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International Wine of the Month Club Review

International Wine of the Month Club Review

International Wine of the Month - Premier Series

Get two bottles of exceptional quality wines from the world’s most renowned wine producing regions, at an exceptional value.

$35.95

International Wine of the Month Club

The International Wine of the Month Club spans the globe looking for the best wineries around. They offer exclusive access to wines that are not easily found in the United States, and wines are selected by their panel of experts. They have three separate wine club memberships that can also be paired with their cheese, flower, and chocolate and cigar clubs for a unique experience.

A club for those who want to branch out and enjoy international varieties of wine.



PROS:
  • No contract
  • Flat rate shipping charge
  • International wines
  • Rare, small batch and vintage wines
  • Choice of all red, all white or one of each
  • Wine selection by a panel of experts
  • Customizable membership options
CONS:
  • Contracts on certain memberships
  • High monthly subscription price
  • Shipping in addition to monthly price
  • Only two bottles per month


Wine Selection: (Rating: 10/10)

International Wine of the Month Club deals exclusively with international wines, but that doesn’t mean their selection is limited. From China to Australia to even India, they bring the world’s finest wines to their members. Members can choose from all white, all red or a mixture. There are no champagnes, but sparkling wines and blushes could make their way into the membership selection depending on the winery selected. Wines are picked by a panel of over 40 in-house wine experts.

Wine Quality: (Rating: 10/10)

This club deals exclusively in fine, limited batch and boutique style wines. Depending on the membership, you may get vintage and rare wines too. Because these wines go through an extensive selection process by a panel of experts, members can rest assured they will receive some of the best quality wines in the world.

Memberships/Pricing: (Rating: 9/10)

International Wine of the Month Club does not have to be a contract, but they also offer contract pricing. Members can choose from two to 12-month contracts or just select an open-ended month-to-month membership. This flexible ordering allows members to skip months if they would like, enjoy deep discounts and still get great wine. They have four memberships: The Premier Series, The Master Series, The Bold Reds, and the Collectors Series. Prices start at $35.95 and up. Shipping is not included, but they offer a flat-rate of $13 per month.

The International Wine of the Month Club does not offer one-time club shipments; instead, you must commit to a two month minimum. After that, you can limit the duration of your club membership anywhere from two to 12 months.

Additional Perks: (Rating: 7/10)

Tasting notes are included with each shipment as well as an introduction to the winery and their in-house winemakers. Members can also customize their shipments to include cigars, flowers, chocolate and cheese. Also, members can reorder wines from past shipments at a discounted rate, but shipping is still extra.

States: (Rating: 9/10)

International Wine of the Month Club ships to all states who allow the transportation of wine and spirits into their region.

The states they do not ship to include: Alaska, Hawaii and Utah.

Gift Memberships and Options: (Rating: 7/10)

If you wish to give the International Wine of the Month Club as a gift you can. You must sign up for a minimum of two months, but you can limit the duration – so you don’t have to call and cancel for your gift recipient.

They don’t offer gift certificates for their memberships at this time and you cannot give the gift of a bottle of wine – they are memberships only. You also don’t get to enjoy any special gift wrapping or options with the gift memberships, which is something most clubs offer.

Website Features: (Rating: 10/10)

The website is very informative and easy to navigate. You can find everything you need on their site, including FAQs, How It Works, and more. You can also design your own club membership to include other items like beer, cheese and chocolate.

Customer Service/Support: (Rating: 7/10)

International Wine of the Month Club only offers online email and phone support at this time. To contact a wine expert, you will have to go through a few menu selections and you must call during business hours. But, their website does have online tasting guides, pairings and winery information as well. Currently the club carries an A+ rating with the BBB, which is always something we like to see.


Pricing

(All memberships include additional $13 shipping and handling fee.)

Premier Series – Starting at $34.95 per month for two bottles. This club features international wines of exceptional quality. Can include some limited production boutique wines, and offers all red, all white or one of each.

Masters Series – Starts at $49.95 per month for two bottles. This club features more luxurious wines and some rare wine varieties. Features smaller batch wines than the Premier Series and often combines one bottle from Premier and one from Collectors.

Collectors Series – Starts at $69.95 per month for two bottles. Extremely limited, rare and vintage wines are included in the Collectors series. Because these wines are fine and more expensive to make, they are considered rarer and more of collectors, items than the other series.



Specification

Pricing

$15 to Under $20 a Bottle

$20 to Under $30 a Bottle

$30 to Under $40 a Bottle

Bottle Count

2

Help and Support

Phone

Email

Online Tutorials

Assistance from Wine Expert

Wine Selections

Red

White

Mixture(Red/White)

Rare Collectable or Vintage

International Wines

Shipping Frequency per Year

12 Times

Club Features

BBB Rating: A help

Money Back Guarantee: Yes

Sign Up Bonus: Yes - Varies by Month

Contract Required?: No

Cancellation Fee: Yes - unless you sign month-to-month

Can I Skip a Shipment?: Yes

Can I limit the duration?: Yes help

Offer One Time Shipments: No

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?: No

Tasting Notes/Materials/Videos help

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

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?

International Wine of the Month Club uses a very refined process for selecting their wines – and they only deal with international wine varieties. So, this club is probably better for more experienced wine drinkers. While there are no contracts and members can sign up for a month-to-month agreement, other plans can include two to 12 month membership contracts that a member cannot get out of. Shipping is in addition to the membership charge, but this is a flat $13 rate.

While a new-to-the-wine-club-scene type could enjoy this club, the higher prices and more refined wine selection make it better for those who have been in wine clubs before.


What We Like and What We Don’t Like

International Wine of the Month Club has a lot of great features and a few things working against them. One of the biggest bonuses is that members get access to international wines – and an opportunity to taste from around the globe. There are no contracts unless you sign up for a two or 12-month contract period. The money back guarantee is always a bonus when dealing with wines from other countries.

They offer three membership levels – with one specializing in fine wines. Collectors, vintage and very limited series wines are included in their Collectors Series. The price per month, however, is higher than a lot of wine clubs and they still charge $13 shipping and handling per month, but that is the cost of fine, international wine selections.

One thing going against this club is that you can only order two bottles. Most clubs allow you to order a few bottles per month or increase your monthly amount. While you can reorder additional bottles online, you will have to pay extra shipping.

This club is great for those who are looking to expand their wine experiences outside of the United States, but you will have to be willing to pay a little extra.

8.6 Total Score
A company devoted to fine international wines.

Easily confused with the Wine of the Month Club, the International Wine of the Month Club is an entirely different company. Offering exclusive access to international winery selections and customizable wine club members (including cheese and chocolate additions), this club is versatile enough to suit anyone’s needs.

Wine Selection
10
Wine Quality
10
Memberships/Pricing
9
Additional Perks
7
States
9
Website Features
10
Customer Service/Support
7
Gift Memberships and Options
7
PROS
  • No contract
  • Flat rate shipping charge
  • International wines
  • Rare, small batch and vintage wines
  • Choice of all red, all white or one of each
  • Wine selection by a panel of experts
  • Customizable membership options
CONS
  • Contracts on certain memberships
  • High monthly subscription price
  • Shipping in addition to monthly price
  • Only two bottles per month

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