Choosing the Best Wine Club for You

Staff Writer
Want to sign up for a wine club but overwhelmed by your options? A breakdown of the best wine clubs to sign up for
Courtesy of Gold Medal Wine Club
We picked out 10 of the best wine clubs and researched the costs of signing up, the value (and quality) of each package, and the logistics of each package.

Who doesn’t look forward to getting mail? Well, unless it’s bills, junk mail or your occasional eviction notice. OK, but what about alcohol? Joining a wine club will ensure that you will always have an indulgent treat at your doorstep each month.

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But, with wine clubs as abundant wines themselves, it can be difficult to choose which one is right for you. There are wine clubs made up of all red wines, like the Special Selections Wine Club from Uncorked Adventures, all white wines, like the 4 Seasons Wine Club from Laithwaites Wine Club or a mixture of both, like the Times Sampler Wine Club from The New York Times Wine Club.

There are also wine clubs that have wines that come from certain regions of the world, like the Explorer Club from The Williams-Sonoma Wine Club, or simply bring them in from different areas of the country, like the Explore Virginia Package from The Washington Post Wine Club.And of course, many of these wine clubs come with some swag. You can score gifts of wine corkscrews, wine charms, wine-pairing cookbooks and many more types of vino goodies.

So, how does one decide which wine club to join? Well, that’s where we come in. We picked out 10 of the best wine clubs and researched the costs of signing up, the value (and quality) of each package, and the logistics of each package. Of course, that boils down to your state’s laws for shipping wine; sadly, there’s a number of states that don’t allow retailers to ship directly to consumers.

Take your pick of one of our many different featured clubs; whether you’re a beginner, a connoisseur, or just curious, there’s more than enough wine clubs to choose from. Here’s to many happy packages arriving soon.

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