Uncorked Ventures Wine Club – Full Review
Uncorked ventures sends members shipments of higher priced, high rated, and quality wines from small producers on the west coast of the USA. There are three levels of club membership aimed at wine novices, those with more experience, and experts. Each club comes monthly. every other month, or quarterly. Shipments arrive with a newsletter and information on vineyards, the wines and the winemakers. The club is higher priced than some, but members get discounts and the flat rate shipping of $13/shipment is a great savings. This club views wine as an esoteric endeavor that is as much about personal taste as it is a deep understanding of wine - the prices and bottles reflect this.
New York Times Wine Club – Full Review
The New York Times Wine Club curates shipments of six wines (4 red, 2 white or all red) for members. The wines in their Times Sampler Club show of a variety of famous wine regions. The Times Reserve Club provides exceptional examples of varietals. Price points are reasonable, with the Sampler having wines for an average of about $18.50 a bottle and the Reserve having a price of about $34.30 a bottle. In addition to the six unique wines in each shipment, members receive tasting notes that educate members about the wines themselves and their regions and varietals. The final touch is a set of Times recipes that match the wines perfectly.
Cellars Wine Club – Full Review
If you want control over your wine club, Cellars Wine Club, is an option worth researching. With twelve clubs to choose from and options like the makeup and frequency of your shipments this club can be designed for the member to fit their needs. With options from 1 bottle to twelve, member can go with larger shipments or look at joining two or three clubs with different foci in order to vary their shipments. Because there is no shipping charge this is a great option for defining exactly what a member wants in a club.
Grapes Wine Club – Full Review
Grapes Wine touts itself as a high end mail order wine club that caters to those with extensive knowledge. The club has two levels, premium and super premium, and ships six or twelve bottles every six weeks for a pre-determined price. Members select the type of wines they would like to receive and the membership runs for eight shipments.
Vinesse Wine Club – Full Review
Vinesse Wine Club focuses on good, drinkable wines and makes them accessible to people of all budgets through their numerous clubs. Go with a grab bag if you’re up for adventure or focus on an area of the world, varietal, or light and sweet to have more control over what you get. There are several options for how frequently shipments are delivered, what is in them, and you can control how much you spend due to the ability to pick the number of bottles in each of your shipments.