21 Affordable Wine Clubs That Will Satisfy Even the Snobs

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Loving great wine — or even joining a wine club — doesn't have to come with an aristocratic price tag. Joining an affordable wine club will bring a steady flow of the world's best vintages to your doorstep. Many are chosen specifically for each customer through samples and starter questions about interests and favorite flavors.

Stag Leap Wine Cellars
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BEST NAPA WINES: WINEMAKERS CIRCLE

This club from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars brings the best of the famed vintner's Napa Valley selections to your doorstep.
Bottles per delivery: five or six bottles delivered in March, May, October and December.
Cost: Average cost is $260 per shipment.
Shipping cost: Three shipping tiers, cost varies by location.
Specializes in: Savings and discounts for in-person events, like wine tastings and tours, so it's especially good for locals.
Winc Wine Club
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BEST VALUE: WINC WINE CLUB

Starting at a nearly impossible-to-beat price of $13 per bottle, Winc delivers value that's hard to rival.
Bottles per delivery: four and up.
Cost: Varies by selection, bottles start at $13, discounts available for members and large orders.
Shipping cost: Free
Specializes in: Personalized curation. Answer a few questions, and your selections will be chosen to match your tastes.
Laithwaite's Wine Club
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BEST INTRODUCTORY OFFER: LAITHWAITE'S FOUR SEASONS

Laithwaite's offers top-estate wines with detailed tasting notes and a 100 percent guarantee on every bottle.
Bottles per delivery: 12 bottles every three months.
Cost: $150 per shipment, introductory offer of $70 plus three bonus bottles.
Shipping cost: $20
Specializes in: Highly customizable selections.
Wine of the Month Club
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BEST FOR THE MONEY: WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB

With Wine of the Month Club, value wines from around the country and the world are delivered to your door.
Bottles per delivery: Monthly delivery of two, six, or 12 bottles.
Cost: Starts at $25 a month.
Shipping cost: Varies by number of bottles, weight and location.
Specializes in: Large variety of club selections that vary by grape, series and variety.
Wine Insiders
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BEST FOR BEGINNERS: WINE INSIDERS

Wine Insiders lets customers choose wines by region, grape or blend, or choose from pre-selected "packs" of wines.
Bottles per delivery: Customer selects number of bottles in each delivery.
Cost: Varies by number of bottles per order.
Shipping cost: Free on orders of six bottles or more.
Specializes in: Exposing novices to a wide variety of wines.
Grab Bag Wine Club
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BEST TO GIVE AS A GIFT: VINESSE WINES GRAB BAG WINE CLUB

Vinesse offers a great way to send a large selection of wines as a gift for a fair price. Just choose your wines and fill out your gift card.
Bottles per delivery: six, 12, 24 or 36 bottles.
Cost: The Grab Bag is perfect for gifts because it can stand alone as a one-time delivery, although it can also be given as a subscription gift.
Shipping cost: Included in price
Specializes in:Filling wine racks with bottles starting at $10
Wall Street Journal Wine Club
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BEST FOR RED WINE: WALL STREET JOURNAL WINE CLUB

The Wall Street Journal club offers a nice introductory price just for red wine lovers. You can cancel any time, but until you do, you'll get four shipments a year.
Bottles per delivery: 12 bottles every three months
Cost: $70 for 15 bottles for the first order, then it's 12 bottles for $150.
Shipping cost: $20
Specializes in: A good selection of customizable reds from small estates at a very competitive price.
Plonk White Wine
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BEST FOR WHITE WINE: PLONK WHITE WINE

Enjoy professionally curated, award-winning white wines from a broad range of regions and profiles with Plonk.
Bottles per delivery: Four or 12 bottles per monthly shipment.
Cost: $110 per shipment of four bottles, $285 per shipment of 12.
Shipping cost: Free
Specializes in: Expert tasting notes and pairing recipes.
International Wine of the Month Club
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BEST FOR INTERNATIONAL WINES: INTERNATIONAL WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB

Rare and boutique wines are curated by a two-tiered tasting panel at the International Wine of the Month Club.
Bottles per delivery: Two per month
Cost: $32.95-$72.95, depending on club selection.
Shipping cost: $13
Specializes in: Selections from two different wineries with every delivery.
Tasting Room
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BEST FOR NEWBIES: TASTING ROOM

With Tasting Room, customers receive a personalized selection of mini-bottles and then receive shipments of full-sized bottles based on what they liked about the samples.
Bottles per delivery: Customer chooses number of bottles per month.
Cost: Varies by selection and size of orders; get started for less than $10.
Shipping cost: Varies
Specializes in: Developing a highly personalized "wine profile" based on what the customer liked or didn't like about the original shipment of mini bottles.
Glassful
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BEST FOR ORGANIC WINES: GLASSFUL

