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Small Batch Wines Delivered to Your Doorstep

Small Batch Wines Delivered to Your Doorstep

Eighty percent of wine sold in retail outlets are produced by just three corporate wineries

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One way you can avoid inferior blends is to buy from smaller family wineries who are personally connected with the entire winemaking process.

Here's a fact we rarely keep in mind when browsing wines in a local wine shop or discount liquor store: 80 percent of wine sold in these outlets are produced by just three corporate wineries. This means there's a lot of blending going on. Many times inferior wines or off-vintages are mixed together under familiar labels so vineyards don't take a total loss on what otherwise could have been sold by the bottle.

One way you can avoid inferior blends is to buy from smaller family wineries who are personally connected with the entire winemaking process. The owners are out pruning the vines, adding just the right ingredients for fermentation, not sitting in the office Photoshopping the bottle labels.

Distribution is the main obstacle to getting your hands on these small-batch, top quality wines. Many stores and online wine clubs deal in volume, since that's where the profit is. Unless you're running an operation like the California Wine Club, which gets to know winemakers on an individual basis, it's pretty much the same situation all around.

Victor Vineyards from Victor, Calif. is a great example of a multi-generational mom and pop vineyard producing vibrant tasty bottles that would normally be a rare find anywhere outside their tasting room in a turn-of-the-century icehouse that once preserved their California Central Coast grapes across the country primarily for homemade wine production. After a long career of sourcing grapes to other wineries, owner Robert Lawson decided back in 1999 that it was time to craft wines he could call his own. Here's what I experienced with the following Victor vintages:

Victor Pinot Noir 2011

Rich honeyed bouquet with a tingly peppery mouth feel almost to the point of evergreen (spruce comes to mind) on the nose. A cleansing effervescense on the palate with a lively definitive astringency. Complex layers of bramble fruit linger until the next sip. A spunky minerality with smoky outlines works perfectly with aged cheeses and meats. This pinot's flavor profile shoots across the bow elevating your mouth in total refreshment.

Victor Lawson Ranch Chardonnay from Lodi 2012

Fruit immediately pops forward and then soon reveals the more sophisticated nuances of musk melon and peach framed by crisp lime on the palate. You're in for a treat when pairing with seafood... especially with it's even, clean drinking, perfect for sipping chilled after a day at the beach at a clam bake. A sure bet for drawing out a briny essence of ocean air on the nose.

Photos courtesy of Victor Vineyards and wine-searcher.com.


Can the Local Wine Shop Survive in the Age of Amazon?

Two years from now, it will have all seemed inevitable. You will want wine, and instead of going to your local brick-and-mortar store, you will log onto your Amazon Prime account, do a quick search, compare prices, glance at ratings, and order. It will be delivered to your doorstep.

Industry observers and consumers see what some wine retailers fail to: Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods spells doom for small-scale wine shops.

This Is The Last Corkscrew You’ll Ever Buy

In the next few years, brick-and-mortar wine stores will slowly become havens for the elderly, fringe radicals who insist on living their life “off the grid,” and hardcore connoisseurs whose need for small-batch, obscure regional varietals cannot be met by a corporate behemoth like Amazon.

Amazon + Whole Foods

As Scott Galloway, a professor at the NYU’s Stern School of Business and founder of L2 Inc., a business intelligence firm, put it on CNBC’s Squawk Alley shortly after news of the buy became public: “You just gave Amazon entree into the wealthiest households in the wealthiest urban centers in the world. This is a frightening day for every retailer that is not Amazon.”

(And yes: At this point, the reality of Amazon delivering wine right to your doorstep is still hypothetical in most places. We discuss the rings of fire it must – and has already begun to – jump through to make this a go across the country below).

Consumers have been gravitating toward online wine delivery for years. Online sales of liquor reached an estimated $614 million last year and reached an annualized growth rate of 11.7 percent over the past five years, according to market research firm IBIS. Apps like Drizly, Thirstie, Swill, and Saucey have been raising millions and expanding their reach. Delivery is available in virtually every city in America, often by virtue of partnerships between the operators and brick-and-mortar stores. The partnerships help everyone by padding the stores’ bottom lines and allowing the online delivery services to bypass different state regulations on distribution vehicles and purchasing licenses. These services charge a fee, of course, most of the time in the single digits.

The news that Amazon was buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion makes an accelerating trend seem like an unavoidable reality, with much further-reaching consequences.

Prime Wine

Amazon will essentially bypass the maze of app-store partnerships with Whole Foods, essentially created a built-in distribution center that will allow it to legally deliver wine across the country. And if Amazon follows its current Prime model, delivery will be … free.

Now that Amazon will make it possible for people to order a bottle of $16 Pinot Grigio (that sells for $18 at their local) along with diapers and books? Game changer.

“As someone who has utilized Amazon Prime for six years, I’d love to finally make the move from diaper delivery to wine and beer delivery,” Tara Gutman, an attorney for Geico and mother of two school-age boys tells VinePair. “I would certainly go to the store for some items, depending on Amazon’s stock and price. However, being able to have good wine delivered would be an invaluable service. These days there isn’t always time to get everything done and knowing good wine could be waiting at your doorstep when you arrive home from a long day would be lovely.”

As most economists will tell you, women hold the nation’s purse strings. Researchers estimate that women make 85 percent of the purchasing decisions in the U.S.

And as Tara noted above, women (and men) seem busier than ever these days, and look to Amazon Prime as an easy way to cut through the time-sucking tasks of schlepping and shopping. More than 70 percent of American households with annual incomes of $112,000 or more were Prime subscribers as of 2016. About 40 percent of all Prime subscribers shell out $1,000 per year on Amazon.

A Whole Foods Market In Austin, Texas (via Philip Arno Photography / Shutterstock.com)

In a recent podcast, Galloway predicted that Amazon will increase its average household spend on Prime with this acquisition and others, up to roughly $7,000 a year, and in the process, wipe out mom-and-pop and big-box retail stores by the thousands.

