Interested in a Wine Club?

I was in a couple of ‘record’ clubs when I was very young and I was in book clubs until I moved across the pond. I just googled – Doubleday Book Club is still around.

I was in a Cheese of the Month club for awhile – that was fun. I see ads on British tv for a Snack of the Month club and, it being Britain, for a Gin & Tonic of the Month club. I kind of like that one…..

But I’ve never been in a Wine club.

I think it would a lot of fun and a great way to know new wines.

Somehow, I don’t think France (or Italy or Spain or…) have wine clubs. On the other hand, I can order any wine and have it delivered.

I’m a wine club of 1.

If you would like to join a proper wine club read on for some info:

How to pick the perfect wine club for you

A wine club is an organisation or program that allows members to receive periodic deliveries of wine. The membership typically includes a selection of wines from specific wineries, vineyards, or regions and may offer additional services such as tastings, educational sessions and special events. Wine clubs provide members with access to rare and limited-edition wines that can be difficult to find in stores.

The best way to pick a premium wine club is to determine what wine you prefer. Consider your current favorite varietals and how often you drink them, then research different clubs that offer those types of wines. Think about whether or not you would like to receive rare or vintage bottles as well. If so, look into clubs that specialize in unique and hard-to-find selections.

When selecting a wine club, there are several considerations you should take into account to choose the perfect one for your needs.

Types of wines offered

The types of wines depend on the wine club; some may offer only red wines, white wines or both. Other clubs may specialize in a particular region or type of varietal. Consider which type and style of wines you prefer and find a club that offers selections to match your tastes.

Frequency of wines offered

In addition to the type of wines offered, look at the frequency with which they are sent out. Some wine clubs send out monthly orders, while others ship more frequently or less often, depending on their membership plans. Most also have options for customisation, so you can select which varietals you’d like in your order each time.


Consider the delivery schedule and options when selecting a wine club. Many clubs offer monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly deliveries and one-time orders. Consider how often you would like to receive wines, then find a club with a delivery schedule that meets your needs. Additionally, pay attention to shipping policies and fees to determine which option is best for you.

The size of the club

When deciding on the size of your wine club, consider how much you consume and store at once. A premium wine club may be best for you if you often entertain or have an extensive cellar. Many clubs also offer sample packs and smaller sizes in addition to bulk orders. Look around for flexible options that meet your needs.


Pricing is another aspect to consider when trying to pick the perfect wine club for yourself. Some clubs charge a flat fee per shipment regardless of what’s included in the box, while others charge based on the type of wines sent out and their retail prices. Furthermore, some subscription programs require membership fees, while others allow customers to pay as they go. Before joining, check out a club’s pricing structure to ensure it fits within your budget.

Customer service and educational resources

A good wine club should also provide their members with quality customer service and educational resources. Look into the kinds of member benefits offered, such as invitations to tastings or discounts on future purchases. Consider what kind of support you might need in selecting varietals and building up your cellar, then choose a club that can help you with these needs.

Additional benefits

In addition to providing wine, many clubs offer additional benefits in the form of discounts on future purchases and special members-only events or tastings. There may also be exclusive access to limited products and wines otherwise unavailable to non-members. Some clubs even include food pairings with each shipment. Consider the benefits you would like when choosing a club to get the most value for your money.

Read online reviews from past customers

Read online reviews from past customers when trying to pick the perfect wine club for yourself, and look at what they have to say about the quality of wines and customer service they received so that you know what to expect when signing up for a membership program. Once you’ve narrowed down your selection, contact the wine club to ask any further questions you might have.

What are the advantages of joining a wine club?

The advantages of joining a wine club are plentiful. Not only do members enjoy unique and hard-to-find varietals, but they also experience new wines each month with no hassle. Furthermore, many clubs offer educational resources to help you learn more about the types of wines you’re receiving, along with invitations for tastings or discounts on future purchases. Lastly, if you’re a frequent entertainer, having access to bulk orders can be incredibly helpful in stocking up quickly for special events.

The bottom line

Considering these factors, you’ll be able to find a wine club perfect for you and your tastes. With some research and knowledge, you can easily find the right fit that offers the best value for money and satisfaction. Ultimately, choosing the perfect wine club should be an enjoyable experience that leaves you with memories of delightful wines shared with friends and family.

4 thoughts on “Interested in a Wine Club?”

  1. I’ve actually considered a wine club, but I’m so picky about my wines, I’m afraid I’d dislike more than I like and it wouldn’t be worth it. We have a few wineries and wine sellers here who offer tastings and that works better for me. I can try something new without spending a small fortune on a box of four or six bottles where I might only like one out of the bunch.

    I was never a Doubleday member, but my mother’s treat was a Reader’s Digest Condensed member for a long time. She’d save out of the grocery money when the lean years had passed.

    • There were a lot of Reader’s Digest Condensed books in our house – I think my Dad bought them. My mother had Kathleen Norris books (I think that’s right…) I think a wine club in the U.S. would be fun – there are so many different regions.

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