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Clubs of America Wine of the Month Club Review

Clubs of America - Wine of the Month Club Review

  • Product
  • Specification

Clubs of America's Global Wine Club sommeliers bring rare, distinct selections from all over the world to your home each month. Notable for their quality and unique local flavors, their wine ...

Duration

Limited 1 to 12 Shipments

No. of Bottles

3

Wine Delivery Frequency

Monthly, Bi-Monthly, Quarterly

Wine Type

Mixed, All Whites, All Reds, U.S. Wines, International Wines

The Wine of the Month Club by Clubs of America is a monthly membership that can be combined with any of Clubs of America’s other membership options – including flowers, cigars, chocolates and even pizza. This club is very basic and only offers members two bottles of wine with no added perks.

A club that lets you pair wine clubs with other available clubs for a customized experience.



PROS:
  • No contracts
  • Discount on upfront payments
  • Shipping included
  • Ability to mix and match with other monthly club memberships (chocolate, cigar, coffee, beer, etc.)
  • Ships to almost all states in the U.S.
CONS:
  • High per bottle rate.
  • No membership extras, discounts, etc.


Wine Selection: (Rating: 7/10)

The wines shipped from the Wine of the Month Club by Clubs of America can include all reds, all whites or one of each. Members are limited to two bottles of wine only. Champagne and sparkling wines are not included and members cannot select their wines or change out what they are receiving – the club pre-picks these wines for them.

Wine Quality: (Rating: 8/10)

The wines from this club are middle level. They are still fine enough to bring to a dinner party or even use for guests at your own home, but they are far from collection material or anything members should consider “rare.” International and U.S. wines are included – so members will still be able to taste around the globe.

Memberships/Pricing: (Rating: 7/10)

There is only one membership option with this club. The price is a flat $42.95 per month, but this includes free shipping. Members can have their shipments monthly, every other month or quarterly. Also, members that sign up and pay for a 12-month subscription can save $25 off the total price of the membership.

One nice thing about Clubs of America Wine of the Month Club is that they do offer single one-time shipments of their club – something most wine clubs don't offer. They also offer limited duration memberships (from monthly to 12 months). That means your club membership automatically expires at this point and you don't have to call and cancel to stop shipments.

Additional Perks: (Rating: 5/10)

When it comes to additional benefits from the wine club itself, they are limited. There are no reorders and no tasting notes. Members receive a newsletter. But, because Clubs of America deals with month-to-monthly membership deliveries, members can customize their order to include chocolates, cigars, beer and even coffee.

States: (Rating: 10/10)

Clubs of America is able to ship most of their products, including wine to almost all of the states.

As of right now, they cannot ship to Hawaii, Utah or Alaska.

Gift Memberships and Options: (Rating: 8/10)

Clubs of America does offer gift memberships, but they do not have any gift certificates or gifts outside of the membership. When the membership is ordered as a gift, you can choose the duration between one and 12 months. Also, a custom printed gift announcement will be sent to the recipient notifying them of their gift.

Website Features: (Rating: 10/10)

The website is easy to navigate and a member can place their order with ease. Their FAQs section makes it clear what a member is purchasing and it is easy to combine memberships into a single account on the site. Members cannot reorder wines; this site is for membership shipments only.

Customer Service/Support: (Rating: 9/10)

The company only offers email and phone support at this time. Email is 24/7, while phone support is limited to company hours. But, they do have a FAQs section that answers most questions members would have.


Pricing

Wine of the Month Club – $44.95 per month for three bottles of wine and can include all reds, all whites or a mix. Shipping is included in the monthly price.



Specification

Pricing

$20 to Under $30 a Bottle

Bottle Count

3

Help and Support

Phone

Email

Wine Selections

Red

White

Mixture(Red/White)

US Wines

International Wines

Shipping Frequency per Year

4 Times

6 Times

12 Times

Club Features

BBB Rating: A help

Money Back Guarantee: Yes

Contract Required?: No

Cancellation Fee: No

Can I Skip a Shipment?: Yes

Can I limit the duration?: Yes help

Offer One Time Shipments: Yes

Can I establish a Wine Profile that my selections are based on?: No

Can I get a refund/replacement if I don't like a selection?: Yes

Tasting Notes/Materials/Videos help

Can I order Bottles without a Club Membership?: No help

Free Shipping

Offer Gift Club Memberships: Yes

Offer Gift Collections/Boxes that don't require membership: No

States They Ship To

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming


Who is This Wine Club Best Suited For?

Wine of the Month Club from Clubs of America features middle-grade wine. Therefore, collectors and those who want to enjoy boutique or limited production varieties may not find this club extensive enough to suit their needs. Also, because members cannot pick and choose their wine selections, this club may not appeal to those with a meticulous wine palate. But, this wine is convenient for those who want to mix and match monthly memberships all in one.


What We Like and What We Don't Like

Wine of the Month Club by Clubs of America is a basic wine club that allows members to mix and match other memberships – such as chocolate, beer, cigars or even flowers. They do offer good-tasting wines from all around the globe, but members cannot pick and choose which wines they receive. Members can, however, choose if they want all reds, all whites or one of each.

We like how shipping is included in the monthly price. We also like how members can get $25 off their price if they pay for the entire year of shipments upfront. Members can also choose between monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly shipments. There are no contracts, but members can opt for a contract period.

Unlike other clubs, they do ship to most states – with only three states being excluded from their shipping capabilities. The club also has a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, so if a member is not happy with their shipment, they can get a refund. While this club does not offer tasting notes or wine pairings, each shipment does come with a membership newsletter.

8 Total Score
A well-known wine of the month club option.

Clubs of America Wine of the Month Club is a very basic wine club. The company is known for offering a variety of club memberships – from flowers to wine and pizza – and members can mix and match their membership options to create a customized monthly shipment.

Wine Selection
7
Wine Quality
8
Memberships/Pricing
7
Additional Perks
5
States
10
Website Features
10
Customer Service/Support
9
Gift Memberships and Options
8
PROS
  • No contracts
  • Discount on upfront payments
  • Shipping included
  • Ability to mix and match with other monthly club memberships (chocolate, cigar, coffee, beer, etc.)
  • Ships to almost all states in the U.S.
CONS
  • High per bottle rate.
  • No membership extras, discounts, etc.

  • Product
  • Specification

Clubs of America's Global Wine Club sommeliers bring rare, distinct selections from all over the world to your home each month. Notable for their quality and unique local flavors, their wine ...

Duration

Limited 1 to 12 Shipments

No. of Bottles

3

Wine Delivery Frequency

Monthly, Bi-Monthly, Quarterly

Wine Type

Mixed, All Whites, All Reds, U.S. Wines, International Wines



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