“The winners are consumers and Amazon shareholders,” he said. “But the losers are the retail ecosystem, which includes 11 million cashiers, which includes the 40 million households that have a share of Gap or Walmart. You’re effectively seeing this giant sucking sound out of the entire retail ecosystem into a small number of players.”

While Tara and other consumers cite convenience as a factor, oenophiles in geographically challenged or remote regions are slavering over the expected colossal selection and free delivery. There are challenges, to be sure, and Amazon may need to get creative in order to have this colossal selection, but if anyone can figure it out, they can. (Many renowned retail stores and wineries offer to deliver high-caliber wines, but there’s always a steep delivery fee. And wine-of-the-month clubs sometimes offer free delivery, but the selection rarely meets cork dork standards).

“I will absolutely order from Amazon if they find a way to deliver wine within proper temperatures in Florida,” said Laura Laytham Zaki, a Manhattan-to-Florida transplant, media consultant, mother of two, and a shameless lover of stupendously pricey Bordeaux. “The wine selection in Florida stores is abysmal. I’d never go again.”

According to a recent study from 1010data, of the consumers who shopped more than once at a Whole Foods over the past year, 81 percent were members of Amazon Prime. And Amazon Prime members are big spenders at Whole Foods. Regular WF shoppers who are also Prime members spent an average of $1,371 at the store, $306 more than non-Prime members. In addition, Whole Foods fans are more likely to shop for groceries (10 percent use delivery) than Kroger or Albertsons shoppers (5 percent and 6 percent, respectively, use delivery).

Amazon began rolling the wine delivery program out in earnest months before the acquisition of Whole Foods was announced. In March, Amazon announced that its Prime Now offered one- and two-hour delivery for wine and beer in Cincinnati and Columbus. Popular brands like Chateau Ste. Michelle, Bud Light, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Rhinegeist and Veuve Clicquot were available. Two-hour delivery is free, one-hour delivery is $7.99. Delivery is also available in Seattle and Washington.

Where We Are Now

So when will you be able to order your wine on Prime? Here’s where things stand now:

In June, Amazon announced its intention to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. The size of the deal – 10 times bigger than any other acquisition they’ve made – was enough to raise eyebrows.

Under the terms of the deal, Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under its own brand and “source from trusted vendors and partners around the world,” the company said. John Mackey will stay on as CEO.

The transaction is expected to close this year.

In fiscal year 2016, Whole Foods had sales of $16 billion with more than 460 stores in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

Amazon, of course, has a grocery biz in place. In 2007, it launched a grocery delivery system called AmazonFresh. While the company has attempted to modernize the process of food delivery and sorting via machine learning (programming robots to decipher the difference between moldy and fresh food, drone delivery, etc.), the going has been tough.

Amazon has about 100 million square feet of space in its fulfillment and data centers. About 3 million of that is dedicated to AmazonFresh and Prime Pantry grocery programs. Whole Foods has more than 1 million square feet of warehouse space just for distribution to its markets. So Amazon just increased the reach of its grocery and beverage arm by one-third.

There does appear to be a step missing in Amazon’s use of Whole Foods to leapfrog into the business of selling limitless wine options to Prime customers. Amazon will still be constrained by laws that vary by state limiting the sale and transport of wine, and the limits of a particular Whole Foods’ current wine selection. For example, Whole Foods has one location in Iowa. Yes, they could use that one location to ship anywhere within the state, but will the selection meet cork dork standards? Amazon has not shared its wine marketing plans with the world yet, but one could speculate that it will ensure that every Whole Foods carries a core base of highly regarded, nationally available wines that oenophiles like. In other words, relatively big-batch wines that have earned Wine Spectator’s stamp of approval. But that’s just speculation.

Also worth noting, Amazon has been lobbying Washington for years on a number of subjects, including its liquor-shipping laws. Last year, it spent $11.3 million on lobbying. Compare that to Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the beer industry’s biggest lobbyer, which only shelled out $5.7 million.

An Amazon Fulfilment Center (via wawritto / Shutterstock.com)

Combining Whole Foods, with its penchant for sensing and marketing to the zeitgeist currently occupying the wealthiest class of consumers, and Amazon, with its talent for disrupting and then revamping new markets, even with only a sliver of the market and at least one big question mark regarding the supply chain, they’ve created a powerful force in the market that is making competitors – from big-box stores, to mom-and-pop wine shops, to farmers – very nervous indeed.

Courting Small-Batch Cork Dorks

Amazon even appears to be courting the very cork dorks who might eschew Amazon’s selection on principle. One winery, King Estate in Oregon, sees Amazon’s reach as a huge opportunity to reach oenophiles it never could have marketed directly to before.

“We approached Amazon to develop a wine for them specifically,” Jenny Ulum, senior director of communications for the winery, tells VinePair. “We created a sub-label, King Vintners, to showcase distinctive growing regions in the Pacific Northwest. We will be launching five brands and each one will highlight a different growing region in Oregon. The goal is to bring the Oregon style of wine to a national audience, and we loved the idea of working with Amazon to sell it directly to consumers.”

The debut collection – dubbed NEXT – includes a $20 Pinot Gris, a $30 red blend and a $40 Pinot Noir. The initial run was about 1,500 cases per varietal. Across all of its brands, King produces between 350,000 and 400,000 cases per year, so while this only constitutes 1 percent of their production run, King is “thrilled” to get their wines to consumers who may not have been able to access them otherwise, Jenny says. The brand launched in June and sales have been fantastic so far, she says.

Still. While the wine market may be full of thirsty moms living the 9-to-5 baby juggle struggle, many of them are avowed wine snobs who aren’t going to trust their precious snifter of sanity to a bot.

