My very first wine club membership was given to me as a Christmas gift. It is a gift I will never forget (it helps that I am still a member of said wine club lol!). Anyways, my mom gave it to me about 5 years ago and every year she renews it for me for Christmas and I couldn’t be more grateful. What’s better than a Christmas gift that keeps on giving year around?! Thinking about this led me to think of and research some great wine clubs for you all to consider for yourself or as a gift for a loved one. I have come up with a few very unique wine clubs plus some other fun Christmas gift ideas. Check ’em out!
Wine Club Memberships
I could not be more passionate about this wine club! Started by a women who quit her job to follow her passion of wine, this wine club focuses on nothing but quality. With Vinfluence every month you receive a new shipment of wine from a different winery. This is why this club is so special…we get to taste wines from different small, artisan wineries that all focus on quality over quantity. There is something to be said for a winery that does not mass produce and that is no more apparent than with this wine club. I HAVE LOVED EVERY SINGLE BOTTLE OF WINE I HAVE RECEIVED WITH VINFLUENCE. I have yet to find another wine club where I can say that. It even holds true for varietals I do not typically enjoy! Do yourself a favor and check this club out! Did I mention that with each bottle purchased a donation is made to a charity?!
For those of you who are big wino’s or have looked into wine clubs before know that it is usually a hefty investment, ranging anywhere from $200-$600+ per shipment. Well, for those of us who cannot afford that (me!) I have found the perfect solution. Direct Cellars has two membership options, starting at just $49.99! That is unheard of. I have never seen a wine club membership at this price. My first concern was if it is THAT cheap in comparison to other wine club memberships does it lack quality? Nope! Thus far, I have enjoyed everything they have send. With this membership you get wines from boutique wineries from around the world which is another thing I love about this club…I get to try wines that I would never be able to otherwise. Lastly, they have a program that if you refer a friend(s) you can get your shipments for free. Not too shabby!
Ok, this is by far the most unique wine club membership I have ever come across. The beauty of this membership is you get to try wines by the glass rather than pay for an entire bottle that you may end up not even liking. How genius is that? Every month they send you a box of wines by the glass from different wineries around the world. My last shipment was from a Chateau in France! Fancy stuff lol. You can check out Vinebox here.
Other Fun Wine Gift Ideas
Craft A Brew
I recently got this Make Your Own Wine kit by Craft A Brew and I could not have had more fun! To be honest, when I first saw it I thought the quality of wine would be crap and the “steps” I would need to take the wine would be overly simplified (mix A and B then voila!) but I was wrong. My husband and I made this together and it was actually pretty intricate making me feel like I was actually making wine! If you want a truly fun gift for your wine loving family member, this is it! They can choose from 4 varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Merlot all of which were created from recipes by top winemakers so you know the quality is great. Each kit makes 5 BOTTLES!
To say I am obsessed with these Anthropology wine glasses is an understatement. They would make the BEST hostess gift this holiday season!
Every wine lover needs stemless wine glasses so why not get one’s that make a statement! Check out these gorgeous glasses here.
Looking for the perfect glasses for your holiday table setting? Look no further! These puppies are 50% off right now. Check them out here.