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VineBox

VINEBOX is a monthly wine-by-the-glass membership club. Members receive a curated box containing three glasses of wine from all around the world. Each shipment also contains tasting notes, pairing suggestions and some fun facts about where the wine came from. Explore new regions, learn about taste preferences, and get ready to find a few favorite wines with VINEBOX.

The California Wine Club

For more than 25 years, The California Wine Club founders Bruce and Pam Boring have explored all corners of California’s wine country to find award-winning, handcrafted wine to share with the world. Each month, the club features a different small family winery and hand selects two of their best wines for members.

Winecrasher Club

Winecrasher Club is based on Winecrasher.com’s unique “Crash Pricing” concept, which guarantees the best prices for critically rated wine. The club promises that members will receive the best prices in the U.S. market for each bottle and that each bottle sold has been critically rated by Wine Spectator, Antonio, or Wine Advocate. Members may choose from four clubs including 3 Bottle Red ($54.99 per month), 3 Bottle White ($49.99 per month), 6 Bottle Mixed Red & White ($109.99 per month) and Tailored (design your own for $109.99 per month). All Winecrasher Club members save 20% off the average market retail price and shipping is available to most states, except Hawaii and Alaska. (Pricing and Product Info. as of July 2016)

inClub

inClub is a unique wine club that allows members to choose the budget, frequency and quality level of their wines. Members may create their own club by choosing everyday wines + more bottles per shipment, special occasion wines + fewer bottles, or any combination in between. If choosing is confusing, inClub has 20 pre-selected clubs to suit a range of tastes and budgets. Just a few clubs include Napa Wine Club, Sonoma Wine Club, Champagne Wine Club, Italian Wine Club, Spain & Portugal Wine Club, Aromatic Wines, and Eclectic Wines. Pre-selected club frequencies include once a month, every other month, and quarterly. Prices vary depending on frequency and quality of wine (i.e. everyday, upscale/premium, special occasion). Example: monthly delivery of upscale/premium wines through the Spain & Portugal Wine Club costs $149, including shipping. The lowest inClub price point is $49, mid-range is $89, and high-end is $149. Shipping is included and inClub ships to all states. (Pricing and Product Info. as of July 2016)

Pour This

Pour This owner Ashley Ragovin says she has one goal: to source the best damn wines from small, sustainable producers around the world and get them straight to your door. Here’s how it works: Pour This hand-selects “the good stuff” based on deliciousness, quality, and value. Subscribers choose from three options—The Monthly Pour (three “expertly-chosen” bottles delivered from around the world for $98 a month), The Daily Pour (small production gems, number of bottles unspecified, $24), or Special Delivery (limited wines: small-run and seasonal boxes, coming soon). Pour This promises that all wines are sustainably grown by winegrowers not big companies and it ships to all states except Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Utah. (Pricing and Product Info. as of July 2016)

Les Marchands Wine Club

Les Marchands Wine Club selects wines from France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Santa Barbara County, and other unique locations. Club members receive three bottles for $99 per month, along with tasting notes, food pairings, and producer highlights. Les Merchands says that it only ships wine to those states where direct shipment is permitted by law. This includes the states of FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY. (Pricing and Product Info. as of July 2016).

Somm Select

Husband and wife team Suzaan and Chris Alheit stick by the credo that great wine is made 99% in the vineyard and 1% in the cellar. Says the duo, Somm Select wines are comprised of rare, mature dryland bush vines of Chenin Blanc and Semillon from the vineyards of Skurfberg, Perdeberg, Bottelary Hills, Kasteelberg, and Franschhoek South Africa. The couple’s current cellar is based on a mountaintop in Hemelrand. Club members can sample Somm Select wines by choosing from two membership options—Blind Six and Somm 6. Blind Six is a monthly educational blind tasting kit, which includes six wines (three reds and three whites). SOMM 6 features a monthly shipment of some of Somm’s favorite wines. The selections are a combination of reds, whites, and the occasional rosé from all over the world. Both clubs cost $199 per month and wines ship from the Somm Select warehouse in Sonoma, CA. Somm Select ships to all states except Alaska and Hawaii. (Pricing and Product Info. as of July 2016)