“I would utilize both,” said Martha Fitzgibbons, a marketing director and mother of two. After a long day at the office followed by a crowded commute from Manhattan to New Canaan and the rigors of putting a toddler and preschooler to bed, Martha definitely deserves a glass of bubbly, no matter how it arrives. “For things I have been drinking a long time and know I like I would be inclined to sometimes order from Amazon,” she said. “What the local wine store brings is the chance to find something new. I would be more likely to trust them than a suggestion for Amazon. Not sure algorithms can replace actually trying the wine.”

Astor Wine & Spirits, for one, isn’t flummoxed at all by the news. Astor is one of the largest and, perhaps more importantly, highly regarded wine stores in the country. And yes, they’re online.

“A huge part of our business is shipping wine to Seattle or California,” Lorena Ascencios, the head buyer for Astor, explains. “We’ve been doing it for 15 years at least.” (Shipping is free over a certain threshold within New York, but they do charge to ship elsewhere).

But their established online business isn’t the reason Lorena finds little to fear in Amazon’s move online.

“There is no way Amazon can replicate what we have built,” Lorena says. “We don’t stock Yellowtail or any of the other large commercial wineries that do big volume but aren’t high quality. We love working with small producers because they’re interesting and often far superior to many larger-scale wineries. Often, we’ll just buy 25 cases from a winery. Currently, we carry 3,000 different wines, 2,000 of which are smaller producers that are hard to find elsewhere. We have been purposefully skewing our selection to be artisanal and we’ve been thriving.”

Lorena argues that Amazon will never be able to specialize to the degree that a smaller, more nimble store like Astor – with highly trained wine professionals on staff – can.

But more importantly, she believes that Amazon faces a logistical issue that a company relying on machines will never be able to overcome.

“What do they do if a wine is corked? Will they even know?” Lorena asks. “We are constantly sampling and testing our wines to make sure they are of the highest caliber. We have winemakers in every day to hold tastings and talk to our customers. That helps us, the customers and the wineries. Being able to touch, taste the wine, speak with the maker? You simply can’t replicate that online.”

The Inevitable

Shortly before announcing the acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon released a promotional video advertising a $20 gadget called the Dash Wand. In the video, a middle-aged couple wanders around their beautifully appointed kitchen chatting with Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa. They’re preparing – as rich white middle-aged people do – for a fabulous dinner party the next day.

Rummaging through her fridge, she finds shrimp. She requests a recipe and then orders the ingredients she’ll need to complete her dish. While cooking the meal on the night of the party, she realizes she finished up her white wine. Whoops! “Order white wine from Prime Now,” she intones calmly.

The vaguely Orwellian video, in addition to being somehow spooky and boring at the same time, seems prescient.

Retailers like Astor Wine & Spirits – one of the most beloved and well-established stores in the world – are probably safe, just like indie bookstore juggernauts like The Strand still are, despite the fact that Amazon’s move into selling books single-handedly revolutionized (many would say decimated) the brick-and-mortar retail market. But everyone else? They should, as Galloway pointed out, be very frightened indeed.


Why We Chose It: You can shop for a wide selection of beer, wine, and spirits simultaneously for same-day delivery.

Pros
Large selection
Partners with local retailers

Cons
Shipping fees vary by retailer

When you want to shop from a large selection of beer, wine, and spirits with quick, same-day delivery or shipping within a few days, try Drizly. This alcohol delivery service partners with local retailers, making as many as 2,000 products available from any given store—which can all be accessed through the company's app and website.

Drizly is available in 30 states and, depending on your location, you may be able to choose delivery or shipping. Same-day delivery is available in many cities, with some providing drop-off within one hour of ordering. For cities outside the delivery range, your order will be shipped through a delivery service (FedEx or UPS) and will arrive within a few days.

Most cities have a $5 delivery fee, although there are no such fees in New York City. Shipping costs vary by the retailer you choose when placing your order. Drizly also adds a $1.99 service fee to orders.


Sydney food and wine gifts delivered to mum's doorstep for Mother's Day 2020

Merivale Mother's Day: Mix and match your choice of sparkling and flowers. Photo: Supplied

We might not be able to host big family gatherings this year but you can still make mum's first #iso Mother's Day special with these creative delivery ideas (plus a few you can deliver yourself).

Just remember to order quickly if you want your gift to arrive on mum's doorstep in time.

Sunday roast with all the trimmings

Order a traditional British-style Sunday roast with all the trimmings and a free bottled cocktail just for mum, courtesy of The Duke of Clarence. Choose from beef sirloin, roast chicken or lamb (or pumpkin with wild rice for vegos), plus delicious sides such as Yorkshire puds, pigs in a blanket and, of course, beef fat potatoes. All orders for Sunday, May 10 will come with a free Warner's Halfway to Harrington cocktail, with Warner's London Dry and Rhubarb Gins, watermelon, finger lime cordial, salt bush, lemon and dried rhubarb garnish. See thedukeofclarence.com

/>The Duke of Clarence is offering traditional British-style Sunday roasts, with a free cocktail for mum. Photo: Supplied

Mother's Day with Merivale

Merivale has gone all-out for Mother's Day, with a generous range of drinks, flowers and food gift ideas. Prefer a classic champagne and flowers combo? Mix and match your choice of NV Veuve Clicquot Rosé or NV Ruinart Blanc de Blancs (or a less traditional margarita kit), plus 20 double tulips or five chrysanthemums. Or spoil mum with a feast from one of Merivale's five new home menus, from Mr. Wong, Totti's, Bert's Bar & Brasserie, Fred's or Vinnie's Pizza ($70-95 for two) plus matching drinks packs or pre-batched cocktails ($40-$115). The meals come semi-prepared, ready for a few easy finishing touches. See merivaleathome.com/gifting

Natural wine subscription

Mum an adventurous wine drinker? Sign her up to The Borough Box, a new natural wine delivery subscription service for people who like their wines on the natural side. Founder James Audas, a former sommelier at Rene Redzepi's influential Denmark restaurant Noma, promises deliveries of the "rarest, most exciting natural wines around". Each month's box ($180, opt out any time) contains a surprise selection of sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines from Australia and around the world, with a focus on small-batch winemakers and hard-to-find bottles. Delivery to all metro areas across Australia. See theboroughbox.com.au