After answering a quiz, Glassful will have a good idea of what you like. Continue to modify your tastes with each delivery.
Bottles per delivery: Three premium bottles per month
Cost: $54
Shipping cost: Free
Specializes in: Organic, biodynamic, and sustainable wines.
Bright Cellars
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BEST TASTE MATCHING: BRIGHT CELLARS

MIT grads developed a special algorithm to rate wines for Bright Cellars, which compares 18 unique attributes to your personal preferences.
Bottles per delivery: Four bottles every month.
Cost: $60
Shipping cost: n/a
Specializes in: Mathematical matching of wine lovers and the wines they're most likely to prefer.
California Wine Club
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BEST FOR SMALL VINTERS: CALIFORNIA WINE CLUB

A different small, family winery is featured each month with the California Wine Club's Premier Series. The Premier Series is the club's original and most popular option of its six membership packages.
Bottles per delivery: Two bottles delivered every month.
Cost: $40.45 a month plus $1 shipping
Shipping cost: Varies by location.
Specializes in: Small, family wineries.
Naked Wines
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BEST FOR REGIONAL WINES: NAKED WINES

A truly unique, crowdfunded approach to wine, Naked Wines offers big savings on boutique bottles. Fund local winemakers with every bottle you buy.
Bottles per delivery: Customer's choice
Cost: Deposit $40 into your account every month and spend whatever you like.
Shipping cost: n/a
Specializes in: Savings of up to 60 percent on small-batch regional wines.
Cellars Wine Club
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BEST FOR FREE SHIPPING: CELLARS WINE CLUB

Save more than 40 percent on wines from both the classic wine-producing regions and emerging hotspots with Cellars Wine Club.
Bottles per delivery: Two bottles monthly, every other month or quarterly.
Cost: $42 per shipment
Shipping cost: Free
Specializes in: Quality wines without membership costs, hidden fees or extra for shipping.
Gold Medal Wine Club
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BEST HIGH END: GOLD MEDAL WINE CLUB DIAMOND

Gold Medal offers top-tier wines rated 93 and above. Limited to 500 recipients.
Bottles per delivery: Two bottles every quarter.
Cost: $165-$195 per shipment
Shipping cost: Buyer can pick up or make shipping arrangements.
Specializes in: Exclusive luxury premium wines.
ClubBubbly wine
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BEST FOR SPARKLING WINE: CLUBBUBBLY

A singular focus on Champagne and sparkling wine is the name of the game at ClubBubbly.
Bottles per delivery: Three or six bottles delivered bi-monthly or quarterly.
Cost: Varies by selection
Shipping cost: Varies by location
Specializes in: Unique, interesting and hard-to find bottles of bubbly with a free gift in every box.
Celebrations Italian Wine Club
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BEST FOR ITALIAN WINES: CELEBRATIONS ITALIAN WINE CLUB

Celebrations scours Italy for lost grapes, reclaimed vineyards and other gems of Italian wine tradition dating back to ancient Rome.
Bottles per delivery: Two bottles delivered monthly, every other month, or quarterly.
Cost: $40-$115, depending on series selection
Shipping cost: Varies by location and selection
Specializes in: Historic, reserve quality and collector edition Italian wines.
Sommailier Wine Club
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BEST FOR FRENCH WINE: SOMMAILIER

With Sommailier, customers enjoy exclusive French wines not available in the United States, curated by a renowned French master sommelier.
Bottles per delivery: Three or six bottles delivered every three months.
Cost: $90 for three bottles per quarter, $175 for six bottles per quarter.
Shipping cost: Varies by location.
Specializes in: Handcrafted French wines that are unique to their locality and often unavailable outside of that region.
Martha Stewart Wine Club
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BEST CELEBRITY CLUB: MARTHA STEWART WINE CLUB

Available as both a subscription or as a one-time purchase, you can enjoy wines curated by Martha Stewart herself.
Bottles per delivery: Customer's choice.
Cost: Varies by selection.
Shipping cost: Free for orders of six bottles or more.
Specializes in: Wines chosen specifically for pairing with cuisine.
WineCollective
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BEST WITH DELIVERY TO CANADA: WINECOLLECTIVE

Just 1 percent of the wines tasted make it into the WineCollective, which offers several subscriptions available in Canada.
Bottles per delivery: Two, four or six bottles per month.
Cost: $94.24-$155.74 (Canadian dollars)
Shipping cost: $15 (Canadian dollars) There might be extra shipping costs for rural and remote locations.
Specializes in: Identifying the 1 percent of wines that are excellent yet affordable with delivery to Canada.

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