Plonk Wine Club Review
Plonk offers two different types of Wine Clubs:
“Curated”, meaning they'll choose the best Cabernet's (if you choose their cabernet club), or
Color Specific, meaning they'll choose the best Red Wines, and / or White Wines. You can choose Red Only, White Only, or half Red and the other half White.
In both types of clubs, you can choose the number of bottles: 2, 4, 6 or 12.
It's pretty straight forward.
..but their wine choices are not “straight forward”, rather, they're very unique and hard to find!
Below will be some info about each of the types of clubs and how it works if you choose 2 bottles vs. 12 bottles, etc. Also, there will be a list of offers, one for each.
Plonk Wine Club Review
Plonk is a Brittish slang term for “cheap or affordable wine”. It's sometimes used, comically, as a derogatory term — “wines that you would never serve at a white table cloth or fine dining establishment”.
The fact that this company names their wine business, “Plonk”, is extremely ironic, considering the amazing value you get with these wines. (It's charming and gives you a sense of the cool character of this company!)
The idea behind the company was to turn the notion of “value wine”, or the concept of “cheap wine” on its head and present wines that provide a lot of bang for the buck. Moreover, they select really intriguing and unique wines, sourced from boutique wineries. So, the naming of the company, Plonk Wine Club is an ironic twist on the term of value wine.
The 4 bottles of wine you get in each deliver are wines that are drinkable now — no need to be cellared.
These are really cool, off-the-beaten-path wines, under-the-radar wines that you won't find at any big box store or super market in your town. These are all “hidden gem wines”, that are made of indigenous grapes.
It's like a wine tasting adventure!
Plonk Wine Club likes to discover and present “unusual suspects”. (You won't get a lot of chardonnay and cabernet from typical regions from the typical regions.) They want to promote wine education and learning about new things!
International, Global Wines and Unique Grapes Set this Club Apart.
The wines you get from Plonk Wine Club are from everywhere. (Really. EVERYWHERE.)
It's predominantly filled with international selections, yet with plenty of domestic wines (California Wines and Pacific Northwest) too. The focus is global.
In terms of International Wines, you'll certainly find wines from “normal” regions like France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Australia, etc. But you'll find a lot of unique, far reaching places like Croatia and Slovania, and so much more!
If you're interested in learning about wines from all over the globe and especially learning about indigenous grapes that are native to their place of origin (different many different regions), then you'll love Plonk Wine Club.
Etty Lewensztain (the Plonk Wine Club owner) does all the tasting and selecting. She's really passionate about indigenous varieties and helping her customers expand their wine palettes and knowledge. She finds wine based on grapes that are native to their place that you can't find anywhere else. These grapes and their wine will give you a glimpse into the local cultural landscape of the specific region.
So the wine selections: Definitely an international focus from all over the world!
A Once a Month Club.
The Plonk Wine Club is sent monthly. Shipments are sent at the first monday of each month.
Every delivery includes 4 Bottles in each package. (They also offer a case club so you can get 3 bottles of each of these wines!)
As for delivery frequency? You can choose a 3 month membership, 6 month membership, or a 12 month membership. Of course, you can choose an “ongoing” membership. It's a simple “Month to Month” Membership that you can cancel at any time.
As for Wine Choices? You have 3 Options: All Red, All White or “Mixed Seasonal Selection”. In the “Mixed Selection”, typically include 2 Reds and 2 Whites, but summers will include dry rose and holiday will include some really cool sparkling wines.
Regardless of your choice, you always get 4 different bottles of wine. Always one bottle of 4 different wines — they never “double up”, giving you only 2 different wines, but 2 bottles of the same wine. It's always FOUR DIFFERENT, UNIQUE WINES.
The best way to learn about wines is to taste something new each time you drink wine! If you find something you like you can always order more. The idea is to always try something new, broaden your horizons and get out of the rut of always drinking merlot or always drinking sauvignon blanc.
Etty Lewensztain always hears from customers who tell her they never knew about certain wines, that they existed or that they'd fall in love with them.
Discover New Wines, Expand Your Wine Knowledge, Uncover Hidden Gems and Take a Wine Tasting Adventure With This Unique 12 Bottle (full case) Wine Club
- 4 Unique Bottles
- FREE SHIPPING
- Interesting Selections
- Select Red, White or Mixed
- Video Education
- Eco-Friendly Packaging
- Standard shipments are monthly. (Customized delivery schedule available via customer service.)
- Gift packaging is sufficient, but not extraordinary
This Club is about Diversity
Here's a quote from Etty Lewensztain, directly. She says it best.
“It's sort of sad to me when people only drink one thing.
“One of the most amazing and intriguing things about the world of wine is that the opportunities are almost limitless. You can drink all your life and still not tap into half of the grape varieties that grow on our planet.”
“There are so many incredible indigenous varieties that are delicious, and so different from one grape to the next and you can learn so much about the diversity by tasting different things. Diversity is a big focus of our club and our customers really love that.”
Presenting Value Wines For Any Night.
The wine you receive with Plonk Wine Club are perfect to drink on any regular night at dinner, with friends or the spouse. Not special occasion, expensive wines.
These wines are excellent. Any sommelier would be proud to serve them. (But they don't cost an arm and a leg.
The price of this club is simple and straight forward. $89.99 per shipment of 4 bottles with FREE SHIPPING.
Although these wines are so unique, you may want to save them for special occasions, the price is such that they don't have to be “special occasion wines”.
I highly recommend this club!