How to Choose a Wine Club as a Gift - A Wine Gift Expert's Point of View
Our editors have pored over our extensive wine club reviews and hand-selected these clubs because they exceed our expectations as compared to similar wine clubs, they offer better value or a better selection of wines than similar wine of the month clubs, and our readers buy these wine clubs more often than similar clubs.
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Looking for the best affordable wine clubs? Our editors have carefully scrutinized budget-oriented wine clubs to help you extract the most value and enjoyment out of your wine-club dollars.
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The best red wine clubs are a mix of two things: the best wine clubs overall, and getting the most value on red wine (which can be expensive for the good stuff). We sifted through our independent wine club reviews to figure out which wine clubs are really the best red wine clubs. These red wine clubs are sure to delight.
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Not surprisingly, there are a number of amazing values in white wine clubs. Since white wine is often cheaper than read for similar quality, we went even further with our best white wine clubs list, looking for the clubs that offer you interesting whites, not just good whites. Use our reviews to further refine your selection.
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Love wine but can’t really afford to drink the pricey stuff? No sweat. We know how value matters when you want to stretch your wine budget as far as it can go, and we lean our ratings heavily toward the ultimate measure of value in wine clubs—quality-to-price ratio (a.k.a. QPR).
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Looking for a cut above the regular wine selection in your next monthly club? Try one of these Premium wine clubs. The wines typically cost a little more, but you’ll find you have access to a more unique selection, and wines that are much harder to find at your local store or in another wine club.
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There are many “standard” two-bottle of the month wine clubs out there—one white, one red, virtually (and often literally) guaranteed not offend anyone. But if you’re intrigued by the unusual, distinctive, or boutique wines of the world, we suggest you take a look at this list of Most Interesting wine clubs.
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Thinking about buying a wine of the month club subscription as a gift? What a great idea! The process can be as easy and painless as you want it to be, or you can really go out of your way to find the exactly-right special gift for your recipient. We'll walk you through it and we're sure you'll have a really happy friend, family member, or coworker!
A few general wine gift buying tips to help you get started:
We promised it could be easy to buy a wine club as a gift, so here are two recommendations that we're extremely confident you'll be satisfied with and your recipient will be delighted with: Gold Medal Wine Club and The Original Wine of the Month Club
TIP: Gift Wine Clubs are typically a two-bottle per month wine club offered on a pre-paid basis (you pay for the entire gift up front, including shipping costs and taxes). The first month usually comes with "enhanced" packaging that really amplifies the special nature of a wine club gift.
Do you know that your gift recipient is a wine enthusiast? If so, you've got some exciting options to choose from!
TIP: If your wine gift recipient loves a particular varietal, get them a wine club that focuses on just that! You can find wine clubs focusing on their favorite grape like: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay.
If you're looking for a wine gift for someone who appreciates unusual wines or new experiences, we recommend choosing a gift subscription like the Unique Whites Wine Club from Decanted Wines or Eclectic Wine Club from Coastal Vineyards. Plonk Wine Merchants also has a fun and affordable wine club that makes a great gift!
Got an eco-minded friend in mind? Cellars Wine Club does everything they can to be friendly to the Earth.
Ready to get started? Wine club gifts are waiting for you!