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Welcome To The Wine Club Directory

We're a family owned web site that provides quality wine club reviews and recommendations of only the best wine clubs in the Untied States and Canada. If you're looking for wine clubs outside of North America, please see our international wine clubs page.

Our goal is to make your life easier by testing every wine club we recommend, so that you know you're only signing up with a top notch wine of the month club. While we have thoroughly enjoyed the process, all the wine :-) and the remunerations we've received for every new wine club member we send, as we've been doing these wine club reviews for years now, we're constantly surprised at how few GOOD wine clubs there really are out there. Point in case, we've run into a fair number of wine clubs, that claim to be the best wine clubs, that we will NEVER recommend to you, because the wines and/or customer service were horrible!

Rest assured though, the wine clubs we recommend, whether they be the California Wine Club or Cellars Wine Club or another wine club have all been pre-screened and received rave wine club reviews from not only us, but from other wine club members that have also enjoyed their wine club membership and the wines they've received.

 

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Congratulations to the Laithwaites Wine Club for being our #1 Best Wine Club for 2014. We love this wine club and we think you will too. Check out our full Laithwaites Wine Club Review packed with photos of what you'll receive when you sign up or give it as a gift.

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WSJ Wine Club Special Offer – July 2014

Hey everyone, I just came across an awesome offer from the Wall Street Journal Wine Club I just had to share.

The WSJ Wine Club has some serious buying power behind them thanks to their great name brand recognition and that’s showing up in this month’s special offer: Get in on the Raymond Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley for just $40!

You heard right, just $40! People clamber over others just to get access to these types of wine and here we are bringing it right to your door :-) That’s what we do here at the Wine Club Directory…always bring the greatest wine deals to your attention.

Here’s how it works: The $40 reserves your 6 bottles and when the wine is ready for delivery in September, the Wall Street Journal Wine Club will notify you and charge you the balance of $199.94, plus $19.99 for shipping and any applicable tax. You’ll have paid just $39.99 a bottle for a highly collectible Napa Cab. Act fast though because this offer expires on Sunday July 13, 2014 at Midnight and is only available while supplies last!

Wall Street Journal Wine Club Special Offer For July 2014

And don’t forget to sign up for the WSJ Wine Club right here!

Cheers,
Brendan

Posted in: Cabernet Sauvignon, California Wine, Napa Valley, Wall Street Journal Wine Club, Wine

California Wine Club July 2014 Special Offer

The California Wine Club is at it again with this SPECIAL OFFER for July 2014.

California Wine Club July 2014 Special Offer

Here’s how it works: simply sign up for any of the California Wine Clubs wine clubs and you’ll enjoy $95 in bonus gifts with your first shipment: 2 bonus wines, a set of beautiful wine country note cards and a $25 wine credit to use on any future order. And don’t forget to use ones of our special coupon codes to get an extra 10% off. Get it here>>

These types of special offers don’t last forever though, so be sure to get in on it while you can :-)

As you can read on our California Wine Club Review page, the California Wine Club is our #1 pick for California wines and also earned a top spot on our Top 10 Best Wine Clubs list both this year and last year.

Cheers,
Brendan

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Wine Of The Month Club Father’s Day Special

The Wine of the Month Club has done it again! They’ve come out with a killer Father’s Day Special that I just had to share. Now you can sign your dad up for the Wine of the Month Club for just $37 a month for their Classic Series Membership. It’s the first one of their wine clubs that I signed up for and I still love it.

FREE GIFT
Here’s the best part of their Father’s Day Special…every membership gift gets a FREE wine accessory, such as one of their high-end wine bottle openers. See the email below to see the different types of wine accessories they offer.

Now, before you sign up for their Father’s Day Special, be sure to head over to our Wine of The Month Club Review pageHERE and get a coupon code that will save you an additional $10 off your order.

Wine of the Month Club - Father's Day Special

Posted in: Coupon Code, Coupon Codes, Free Gifts, wine gifts, Wine of the Month Club

Save $71 Off The Wall Street Journal Wine Club

The Wall Street Journal Wine Club just announced a great new offer that saves you $71 off 12 bottles of beautifully aged spanish red wines. These offers from the WSJ Wine Club don’t last long though, so be sure to take advantage of it while it still lasts. Here are the specifics: When you ores 12 bottles of these aged red wines, you get them for $149.99 instead of the usual price of $221.88. I’ve been a member of the Wall Street Journal Wine Club and I can tell you this…this is an awesome deal!

