The 9 Best Value Wine Clubs
11+ years seeking the best wine at the best price
(We drank a lot of bad wine so you don’t have to)
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There's a persistent opinion among wine critics that wine clubs ship "bulk wine" (implying they're made from inferior grapes with inferior winemaking techniques). We've reviewed several hundred wine club shipments from dozens of companies and some wine clubs do indeed ship "bulk wine." That's not always a bad thing, particularly in terms of value — like when the wine is comparable to similarly-priced wine that isn't labeled bulk.
We define the best wine club values as those which deliver wine priced significantly below retail (for any level of wine) or wines that seem underpriced, whether it's because of their wine region, their winemaking, or their actual taste (this includes bulk wine). We consider the quality-to-price ratio of every wine we received, and that's what fuels the decision to put a wine club on this list.
When you really want to push for more value, explore a wine club's options more carefully. Many wine clubs give you better prices for the same wine when you buy in volume. For a wine club, volume-buying is often 12-bottles per delivery (get them quarterly if you only want a bottle a week. Another option for smaller shipments is to pre-pay for at least 6 months and better still, a whole year.
This list focused specifically on value and not on affordability. Our Best Affordable Wine Subscriptions list is very popular and focuses on wine delivered under $15 per bottle. In contrast, this Best Value list is designed for people who want to get great value at any price.
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This list was last updated on July 18, 2020