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Wine of the Month Club Review

Wine of the Month Club Review

Wine of the Month Club

The original wine of the month club, providing 5 different packages to select from.

$21.95/month

Wine of the Month Club Review

Wine of the Month Club operates on a monthly schedule. As the original creator of monthly wine clubs, they pride themselves on offering members the lowest cost and lowest shipping rates in the industry. Founded in 1972, they still operate under their original mission: to be a premier wine club for the country.

The original wine club with a membership for every level of wine drinker.



PROS:
  • No contract
  • Multiple membership levels
  • Vintage, rare and collectible wines
  • Monthly shipments, but can be changed to every other or every 3rd month too
  • Convenient monthly prices
CONS:
  • Massachusetts residents must pick up at the store – and may experience longer shipping times
  • Don’t pick the wines – they are selected for you. You can only pick if you want mix, red or white
  • Shipping not included in the membership price


Wine Selection: (Rating: 10/10)

Wine of the Month Club sends two bottles per month or six bottles if you choose the Cellar Series Membership. Depending on the membership you choose, you may receive a rare or vintage wine. Wine qualities vary based on the membership, but come from around the world. Some sparkling wines may find their way into the rotation, but champagne will not. Members cannot pick the wines; instead, they are selected based on the membership. When you sign up, you can choose if you want 1 red and 1 white, all red or all white and that is how the rest of your membership will go.

Wine Quality: (Rating: 10/10)

The quality of wine depends on the membership. Entry-level memberships feature basic wines that are perfect for those who are new to wine drinking. Vintage and collector series can also be obtained through higher-level memberships.

Memberships/Pricing: (Rating: 9/10)

There are no contracts with the Wine of the Month Club. All of the memberships (except Cellar Series) deliver and bill once a month, while Cellar Series delivers and bills every other month. There are no signup bonuses offered, but they do offer multiple levels of membership to suit every budget and need. The prices per month are in line with the quality of wine you receive. They do, however, offer a 100 percent money back guarantee. Shipping is not included in the monthly membership price.

The Wine of the Month Club does not offer one-time shipments nor do they have limited duration memberships at this time – something we hope that they will add in the future for more convenience.

Additional Perks: (Rating: 5/10)

Only the Cellar Series receives tasting notes and a 24-page newsletter. But, the company’s website does provide further information about each wine. There is no points or rewards program and members do not receive any exclusive discounts or pricing. Wine can be purchased outside of your monthly shipment at a discounted online rate, but this rate is available to anyone who has an account.

States: (Rating: 8/10)

Wine of the Month Club only delivers to states that legally allow shipments of alcohol. But, for Massachusetts, they require wine club members to pick up their shipment at the physical store, which can take up to five weeks to arrive.

States they do not ship to include: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, S. Dakota, Utah, Vermont.

Gift Memberships and Options: (Rating: 9/10)

Wine of the Month Club does offer gift memberships and you can select a limited duration on those to four, six, or 12 month shipments.

If you prefer to give something other than a club membership, you can do a wine gift, which includes picking from 24 different wine gift baskets or assortments. They also offer gift cards in $25, $50, $75 and $100 denominations if needed. When you order a gift membership there is no special packaging, but gift baskets all come prepackaged in baskets or boxes and you can order personalized gift cards.

Website Features: (Rating: 10/10)

The website is very easy to use and navigate. You can quickly find the information you need, additional tasting notes on wine and can order additional bottles of wine if necessary.

Customer Service/Support: (Rating: 8/10)

Email and phone support are offered, but there is no live chat. Their online guide and help section is not as in-depth as other wine clubs.


Pricing

Classic Series: Starts at $21.95 per month. Includes two bottles and is ideal for those who are new to wine clubs or new to wine drinking.
California Wine Series: Starts at $26.95 per month. Includes two bottles and this is a red club membership only.
Vintners Series: Starts at $31.95 per month. Includes two bottles and is ideal for novice as well as experienced wine drinkers.
Limited Series: Starts at $41.95 per month. Includes two bottles and is ideal for those who want to enjoy classic and vintage wines.
Cellar Series: Starts at $65.95 per shipment, which ships every other month. Includes a 24-page newsletter and six bottles.



