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Buy Wine Clubs With Confidence

We’re here for one thing:  To Help You Buy The Best Wine Club With Confidence.

What you get from us:

  • Our experiences testing wine clubs.
  • Our reviews & ratings of wine clubs.
  • Our research of wine clubs.
  • Wine Club Discounts, deals, promo codes and coupons
  • Monthly Newsletter & Time-Sensitive Deals.

Wine Clubs Make The Best Gifts — And Are the Best Gifts to Receive!

When you are looking for a wine club for yourself, or as a gift — you can buy the best wine club with confidence.

  • Are you on a budget?  We’ll show you the best budget wine clubs, and keep an eye open for the current wine club discounts, wine club promotions and special wine club offers.
  • Are you looking to buy a gift for a client, a vendor, a boss, or a colleague?  (Yes – They’ll love you for it.)  Wine club is a special corporate gift that will set your business apart.
  • Red wine?
  • White wine?
  • California, French, Italian?
  • Like to sample different wines, but don’t want to waste time with all the trial and error?
Don’t get overloaded with all the wine club options:  We distill it down to the best ones, to keep your research  = simple.  (Want to get overloaded with wine club reviews?  Go ahead and check out all of our reviews!)

How We Rate The Wine Clubs.

We’re not scientists, but we do have a process.

First:  We catalog all of the best wine clubs.

Our database of wine clubs is quite extensive, and we spend a lot of time keeping it current and updated with pricing, deals, and the specifics of the wine club.

Second:  We buy the wine club.

Yep.  We shell out our own money to get the full experience, and to actually DRINK THE WINE.  (Sure, some smart wine clubs send us free memberships.  That’s always appreciated, but it never affects our review or rating.)

Third:  We discuss and taste wines and the wine club.

(This is the hardest part of the job of making this website for you.  We sacrifice for you.)

All kidding aside, we really do spend a lot of time and effort to give you a thorough and complete review of the wines and the wine clubs.

So – What are we looking for when we review and rate the wine clubs?

Wine Quality.

If you’re buying a wine club for yourself or as a gift, the most important factor is “Does the Wine Taste Great?”.  Who wants to buy bad wine?  You don’t need us for that.

Value

Value doesn’t always mean the “cheapest”.  Value means “you get more than you pay for”.  Sure, we have the best budget or discount wine clubs and wine club discounts.  But, in general, when we say a wine club delivers high value — we mean that it’s a great wine club.

Verify Their Claims.

If a wine club makes a claim about their wine, they’d better deliver on that claim.

Verify The Company and The Fine Print.

One concern that many people have when buying a wine club is the “gotchya” recurring fee clauses.  We’re looking for that and many other elements of the fine print to be sure that you don’t get charged more than you expected, or get another shipment automatically sent to you with out your express knowledge and intention.  (Hey – we’re using our credit card to buy this, too!)

The Overall Experience.

When you’re giving a gift of a wine club, you want to be sure that the gift looks good, and makes the recipient ecstatic when they receive the first shipment of wine.  The packaging should look great, and of course, the wine better make it in one piece.

We don’t stop there.  We’re also looking for:

Wine Brands vs. Less-known Great Wine

Sometimes you want to buy or send wine that has a well-known brand.  Sometimes, you want to uncover those gems that don’t have the big brand recognition, but taste like a million bucks.

Customization Options.

Don’t want to be boxed into a wine club’s plan?  In certain circumstances, you want to customize your wine club membership.  Maybe you want to change the frequency of shipment, or the quantity of bottles per shipment.  Perhaps you refuse to try another Merlot, and need to be sure that your wine club membership can exclude Merlot?  (Sorry for the blatant “Sideways” reference.)

And of course, we’re ALWAYS LOOKING for Deals, Discounts and Special Offers or Promotions.

Direct Cellars – a New Wine Club Worth a Look

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We learned about this new Wine Club called Direct Cellars in January and were approached to review their clubs. They sent a delivery to Tricia, Eric and I to get our initial thoughts.  Before I share them, let me introduce you to this club, how it works, […]

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Save 50% on The California Wine Club

California Wine Club Coupon Code

I just received an email from The California Wine Club with a terrific deal! You can save 50% on your first delivery when you use code SWS15. I actually just received 2 different shipments from them (the Pacific Northwest Series, one of my favorites, and the International […]

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Ice, Ice, Ice (Wine) Baby!

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This cold weather we’re having is really getting to me.  (That may account for my Vanilla-Ice-inspired, attempt-at-a-humorous-title today.)  Brrrr….. Here in Southeast Michigan, we’re having one of the coldest winters on record.  (I have no room to complain, of course, with our friends in Boston receiving about 100 […]

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Instant Valentine’s Day Gift: Wine Club

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts

Do you need a Valentine’s Day gift REALLY last minute? Like right now? A wine club is a perfect idea because it looks great, is high quality, and can be ordered at a moment’s notice without your Valentine realizing. Simply choose from one of the clubs below […]

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Valentine’s Day Wine Club Deals

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Fellas, next weekend is Valentine’s Day. Don’t let it sneak up on you this year (again). If your Valentine likes wine, there are some great deals going on now for these wine clubs: MonthlyClubs.com MonthlyClubs.com has two deals (good through Feb-14): $10 off any 3-mo. prepaid order […]

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Pairing Wine With Girl Scout Cookies

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February 27th – March 1st is National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, and we’re celebrating by pairing some of our favorite cookies with some of our favorite wines! Thin Mints There are two types of Thin Mints made today, but both combine a wafer, chocolate, and peppermint flavoring. […]

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Procrastinators Unite! Send a Wine Club Gift Today

Last Minute Wine Gifts

Did you wait until the very last minute and still need to send a gift to someone? Gift certificates are great but they are even better when you can customize them for something you know the recipient will love. And that is why wine club memberships are […]

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I Got Wine For My Birthday!

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Today is my birthday, and I found a very great surprise when I opened my email this morning.  It was a birthday card from Tricia and Eric (my partners here in wine club reviews and over at beer club reviews). After watching the funkadelic birthday video (which was cool, […]

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Santa May Not Deliver Wine, But These Clubs Do

Santa, Bring Wine!

Remember the days of making Christmas lists for Santa? If you were to make a list now, what would be on it? I can say for certain that wine would be at the top of mine! Santa may not be delivering wine to my doorstep this year, […]

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Ending Soon: The California Wine Club Deals

California Wine Club Deals

The California Wine Club has some great holiday specials that will be ending very soon! Wine Club Deal One: Today only (December 12), you can get a $25 wine credit for yourself when you give a 2-month gift to someone else. Use code CREDITME. You will receive […]

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