A Guide To Joining The Best Wine Clubs (by Katie Kelly Bell)

Posted: April 7, 2013 by wynmaker in Tasting, Wine, World wine news
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C’mon, join the club…but which club should you join, is a wine club even a fit for you, and do they really offer better deals on wine?

 

If you are adventurous about your wine consumption then you should consider joining a wine club. The wine club can in fact be an excellent choice for an individual who wants to experiment with various styles of wine but has little to no time for browsing in their local wine shop. It’s my humble opinion that getting to know your local wine retailer and shopping regularly is the best way to learn about new wines. But if the alternative in your busy life is just grabbing the closest bottle at the grocery store (the horror), well then, you need to join a club.

Most wineries have wine clubs, but you’re only exposed to one winery’s offerings in this format. It’s a big field of players, and so confusing that I just called Jessyca Frederick, developer of the popular WineClubReviews website to ask her opinion on the matter. She advises consumers to spend some time reading the fine print. “The key,” she notes, “is choosing the right club for what you want.” Her website sifts through all the noise and delineates between clubs that provide super value and clubs that provide first-rate access to collectibles. “The types of clubs have changed. Now services are more personalized.” she says. Indeed, many wine clubs offer palate profiles to tease out your preferred wine styles.

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