Top 5 Best Wine Clubs

Top 5 Best Wine Clubs

The overall best wine of the month clubs

Last updated: September 17, 2014

This list of Top 5 Wine Clubs is designed to help those new to monthly wine clubs pick out the best opportunity to expand their wine-drinking experience. We choose wine of the month clubs that offer the most flexibility, the best quality-to-price ratio, appeal to the broadest range of palates, have great customer service, and are frequently bought by our readers.

These Top 5 wine clubs get re-checked every month to ensure they continue to meet our high expectations. Despite the monthly check-up, the list doesn't change very often, and usually the changes reflect the buying habits of other wine buyers more than any changes to the clubs themselves.

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Club W Wine Experience
by Club W

Club W is king on our Top 5 Best Wine Clubs list because no other club delivers such an extraordinary mix of convenience, fun, and personalization. Whether you pick the wines they recommend based on your Palate Profile and previous wine ratings, or you go rogue and really make it your own wine club, the bright pink box of quirky wines from around the world brings adventure to your door every month.

Giving as a gift? Opt for the fancy wax-sealed gift notice to really make a splash!

Picky wine drinker? Not recommended for wine snobs and red wine afficionados. Try our Best Red Wine Clubs instead.

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Gold Series Wine Club
by Gold Medal Wine Club

Whether you want to explore the joys of small-production California wine right in your own living room, or you want to give that experience to someone else, the Gold Series wine of the month club is a winning choice. It's like joining all of California's winery wine clubs, but only the best wines are delivered and you get even better prices. This is an incredibly consistent monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly wine club offering high-quality wines you won't find at BevMo!, Costco, or Trader Joe.

Early Bird Gift Pricing Now through November 15th, save on your holiday wine club gifts! Shipments starting November, December, or January (you choose). You'll be the favorite gifter of the year with Gold Medal's unique gift presentation!

Got a big budget? Try their premium wine clubs and Pinot Noir club, too.

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Tasting Room by Lot18
by Lot18

The only wine club that truly lets you try before you buy. And you're not just trying the wine to see if you want to sign up, you're receiving six mini bottles of wine to evaluate so Tasting Room by Lot18 can send you personalized selections every quarter. This is our favorite quarterly case club for value, personalization, and modern online shopping convenience.

Picky wine drinker? Not recommended for wine snobs. Try our Best Premium Wine Clubs instead.

Want it with the Forbes logo? No problem, sign up for The Forbes Wine Club by Lot18 instead!

4-bottle Wine Club
by Plonk Wine Merchants

Don't let the name fool you, you're not getting cheap wine when you sign up for the Plonk Wine Club — you're getting carefully curated, unusual wine selections that often come with critical acclaim. You're also getting an adventure in every box, and whenever possible these wines are organic and/or biodynamic.

Buying for a foodie? Plonk pairs three different chef-chosen recipes from Food52 and Artisanal brand cheese selections with every wine.

Ever tried a double-jointed corkscrew? The free corkscrew that came with our Plonk first shipment has become the corkscrew of choice in our house — and we've got dozens.

Premier Wine Club
by The California Wine Club

The Premier Series from The California Wine Club delivers high-quality wines from California's boutique wineries, every single month. By creating relationships with the families who farm the grapes and vint the wine over 20 years, The California Wine Club gets access to best of each vintage, and then transfers that exceptional value to their wine club members.

Special offer: Use Coupon Code 95GIFTS to get $95 in bonus gifts when you try the Premier Series from The California Wine Club. Two bonus bottles, a $25 credit toward more wine, and beautiful wine country note cards.

Early bird? Reserve Holiday gifts now and get their lowest holiday gift prices of the year. Save 15% on every gift. Plus, they'll help you celebrate checking off those holiday gifts by sending you a delicious bottle of wine (on them) in December.

Got a few extra bucks to spend? Upgrade to their Signature Series for knockout California wines.

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Best Red Wine Clubs

Best Red Wine Clubs

The best red wine clubs are a mix of two things: the best wine clubs overall, and getting the most value on red wine (which can be expensive for the good stuff). We sifted through our independent wine club reviews to figure out which wine clubs are really the best red wine clubs. These red wine clubs are sure to delight.

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Best White Wine Clubs

Best White Wine Clubs

Not surprisingly, there are a number of amazing values in white wine clubs. Since white wine is often cheaper than read for similar quality, we went even further with our best white wine clubs list, looking for the clubs that offer you interesting whites, not just good whites. Use our reviews to further refine your selection.

See the Best White Wine Clubs

Best California Wine Clubs

Best California Wine Clubs

When it comes to California wine clubs, we've reviewed the most. And probably tasted the most, too. We live in California and frequently go wine tasting at the wineries. We know which producers deliver tremendous value, and then we use this information when we review all wine clubs featuring California wines.

See the Best California Wine Clubs

Best Quarterly Case Wine Clubs

Best Quarterly Case Wine Clubs

Seen one of those great offers for a super cheap case of wine and want to know which one is really the best quarterly case wine club? Well, we’ve looked at ‘em all... and most of them aren’t worth it. Here are a handful of quarterly case clubs that pass our test to be called best.

See the Best Quarterly Case Wine Clubs

Best Wine Club Gifts

Best Wine Club Gifts

A monthly wine club makes for a wonderful gift, for any type of wine lover. If your recipient drinks occasionally, or is someone you don’t know really well, you’ll find this selection of best wine club gift reviews a perfect place to shop. Great packaging, consistently good-quality wines, and of course the thoughtfulness of a wine gift that keeps on giving.

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Most Interesting Wine Clubs

Most Interesting Wine Clubs

There are many “standard” two-bottle of the month wine clubs out there—one white, one red, virtually (and often literally) guaranteed not offend anyone. But if you’re intrigued by the unusual, distinctive, or boutique wines of the world, we suggest you take a look at this list of Most Interesting wine clubs.

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