It’s a new year, which is a great opportunity to dive into that goal you’ve always had to expand and develop your wine palate. Or, you know, to just have something delightful for your evening drink. Here are some of our favorite wine subscription boxes to get you started.
This company is all about curating an experience for their clients. They don’t just want to give you the best wine from around the world, but the wine with the best stories – because, as many believe, wine is all about good stories. It also helps that they don’t charge for shipping and their selections are 20% off the list prices.
The California Wine Club
This wine club is looking for one thing: passion. They want winemakers who are passionate about their trade because they know that passion is what makes a good bottle of wine. CWC focuses on small, family-owned wineries from which they make their club selections because they feel these artisanal craftsmen are the best in the trade. They allow members to customize their selections, offer substantial savings on both shipping and reorders, personal wine consultants, and even VIP tours of California vineyards.
Wine of the Month Club
This is the original – the very first wine of the month club, founded in 1972. Along with that claim to fame, they also guarantee members’ satisfaction. If you don’t like your wine, you won’t pay for it. Each shipment comes with information about the wine and its makers, suggestions on how to store it, and recommendations for gastronomic pairings. This is an incredibly affordable option at about $25 (plus shipping) for two bottles.
Known among wine connoisseurs as the best wine club available, Firstleaf offers a lot of bang for your buck. Though it’s one of the most expensive at $90, you’ll get a ton of value in return, including six bottles of award-winning wine. (Do the math – that’s $15 per bottle of the best wine from around the world!) Before you get your first shipment, you’ll take a quiz that will determine the wines chosen for you, and you’ll be encouraged to give feedback for every single bottle. And if you don’t like one, they’ll replace it with something different at no cost to you.
If you’re just starting your wine journey, check out Wine Folly’s article on wine basics.
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