Updated: May 19, 2020
Wine Clubs are the perfect way to experience a variety of wine and to learn more about the history, the growing regions, and the taste of wine. If you are looking for a gift for the wine lovers in your life or if you are interested in joining one yourself, these wine club reviews will help you identify the right club to join.
Keep in mind there is an abundance of wine clubs out there. We’ll look at these 6 wine clubs with a focus on learning about wine. We’ll consider how they source their wine, what wine styles they offer, and the kind of wine packages they offer (number of bottles, frequency, and cost).
Benefit: Curated to Your Taste
Their goal is to cut through the old, inefficient ways of getting wine into consumers’ hands. They want wine buying to be simple and accessible. Hooray! They focus on curating wine to your taste by having you take a quiz to find out what you like and don’t like. Then they refine future selections based on your wine reviews.
While their marketing is modern, they focus on producing traditional wine styles with fun and funky labels. The benefit to you is that you’ll learn which wine styles match your tastes like Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Grigio.
The downside is that you won’t be able to find their wine in stores or restaurants. That’s because Winc produces the wine and sells direct to consumers. They don’t sell to stores or restaurants. At the same time, they supplement their offering with wine from independent wineries that have limited distribution. There is a slim chance you’ll run across these wines, but they have very limited distribution because they are small boutique wineries with small production levels.
With that understood, this is still a great option. Winc is a great wine club and a fantastic way to try delicious wine at home and to learn more about the different wine styles that suit your tastes.
Source: The majority of wine is produced by Winc. They source the grapes from a variety of vineyards along the West Coast of the United States and then produce the wine in-house. A small portion of the offering is from small boutique wineries. Bottles: 4 bottles. Frequency: Monthly. Cost: $13-$55. Wine Mix: Red, white, rosé, sparkling, or cider. (Even though they select the wine to your taste, you have the option to receive only red, only white, or a red/white mix.) Selection: Curated to your taste based on a 6-question quiz, then refined based on your subsequent reviews of the wine. Gifts: Gift cards are available.
Benefit: Taste by the Glass
This is a fun innovative wine club. They’ve come up with a great way to taste test a wide variety of wine from around the world in glass size portions. The small portions are perfect for those evenings when you want just a glass of wine and not an entire bottle. And when you find a wine you love you can use credits t