Cocktails to the door

Online cocktail service Cocktail Porter is offering up a French martini mini kit ($79.95), with everything mum needs to shake up a fancy berry-pineapple infusion including Chambord, luxurious Ciroc Vodka and black raspberry and Madagascan vanilla liqueur, all topped with fairy floss. Spritz more mum's thing? The botanical spritz pack ($89.95) includes three beautiful sparkling cocktails bursting with citrus, passionfruit, blood orange and elderflower, all ready for mum to chill and pour. Order before 9am on Monday, May 4 for non-metro delivery or before 9am on Tuesday May 5 for metro Sydney delivery. See cocktailporter.com.au

/>The Borough Box delivers exciting hard-to-find wines. Photo: Saskia Wilson


Best Food Subscription Boxes

Here are the best food subscription boxes that you must subscribe to this month. Plus, we even have some pretty awesome coupons and deals too:

1. Freshly

How much is it: $49.99 a week.

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2. HelloFresh

How much is it: $6.60 a meal.

What’s inside: Get delicious, healthy recipes along with pre-measured ingredients delivered straight to your door every week. Plus, you get to choose in advance what you’d like to include in your weekly menu!

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3. Urthbox

How much is it: $14.99 – $44.99 a month.

What’s inside: Get healthy, full-size snacks and products delivered monthly. Best of all, there are four boxes to choose from – classic, low calorie, vegan, and gluten free.

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What’s inside: Every month, you’ll get 16-20 delicious snacks, all of which are either all-natural, GMO-free, or gluten free.

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6. Marley Spoon

How much is it: $61.50 – $106.80 per week.

What’s inside: Get delicious recipes and fresh ingredients delivered straight to your door along with step-by-step instructions to help you cook the best meal possible.

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What’s inside: Get delicious, easy to make, holiday themed baking kits delivered monthly. Best of all, you’ll get kits to help you make tasty cupcakes, cake pops, and so much more.

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How much is it: $5 a serving.

What’s inside: Get simple recipes and fresh ingredients delivered straight to your. Plus, being the sister meal box company to Marley Spoon, you’ll get the same quality ingredients just at a fraction of the cost.

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What’s inside: Get anywhere between 5-20 full sized snacks from around the world every month.

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What’s inside: Get seasonal recipes and fresh, pre-measured speciality ingredients to make delicious meals every week.

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13. Oceanbox

How much is it: Starts at $42 a month.

What’s inside: Inside every Oceanbox, you’ll find fresh, sustainable sourced seafood delivered straight to your door. To get started, just choose how many servings you want per shipment as well as your choice of seafood such as scallops, snapper, salmon, shrimp, tuna, cod, and many more.

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What’s inside: Get an 8-11 pound box of 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, heritage breed pork, and free-range chicken.

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What’s inside: Inside every monthly wine box, you’ll get bottles of small-batch wines paired with hand-crafted meats and artisanal cheeses.

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What’s inside: Get insanely fresh burger meal kits that you can make from home along with mouthwatering slides.

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What’s inside: Inside each box, you’ll receive 10+ vegan snacks and goodies.

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How much is it: First box half off then $4.49 a month.

What’s inside: Every month, you’ll receive a box filled with tasty, healthy and delicious snacks delivered straight to your door every month. Best of all, every Graze snack doesn’t include any high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, or GMO. Graze is also perfect for the office!

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What’s inside: Get 6 amazing artisan food products specifically curated to you from some of America’s best cities and towns. And best of all, every quarter, the box has a new theme! Easily one of our favorite boxes for men!

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What’s inside: Inside this monthly low-carb subscription box, you’ll get 7-9 keto-friendly snacks delivered straight to your home.

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What’s inside: Get three pints of Jeni’s ice cream, sorbets, or frozen yogurt delivered straight to your door in a insulated box four times a year.

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What it costs: $12 for first delivery, then $17 every 2 to 4 weeks.

What you get: With Driftaway Coffee, you’ll get a personalized fresh roasted coffee subscription box that connects you to your coffee farmer, all while contributing to their livelihoods. The 4 bags of coffees are sourced from around the world and are brought straight to your doorstep, just two days after roasting.

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9 Best Wine Delivery Services to Bring Happy Hour to You

Olivia Pope was really onto something: There's just nothing like a good glass of wine to unwind after a long day. Whether you tend to gravitate toward a velvety tannic red, a crisp white that tastes like biting into a Granny Smith apple, a floral rosé, a tried and true canned wine, or even a complex skin-contact orange wine, wine o'clock can feel be the most relaxing part of your day. These days, even great wine can come in single-serving bottles for toting along to the park or the beach, underneath a twist-off top for those of us who can never find the corkscrew, or half bottles that are perfect for sharing over a meal.

When you're trying to cut down on trips to the wine store or love the convenience of your favorite tipple arriving on your doorstep, wine delivery services are here for you. Some of them can even help you discover new wine with expert recommendations or even science-driven methods, so you don't have to stand in front of the racks at the store pretending you know what you're looking for (don't worry, we've all been there). You can even subscribe to regular delivery, so your wine rack will never run empty. (P.S. If you'd rather make do with what you have, browse our guide to classic cocktails).

This is the service for those who love taking those online personality quizzes and want to discover new wines. Take a quiz to help Firstleaf's wine concierge select your first box, then provide feedback on the wines you receive. Each delivery gets more customized, as the algorithm determines which wines you're most likely to enjoy.

Price: $90 per box of six bottles

Frequency: Choose from monthly, every two, or every three months

All of the wines Revel Wine Club offers are made by eight in-house winemakers, sourcing from every major wine region in the world. Revel also offers tons of options, with organic, sulfite-free, and even low-calorie wines delivered right to your doorstep.

