I've reached the age where most of the weddings I am being invited to are now second or third marriages or couples marrying years after establishing homes. Often they are combining two households and have more toasters, towels, and wine glasses than they know what to do with. Finding the perfect wedding gift can be tricky, but it is easy if you know that the bride and groom drink wine.
Brides and Grooms Can Use Wine
Even if the happy couple doesn't vacation in Napa or have an underground wine cellar, it doesn't mean that they do not appreciate wine enough to enjoy a wine club. If you see them drinking wine at all or pulling it out when they have guests, a wine club would be the perfect gift for them. Almost any household will be able to use a few nice bottles of wine for special occasions, holidays, and entertaining. Furthermore, wine clubs are great to send whether you know the couple well personally or they are business associates.
Choosing the Wine Club
Deciding to send a wine club as a wedding gift is the easy choice; the hard part is deciding which club to buy. I do not take gift buying lightly. I'm the girl with the spreadsheet comparing prices and options and reading every review I can get my hands on. I've done the work for you (including the difficult task of taste testing some of them myself). Here are my top choices based on what you might be looking for.
- California Wine Club Premier Club: Unique selection of hand-crafted wines from boutique California Vineyards. Great prices for 2 bottles a month plus we usually have a coupon code for 50% off the first three months. Choose from a red and a white if you don't know what the happy couple drinks or go with 2 red or 2 white if you are certain that is their preference. One of my favorite things is that you can choose to send 4 shipments (1 a quarter) to last until their first anniversary.
- Cellars Wine Club Sparkling Champagne Club: This one is a sentimental favorite because champagne is typically associated with celebrations. 2 bottles a month with no minimum number of months.
- Cellars Wine Club Premium: This is one of the most popular wine clubs online for a reason. Choose red if you know they are red lovers. If not, choose the mixed shipment. Affordably priced for 2 bottles of nice wine a month. Again, no minimum number of months so you can figure out how much you want to spend and then work backwards.
- Cellars Wine Club International: This is the club you order when you know the bride and groom love wine and a little adventure. Great tasting notes and prices make for a perfect wedding gift.
I know you are probably wondering why every one of the clubs that I suggested is from Cellars Wine Club when I have tried so many different clubs. Honestly, I love their gift options, especially when you do not know exactly what the couples drink. You can print a gift card or email an ecard depending upon whether you are going to be attending the wedding.
Of course, if none of these three work for you, you can also check out all of our other reviews. There is a wine club wedding gift for everyone!