Wall Street Journal Wine Club - Save $71

To take advantage of this deal, when you make your purchase, be sure to use the following coupon code: 5205001

Here’s what the WSJ Wine Cellar Director, Adrian Bentham, had to say about this special offer:

“Hands down, our ‘Mature Spain’ collections are some of our biggest sellers. These barrel-aged finds really are the country’s great specialty, requiring painstaking care from the vineyard to the winery. You’ll taste that dedication to quality with every bottle in today’s Reserva & Gran Reserva Showcase — all for JUST $12.50 a bottle.

Let’s start with the Reservas. You have two from 2006: Xavier Domecq’s old-vine Tempranillo is filled with spicy raspberry and Pamela Geddes’ silky take is laced with vanilla and strawberry flavor. Javier Murúa’s boutique Rioja comes courtesy of the officially “very good” 2007 vintage.

Next up: the Gran Reservas. This is the granddaddy of Spanish reds — and you’re in for a real treat. Not only do you have an 11-year-old, gold-medal Cab/Garnacha and a smooth 2005 from one of the county’s oldest cellars, but you’ll also enjoy two bottles of Selección Especial Numerada 2001 (an exciting, hush-hush find from one of Rioja’s most important bodegas).

Very few cases — hurry to secure your share and SAVE over 30%.”

And as always, if you are looking for a great wine club to join, be sure to read our review of the Wall Street Journal Wine Club today.

Cheers!
Brendan

Posted in: Coupon Code, Coupon Codes, Discount Code, Discount Codes, Promo Code, Promo Codes, Red Wine, Red Wine Club, Spanish Wine, Wine

Uncorked Ventures Wine Club Review – 2014 Update

Just wanted to make a quick blog update to let everyone know that we updated our Uncorked Ventures wine club review page to include some great new pictures of what you get when you sign up for one of their wine clubs.

Uncorked Ventures Coupon Code Update
We also updated the page to include the new coupon code that will save you up to $351 when you sign up for a one-year subscription or give one as a gift. Here’s how the coupon saves you so much:

+ Save $72 off a one-year membership to the Wine Explorations Club
+ Save $171 off a one-year membership to the Special Selections Club
+ Save $351 off a one-year membership to the Reserve Selections Club

Here’s what the savings looks like on the Uncorked Ventures website:

The Uncorked Ventures Coupon Code That Saves You Save $351

We even included a step bus yep tutorial on how to use the coupon code in JUST THE RIGHT WAY to save you the most money. Check it out here and feel free to ask me any questions you might have.

New Pictures of the Uncorked Ventures Wine Club
I think you’ll also like the new pictures we uploaded of our 1st shipment from Uncorked Ventures. I don’t want to post them all here, but I will include one as a teaser:

Opening Up My 1st Shipment From Uncorked Ventures

To see all the pictures, read our updated 2014 wine club review of Uncorked Ventures and save 15% on your next one-year subscription, head over to our Uncorked Ventures Review page and bask in the wealth of information we’ve created there for you.

Cheers,
Brendan

Posted in: Coupon Code, Coupon Codes, Discount Code, Discount Codes, Promo Code, Promo Codes, Uncorked Ventures Wine Club, Wine, Wine Club Reviews

Virgin Wine Club Coupon Code – $50 OFF COUPON

The Virgin Wine Club has been one of our favorite wine clubs for over 5 years now thanks to Coupon Codes like the one we are bringing to you today. With the Virgin Wine Club, all the wines are hand selected by their incredibly picky wine buyers, and from what we hear, personally tasted by Virgin owner, Richard Branson.

As you can read in our Virgin Wine Club Review, these are premium international wines that will never appear in your local grocery store. Just like everything Mr. Branson does, the Virgin Wine Club provides a superior product at a great price with impeccable customer service.

But enough about that, let’s get on with the $50 off coupon code!

Virgin Wine Club Coupon – $50 Off Coupon Code
Save $50 today by using the following Virgin Wines Coupon Code: 5257001

CLICK HERE to take advantage of this offer!

Here’s a new offer they just came out with that you can use this coupon code for:

Save $50 on 12 bottles of Portuguese Wine
Pay only $126.99 for 12 bottles instead of the usual price of $177.98!

Portugal is historically famed for its many seafaring explorers. But these days it’s wine lovers who should be sailing their ships all the way to Portugal, as the country’s best value dry reds are making big headlines. “For the next big thing, look to Portugal,” states The New York Times and expect a “beautiful jumble of unheralded grapes,” says The San Francisco Chronicle.

