My Favorite Wine Clubs
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Naked Wines: Join for the wine quality. One of the few online wine clubs actually delivering wine from small winemakers while being willing to tell you who actually made the wine. Enjoy an initial case for about $70. Read my Naked Wines Review
FirstLeaf Wine Club: Take a quiz that helps choose your first set of wines, rate the wines you receive, a full money back guarantee with wines that start as low as $3.33 in your first shipment and don’t go over $20.
Read my in depth, FirstLeaf Wine Club Review.
Winc: The first of the new age of wine clubs, you can taste a four pack of wines for about $8 per wine. Now, a fully formed and functional wine company based on California’s Central Coast, Winc is among the best choices for those looking for interesting and fun wines for about $12 each. Read my Winc review.
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Wine Club Reviews FAQ
|How I Review Wine Clubs:|
Shipping Timeframes: Fast is good. Slow is bad.
Cancellation Policies: Easy is good. Not easy is bad.
Extras: Something? Just a little something please.
Wine Club Reviews: A Bit About Why I’m Here.
So yes, the full disclosure is simple, I ran one of these wine clubs for about a decade before closing down during the pandemic. I’ve done everything there is to do in the wine club space, I’ve built websites and set up software to handle orders with at least three different wine software providers, as well as building one on my own. I’ve written wine club newsletters, I’ve packed the monthly wine club boxes, dropped them off at UPS, GSO and Fedex. Heck, my oldest son helped pack boxes for a while when he was little and things were slow. I’ve handled the marketing of my wine club, both online and also in person, sometimes with interesting results.
So why not sell wine any longer? In fact, I do! That’s why you won’t read any crazy shade being thrown around at other wine clubs in this space. The wine of the month club industry is an interesting one and I figure, since I know some of these folks maybe I can help move the niche into a space that’s better for everyone. For me though, during Covid-19 I saw the wine industry changing. My wine club was really just a small retailer and too many small wineries that I knew and really liked were closing, unfortunately with my wine club business model there was nothing I could do to help. It was frustrating and I was no longer getting what I wanted to out of my business, so I changed.
So what do I want my wine club reviews to accomplish? To start, I won’t ever review a wine club that I haven’t tried their wine. That would simply be wrong and that’s not how reviews should work.
I’ll use this site to push for a few things that I know consumers (ie, you!) want. People want to be able to cancel their wine club more easily. They want better wine. They want their wine of the month club to ship faster and for the wine to show up more quickly. Ok, maybe that’s more easily said than done.
That’s probably enough for now. I hope you enjoy these wine club reviews.