If a populated bar cart and an at-capacity wine rack is your definition of a well-stocked kitchen, consider choosing from one of the best wine club delivery services. Across the growing landscape of offerings, there are some tailored to those who are knowledgeable vino drinkers, while others aim to teach the customer about the region and the best types of food to pair with your wine—and all are ready to be delivered to your doorstep.
For the holiday season, Wine Access is partnering with Michelin-starred Per Se and their head sommelier Michael Couvreaux to offer an exclusive wine selection to subscribers from Northern Rhône to Montalcino. The delivery will include culinary pairings curated by Chef de Cuisine Chad Palagi—it all makes for an aromatic and palatable experience.
For the summer, our favorite is Una Lou Rosé’s season pass, which provides monthly deliveries of the pink drink from February to October—but year-round, other options abound. Companies such as Firstleaf, Winc Wine Club, and Bright Cellars let subscribers rate their wine and in turn, match each person with bottles their experts recommend. Wine Awesomeness brings their members the stories behind their bottles, paired with a vocabulary lesson (you’ll sound like a pro in no time). Vinebox is for those who want a taste before committing to a full bottle: nine vials are delivered to your door every quarter, along with credit to use towards the bottle you loved the most.
If spirits are more your speed, you might take an interest in the fine (and hard-to-find) offerings of Flaviar, which delivers three different tasting spirits, along with a complimentary full-size bottle each quarter, as part of your subscription. Mash and Grape puts the best of what craft and micro-distillers have to offer at your fingertips by delivering three full-size spirits, in the category of your choice, to your door each month. Haus offers a monthly subscription to its fresh, locally-sourced apéritifs made in Sonoma County, California, while Craft Beer of the Month Club brings the microbrewery tour experience to your own living room.
There’s a company for everyone, no matter what you’re looking for—below, find 21 of the best wine club delivery services and spirit subscriptions to try this year.
Members of Winc Wine Club receive four wines each month—one for every week! New members answer a six question quiz to help the company assess your tastes. After you try a bottle, you can rate it, which will help Winc narrow down next month’s shipment. This service is extremely flexible, allowing subscribers to skip a month at any time or cancel when they are all wined out. The price per box will vary, as each wine costs a different amount (they start at $13). Shop now!
A wine club that gets better with each box? Sign us up. Firstleaf employs wine experts whose job is to find new and exciting varietals. Customers rate their bottles after consumption, and the company’s system uses these ratings to curate your next box based off of your palate. Whether you drink red, white, or both, Firstleaf gives subscribers the freedom to choose what kind and how often they want another shipment of vino. Shop now!
This website is basically the matchmaking service of your dreams, pairing you with four fine wines for just $60 a month. The Bright Points algorithm (created by two MIT graduates) scores each wine by comparing 18 attributes to your preferences. If there is a bottle you aren’t particularly fond of, the in-house wine concierge will help you select a free replacement bottle. All of the wines are sourced from small vineyards, mostly in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and South America. Shop now!
Curious to taste wines on the lists of Michelin-starred restaurants? Now you can with Wine Access. Members will receive five seasonal collections curated by sommeliers from Michelin-starred restaurants throughout the year, priced between $160-$200. Plus, Wine Access additionally offers a package dubbed The Discovery club for those who are excited to try more wines from around the world. This membership secures you six bottles of wine, from both well-known and up-and-coming vineyards. Easily choose between a mixed box of whites and reds. Or, should you be a Cab die-hard, go with an all-red box, starting at $150 per box. And exclusive for the holiday season, members can experience Wine Access’s partnership with Per Se’s head sommelier Michel Couvreux. The offering pairs elegant wines with a menu by the restaurant’s chef de cuisine Chad Palagi. Shipments will be delivered in early December. Shop Now!
Looking for sommelier-selected wines without ever having to leave your home? The team behind buzzy NYC restaurant Charlie Bird launched Parcelle Wine to offer shoppers the best wine experience, with ease. Co-founded in 2018 by Grant Reynolds, an award-winning sommelier, Parcelle Wine’s approach has always valued quality over quantity—showcasing wines ready to drink now, according to seasonality. Though Parcelle’s shop is currently based in New York, you can sign up to receive Parcelle’s monthly wine drop nationwide, where you will receive three sommelier-selected wines for just under $100. Shop now!
Starting at $72 per quarter, this service lets subscribers taste new wines and discover other regions without committing to a full bottle: Vinebox picks out what they deem to be the 9 best wines of the season, and delivers them in vials, not bottles. Each box of vials (which contains enough liquid for a glass of wine) also includes a credit to purchase full size bottles of any of the ones you really enjoyed. They also offer an advent calendar called Twelve Nights of Wine, a box that delivers 12 glasses of vino from around the world. Last year’s box sold out in four weeks, so if it sparks your fancy, it’s worth pre-ordering. Shop now!
For those who prefer wine by the glass rather than by the bottle, Usual Wines is your answer, offering the perfect measure of wine each and every time. Designed in sleek, 6.3 oz glass bottles, Usual wines are natural and made in small batches with grapes from California without any added sugars or sulfites. Plus, if you get overwhelmed by too many options, Usual Wines offers one signature type of red or rosé. Additionally, just in time for the holidays and New Year’s Eve, Usual Wines has restocked their popular Brut sparkling wine—perfect for toasting the arrival of 2022. Try the mixed subscription box for $80 and receive 12 glasses of red, rosé, and brut at your doorstep every month. Shop now!
Just as the name implies, every month, starting at $99, you’ll receive a box of wines at your doorstep hand-selected and curated by Sommeliers. This wine club is the best fit for those who enjoy learning about wine just as much as they do sipping it. Each shipment includes literature on the wine regions and the backstories of each bottle included. Before you know it, you’ll be a Somm in the making. Shop Now!
Through the Macari wine club, you’ll sip on a wide variety of wines that are pre-released or made in small batches. Exclusivity is key here. Each subscription also includes access to digital wine experiences and tastings. Receive a bottle of six wines four times a year starting at $145 or opt for their Collector wine club, which includes admission to an annual wine dinner hosted by the Macari family at their vineyard on Long Island’s scenic North Fork. Shop Now!
If you’re someone who enjoys sommelier-quality wine outside a Michelin-starred restaurant, consider Nomadica. Founder and sommelier, Kristin Olszewski is looking to disrupt how we experience viticulture, anywhere we are, via canned wine. Easily pack them with you on road trips, picnics, or simply to enjoy at home when all you want is a couple of glasses versus a full bottle. Sustainability is at the center of Nomadica’s ethos; all of the wines are responsibly sourced from vineyards with sustainable farming practices. The blends are also vegan, low sulfur, and fermented dry.