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Anticipating A Wine Club Shipment (or “Waiting for the Wells Fargo Wagon”)

Wine Club DeliveryEric and I have a running joke that when we see the UPS or FedEx truck coming down the street we can't help but think of the song “The Wells Fargo Wagon” from “The Music Man.” They mention a lot of potential delivery items in that song (it could be curtains, or dishes, or a DOUBLE BOILER!) but nothing about wine clubs. For me, one of the best deliveries I receive each month is my wine club shipment.

Don't get me wrong. When the box comes, I don't immediately grab a glass and my wine opener and break into a bottle. That would take away from the real enjoyment of receiving a wine club. First I open it and inspect everything for damage (never once a broken bottle!). Then I check for everything included besides wine bottles–special gifts, gift cards, tasting notes, recipes, etc.

Only after I go through all of that do I start reading about the wine. I read everything on the bottle from vineyard to alcohol content to varietal. Then I take out the tasting notes/newsletter (each wine club does this differently) and start reading about the wine from their perspective, including what it should be paired with. Sometimes at this point I will even do an Internet search on the wine to find the value of the bottle and read any reviews online that others may have written.

After all of that, I finally put the bottle away (sometimes after snapping a couple of pictures if there is anything unique about it). White wines and sparkling wines go in my wine refrigerator. Red wines go on racks in the basement. It's quite a process but it's a fun one. The last club that I received was a box of the Champagne of the Month club that my husband bought for me.

By the way, if you are having a hard time getting wine delivered to you because of state laws, check out our collection of Wine Clubs by Shipping State.

And now that you already have the song stuck in your head, you might as well watch the video–the original one with Ron Howard. If you place your order soon, the next time that delivery truck comes down the street it might well just be something very, very special just for you.

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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 ...

Most Popular Wine Club

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
Best value
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
3 Gold Medal Wine Club – Gold Club Review

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.)

Only Award Winners

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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