There is no better way to experiment with a wide variety of wines (without having to leave your house!) than to join a wine club. This article will give you a bird’s eye view of the present wine club scene. We will explore the types of wine clubs suitable for beginners and aficionados alike, and give an objective rating for each. We will explore popular and less known wine clubs, as well as tally our reader’s ratings and comments for each of them.
There are so many different variety of wines out there, and clubs will give you the opportunity to not only try different types of wines, but also wines from a variety of producers and regions. You can also be specific in the type of club that you want to join. For instance, if you just want to try different types of champagnes, you may want to join a Champagne Wine Club.
There’s an advantage with joining larger wine clubs that has smaller wine club specialities. For instance, K&L Wine Clubs has a number of smaller wine speciality club within it. This is an amazing club since you can join the Best Buy Wine Club, the Premium Wine Club, Signature Red Collection, Champagne Club, or Club Italiano. K & L wines also has a great staff recommendations section as well.
The International Wine of the Month Club is an excellent choice if you want to join an international wine club. In this club, you will receive two internationally selected wines from two different vineyards, and it is flexible since you can either choose two whites, two reds, or one white and one red. This is one of the most amazing clubs.
Laithwaites Wine is an online wine clubs that offers a 4 seasons wine club. You will receive one case per season. Each case has twelve bottles of wine and also included is information about which food goes with each wine, and how long each wine can be stored.
The Napa Wine Company has a unique slant on the wine club phenomenon. The Napa Wine Company will only represent wineries who make their wine at The Napa Wine Company. These are very small producers and the Napa Wine Company only selects around twenty wineries at a time to be involved in the wine club.
Another popular wine club is the club offered at Taste of Monterey. This club features wines that are preselected from the 85 wineries that are in Monterey Wine Country.
Domaine Carneros is yet another club that the wine enthusiast may enjoy. They offer a number of wine clubs within the Chateau Society Wine Club that include both classic clubs and premier clubs.
There are other sites that you can check out that may also be helpful. The Wine Spectator has thousands of the wine ratings (it does not include wine club ratings unfortunately). This is an excellent wine magazine to explore.
Also, if you have a beer lover in your life, don’t forget that there are numerous beer clubs out there to join as well! Maybe they can find a beer club that can compliment the wine club that you choose. Cheers!