Now you can SAVE $50 on the Virgin Wines fantastic new Portugal collection and discover what all the fuss is about. Enjoy a full taste of those “beautiful” native grapes, along with international stars like Syrah and Cabernet. Along the way you’ll meet the country’s best winemakers too, such as international Wine Challenge Trophy winner José Neiva. Mr. Neiva is “better than anyone at delivering ripe, New World flavors from traditional grapes” says Tim Atkin of MW. ANother star, Jaime Quendera, won the 2008 ‘Best Wine in the World’ at Vinalies. In addition, José Maria Soares used to make Barca Velha, “Portugal’s seminal cult wine”, according to Wine Spectator. And the Mundus Vini winner you’ll receive (from the gorgeous Duoro region of Portugal shown above) usually costs $24.99 a bottle. You’ll enjoy all of these flavor-packed finds for just $10.58 a bottle thanks to the featured Virgin Wine Club Coupon Code.

Virgin Wine Club Coupon Code - Save $50 Today

Posted in: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Wine, Coupon Code, Coupon Codes, Discount Code, Discount Codes, Portugese Wine, Promo Code, Promo Codes, Syrah, Virgin Wine Club, Virgin Wines, Wine

Wall Street Journal Wine Club – Save $20

The Wall Street Journal Wine Club just sent me one of their best offers of the year and I just had to share it! From now until Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 12 midnight you can get one of their highly sought after Mystery Cases for just $119.99. That’s only $8.34 a bottle! And if you’re a member of the Wall Street Journal Wine Club, you know how great the wines they send out really are.

Here’s what they have to say in their email offer: Our fastest-selling SALE mixes are always the hugely popular Mystery Cases. Rarely offered and each randomly picked with the final bottles of delicious wines. With a bit of luck, you could receive bottles worth upwards of $50. Yet you’ll pay as little as $8.34. This is your last chance to order a New Year Mystery Case. Don’t delay.

To sweeten the deal even more, they even offer you an additional $20 savings if you add another mystery case. So, instead of the next case costing $119.99 (like the first case did), you get the second case for JUST $99.99!

So, be sure to take advantage of this great offer from the Wall Street Journal Wine Club before it expires!

if you are asked for it, use the following Wall Street Journal Offer Code: 5203001

And if you’re thinking about joining the WSJ Wine Club, be sure to read our Wall Street Journal Wine Club Review first.

Wall Street Journal Wine Club Mystery Cases - February 2014

Posted in: Coupon Code, Coupon Codes, Offer Code, Promo Code, Promo Codes, Wall Street Journal Wine Club, Wine, Wine Club News, WSJ Wine Club

La Striscia 2012 Chianti From The Wine Of The Month Club – February 2014

Last night I decided to open up the Fattoria La Striscia 2012 Chianti I had received in my February 2014 shipment from the Wine of the Month Club and boy was I happily impressed. The magenta color and the earthy, licorice and tart cherry nose provided an elegant and engaging cherry and earth finish that I won’t soon forget. The palate was of leather with mixed cherries, which may seem odd to some, but was exquisite on the tongue.

I could have kept this 95 point beauty in my wine cellar until around 2017, but I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm for giving it a try based on how much I enjoyed the other bottle I received in my February 2014 Limited Series shipment from the Wine of the Month Club: The 2012 Montupoli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the Wine of the Month Club, you can read our Wine of the Month Club Review to see why we love this wine club as much as we do for as many years as we have. I’m a huge fan and active member of both their Limited and
Vinters Series and highly recommend both, but be sure to use one of our COUPON CODES to ensure you save when you sign up.

One of the reasons why I like the Wine of the Month Club as much as I do is because of the amount of education you receive on each and every bottle you receive. For example, here’s some of what I learned about the La Strisca 2012 Chianti (Sangiovese) by being a member of the Wine of the Month Club: The Fattoria La Striscia winery boasts deep roots that go all the way back to the Italian Renaissance! In fact, in 1800, during the reign of Grand Duke Leopolde II of Tuscany, the well known Count Giovan Battista Occhini acquired the Tenuta di Villa La Striscia with his favorite brother Pietro. Driven by a strong love for the traditions of this well known area, Occhini developed the estate with strong focus on the vineyards. Where else are you going to get such an amazing depth of information on a bottle of wine?! Nothing beats the Wine of the Month Club for value and education.

If you are not already a member, now is your chance to get in at a discounted rate thanks to our Wine of the Month Club Coupon Code. Sign up today and start enjoying amazing finds like this one.

