As the American appreciation for wine continues to grow, wine clubs are gaining in popularity. There are many reasons to join, and your personal preferences should inform your decision when you choose a wine club. While there are many wine clubs to choose from, this article will help you to narrow down your choices.

Things You Will Need

Internet Access

A thirst for adventure.

Step 1

Determine the number one thing you'd like to accomplish by joining the wine club of your choice. Some people choose a wine club based on the future value of the wines they are buying. Many wines skyrocket in value for a number of years before leveling off when they reach the end of their drinkable life. Others join wine clubs because they've found a particular vintner whose product they enjoy, and want to support the winemaker by keeping a steady supply of the wines they produce on hand. Some choose a wine club because they know that wine makes a great gift for many people.

Step 2

Explore the variations in wine clubs. Some wine clubs focus on red wine, others focus on whites. Some focus on regions, such as NapaValley, while some focus on entire countries, such as French wines. Some wine clubs even focus on a particular varietal, like Merlot or Pinot Noir. There are monthly clubs that ship from one to four bottles at a time, and quarterly clubs that ship as many as twelve or more bottles at a time. All of these different factors shop be taken into account when you choose a wine club.

Step 3

Check your state shipping laws. Many states will not allow wine to be shipped in or out of state. For example, as of this writing if you live in New YorkState it is illegal for a wine club based in Indians to ship wines to your state. The wine industry is currently challenging these shipping laws, and most of the out of state wine clubs you contact will know if they are able to ship to you or not.

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