There comes a point in a women's life when she needs wine like she needs shoes. Sure, our wine racks might have no empty spaces but perhaps this morning you saw that wine fridge you've been keeping an eye on for the past six months has gone on sale. Maybe you hear that little voice in your head screaming, I ABSOLUTELY NEED MORE WINE!!!
I am here to tell you, DO NOT IGNORE THAT VOICE IN YOUR HEAD. I am here to help you find the best wine clubs to curb your craving or add to the problem... eeer, wait.
Club W is pretty simple: you fill out a questionnaire and they give you their recommendations based on your answers. Perhaps I've already had a glass or bottle of wine today, because based on my answers they suggested I purchase 2014 Sauvetgage Rosé, 2014 Temp Vero Primitivo IGT and 2014 Tierra Seca Monstrell Blend. In my wine travels, I've already had the Sauvetgage (it was delicious) and the Primitive sounds pretty promising... Tierra Seca will be hit or miss I'm thinking. If you want to get $13 off, click here!
Williams-Sonoma Wine is next up on the list. Did you know that Williams-Sonoma had a wine club? Well, now you do! I signed up for their Explorer Wine Club and every three months I get a glorious shipment of both red and white wines from around the world. Through them, I discovered a winery that is less than an hour from my house that I had never even heard of. Currently, I am drinking a 2013 Espino Pinot Noir (from Chile no less) which came from one of their previous shipments. For six bottles, you pay $90 plus shipping fees. WORTH. EVERY. PENNY. They also offer two other six bottle clubs: entertainer for $180 and a connoisseur for $360. I may have just signed up for the connoisseur club, but don't tell my husband.
Wine Tasting Network was recommended to me by a co-worker months ago. They offer five different wine club options: Monthly or Quarterly. While I have not signed up for a wine club, I have purchase individual bottles and sets, such as the one below (which is now, well, gone). Today I have a 40% off site-wide code for WTN if it's your first purchase. (Code:40AFF-PP)
Do you belong to any wine clubs that aren't associated with a winery? Which is your most highly recommended?