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Last updated: September 12, 2018
In wine, what you like is always the best. For lovers of wine from outside the U.S., an International wine club is the best way to discover new wine regions and styles in a low-risk way. The wine clubs we've picked as the best International wine of the month clubs not only showcase International wines, they're also great wine clubs offering terrific value and usually great gifting options.
Some of these monthly wine clubs focus on one region in each shipment, others just send you two (or more) great bottles of wine from different wine regions. One thing to keep in mind, these aren't specifically "European" wine clubs and you shouldn't expect just France, Italy, and Spain. Wonderful wines are coming out of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South American countries like Chile and Argentina.
Plonk wine club doesn't use the label "International" wine when describing their Curated wine club, but it features a fascinating selection of unique wine from around the globe. This wine club appears on many of our best wine club lists because the wine is among the best you'll find in a wine club anywhere near this price.
We're also partial to the quirky selections and adventurous spirit of wine discovery promoted by Plonk.
VineBox is the first of its kind, a wine by the glass club. We love the wines that get delivered from VineBox and think it's the perfect way to enjoy red wine if any of the following apply to you: You typically only drink a glass a time, you are counting calories but still want a little indulgence without wasting a whole bottle, your weeknight policy is to cut back on alcohol, you wish you had more time to go wine tasting, or you want to expand your wine preferences and knowledge. It also makes a terrific gift.
International Wine Selection: Not content to merely develop a new technology to transfer any old wine into convenient and sleek single-serving pours, their sommelier excels at choosing interesting wines from abroad, primarily from lesser known wine regions in Europe's biggest wine producing-countries — France, Italy, and Spain. Their "Current Edition" is right up any somm-wannabe's alley: choose between a Bordeaux Vertical (2010, 2011, and 2012) or a Nebbiolo neighbor comparison (Barolo and Alba).
Love a wine you tasted? You can purchase more glasses and (sometimes) full-size bottles from VineBox through your membership page.
International Wine Prices: VineBox's wine subscription doesn't make it easy to do a cost comparison as it would be if it were a regular wine subscription. Their new format means you're getting a little over a bottle of wine in each shipment (900 ml vs 750 ml which is a standard wine bottle). The wines themselves sell between $30-60 a bottle. You're definitely paying a premium, but what you get for that premium makes up for it: wine tasting at home, sommelier-selected wines, excellent packaging, and in the case of the new format, wine education good enough for sommeliers.
International Wine Gift info: For certain kinds of wine drinkers, VineBox is one of the coolest red wine gifts you can give. Anyone with a curious palate who likes to try new wines will love this gift. It's also available as a white wine only and mixed wine wine gift subscription.
This is one of, in our opinions, the most under-appreciated wine clubs on our website. It's one of only five wine clubs that have a full 5 stars and it appears on several of our Best Wine Clubs lists.
Wired For Wine ® is a wine retailer offering an eclectic international selection of wines that are rated at least 90 points by a wine critic and below the retail price. They're quarterly wine club collects twelve of these bottles and delivers them to your door. There are a few things that, in our minds, are very special about this wine club:
International Wine Quality: They only work with exceptional wines. The wines are curated based on wine critics' ratings and how much the owners of the company want to drink the wine (a foodie-friendly selection). A true International selection, you'll also get some US wines.
International Wine Pricing: starts with selling their curated selection well below the wine's retail price, includes shipping on 12 bottles, and competes with big name wine clubs at the exact same price but with significantly better wine.
Gold Medal Wine Club also makes an appearance on many of our best wine club lists. They consistently deliver excellent quality (usually California) wine and they have excellent gift packaging which makes you look good when you give wine.
Their International wine club takes it a step further. Each quarterly shipment contains three bottles of wine from a single wine region somewhere in the world. We've received delightful shipments from Portugal, France, and Italy over the years. The full-color brochure that accompanies each shipment fills you in on the region, the winery, and the wines you'll be drinking, and it includes recipe pairing ideas.
The best feature of this wine club? You can upgrade it to include a Gourmet Adventure package which includes sweet and savory foodstuffs from the featured region. We've received teas, spices, cookies, honey, and so much more.
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The California Wine Club (one of our favorites) also has an International wine club... who knew? This wine club highlights a new wine region around the world each month and comes with all the benefits of being a member of the most customer-centric wine club around.
Benefits of membership include: Each shipment includes a travelogue, Uncorked®, which is your guide to the featured region, plus insight to the region's wine scene, wine tips, wine luminary interviews and more; a 100% satisfaction guarantee; Savings up to 50% when you reorder your favorite wines; and a personal wine consultant you can call at any time for help with wines you've received or wines you'd like to buy.
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