The desire for a glass of wine on a Friday night and the reluctance to go to the shop is a constant struggle, particularly for those who do not live close to a shop or supermarket. However, wineries are changing the game in 2019, with a diverse range of subscription services available that see a bottle of wine delivered straight to your door on a weekly or monthly basis. This innovative concept invites you to try all kinds of new wines from all over the world and is likely to lead you to brands and types you would never have come across without signing up for the subscription. Here at Tanglewood, we know just how difficult it is to keep that wine rack varied and interesting while also staying on top of all the other chores and tasks that everyday life demands of you. We’ve created a list of some of our favourite wine subscriptions to choose from, so you can ensure you’ve got a bottle that’s sure to impress the guests at your next dinner party.
A flexible wine club that allows you to select a bottle of your choice from a large selection online that is hand-picked by experts. You can pay as much as you like into your account each month, but for every £5 Virgin Wines will give you £1 in the form of credit, which for regular wine-drinkers will soon add up. Bottles are modestly priced at £8.99, with your first twelve bottle case costing just £59.88 and £119.88 thereafter. The company operates free-delivery, making this a fantastic alternative to trawling aisle after aisle at the supermarket, scrutinising labels until you’ve found what you hope to be a quality bottle of wine. Virgin offers the extra security of a full money back guarantee if you don’t like one of their bottles – what’s the catch?
The Wine Society
Preferring to be referred to as a society rather than a subscription, £40 gets you a lifetime share at The Wine Society, half of which will be put towards your first order. There are various plans to suit every budget from £28 to £200 per month and the cooperative approach provides high-quality bottles of wine every single time. Delivery is free for twelve bottles or more or for orders costing over £75 but is just £5 if you fail to meet these requirements. A popular name in the industry of wine subscription, this company is well worth checking out to see if it works for you.
A prestigious name in wine production, Averys’ offer three options for consumers to choose from. The Signature Collection will provide you with a case of twelve wines plus one free, including a range of the newest and most popular wines which is currently priced at £79.22 excluding delivery. Those who enjoy a red can try the Claret Club, where members are provided with privileged access to some of the finest red wines Bordeaux has to offer, while white wine clubs are also available. This subscription delivers your desired selection of bottles to your door every quarter, with delivery costing an extra £7.99.
A subscription service that goes the extra mile to find some of the hidden gems of independent wine-makers from all over the world, Naked Wines really know what they’re doing when it comes to selecting fine wines for you to try and enjoy. Their fine wine club will deliver you six bottles, with each costing no more than £15, and these will be delivered to your door at no extra charge four times a year. Don’t like one of the bottles you received? No problem! Naked Wines will refund the cost of the bottle into your account so you can try something else that’s more to your taste. They attribute all of their successes not to expensive grape sourcing or a complex wine-making production but rather knowing the skilled wine-makers from all corners of the world, who have the expertise and know-how of what it takes to make a good bottle.
The Daily Drinker Wine Club
For those that enjoy more of a regular fix that allows them to learn all about the wine their drinking, The Daily Drinker Wine Club is the perfect option. Two new wines are introduced in the first week of each month, usually a white and a red. On the day the tasty wines are despatched, the company will send you a printable version of accompanying tasting notes and a passport of information surrounding the grape, region and producer. This is ideal for those in need of impressing someone important or anyone wishing to learn more about the complicated yet fascinating wine-making process. Subscription levels are split by Gold, Silver and Bronze packages, with each higher stage reflecting a greater number of bottles that you will receive. Top tip: you can also purchase a subscription as a gift, perfect for a significant other for the gift that keeps on giving and you’re sure to reap the benefits of such a thoughtful present.
That concludes our guide to just five fantastic wine subscription services that are available today. If you decide that a wine subscription is exactly what you’ve been missing in your life and order today, you may need a custom wine rack so that you can display your latest delivery with pride to all who visit. Anyone looking for creative wine storing solutions that are bang on trend, contact our team today who would be more than happy to explain more about our bespoke services. You may also be interested in our recent blog post, The Beginners Guide to Starting a Wine Collection.