Best Wine of the Month Clubs and Subscriptions for Couples

Oenophiles, rejoice!

Updated 12/11/18

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If there's one thing that's guaranteed to make the holidays a little less stressful (or perhaps more entertaining?) it's a copious amount of wine. And it's not just the holiday season—wine comes in handy just about any time, from cozy nights of Netflix and chill, to romantic anniversary dinners, to hosting friends and family for dinner parties galore. So why not cut out the hassle of having to make an extra stop at a wine or liquor store? Enter: wine of the month clubs and wine subscription boxes.

Why we love them: 1) You can choose the wines from the comfort of your desk/bed/anywhere, 2) You can customize your wines based on your distinct palate, and 3) All the wines have been vetted by professionals, so you never get an icky bottle. Plus, it's just such a treat to come home to a box full of vino waiting at your door from your wine of the month club! (Or maybe it's wine of the week, no judgement.)

Here are our picks for the best wine of the month clubs and subscriptions perfect for oenophile couples!

First Leaf

What it is

A wine subscription that partners with wineries and winemakers that personalizes your picks based on a quiz you complete before each shipment. With every new shipment, you can discover new wines that are selected to fit your flavor profile.

How the membership works

The introductory box contains three bottles, while each following box contains six bottles, chosen by the answers you chose on the taste quiz. Provide feedback after each shipment to refine picks for the next box. You can choose the frequency of shipments, and if you don’t like a bottle that is in your box you can switch it out before it ships.

Cost

Every introduction pack is three bottles for $5 per bottle plus $4.95 shipping. After the introductory box, each shipment is $80 plus $9.95 shipping.

Bright Cellars

What it is

Bright Cellars' mission is rooted in the tradition surrounding wine and winemaking. They help you discover new tastes and regions, and want to make drinking wine a fun exploration!

How the membership works

Answer seven questions about your food and beverage preferences to create a profile that's unique to you. They'll show you the top four wines from around the world that you're most likely to enjoy. Each box of four wines is delivered once per month, and you can skip or cancel anytime.

Cost

You'll be charged $88 plus state tax for each shipment.

Nocking Point

What it is

A quarterly wine and coffee subscription box that offers craft and small batch wines and limited edition gear and collectibles. Every shipment includes three bottles of wine (many are exclusives to Nocking Point, and one is always be curated by a special guest celebrity taste-maker), one bag of coffee from Walla Walla Roastery, and one custom T-shirt.

How the membership works

A new box ships quarterly—you'll receive a new shipment on March 1, June 1, September 1, and a box with a special treat on December 1.

Cost

$99 per shipment with free shipping.

Winc

What it is

Trendy wine subscription club Winc connects you to a world of exclusive wines tailored to your tastes with brands from all over the globe. The Winc team creates and curates over a hundred wines, and makes the experience of exploring wine easy and pleasurable.

How the membership works

Create a palate profile by answering six questions about your tastes. You'll see the wine choices that have been specifically chosen to match your palate, or swap out a bottle for something different. Rate your wines after you try them for better recommendations next time. You'll get a monthly delivery that's flexible—members can skip a month any time free of charge, as well as cancel at any time.

Cost

Monthly subscriptions start at $52 for four bottles, but are adjustable depending upon specific wine price. Shipping is free.

Hello Fresh Wine

What it is

Choose from different plans (mixed wines, white wines, or red wines) and learn how to pair your wines with Hello Fresh meals. You'll get in-depth pairing and tasting notes to help you be more knowledgeable about why you like what you like.

How the membership works

You'll get six bottles per month alone with Hello Fresh meal pairings and recipes. Cancel, skip, or change up your plan at any time.

Cost

Starting at $89 per month for six bottles with free shipping.

Blue Apron

What it is

Mix and match your favorite wines each month, perfectly sized for sharing between two people (bottles are 500 ml.,about two-thirds of a standard-sized wine bottle).

How the membership works

You'll get six bottles per month, with exclusive access to delicious wines from renowned winemakers. Select the wines you love before they ship. Skip or cancel anytime.

Cost

$66 per month plus tax, with free shipping.

Vinley Market

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What it is

Vinley Market is a women-owned business, with an eye toward appealing to millennials (the packaging is spot-on). Their wines are small batch, often biodynamic and organic, and come with tasting cards made by sommeliers.

How the membership works

Each month, you'll receive two or three bottles of wine chosen by sommeliers. Each bottle is a small batch boutique wine you won’t find in stores. The monthly subscription can be cancelled at any time.

Cost

Starting at $59 per month for two bottles, or $79 for three bottles. Shipping costs dependent on state.

Wine Society

What it is

Another millennial must-have, Wine Society's collection of premium canned wines comes from the highest quality vineyards, all blended in California. Each minimally-designed 500 ml vessel of red, white, or rosé makes sipping- and sharing-on-the-go a breeze (read: no more messing with corkscrews).

How the membership works

Take your pick of vino (or stock up on a combo of all three blends with the premium variety pack), then receive a case of nine cans every three months.

Cost

$99 for nine-can case with subscription or $132 for one-time purchase, with free shipping.

Vinebox

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What it is

Vinebox is a quarterly subscription service that delivers a wine flight to your door in nine “by the glass” vials. The best part? The boxes are Instagrammable enough to justify signing up. But the hand-selected wines from France and Napa's most exclusive wineries helps too.

How the membership works

Every three months you'll receive a different themed box of tasting wines to help you discover new wines and explore your taste preferences. Members are then able to purchase full-sized bottles (or full crates!) of their favorites.

Cost

Starting at $72 for an annual fee or $87 for a one-time box (prices can vary based on box).

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