Price: $36 for four bottles, $54 for six, or $108 for 12

Frequency: Choose from four, six, or 12 bottles to arrive every month, every two, or every three months

After answering some questions to determine your palate profile, Winc sends you a box of wines specifically tailored to your preferences. Customers have the option to rate those wines, to further customize future deliveries. You can also order Winc's wines yourself, by choosing from a list of almost 40 options.

Price: Starts at $39 for three, plus tax and $9 shipping. Free shipping on four or more bottles

Frequency: Monthly, but members can pause at any time or order bottles a la carte

With wines that often use unrefined, native yeast and biodynamic processes, natural wine is an adventure in a glass. A wine club is a great way to try new bottles with some curated guidance, since each box arrives with tasting and pairing notes so you can understand what you're sipping on. In addition, Mysa Natural Wine Club donates 1% of all sales to 1% for the Planet and the Carbon Fund.

Price: $89 for three, $140 for six, $240 for 12

Frequency: Choose from monthly, every two, or every three months

Orange, or skin-contact wine, is made from white grapes in a method that allows the grape skins to stay in contact with the wine, coloring and flavoring it from lightly tinted to deep ruby. Both red and white wine fans will enjoy the orange wine experience, and every bottle has its own unique personality. If you've never tried it, this sommelier-curated orange wine service can help you discover a new favorite. Each box contains descriptions, tasting and pairing notes, so you can learn while you sip.

Price: $105 for three or $195 for six if subscribed monthly

Frequency: Monthly, with one-time boxes available

You'll feel like the classiest mad scientist with this box of wine vials that let you taste new wines from around the world before you commit to a whole bottle. Perfect for a wine-tasting party, gather friends and discover new favorites that you won't find at your nearby big-box store. The subscription box delivers nine new seasonally-appropriate wines every quarter.

Price: $79 for nine by-the-glass wines

Frequency: Quarterly

Try red, white, or brut wines (or a mix of all three!) that come in bottles that are meant to be enjoyed without a glass. Why should beer-drinkers be the only ones who can tote their tipple without any added accessories? All three varieties are made naturally, in small batches without added sulfites or sugars.

Price: $40 for six glasses, $80 for 12, $120 for 18, or $160 for 24

Frequency: Monthly, or pay more for a la carte shipments

If you've already tried the Blue Apron meal delivery kits, you may have seen wine recommendations on their recipe cards. But you can also subscribe to three-, six-, and 12-bottle deliveries, so you always have something to pair with your meal. All of the bottles are 500ml, just the right size to split with your dining companion without worrying about leftovers.


Best Wine Subscription Boxes

Here’s the complete listing of some of the best wine subscription services as well as monthly wine subscription boxes that you absolutely must try this month.

1. Winc

What it costs: Membership with wine starts at $13 bottle.

What you get: With Winc (formerly known as Club W), all you need to do is answer 6 questions about the flavors that you love, and from there you’ll get curated wine selections that suit your palette, delivered to you monthly.

Coupon / Buy Now: Get $20 off your first order HERE.

2. California Wine Club

What it costs: $39.95 – $235 a month for 2 bottles of wine.

What you get: When you join this wine club, you’ll get handcrafted, boutique, high-quality wines from around the world, curated by their team of wine experts including one of the world’s few Masters of Wine. There are 5 wine club levels to choose from:

  • Premier (popular award-winning wines)
  • Signature (California’s highest rated and most coveted wine)
  • International (wines from around the world)
  • Aged Cabernet (Napa’s most prestigious wines aged 8-12 years)
  • Pacific Northwest (limited production wines from Oregon and Washington)

Coupon / Buy Now: Click HERE to join the California Wine Club.

Unreal Deal: Save up to $123 on a case of Rosé, perfect for holiday entertainment HERE.

3. International Wine of the Month Club

What it costs: Starts at $39.95 a month plus $13 shipping.

What you get: Receive premium wines from two different award-winning boutique wineries every month. Plus, inside each shipment, you’ll relieve a monthly newsletter, tasting notes, food pairing recommendations, and recipes.

And there are 4 different memberships to choose from:

Coupon / Buy Now: Join HERE.

4. Cellars Wine Club

What it costs: Prices start at $29

What you get: This wine club caters to your wine needs. Whether if you’re looking to explore wine or give wine to someone as a gift, you’ll find the perfect wine club here.

Coupon / Buy Now: Click here to join the wine club.

5. Vinebox

What it costs: $29 for the first month.

What you get: When you join Vinebox, you’ll get hand-selected wines by the glass delivered straight to your door.

Coupon / Buy Now: Join today HERE.

6. Gold Medal Wine Club

What it costs: $40.95 per shipment.

What you get: When you join the Gold Medal Wine Club, you’ll be sent superb, medal-winning wines from some of California’s best boutique wineries.

Coupon / Buy Now: Join the wine club here.

7. Bright Cellars

What it costs: $60 a month for 4 bottles of wine.

What you get: With a Bright Cellars wine subscription, you’ll get delicious wines curated from around the world. Just take a simple quiz, and from there you’ll get a selection of wines that match your taste. It’s that easy!

Coupon / Buy Now: Get 50% off your first box HERE.

8. The Grand Tour by Verve Wine

What it costs: $95 a month.

What you get: When you subscribe to the Grand Tour, you’ll get four bottles of hand-selected wine from the featured region or theme of that month. You can expect to receive 2 reds and 2 whites or even the occasional rosé or sparkling wine.

Coupon / Buy Now: Join HERE.

9. Wine of the Month Club

What it costs: Membership plans start at $139 a month.

What you get: The original wine of the month club. Plus, it also makes a great wine subscription gift.

Coupon / Buy Now: Click here to join the club and get a free gift.

10. Firstleaf

What it costs: $89.95 a month.

What you get: Get 6 bottles of wine from around the world sent straight to your door each month based on your favorite flavors, tastes, and overall palette.

Coupon / Buy Now: Get your introductory box for only $39.95 HERE.