Wine of the Month Club - Limited Series February 2014 Shipment - 2012 La Striscia Chianti

Posted in: 90+ Points, Chianti, Coupon Code, Coupon Codes, Italian Wine, Promo Code, Promo Codes, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Wine of the Month Club

The 2010 FUSE Wines Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena, California

As a member of the Cellars Wine Club’s 90+ Point Wine Club, I get two amazing bottles of wine delivered to my door every month. In my February 2014 shipment, I received a bottle of 2010 Neil Ellis Grenache from South Africa and a bottle of 2010 FUSE Wines Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.

I decided to try the FUSE Wines Cabernet Sauvignon last night and WOW that was an amazing bottle of wine! If you’re looking for a fantastic 90+ Point Wine Club, then you just can’t go wrong with the Celebrations 90+ Point Wine Club. But don’t just take this blog post as bible, be sure to read over our Cellars Wine Club Review for 2014 and see all the 90+ Point Wine Clubs we recommend before signing up.

But lets get back to that bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon I polished off last night (thank God I don’t get 4 bottles a month from the Cellars Wine Club!). The FUSE team works with some of the best Napa Valley growers, whose cool climate hillside and warmer valley floor vineyards are planted in an array of clones, exposures and spacing. They strive to make a Cabernet Sauvignon using only the very best grapes in all of Napa Valley. The goal is to make a wine with concentrated fruit flavors and good, solid acid balance.

Here’s what my bottle looked like in our most recent snow storm here in North Carolina:

Cellars Wine Club - 90+ Point Wine Club February 2014 Shipment - 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

By producing a Cabernet Sauvignon with these complex attributes, they can bottle a wine that has early accessibility, but also has the potential to age in the bottle for years to come. I already drank my bottle, and it was superb, but I do recommend you keep yours in storage for at least another year if you can.

The philosophy behind the FUSE Cabernet Sauvignon is to take the traditions of the “Old World” style and give it a little “New World” twist by adding Syrah to the mix.The result is a more interesting wine with some very complex aromas and flavors. FUSE Wines is dedicated to making the best possible Cab and it shows in each and every bottle. Each step of the farming and winemaking process is undertaken with great care and attention.

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 82% Cab, 15% Syrah and 3% Merlot. The vintage started out very slowly with a long cool growing season, which came to an end late in the season with three heat spikes over 100 degrees. The vineyard managers that played it safe with the canopy management were rewarded with ripe, full and structured fruit.

FUSE Wines followed traditional French winemaking practices with techniques including the use of cold soaking and extended maceration, which averaged 23-32 days in total and frequent pumping over. Prior to bottling, the Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon were aged separately in both French and American Oak for fifteen months, with the barrels being racked once every 6 months.

The nose expresses a combination of sweet cherry, blueberry, hints of vanilla and nice earthy undertones. On the palate, layers of blueberry and cherry are balanced with delicate notes of vanilla and nutmeg.

This medium-bodied wine, which earned it’s 90 point rating from Wine & Spirit, will continue to improve over the next 8 years but is also wonderfully drinkable right now.

SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE CELLARS WINE CLUB 90+ POINT WINE CLUB. You’ll be glad you did :-)

Cheers,
Brendan

Posted in: 90+ Points, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Wine, California Wine, Cellars Wine Club, Merlot, Napa Valley, Red Wine, Syrah, Wine, Wine Club Reviews

The 2012 Montupoli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

I’ve decided to spice things up here at the Wine Club Directory and start reviewing the many bottles of wine I receive AFTER they’ve been consumed. It’s one thing to talk about which wine clubs are good and which ones should be avoided, but actually reviewing the wines received is just as important, right?

So, the first wine I’m going to review in this new format (which I’m fondly calling “What I Drank Last Night”) is the 2012 Montupoli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. I received this bottle of Italian wine in my February, 2014 shipment from the Wine of the Month Club thanks to my Limited Series membership, which I highly recommend to anyone looking to try a good International Wine Club.

The 2012 Montupoli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo comes from Abruzzo, Italy and has a dark purple color, a nose of earth, licorice and tart cherries, a palate of leather and earth mixed with lots of fresh berries and a finish that is concentrated, tannic with lush blackberry fruit. This 94 point wine can be consumed anytime from now until 2016. I recommend now :-)

Not already a Wine of the Month Club Limited Series Member? No worries, you can sign up here.

Wine of the Month Club - Limited Series February 2014 Shipment - 2012 Montupoli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

On a side note, I can’t believe we received 6″ of snow today here in North Carolina! My kids were ecstatic.

Posted in: 90+ Points, International Wine, International Wine Club, Italian Wine, Italian Wine Club, Red Wine, Wine, Wine Club Reviews, Wine of the Month Club

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