Our choice of the best three wine clubs
Joining a wine club has many perks – you normally get a case of handpicked wines delivered straight to your door at a bargain price. This is handy at the best of times, but in a year like 2020, when you have to queue for half an hour just to set foot in a Sainsbury’s, we’d argue joining a wine club is nigh-on essential.
Wine clubs, of course, are nothing new. The Sunday Times Wine Club boasts of serving loyal customers since 1973, while the Wine Society traces its routes back to 1874.
As you can imagine, with 150 years of history, there’s a fair few wine clubs out there today. From the big, big players like Virgin Wines to the new, hyperlocal natural wine clubs that seem to be popping up faster than hipsters in east London.
All this choice makes picking one quite difficult. There are wine clubs for every one – whether you're a true Burghound or you have no idea what that phrase means. While we believe we've got one of the most interesting models, we've also highlight some of our other favourites out there.
Vinebox - best for tasting lots of different wines
If variety is what you’re after, then we recommend Vinebox. We love their model of sening lots of smaller glasses of wine out in quarterly boxes. This is brilliant for wide scale exploration as fast as you can go.
Vinebox – US-only.
Good Pair Days - best for personalised recommendations
Good Pair Days pride themselves in finding the perfect wine for you. After taking a short quiz, their sommeliers will get to work and select a bottle that matches your tastes to the t. The more information you give them, the more personalised the recommendations – ideal for removing the stress of choosing.
That’s our top three wine clubs! And if you’re interested in learning a new skill while boozing, then head over to our subscription page and join the club.
Good Pair Days – AUS-only.
The Wine List - the first wine club focused on learning
Ok, yes we’ve put ourselves in here too. But we challenge you to find another wine club that not only offers an unrivalled selection of exclusive bottles but also teaches you how to taste wine.
With each box, we provide detailed tasting notes and an instalment of our 12-part wine course – Wine Roots.
The aim of the Wine List is to make wine accessible to all – empowering you to stride into a supermarket and pick out a bottle with confidence, or to select wine at a restaurant based on something other than price. Forget the old ‘second cheapest on the menu’ trick. Learn about the grapes, regions, and winemakers. Gain knowledge about wine, without the stuffiness. Read more on our wine subscription here.
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