11. WineSociety

What it costs: $39.20 every quarter for 3 cans per shipment

What you get: Get beautifully balanced premium wines in 500 ML cans that are the perfect amount for sharing or indulging. You can choose between a premium red blend, a white blend, a rosé blend, or all three in their variety pack subscription.

Coupon / Buy Now: Get your wine cans HERE.

12. Blue Apron Wine

What it costs: $65.99 a month with shipping included.

What you get: Get exclusive access to delicious wines from renowned whine makers from around the world. Plus, inside each box, you’ll receive tasting notes, pairing tips, plus the story behind every wine.

Coupon / Buy Now: Join HERE.

13. Empathy Wines

What it costs: Starting at $243 a year for 9 bottles (3 bottles, 3 times a year)

What you get: Get three shipments of great, inexpensive wines thought the year. Plus, when you join the club, you’ll get a VIP pass for all your on-demand wine recommendations, special wine country experiences, and parties hosted by the man himself, Gary Vaynerchuk. Plus, these wines are vegan!

Coupon / Buy Now: Join here.

14. Usual

What it costs: $80 a month

What you get: Every month, you’ll receive a box of 12 glasses of wines. Just choose if you want Brut, Rosé, Red, or mixed

Coupon / Buy Now: Click here to join Usual.

15. The Sip Society

What it costs: $59.95 bimonthly.

What you get: Receive 3 mini-bottles of sparkling wine and high end champagne every other month. Plus with every box, you’ll get a $25 credit towards a full-size bottle.

Coupon / Buy Now: Join here.

16. Tasting Room

What it costs: $9.95 to join (mini-bottle tasting kit).

What you get: The way Tasting Room works is that at first you taste 6 different mini bottles of wines and then you tell them which ones you like best. From there, you’ll get a personalized wine profile that details all the flavors and styles that you prefer. Then you’ll get a full sized shipment of wine bottles that you love.

Coupon / Buy Now: Click here to join Tasting Room and get $30 off your first order.

17. Plonk Wine Club

What it costs: Starts at $110 a month for 4 bottles.

What you get: Plonk Wine Club specializes in expertly curating a selection of artisanal, small batch, and sustainably grown organic wines from around the globe, and delivering them to your doorsteps, every month.

Coupon / Buy Now: Join the wine club here.

18. WSJ Wine Club

What it costs: Membership plans start at $79.99 every 3 months.

What you get: When you join the WSJ Wine Club, you’ll get an exciting new case of 12 wines tailored to your personal tastes, every 3 months.

Coupon / Buy Now: Click here to join the wine club.

19. Naked Wines

What it costs: $40 a month.

What you get: The way it works that you join Naked Wines as an “Angel.” This means that you are essentially crowdfunding the independent wine makers in the Naked Wines community. Every month you contribute $40 to your wine account and from there you’ll receive a free monthly bottle of wine as well as access to angel executive bottles, pre-release wines, and more, all of which are up to 60% off retail prices.

Coupon / Buy Now: Join HERE.

20. Ninety + Cellars

What it costs: $50 for 3 bottles $95 for 6 bottles.

What you get: Get quarterly shipments of 90+ rated wines delivered straight to your door. Plus, you get to choose between the red wine club, mixed wine club, and the throttle wine club!

Coupon / Buy Now: Join HERE.

21. Wine Awesomeness

What it costs: $49 a month for 3 wines.

What you get: With Wine Awesomeness, every month, their team of curators and sommeliers dream up a wine-fueled adventure and send it straight to your door. You’ll be able to explore the wine world without palate quizzes, gimmicks, or any other nonsense. Plus in every wine subscription box, you have the choice to receive all reds, all whites, or a mixture of both.

Coupon / Buy Now: Click here to join Wine Awesomeness.

22. Splash Wines

What it costs: $59 a month for 6 bottles.

What you get: When you subscribe to Splash, you have three different wine clubs to choose from – standard, vineyard, and cellar. With Standard, you’ll receive delicious wines from famous countries across the planet, most of which have a broad appeal for everyone from novice to expert. With Vineyard, you’ll get wonderfully complex wines from some of the world’s best vineyards. And with Cellar, you’ll get an all red selection of wines that have been cellared for years as they continue to mature and evolve.

Coupon / Buy Now: Subscribe HERE.

23. Martha Stewart Wine Co.

What it costs: $49.98 – $89.99 a month.

What you get: With the Martha Stewart Wine Co, you’ll get awesome wine delivered every 6 or eight weeks. Just choose what type of wine you like (red, mixed, or with) and that’s it! Plus there’s an option to get either a case or a half case delivered.

Coupon / Buy Now: Join today here.

24. Vine Oh!

What it costs: $59.99 a quarter.

What you get: Each month, you’ll get a box of fun, rejuvenating, and delicious surprises as well as 2 bottles of wine every season. Can definitely make a great gift for women. Plus, it’s by far one of the most unique cheap wine subscriptions on our listing.

Coupon / Buy Now: Use the code UrbanWine to get $15 off HERE.

25. SommSelect Monthly Wine Club

What it costs: Starts at $99 a month.

What you get: Receive authentic, artisanal wines, hand-picked by top sommeliers, shipped directly to your doorstep each month. There are three wine clubs to choose from:

  • The Explore 4 – built around a changing theme like wine region, grape variety, etc.
  • The Somm 6 – six bottles of premier wine with an emphasis on new producers
  • The Blind 6 – six bottle wrapped in black tissue paper and numbered for an authentic blind tasting experience

Coupon / Buy Now: Get free shipping with any 6 bottles HERE.

26. Vegan Wines

What it costs: $140 to $200 a shipment plus $20 for shipping.

What you get: When you subscribe to the Vegan Wine Club, you’ll get amazing vegan wines along with plant-based recipes that pair perfectly with your new wines. Plus, there’s even an option to add sommelier selected vegan cheeses to your wine shipment.

Coupon / Buy Now: Join HERE.

27. Sweetwine Club

What it costs: $49.99 a quarter.

What you get: Four times a year, you’ll receive three premium, hand-selected, limited-edition sweet wines along with recipes and food pairing recommendations for each wine in your box.

