Best Affordable Wine Clubs

Best Affordable Wine Clubs

The Top 5 most affordable wine of the month clubs

Last updated: July 1, 2014

Not everyone who loves wine can afford premium prices, so if you want wine for a dime, this list of best affordable wine clubs is a great place to start. We examined quality-to-price ratio (QPR in the wine biz), price per bottle, shipping costs—and of course, the wine selection. Some wine clubs make a point of offering affordable monthly wine clubs because it's the right thing to do, so we also focused on companies with great customer service and strong reputations.

The definition of affordable is subjective—as is the definition of good wine for that matter—but these selections are geared toward value-shoppers, and not just the frugal ones. These picks are most likely to please shoppers who prefer not to spend more than $20 on a bottle of wine, but also are good for people who want a monthly treat, or gift, for under $40 per shipment.

Not sure if “affordable” is the most important aspect of your wine club purchase? Try our Top 5 Wine Clubs list to see a top-notch selection of wine clubs for any budget.

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Club W Wine Experience
3 Bottles

by Club W

Wine Club Rating: This list is rated 4.5 stars

Overview: Club W is a new kind of wine club—get a personalized list of available selections each month and then choose your own wine. Very flexible in size of shipment and what goes in the box each month. This makes for a great gift, too!

What We Love: We love the great selection of quirky wines mostly priced at $13 with some better wines sprinkled in. We are especially impressed with the whites and roses which deliver knockout value. We love that you can put as many wines in your box as you want, and that shipping is free on 6 or more bottles.


Tasting Room by Lot18
Tasting Room by Lot18

by Lot18

Wine Club Rating: This list is rated 4.5 stars

Overview: A personalized wine program powered that gets to know your palate by starting your subscription with a tasting kit—real wine tasting in your living room. A significant step up from anonymous case clubs.

What We Love: Lot18 delivers on value, but at a higher level than other case clubs you might be considering. These selections are tailored to your preferences and they send exclusive wines you won't find anywhere else. Online account management is a big plus.


The Classic Series Wine Club

by Wine of the Month Club ®

Wine Club Rating: This list is rated 4.5 stars

Overview: Tremendous value, excellent quality, and guaranteed wines make this a wine club perfect for anyone looking for an easy monthly wine club.

What We Love: There people who have been members of this wine club for over 20 years! The average wine club's membership length is 4 months.


 
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Premium Wine Club

by Cellars Wine Club

Wine Club Rating: This list is rated 4 stars

Overview: Our most popular Cellars Wine Club, it's like most other 2-bottle per month wine clubs but with a consumer stamp of approval.

What We Love: Cellars Wine Club is a (mostly) green company. They use earth-friendly packaging that is 100% recyclable.


 
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WSJwine Wine Club
Exclusive Gold Medal Reds

by Wall Street Journal Wine

Wine Club Rating: This list is rated 3.5 stars

Overview: Great value on many different types of wines from around the world and a consumer-favorite wine club.

What We Love: They have one of the best line-ups of introductory offers for wine clubs we've seen.


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