Joining a wine of the month club is a great way to discover new wine to love—and there are wine clubs for every type of wine drinker—but there are a few important details to consider before signing up for this kind of subscription box.
Not all wine clubs can ship to every state
Start your search with wine clubs that ship to your state. When it comes to booze, the U.S. has arcane laws (dating back to Prohibition) where some states do not allow direct-to-consumer sale of alcohol across state lines. There are 27 states where virtually everyone can ship, and then some companies go the extra mile to ensure they can deliver to more states. If you’re one of those unfortunate souls who lives in a “control” state, check out FreetheGrapes.org and let your congressperson know you want the laws changed! Here, at WineTasting.com, we can ship to these states:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MD, ME, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
Opt for larger shipments sent less often
While some wine clubs charge extra for shipping, making this an important cost decision, WineTasting.com offers free shipping with all of our wine clubs. Instead, order a larger subscription and choose the Discovery Club (up to 12 bottles) instead of the Passport Club (up to 6 bottles): you’ll save money on your per-bottle price because we reward you for buying larger shipments with larger discounts!
Having trouble choosing just one?
Don’t worry, you can join more than one club, see which one you like better, and cancel the other. Most wine clubs, like WineTasting.com, have hassle-free cancellation policies (though some do not, so be sure to read up on reviews before making a purchase).
Take advantage of introductory offers
The wine club market is competitive so many companies offer freebies to encourage you to choose their wine club over others. This is a great opportunity for you to fill out your own wine accessory collection, inventory of wine glasses (like the six full size Bordeaux glasses you get when sign up for the WineTasting.com Extreme Club), and even extra (free!) bottles of wine.
Treat yourself (or your favorite wine lover)
We often don’t spend much money on a bottle of wine because we’re afraid if the wine isn’t good we’ll be out a lot of money without the experience we were hoping for. When was the last time you bought a bottle of wine in the store and could bring it back because you didn’t like it? Never, right? That’s something really different about buying your wine from wine of the month clubs—satisfaction guarantees. Not all wine clubs have one, but WineTasting.com offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of your wine club wines… letting you try collectible wines without the risk of disappointment.
It’s worth noting, you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Not all of a wine club’s selections should be expected to please every palate. It’s good for you to expect that once in a while you won’t love a wine, but if you open a bottle and it tastes “off,” you should contact the wine club.
With these tips in mind, you’re well on your way to enjoying wine at home in a convenient and exciting way!
These tips are provided by the wine club experts at WineClubReviews.net. WineClubReviews.net gives WineTasting.com wine clubs 4.5 stars for over delivering on value, customer service, and their satisfaction guarantee.
About Jessyca Frederick
Jessyca Frederick professonal club reviewer and a self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur” who got started by reviewing wine clubs. The main reason she still does it? “Hey, it keeps me in free wine!” In addition, Jessyca also reviews beer clubs, gifting and more of-the-month clubs.
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