Whether you are spending your days tending to little humans or simply limiting your trips to the store, chances are you have investigated the many wine subscription services, alcohol delivery apps and online wine clubs out there. We gathered up a slew of our favorites with unique offerings like wine in a can (hooray!) and by-the-glass subscriptions. There’s even one that will send you everything you need for a virtual wine tasting and book you an expert to guide you on your wine journey via Zoom. Make it a mom’s night and open up your new favorite bottle!
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McBride Sisters Wine Club
The McBride sisters were raised on different sides of the globe, and when they came together in California in 2005, their shared love of all things wine allowed them to create what is now the largest Black-owned wine business in the country. You can choose between bottles or cans and whether or not you want six bottles or twelve bottles in your shipment that arrives every six weeks. The wines are carefully selected just for you based on the time of year, but you are free to adjust your shipment to your liking as well.
Laithwaites is a leading wine home delivery that offers exclusive wines through vineyard partnerships all over the world. You have the option to pick by wine styles, countries & regions, and collections (red mixes, white mixes, etc.) Try out their collection for $49.99 which includes six bottles plus two extra and all the tasting notes to go along with them. Their monthly subscription program can be canceled at any time, or skip when you don't need a delivery that month.
Firstleaf Wine Club
Firstleaf is the only wine club that tailors its wine choices to an individual member’s preferences. That means that with every new shipment, you can discover new wines that are selected to fit your flavor profile. Rate your wines after they arrive so that Firstleaft knows what to send you next. Don't like something you are sent? Firstleaf will give you a refund.
Our Favorite Bottles under $20 Each
Not ready to commit to a subscription but want to try some tasty wines? We've got you covered. Here are three of our favorites for fall and winter wine drinking. You can order them for delivery via Drizly or Instacart, or search for distributors near you.
- The Noble Vines Pinot Noir offers aromas of black cherry, currant, and a touch of vanilla and flavors of ripe black cherry, plum, and delicate hints of vanilla. This decadent red wine pairs well with salmon, lamb and more, and will make for a beautiful addition to your Valentine’s Day table.
- The Double Black Red Wine Blend has Rich aromas of blackberry, mocha, caramel and vanilla, setting the stage for concentrated core flavors of plum, dark chocolate, toasted marshmallow and allspice. Gift this wine to that special someone in your life for a truly special night.
Tasting Flight from In Good Taste
Taste your way through eight different less-traditional wines with this too-cute tasting flight from In Good Taste. You'll get eight varietals in glass-sized servings shipped right to your door for you to enjoy. You can even schedule a virtual tasting to enjoy your wines with an expert leading the way! Shipping is free on orders of $100+.
Drum Roll Wine
You'll love this family wine business if not for their delicious wines then definitely for their hilarious family videos (we want to know the secret to getting their teens to participate because that is true parenting brilliance). With clever names like The Starry White, Chardonnay Monet, Pinot Renoir and Cabernet Manet, you'll love these wines on so many levels. Their twice-yearly 6-bottle subscription service is an excellent option to get you started.
Take the Winc quiz and learn what wines suit your taste. Then order up a few and have them delivered right to your door. Save $20 on your first order of $50+.
Ship the celebration right to those you love with the oh-so-cute mini champagne bottles from The Sip. This SF Bay Area company was created by two moms who have been friends for over 15 years! You can choose a one-time shipment or up the ante and go for the bi-monthly subscription service to say "I'm Grateful for You" over and over.
Feeling like you want to be a little adventurous with your wine selections? Underground Cellar is a great option for you! This service connects you with premium wine you likely can't find at your local liquor store. Instead of offering discounted bottles that typically harm local winery businesses, Underground Cellar uses innovative “gamification” technology that rewards consumers with free upgrades to rare and private-stash bottles from prestigious wineries across the nation. A $30 bottle of bubbles could be upgraded (for free) to a magnum of vintage champagne.
The service also allows the everyday wine consumer to become a bonified collector with CloudCellar, their unique storage feature that allows customers to virtually store up to 500 bottles of wine for free, making it easier than ever to build your own collection. Just request your shipment when you are ready to receive it. You'll get free shipping when you request 12 or more bottles at one time.
If you are looking for sustainably-sourced California wines to enjoy by the glass, Usual Wines has you covered. With fresh-from-the-bottle taste and no added sugar or sulfites, it's only the best. Shipping is free when you order a 12-bottle shipment for $96, or sign up for monthly deliveries for $80.
Revel Wine Club
Revel is a personalized wine service tailored to your taste, budget and lifestyle. They make fabulous award-winning wines, including the leading organic and sulfite-free wines. You have the option of browsing their wine collection or you can join the club which entitles you to receive member discounts and other great benefits including complimentary tastings at their California wineries. Save $20 on your first order of $50+.
Firehouse Can Co. from Cratejoy
Canned wine is pretty much a summer dream come true. Enter Cratejoy where you can get hooked up with monthly canned wine delivered to your door. Snag a variety pack or just one variety. $39.99/month, cancel any time.
Support independent winemakers with Naked Wines. In this unique program, wine drinkers can sign up as "Angels." This supports winemakers up front and gives you access to independent wine labels at up to a 60% discount. Don't like a wine you've picked? They offer a full refund.
If you need your drinks and you need them in a flash, Drizly should be your go-to choice. Get beer, wine and liquor delivered in under 60 minutes. Send the champagne to a friend with a new baby or welcome a new family to the neighborhood. Get $5 off your first order when you sign up on their website.
If you like wine, then you need to check out Guilford Green. Inspired by the village market concept, their wine selection rotates with the seasons. They focus on family-owned wineries, natural wines and wines you can’t find anywhere else. They hope to bring small businesses and small vineyards to a larger audience.
––Kate Loweth & Karly Wood
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