You may have come across marketing material before from wine clubs with excellent introductory offers and deals. The main concern being once you join, will good deals and fairly priced offers continue? Is it just a lure to get you subscribed? Read our article below to find out what the benefits are of joining a wine club and if wine clubs are worth it.
How does joining a wine club or wine subscription save you money? Wine clubs do this by offering members exclusive pricing on wines, free delivery, access to limited release wines and free tickets to wine tasting events . If you are a regular wine drinker and appreciate a good wine, then joining a wine club is worth it. Members can save up to 40% on wine by purchasing through their wine club.
By subscribing to a regular home wine delivery as part of your membership, you will save yourself from having to go to the wine shop. Don’t get me wrong, I love a long walk down the wine aisle, but the only problem is having to carry the wine home. There is definitely something magical about coming home to a box of wine delivered to your door.
Some wine clubs offer a service where there in house sommelier will pick the wine for you based on your preferences. Along with being a nice surprise, this also strips out the decision making process. Without a wine club membership, I find that you can get into a bit of a wine rut. Purchasing the same old Rioja or Sauvignon Blanc every time you walk into the supermarket. Did you know there are over 10,000 grape varieties out there? Spice things up and try expand your wine repertoire. By joining a wine club it can force you to try new varietals and discover some amazing new wines.
Based on your drinking habits, wine clubs will have a number of options to choose from. You can select the number of wines you want to be delivered and the timing of each delivery. The best wine clubs are those which don’t require you to be purchasing wine every month. The last thing you want is to be sent 12 bottles a month and have no where to store them. Especially if you are not getting through them. Look for wine clubs which don’t tie you in, allowing you to pause or cancel with no additional cost.
Wine clubs often have member loyalty and/or reward schemes. These work by awarding you points or credit every time you make a purchase. This is one of the key benefits to wine clubs. Make sure you check how long you have to redeem the points. The points or credit must remain valid for at least 12 months from the point they are issued or allocated to your account. Otherwise they are not worth it.
If you are thinking about joining a wine club then consider Savage Vines. We import wine direct from independent, family run vineyards. Our grape to glass sourcing model ensures we purchase direct from the winemaker and send it directly to your door. The wines we source are made in small quantities, focusing on organic and bio dynamic wine production. Prices start at £29.95 a month, there are no contracts and monthly wine club members receive 25% off on wine re-purchases.