the price paid for each case of wine they order, to their operations and facilities... it's all driving value.

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Napa Wine Club Review

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Napa Wine Club Review

We received this shipment from The Original Wine of the Month Club in November, 2017.

This is the wine of the month club that started it all—they literally invented the concept, over 40 years ago. They've got loyal members who are long time subscribers and Wine of the Month Club keeps their prices low to help keep these members in the fold.

There is no other wine club that we know of that works harder to be affordable than the Wine of the Month Club ®. Every aspect of their business is optimized to pass savings onto their customers, from shipping costs to the price paid for each case of wine they order, to their operations and facilities... it's all driving affordability.

Their Napa Wine Club is part of a series of more recently developed clubs (the others are Rosé, Bordeaux, Pinot Noir, Pure, and Sweet) that breathe new life into this traditional wine of the month club by bringing us trendy, as well as tried-and-true, wine niches for us to really sink our teeth into... or at least our tongues.

Delivered every other month, you can get two different bottles of Napa reds or a combination of one Napa Red and one Napa white.

One thing Wine of the Month Club does really well is "little extras." Or, in the case of this Napa Series gift package, several extras. We received a double-hinged waiters' corkscrew (our favorite kind), a packet of wine disks for clean pours, and a vintage chart so we know when to drink our wines (though honestly, this was pretty generic and not super helpful).

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Bordeaux Wine Club Review

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Bordeaux Wine Club Review

We received this shipment from The Original Wine of the Month Club in November, 2017.

This is the wine of the month club that started it all—they literally invented the concept, over 40 years ago. They've got loyal members who are long time subscribers and Wine of the Month Club keeps their prices low to help keep these members in the fold.

There is no other wine club that we know of that works harder to be affordable than the Wine of the Month Club ®. Every aspect of their business is optimized to pass savings onto their customers, from shipping costs to the price paid for each case of wine they order, to their operations and facilities... it's all driving affordability.

Their Bordeaux Wine Club is part of a series of more recently developed clubs (the others are Napa, Bordeaux, Pinot Noir, Pure, and Sweet) that breathe new life into this traditional wine of the month club by bringing us trendy, as well as tried-and-true, wine niches for us to really sink our teeth into... or at least our tongues.

Delivered every other month, you can get two different bottles of Bordeaux reds or a combination of one Bordeaux red and one Bordeaux white.

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Rosé Wine Club Review

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Rosé Wine Club Review

We received this shipment from The Original Wine of the Month Club in November, 2017.

This is the wine of the month club that started it all—they literally invented the concept, over 40 years ago. They've got loyal members who are long time subscribers and Wine of the Month Club keeps their prices low to help keep these members in the fold.

There is no other wine club that we know of that works harder to be affordable than the Wine of the Month Club ®. Every aspect of their business is optimized to pass savings onto their customers, from shipping costs to the price paid for each case of wine they order, to their operations and facilities... it's all driving affordability.

Their Rosé Wine Club is part of a series of more recently developed clubs (the others are Napa, Bordeaux, Pinot Noir, Pure, and Sweet) that breathe new life into this traditional wine of the month club by bringing us trendy, as well as tried-and-true, wine niches for us to really sink our teeth into... or at least our tongues.

Delivered every other month, you get two delectable Rosé wines.

One thing Wine of the Month Club does really well is "little extras." Or, in the case of this Rosé Series gift package, several extras. We received a double-hinged waiters' corkscrew (our favorite kind), a packet of wine disks for clean pours, and a vintage chart so we know when to drink our wines (though honestly, this was pretty generic and not super helpful).

Read Our Rose Wine Club Review