If you are like us, finding a new fine wine to enjoy can be daunting, especially if you are interested in drinking wines from around Europe. Many high-quality wine vineyards sell a limited number of bottles every year. So, it is hard to find these wines at local shops.
Luxury wine subscriptions can help with this problem. All you have to do is join, and they do all the research and ordering for you. Here is a short list of luxury wine subscriptions…
PIERRE HOURLIER WINES WINE CLUB | $960/YEAR
Pierre Hourlier is a UK-based independent wine merchant with over 40 years experience with French wine. In 2018, International Wine Challenge, one of the most influential and rigorously judged wine competition in the world commended Pierre Hourlier Wines for the Specialist Merchant of the Year category for their Languedoc-Roussillon collection.
They have three wine subscriptions. The most luxurious is: The Magnificent Dozen which delivers 12 rare bottles quarterly from French artisan wine growers. Shipments come with tasting notes, regional facts as well as information on each producer.
Cost: £80 monthly or £240 quarterly
SOMMAILIER WINE CLUB | $1,596/YEAR
SomMailier is a French wine club that was founded by a multi-generational wine family from Bordeaux. It offers affordable selections from a variety of wine regions within France. They have 3 subscriptions. Their most luxurious is called: Et Voila. This subscription delivers 12 bottles of exclusive French wine every 3 months. You can choose red wines only, or white wines only, or a mix of reds and whites. Every shipment comes with stories about the vineyard, the winemaker as well as the different grape varieties used.
Cost: $399 per shipment
DECANTER’S NEW WINE CLUB | EST. $2,100/YEAR
Decanter, Europe’s leading wine magazine, has a wine club called: The Decanter Wine Club. The club offers two subscriptions – Everyday Excellence and Rare Luxuries. The Rare Luxuries subscription finds 6 prestigious, impossible-to-find bottles and deliver them to you 4 times a year.
Cost: $475 – $525 per shipment
RARE & FINE 672 WINE CLUB | EST. $2,400/YEAR
Rare & Fine 672 Wine Club was created by Robb Report, a well-known luxury lifestyle magazine. 672 Wine Club finds 3 limited-edition red wines and delivers them to your door 4 times a year. According to them, you won’t find these reds in your local wine shop or on the menu of your favorite bistros. 672 Wine Club delivers 2 bottles of each red wine in every shipment. So, you can sip one and store the other in your cellar.
Cost: est. $600 per shipment
SOMM SELECT WINE CLUB | $2,640/YEAR
Somm Select Wine Club offers wines curated by master sommelier, Ian Cauble, from Netflix’s documentary Somm. In 2022, New York Magazine named SommSelect: Best Overall Wine Subscription. The club offers 4 subscriptions. The most luxurious are The Somm 6 Reds and The Blind 6. They both cost $220 per month.
The Blind 6 subscription delivers 6 bottles that are numbered and wrapped in black tissue paper so that you can have an authentic “blind tasting” experience. The shipment comes with notebooks, instructions, and detailed tasting notes. The Somm6 Reds subscription delivers 6 bottles of red from around the world, complete with tasting notes and pairing suggestions.
FAT CORK | $2996/YEAR
Fat Cork is different from most other wine clubs. They focus solely on champagne… specifically generation-old vignerons who produce small batches. They have partnered with family-run grower Champagne houses to bring you the best, most delicious bubbles from France. In 2022, New York Magazine named Fat Cork: Best Champagne Subscription. Fat Cork offers 3 subscriptions. Their most luxurious is: 12 Bottles Quarterly.
Cost: $749 per quarter
PLONK WINE CLUB | $3,420/YEAR
Plonk Wine Club is a different kind of wine club. It’s adventurous. The curators comb the globe for the most exciting, off the beaten path, organic and biodynamic wines… wines like Teroldego, Xarel-lo, Fiano, Treijadura, Vespolina, and Alicante Bouschet… from countries like Hungary, Croatia, and Greece.
Plonk Wine Club offers 3 subscriptions: Red Wine Club, White Wine Club, and Mixed Wine Club. Shipment sizes vary. You can choose to have 4, 6, or 12 bottles delivered to you monthly. Or you can choose other options like 6 bottles delivered every 2 months, 12 bottles delivered every 3 months, and so forth. Each shipment comes with detailed tasting notes and recipe pairings.
Cost: $285.00 monthly (12 bottles every month) | $110 monthly (4 bottles monthly)
ACKER WINES: JK CLUB | $3995/YEAR
Acker Wines is the oldest wine merchant in the United States. The company has been selling wine since 1820. They specialize in fine and rare wine auctions, wine consignment and retail sales. According to Forbes are “the world’s largest fine and rare wine auction house.”
Currently, they are offering 3 subscriptions. The most expensive one is: JK Club. This subscription provides 3 bottles of wine every quarter, plus a masterclass and concierge service that is exclusive to JK Club members. The wines are hand-selected by Acker’s Chairman and master taster, John Kapon.
Cost: $999 per quarter
ROSCIOLI ITALIAN WINE CLUB | €4000/YEAR
Roscioli Italian Wine Club is an exclusive Italian wine club that focuses on organic and artisan wines. It offers 4 wine subscriptions. The most luxurious is the Legend Club subscription which features a world-class selection of some of the most legendary wines from great vintages, from both Italy and France (ie. Grand Cru Burgundy, aged Barolo, Sassicaia, and Classified Growth Bordeaux). They deliver 12 bottles, 2 times a year.
Cost: 4000€ annually