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Last Minute Shopping for a Wine Lover? Here’s the perfect gift! (updated December 2020)

Yet again, the hours are ticking down until Christmas, and we are all trying to shove in as many last minute tasks as we can from baking cookies to buying presents. If you are still looking for a wine club to send as a gift (even if you are reading this on Christmas Day), we have done some work for you and found great options that will make your recipient think you had been planning the gift all year long.

The California Wine Club

The California Wine Club will be shipping wine up close to Christmas, but for a truly last minute gift you can buy a club and then send an ecard letting them know it is on the way. You can choose from any of their clubs (white, red, or mixed) and anything from 1 to 12 months. (Read all of California Wine Club reviews) Prices range from $39 into the hundreds depending on the level of club that you choose and how many months you select.

Order the gift first and then choose how you want to notify them.

You can print a PDF Gift Announcement, or Email them an e-Postcard Announcement.

It's super simple, and it's done immediately.  After you order, you'll see a link that takes you  their announcement page.  If you print the PDF, you'll be able to give them this:

WCG CA Wine Club HolidayGiftCard2016-Full-LR

 

Or, type what you want in the e-postcard and they'll send an email to the recipient. When they open their email, they will see a card like this with any message you want:

cawineclub-ecard

The International Wine of the Month Club (Monthlyclubs.com)

The International Wine of the Month Club offers excellent value and amazing wines in a nice assortment of options.  They're also the only company that can also deliver beer of the month (and cheese, chocolate cigars and flowers of the month) – so you're totally covered on all your gift-giving needs.  (See our review of their Wine Clubs here.)  Prices range from $34.95 on up to $69.95, based on the club you choose.

Either way, you can order at the very last minute (even Christmas Day) and give your recipient a printed PDF, an Email, or both.  You simply use their simple 3 Step Message Builder to create a custom-crafted announcement.  (You can even schedule when they receive the email if you want.)

WCG - MonthlyClubs Gift Announcement

 

Gold Medal Wine Club

Gold Medal Wine Club has a similar option for each of its 6 clubs (see all of our Gold Medal Reviews). Their wine bottles come wrapped in papers and bows and make perfect gifts. If you need something fast, purchase a club and then select from over 25 different printable cards to let the recipient know a gift is coming. The cards are customized with the length and type of the gift, when it starts, and the shipping scheduled. You can download the card and either print it to put in a card or email it to the recipient. Clubs start at $37 for 2 bottles.

Gold Medal Wine Club E-CardEliminate some of the stress from the countdown to Christmas by sending a wonderful wine club gift to anyone left on your list, business or personal.

 

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The California Wine Club – Premier Club Review

The California Wine Club – Premier Club Review

We reviewed this club many times over, and have enjoyed every delivery.  In this review post, we'll share our unboxing videos, photos of the shipments we've received as well as our thoughts on sending this as a gift - and tons more. If you're looking for a quick summary review, here it is:  We love this club and the company behind it. This "Premier Club" is an excellent choice ...

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The Premier Series from The California Wine Club always impresses both as a gift and a personal wine club membership. Wines are hand-selected from artisinal wineries.

  • Super popular
  • Excellent wine
  • Value priced
  • Nice "extras" in the membership
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2 International Wine of the Month Club – Premier Series Review

International Wine of the Month Club – Premier Series Review

The Premier Series from The International Wine of the Month Club (MonthlyClubs.com) is perfect for the wine drinkers who enjoy wines from around the world at unbeatable prices. This is one of our favorites!

Multiple options to customize the club plus availability of ecards make it a great gift option. Wines chosen from around the world plus a newsletter that includes tasting notes, recipes, suggested pairings, and more.

  • Available in 2-12 month terms or ongoing
  • Mix and match with other clubs including cheese, beer, chocolate, cigars, and flowers
  • Email or print a gift announcement
  • All Red, All White, and Mixed Packs Available
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Gold Medal Wine Club – Gold Club Review

This "Gold Medal Series" from Gold Medal Wine Club, is their most popular "acclaim-driven" wine of the month club. (It's also the most affordable option, within their wide variety of club choices.)

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We really love this wine club from Gold Medal Wine Clubs. Of all their "accolade-driven" wine club choices, this is their MOST POPULAR for its accessibility, its price and the amazing material that comes with the delicious wines!

  • Red, White, and Mixed Packs Available
  • Monthly Shipments
  • Upgrade from 2 to 4 Bottles
  • Includes Newsletter Featuring Wineries

 

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