If you’re passionate about wine, chances are you can’t stop buying it! Wouldn’t it be great if you could trust someone else to do the shopping for you? At some point, while standing in line at the liquor store again, you may have pondered joining a wine club.
Years ago, there were just a few wine subscription services to choose from, but these days there are literally hundreds. If you’re still on the fence and not really sure what the features and benefits of a monthly wine club are, here are a few things to look for before you choose:
1. Wine Clubs Offer Structure and Reliability
The main benefit of a subscription service is that you’ll receive wines automatically and regularly. If you love drinking wine, but not necessarily shopping for it, this is the most obvious perk: You’ll get wines delivered to your door, typically on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. You’ll want to pick a club that can keep up with your needs, so the main consideration here will be how many bottles you receive and how often.
2. A Good Wine Tasting Subscription Includes Quality Selections
A subscription service should be trustworthy. It pays to know the company, its commitment to quality, and what the knowledge level of this staff is. Wines ‘til Sold Out (WTSO) has been in business for sixteen years and our entire staff knows and loves wine personally. We select only high-quality wines that we ourselves would drink, and we also work with our distributors, wineries and wine professionals that can advise and guide our choices. In short, we solely sell nice wines.
3. The Best Wine Clubs Have Expert Access and Education
For our Premium Wine Club we collaborate directly with our expert wine partner Marc Supsic, a WSET-certified Sommelier who has been consulting for over ten years and has taught tens of thousands of people about the world of wine. Marc’s depth of knowledge and approachable, easy-to-understand style are indispensable in adding a personal touch to our service.
Each month, Marc vets the wine selections, adds his tasting notes, tells the regional story for each theme, and leads our live virtual wine tasting. He also creates exclusive, educational “Quick Sips” videos to teach basic wine skills to our members. Marc is available to our subscribers for any questions they may have outside the regular Premium Wine Club service, too.
4. Monthly Wine Subscriptions Leverage Great Pricing
Because wine clubs can have hundreds, and even thousands of members, it’s often possible to leverage special deals that would otherwise be out of reach. We’ve built close relationships with our distributors and wineries over the past sixteen years, which means we can offer premium wines that aren’t available to the public, at pricing that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.
Our WTSO Premium Wine Club has offered premium-level wines like fine Italian Brunello, Grand Cru Bordeaux and Napa Cabernet at discounts of more than 50% off retail. For the monthly subscription price of $99.99 we guarantee you’ll get wines of equal, or greater value.
Along with these amazing deals, shipping is also free – so you get everything for one low price.
5. Additional Perks of a Premium Wine Club
Our monthly tasting sets often come with bonus items, including wine “swag” and occasionally small pairing bites. First-time subscribers will receive their initial shipment in a beautiful gift box with accessories (great for birthdays, holiday gifts, and special occasions).
Our Premium Wine Club also provides access to our refrigerated storage facilities. If you don’t necessarily want or need your wines right away, are planning a vacation, or you’d simply prefer to hold them for the future, we offer unlimited cold storage until you’re ready to receive them.
Joining our monthly membership also gives you special access to additional live events, happy hours and tastings that we hold throughout the year. And if you want your own private Zoom wine tasting event with one of our experts, you’ll get 20% off the regular price!
6. Unsubscribe at any Time
One of the things that holds people back from joining a wine club is the fear of obligation. How long will I be locked in, and what if I decide I don’t want or like the service anymore?
First and foremost, our policy at WTSO is to make sure you’re always 100% satisfied with your wines. If you receive a bad bottle or something is not to your liking, you can contact us personally and we’ll do our best to fix the problem. But, if you ever decide that this service just isn’t for you, you can cancel at any time. Likewise, you can re-join us at any time, too.
Come Give WTSO Premium Wine Club a Try
Joining a Premium Wine Club shouldn’t feel like an obligation or a hassle. Our goal at WTSO is to make the enjoyment of the world of wine a seamless, interactive, and rewarding experience.
Ready to join? Come give us a try and receive your first month in a specially curated gift box.