Coupon / Buy Now: Join HERE.

28. Viticole Wine

What it costs: Starts at $59 a month.

What you get: With a Viticole Wine subscription, you’ll receive grape wines, cider, and multi-fruit ferments. You’ll get 2 cases per year (24 bottles total) broken into two shipments – one in March/April and the other in October/November.

Coupon / Buy Now: Join HERE.

29. Matthiasson Wine Club

What it costs: $315 plus tax.

What you get: Twice a year, you’ll receive 6 (or 12) bottles of delicious, tough-to-get wines along with the vineyard’s homemade jams from their fruit orchards.

Coupon / Buy Now: Join HERE.

30. Wine Insiders

What it costs: $89 every 12 weeks.

What you get: When you join the Wine Insiders Club, you’ll get 12 expertly selected international wines along with in-depth tasting notes for each wine, flavor profiles, serving tips, pairing recommendations, and even a free surprise wine accessory.

Coupon / Buy Now: Get a free corkscrew set along with 3 free bonus wines HERE.

31. Wine Access

What it costs: $150 per shipment delivered 4 times a year.

What you get: When you join the wine club by Wine Access, you’ll receive some of the world’s most inspiring wines that have been hand-selected by a Master Sommelier, a Master of Wine, and an International Wine Judge, along with guest recommendations from Michelin-star somms.

Plus as a wine club member, you’ll get 10% off all wine access purchases, exclusive video tasting notes with highlights and insights from industry experts on each wine, as well as access to rare wines not offered on Wine Access.

You have two options to choose from:

  • Discovery Club – classic and new wave bottling with an education theme each quarter (all reds or mixed)
  • Connoisseurs Club – luxury bottles of read wine from storied estates such as top scoring Barolos and Califonia stalwarts

Coupon / Buy Now: Get $25 off each of your first two shipments HERE.

32. Wine Down Box

What it costs: $70 a month plus free shipping.

What you get: When you subscribe to Wine Down Box, you’ll be able to experience small-batch wines paired with hand-crafted meats and artisanal cheeses. The way it works is that every month, their team of experts curate the perfect pairing of wine, cured meat, and cheese. One of our favorite cheese and wine subscription boxes that we were proudly featured in!

Coupon / Buy Now: Use the code URBAN10 for $10 off any 3 month subscription HERE.

Thanks for reading and hopefully this listing has helped you find on the best best wine subscription boxes to join.

If you’re looking for a wine subscription that’s on the cheaper side, be sure to check out our 5 favorites.

For more drinks subscription boxes, be sure to check out our listing of juice, alcohol, coffee, tea, cold-pressed juices, and beer subscription boxes.

Be sure to check out our other great subscription boxes as well as some tasty gluten free, candy, and vegan boxes!

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Pacific Northwest

Cascade Brewing

The Portland, OR, brewery is shipping to many surrounding counties. Order here.

Garden Path Fermentation

The hyperlocal brewery has launched beer delivery within 15 miles of Burlington, WA. (They&aposll be making periodic deliveries to Bellingham and Seattle, too, if they get enough orders.) Order here.

Stoup Brewing

Stoup is delivering to many zip codes within the Seattle area. Order here. (Their beloved food trucks are still be selling food to-go out front check here for the schedule.)


See our past kits!

Enjoy summer a little early with our Orange Guava Margarita. Delicious orange guava flavor is infused twice over - once using an infused syrup and again using ice cubes made from that same delicious concoction. Rimmed with chili lime salt.

Our second cocktail is a delicious Marionberry Gin Sour. Marionberry Syrup and lemon perfectly balance botanical gin. Egg white* (optional) provides a delicious foam. Garnish each cocktail with a light sprinkle of cinnamon and star anise for a spiced aroma with each sip.

By Land And Sea is simple and well balanced by Irish whiskey, lemon, ginger ale, Scrappy’s aromatic bitters and Scotch, which gives this cocktail a subtle smokiness. It’s the perfect highball.

This kit also includes Honeysuckle, made with Irish whiskey, a quick honey/cherry preserve syrup and a dash of apple juice. The addition of white wine from Graham & Fisk takes this cocktail in another direction. We chose Graham & Fisk, a combination of California Chardonnay and Viognier for its smoothness and notes of peach and vanilla. You’ll have extra to try on its own.

Som Like It Hot, but not super hot. Don’t be fooled by the name, as this cocktail is only subtly spicy. The base spirit is creamy Somrus Mango, which has a rum base, accentuated with mango and cream. Add tequila, lime juice, and a little Royal Rose 3 Chile Syrup and you have a deliciously bright cocktail with a hint of tang and spice.

Our next cocktail, Passion & Fizz, is just as exotic, this time featuring passion fruit. We’re combining vodka and Passoã passion fruit liqueur. Add lime, a little pineapple juice, strawberry fennel syrup and a dash of club soda makes for a light and effervescent cocktail that tastes like summer.

This month our subscribers will be treated to a special virtual “how to” by Los Angeles based bartender, Ryan Hooks, on February 25 at 3:00PM Pacific Time. Subscribe today and we'll send you the link to join in!

Ring in 2021 tiki-style! The Beach Bonfire is bright and citrusy with a hint of heat. It has a rum base - and not just any rum, but Callisto, a California inspired botanical rum. Add a pineapple juice reduction and a lemon jalapeño shrub from Burly Beverages. Based in Sacramento, California. Burly produces all of their products by hand using apple cider vinegar and turbinado sugar to maximize flavor.

Our Whiskey Tiki Sour contains a classic tiki ingredient, orgeat. Traditionally made of almonds, sugar and either rose-water or orange flower water, it is an important ingredient in Mai Tais and many tiki cocktails. The orgeat we’ve selected, creamy and slightly floral, is created by El Guapo, one of our favorite small batch producers. Based in New Orleans, they use only organic ingredients - in this case California grown almonds.

