For those who enjoy wine, the opportunity to sample new brands, blends, and vintages can be quite popular. In fact, the passion of wine drinkers has given way to a whole new subscription service. Wine clubs are a great way to sample new wines, whether you host tastings with friends and family or enjoy them yourself. However, knowing which wine club to subscribe to can be a daunting decision. Here are some things you should know about your options.
Small-Scale, Curated Wine Clubs
If you are looking for a wine club that focuses on curating an experience every month versus sending out a large volume of wine, you should look for one of the small-scale wine of the month clubs. These clubs typically provide one delivery each month with only a couple of bottles in the box.
Sometimes, a wine of the month club sends only one bottle per month, but the bottle or bottles sent are chosen carefully to fit a monthly theme or to meet a specific flavor profile. Since these clubs ship lower volume, you won't have to worry about having excess wine. If you're only an occasional wine drinker, this may be the best choice for you.
Vineyard-Specific Wine Clubs
Some wine clubs focus on the wines produced from specific vineyards. You'll often receive several bottles each month from this type of club, and those bottles are usually a sample of either the latest vintage or a new flavor blend. You may also be able to choose favorites that will be included in each box along with the new products to sample.
These clubs are an ideal choice for those who are really particular about their wines and prefer products from certain vineyards only. They are also a great way to sample the wines produced by a vineyard that you've never purchased from before if you're the more adventurous sort. Because you only get a few bottles per month, these are ideal for moderate wine drinkers.
Case Wine Clubs
For those who prefer to receive larger volumes of wine every month, case wine clubs are a great solution. You'll receive an entire case of wine every month, sometimes in mixed varieties and blends or possibly even an entire case of just your favorite wine.
If you enjoy wine on a regular basis, like to give wine away as gifts, or just like to get a larger volume of wine each month, a case wine club is a great way to do that. You can look for a club that lets you mix and match if variety is important to you. Just make sure that you can get the wines you enjoy so that you don't end up with cases full of wine that you won't drink.
Wine clubs are an enjoyable way to experience new flavors and ensure that you always have your favorites on hand. With this information, you can easily choose the type of wine club that's right for your preferences.
If you have additional questions, reach out to a local artisan wine club.