Editor's Picks

Editor's Picks

The 5 Wine Clubs We'd Most Likely Join

Last updated: March 6, 2016

We've sampled shipments from nearly every wine club on our site, and even from many wine clubs that aren't working with us any longer. We get these shipments for free, so there's really never a reason for us to join a wine club. That said, some incredible wine clubs come across our desks. If were going to buy a wine club, for ourselves or as a gift, it would be one of these five.

We chose a wine club for each type of wine we drink throughout the week, making sure we always have something on hand that we can't wait to open. Across all levels, these are our definitive Editor's Picks for best wine clubs.

Note: This list is different than our other Best Wine Clubs which take into account general consumer preferences, our reader's favorite wine clubs, and those we think deliver the most value. We're not really average wine drinkers around here anymore, so this list is reflective our personal tastes.

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    For ultra-premium California wines, I can't think of a wine club I'd rather see arrive at my door. These hand-selected small-production gems represent the very finest California has to offer in collectible and drinkable wine. Stunning depth, roundness, balance, and fruit-forwardness will delight you with every sip.

    Offered monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly—so no matter how often you have a special occasion, you'll always have the perfect wine to celebrate on hand.

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  1. Pinot Noir Series
  2. by Gold Medal Wine Club
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    When it comes to Pinot Noir, we're pretty finicky. We have a strong preference for California Pinots, with all of the fruity, juicy, cola flavors we can get. While we go gaga for Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, we're serious sippers of Santa Barbara County (especially Santa Ynez), and Central Coast Pinots, too.

    The Gold Medal Pinot Series features only California Pinot Noir from top wineries. Every month needs a little Pinot Noir in it, so this club holds a place on this list.

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  3. Curated Wine Club
  4. by Plonk Wine Club
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    It's no secret, we love the Plonk Wine Club. We've been big fans for years and they just recently launched a case club (12 bottles) for those of us who really can't get enough. It's the normal 4-bottle shipment but you get three each of these fun, easy-drinking and adventurous wines.

    By ordering the 12-bottle club, you save almost 20% over the 2-bottle pricing and you'll always have your favorite selections in triplicate.

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  5. Champagne Club
  6. by Henri's Reserve
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    Champagne is one of life's little luxuries, it's expensive but it also brings joy to any day of the week. Treat yourself or give it as a gift, Henri's Reserve will tickle anyone's tongue with delight with small wineries from Champagne, France that don't always make it out of France.

    Offered monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly—so no matter how often you have a special occasion, you'll always have the perfect bubbly to celebrate on hand.

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