Specification

Pricing

Under $15 a Bottle

$15 to Under $20 a Bottle

$20 to Under $30 a Bottle

Bottle Count

2

6

Help and Support

Phone

Live Chat

Email

Social Media

Online Tutorials

Assistance from Wine Expert

Wine Selections

Red

White

Mixture(Red/White)

Champagne/Sparkling Wines

Rare Collectable or Vintage

US Wines

International Wines

Shipping Frequency per Year

6 Times

12 Times

Club Features

BBB Rating: B help

Money Back Guarantee: Limited

Contract Required?: No

Cancellation Fee: No

Can I Skip a Shipment?: Yes

Can I limit the duration?: On Gift Memberships Only 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?: Yes

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: Yes

States They Ship To

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Louisiana

Maine

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oregon

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming


Who is This Wine Club Best Suited For?

The Wine of the Month Club truly tries to cater to everyone. They offer more membership options than other wine clubs – which makes it perfect whether you are experienced with wine clubs or you are a club enthusiast. The quality and selection is based on the membership level, so a new wine club member could upgrade as their tastes and knowledge change.


What We Like and What We Don’t Like

Wine of the Month Club does their best to cater to everyone – including those who have never joined a wine club before. They offer convenient monthly payments, making them ideal for gift giving as well. Shipments are monthly, so that gives you just enough time to enjoy your wines before the next shipment is at your door. If you opt for the Cellar Series, you will get six bottles every other month. When you sign up, you can select if you want 1 red and 1 white, all reds or all whites. But, after that, your membership is stuck. Wine of the Month Club does not let you sign in and change your shipment options, so you are stuck with the wines that they send you.

Unfortunately, Wine of the Month Club does not include shipping or tax in their rates, which can dramatically increase the amount you actually pay each month. You can fix this by signing up for the Cellar Series and save on shipping. You do also have the option to change your monthly shipments from the lower-level memberships to every other month or every two months, but you still only have two bottles of wine to last you.

They lack in membership benefits as well – there are no discounts, coupons or even introductory offers for signing up.

But, they are the original wine club and stick to their original principles of offering no fluff and high-quality wines that are hand-selected. For the quality of wine, however, this is a tremendous value and despite their shortcomings, Wine of the Month Club has had some members for as long as 20 years and members boast online about how perfect the wine club is.

8.6 Total Score
A club that devotes itself to quality and variety.

The Wine of the Month Club boasts robust membership options and some of the most affordable wine club prices on the web. As the original wine club, they pride themselves in offering a variety of club memberships to suit every taste.

Wine Selection
10
Wine Quality
10
Memberships/Pricing
9
Additional Perks
5
States
8
Website Features
10
Customer Service/Support
8
Gift Memberships and Options
9
PROS
  • No contract
  • Multiple membership levels
  • Vintage, rare and collectible wines
  • Monthly shipments, but can be changed to every other or every 3rd month too
  • Convenient monthly prices
CONS
  • Massachusetts residents must pick up at the store – and may experience longer shipping times
  • Don’t pick the wines – they are selected for you. You can only pick if you want mix, red or white
  • Shipping not included in the membership price



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Wine of the Month Club – Gift Memberships

The Vintner's series highlights the unique character and personality of the wineries and wines selected. You'll naturally find wines from the classic regions of the world: Napa Valley, Bordeaux, the Loire, Tuscany and Australia... but then again, you might get a gem from Hungary or New Zealand.

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Wine of the Month Club – Vintners Series Gift Membership

Hand picked wines to represent the best value from the boutique wine area. Exception special occasion wines.

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Wine of The Month Club – Limited Series Gift Membership

One time shipment of a 2-Bottle, 6-Bottle, or 12-Bottle wine assortment that is delivered in a beautiful gift box.

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Wine of the Month Club – Wine Gift Assortments

Get 6 bottles (4) reds, (2) whites of hand selected wine every other month.

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Wine of the Month Club – Cellar Series

Get two bottles of vintage wines. One Red, One White, or all reds, or all whites.

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Wine of the Month Club – Classic Series

Your recipients receive 2 bottles of white, red or mixed monthly for either 4, 6, or 12 months.

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Red Wines that are a true celebration of all that is California Wine Country.

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Wine of the Month Club – Wine Gift Membership

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Wine of the Month Club


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