Best Wine Club Gifts

Best Wine Club Gifts

The Top 5 wine of the month clubs for gifts

Last updated: July 22, 2013

Good on you for buying a wine club as a gift! The delight of a package of wine arriving at one’s door really never gets old, and as with all gift of the month clubs, a wine club is a gift that keeps on giving. If you’re unsure of what type of wine drinker you’re buying for, don’t fret... this list focuses on what we lovingly refer to as palate-pleasers—wines that are hard to find objectionable by any reasonable standard (or wine drinker).

With so many 2-bottle wine clubs out there (the gold standard in wine club gifting), we’ve had lots of opportunities to pick the ones with the best gift packaging and gift announcements (including last-minute gifts), in addition to the best wines and the best customer service. Oh, and don’t forget the wine education! Part of a great wine of the month club gift is a superlative newsletter which helps the recipient learn more about the wine they’re drinking, and maybe even convince them to join a wine club on their own dime!

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Gold Series Wine Club
by Gold Medal Wine Club

Overview: An incredibly popular wine club delivering the highest-quality wines among the two-bottle monthly wine clubs.

What We Love: Consistency. We've been receiving their shipments for months and we've never had a wine we didn't like. You can't really ask for more than that from a wine club.

Could Be Better: We don't have any suggestions for what to improve within the Gold Series wine club. Yay!

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Club W Wine Experience
by Club W

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.

Could Be Better: The wine descriptions tend to purposely avoid helpful terms that experienced wine drinkers look for in selecting bottles (i.e., no references to "buttery" or "acidic"), and the red wines haven't been our cup of tea. It's hard to sell a good red wine for $13, but we think they can do better here.

The Classic Series
by Wine of the Month Club ®

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.

Could Be Better: No recommendations for improvement here. This wine club sets the bar high as a standard for all other wine clubs.

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Premier Wine Club
by The California Wine Club

Overview: When considering a two-bottle a month wine club for yourself or someone else, this wine club ought to be near the top of your list.

What We Love: When it comes to places to find deals on wine, we often look to the California Wine Club. Not only do they start with great prices on their Premier Series wines, but they also have fantastic discounts after the shipments have gone out.

Could Be Better: We'd like to see them offer bigger shipments.

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Plonk Wine Club
by Plonk Wine Merchants

Overview: Featuring hand-picked, adventurous selections from around the world. Great value and great drinking in every shipment.

What We Love: Industry-leading customer service, no ho-hum selections allowed, always over-delivers on value, and it's a great wine club for foodies.

Could Be Better: As this wine club continues to add more benefits like a satisfaction guarantee, discounts on reorders, partnerships to enhance their wine pairing, and more choices for customization, we only have praise for Plonk.

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