Our Winter Rum Old Fashioned will leave you reaching for aged rum instead of whiskey from now on. Made with Zacapa 23 Centenario Rum, aged using the Sistema Solera method in multiple casks that previously held whiskeys, sherries and fine wines. Combined with El Guapo Sweet Potato Syrup, crafted in New Orleans with local Louisiana heirloom sweet potatoes, Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters and a light dusting of cinnamon, this cocktail will be your new winter favorite.

Our next cocktail celebrates one of our favorite places, Northern California’s Lake Tahoe. The Aprés Ski Drop is made with Tahoe Blue Vodka, the world's only vodka crafted from pristine Lake Tahoe water. Orange liqueur and small doses of lemon, apple juice and anise syrup create interesting layers of flavor that make this cocktail hard to put down. A star anise garnish is the perfect finishing touch.

This month’s cocktail, Nola Proper, includes an ingredient straight from New Orleans, Fassionola syrup. Once thought of as long-lost, Cocktail & Sons resurrected it with a version made of fresh Ponchatoula strawberries, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, hibiscus, and lime. Bourbon pairs perfectly with this Fassionola syrup and lemon curd adds a little tanginess and creaminess for a perfect balance.

Our second drink this month, Firefly, includes tequila, all natural honey ginger spice syrup from Hudson & Lee, and Scrappy’s Firewater Tincture. A little apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and citric acid make the syrup so tasty and well balanced, it would be delicious by itself. You can make this drink more or less spicy by adjusting the drops of firewater tincture according to your preference.

Our Golden Hour cocktail is smooth and sippable, without being boring. Licor 43, brandy, honey syrup and a surprising ingredient - a pinch of salt. Learn more about micro-dosing your cocktails with salt and why it's a tool for many great bartenders.

We’re also sending our Rye Ginger Shrub cocktail. It's a balanced combination of rye whiskey, Pink House Alchemy ginger shrub, honey syrup and aromatic bitters. This cocktail also calls for an optional egg white, which is not included. We'll dive into the topic of the "reverse dry shake" to get the perfect foamy top layer on your cocktail.

Our Tiki Staycation cocktail is tiki-inspired rum based cocktail with fall elements like hazelnut and cranberry mixed with pineapple and a little orange liqueur. If you are a SaloonBox regular, you’ll recognize Pink House Alchemy, which made the rich and earthy hazelnut syrup in this recipe.

Also included in this kit is the Limone Fizz, which will transport you to Southern Italy with a delicious dose of limoncello and vodka. Spirits of San Diego Limoncello lends a refreshing burst of organic citrus to this drink. We turned to one of our favorite syrup producers, Portland Soda Company, for their delicious Mango Habañero Syrup for a little heat and notes of lemon-lime and bergamot orange.

Included in this month's kit, The Ramble! Gin, elderflower liqueur, blackberry syrup from Royal Rose, lemon and lime juice make this a delicious, spirit-forward sipper.

Also included is our Tamarindo Sour, featuring whiskey and Tamarindo syrup from Liquid Alchemist - made in small batches from natural ingredients. You'll combine it with bourbon, lemon juice, aromatic bitters and a pineapple juice ice cube. If you haven’t tried using juice for ice cubes, it’s a great way to chill your drinks and add flavor, rather than diluting your cocktail with regular ice.

Cold Front is designed to help you cool off this summer. Orange, vanilla and cocoa combine for a treat that isn’t creamy or overly sweet. Included in this kit: Royal Rose Orange Vanilla Syrup (2 oz bottle), Ghirardelli cocoa powder, two 50ml bottles vodka and a candied orange garnish. This cocktail also calls for an optional egg white, which is not included.

You'll also receive. Piña Guayaba, which combines Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum, inspired by the island lifestyle of multi-platinum singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney, guava juice, lemon, coconut water, a tad of spice from ginger bitters and a pineapple crisp garnish. Included in your kit: two 50ml bottles coconut rum, guava juice, coconut water, two mini ginger bitters, and a packet of delicious pineapple crisps. Crystalized lemon is also included to use in place of fresh lemon juice in case you don't have fresh lemons handy.

Our Black Lava Margarita features Tanteo Blanco Tequila, a ginger, lime and cinnamon infusion from Secco, agave, lime and a Hawaiian black lava salt rim.

Also included in this kit is The Kicking Mule, featuring HM the King Scotch, Pink House Alchemy’s Mexican Chile syrup made from the arbol chile, lemon and a splash of club soda to add a little effervescence.

Our Yuzu Collins features Sundog gin, Yuzu sparkling water from Kimino and Dusk syrup from Meadowland, which is made from organic black tea, lavender flowers and cane sugar. This recipe also includes a small amount of orange bitters, which adds a slight bitterness to complete a perfect flavor balance.

Our next drink, the Red Tea Smash includes bourbon, “African Sunset” tea (an organic rooibos tea from Two Leaves And A Bud), and Butternut Mountain maple syrup from Vermont.

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Melbourne food and wine gifts delivered to mum's doorstep for Mother's Day 2020

Chill and pour: Cocktail Porter is offering botanical spritz packs for Mother's Day. Photo: Supplied

We might not be able to host big family gatherings this year but you can still make mum's first #iso Mother's Day special with these creative delivery ideas (plus a few you can deliver yourself).

Just remember to order quickly if you want your gift to arrive on mum's doorstep in time.

Natural wine subscription

Is mum an adventurous wine drinker? Sign her up to The Borough Box, a new natural wine delivery subscription service for people who like their wines on the natural side. Founder James Audas, a former sommelier at Rene Redzepi's influential Denmark restaurant Noma, promises deliveries of the "rarest, most exciting natural wines around". Each month's box ($180, opt out any time) contains a surprise selection of sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines from Australia and around the world, with a focus on small-batch winemakers and hard-to-find bottles. Delivery to all metro areas across Australia. See theboroughbox.com.au

/>The Borough Box delivers exciting hard-to-find wines. Photo: Supplied


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