The International Wine of the Month Club

The International Wine of the Month Club has been around since 1994. The family-owned, eco-friendly company says it has a tasting panel of more than 40 people, which rates hundreds of wines from boutique producers in order to bring members two exceptional selections each month. Wines are limited-production, estate-bottled wines from “the world’s best vineyards,” from “Italy to Spain, Chile to South Africa.” Members enjoy “exceptional” values, an international variety in every shipment, cellar notes profiling each wine & winery, and hard-to-find vintages and rare finds. Members may choose from three wine clubs—The Premier Series ($35.95 per month for 2 bottles of red or white, or one red and one white), The Masters Series ($52.95 2 reds or one red and one white), and The Collectors Series ($72.95 2 reds of one red and one white). The Premier Series features estate-bottled, limited production boutique wines at “unbeatable prices,” while The Masters Series features one bottle of fine wine from The Collectors Series and one bottle from the Premier Series. According to the club, The Collectors Series focuses on rare wines and exclusive offerings that can be consumed now cellared for even longer periods. The International Wine Club ships to all states except Alaska, Hawaii and Utah. (Pricing and Product Info. as of July 2016)

Laithwaite’s Wine Club

Laithwaite’s Wine Club says that it is the number one home delivery wine specialist bringing the best wines from California, France, Italy and beyond to wine lovers in the U.S., UK, Australia, and Germany. With more than 700,000 customers, Laithwaite’s says it still only does top-quality, small production wines from producers in every corner of the known wine world. The club offers two options—the 4 Seasons Club and The Reserve Club. The 4 Seasons Club features 15 wines for only $4.67 a bottle. Members may choose from three cases—Top-Estate Reds, Delicious Whites, and The Perfect Mix. Total cost per case is $69.99, which equals $150 in savings. Wines are delivered every three months. The reserve Club features 12 “expertly” selected wines also delivered every three months. Members receive “extra-special releases, often crafted in extremely limited quantities,” an online preview of each case, expert tasting notes and serving advice with every wine, and special savings of 20% on future club cases. Delivery is available to 31 states and DC including AZ, CA, CT, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV, and WY. (Pricing and Product Info. as of July 2016)

San Francisco Wine Trading Company

San Francisco Wine Trading Company (SFWTC) has been operating in the Bay Area since 1976. The company says that its quality offerings are almost entirely comprised of artisan, boutique, and family wineries at the best pricing possible. The store hosts weekly wine tastings, which gives local club members an added benefit. For example, the club says that a membership shared by a couple saves $40 per month in tastings alone, allowing a Tour of the World or California Dreaming wine club membership to pay for itself. The Tour or the World includes two bottles of wine from around the world for $29 per shipment and California Dreaming allows members to sample wines from smaller, lesser known, artisan producers in California. A third club called the Cellar Club costs $99. This club includes 2 bottles of fine small-production and limited-edition wines per shipment and 50% off all in-store tastings. Membership in SFWTC wine clubs features a detailed description of the wines members will be tasting in each shipment, 10% off any current release wines, 15% off purchases of 12 bottles or more in the month’s featured wines, and will-call/pick-up option instead of shipping. San Francisco Wine Trading Company ships to all states except Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Iowa, New Hampshire and North Dakota. (Pricing and Product Info. as of July 2016)

The Fat Cork Club

Based in Seattle, The Fat Cork Club claims that it is the only importer allowed to bring the very, very best of the best Champagne to the States. The Champagne comes straight from the families who grow the grapes and most have done so for generations. The Fat Cork Club (FC CLUB) offers three memberships—Bachelor of Champagne ($99 per shipment for 2 bottles every other month), Expert of champagne ($159, 3 bottles every other month), and Master of Champagne ($298, 6 bottles every other month. The Expert Club includes at least one Prestige Cuvee and the Master Club includes at least two. After signing up, FC Club will email you a taste preferences survey. This helps them hand-select bottles for each shipment. Besides hand-selected bottles and exclusive Champagnes that are only available through Fat Cork in the U.S.A., members receive special pricing on Fat Cork seminars and tastings, options for seasonal shipments outside of regular club shipments, invitations to Seattle “tasting parties,” and free shipping on all FC Club orders and any additional orders of two or more bottles, including gift shipments. Fat Cork ships to most U.S. states, excluding AL, AR, DE, KY, MA, MD, MS, MT, NJ, OK, PA, RI, SD, TX, UT, and VT. (Pricing and Product Info. as of July 2016)

Uncorked Ventures

Established in 2010, Uncorked Ventures features artisan, small batch wines from California, Oregon and Washington. The focus is on quality wines from new names and small production winemakers that owner Mark Aselstine can source by meeting in person “where they live and work.” Uncorked Ventures offers three wine clubs—Explorations ($55 per shipment for a red and a white wine), Special Selections ($115 per shipment for 2 to 3 bottles of red wine), and Reserve Selections ($225 per shipment for 3 small production wines). Uncorked claims that the Reserve Selections Wine Club is the highest quality online wine club, anywhere. Shipments include a wine industry newsletter and they leave Uncorked Ventures within two business days following the initial order. The club wasn’t specific about where it ships, but it “ships to about 40 states at any given moment.” (Pricing and Product Info. as of July 2016)