Local and Online Wine Clubs to Try

Categories: Vine Geeks

Gold Metal Wine Club
This wine club is an old stand by for 20 years now, for good reason. They have 5 packages to choose from, but the Gold Series is the most popular. This package ships monthly and you can choose from two bottles for $35 per month or four bottles for $63 per month. There's a just a monthly commitment until you cancel and this programs offers lots of flexibility. Choose from shipping every month, every other month or quarterly; choose two (or four) of the same bottles or a mix. You can even choose two whites of the same bottle or two reds of the same bottle. (It's a lot of choices.)

Gold Series members can reorder their favorite wines at up to 45% off winery-direct prices in their online wine store. Four-bottle members receive an additional 10% discount on their monthly wine club shipments and also earn a higher reorder discount. Of course there's the typical newsletter with recipes and pairings but the high level wines offered in this club and online store make it a stand out.

Overall grade: A-

Not the hippest of sites, but its solid reputation stands strong due to flexibility and quality wines.

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A selection of wine from AZ Stronghold will make 2013 better.

Arizona Stronghold
Arizona Stronghold has three options for membership. Site Archive 6 Bottle, Site Archive 3 Bottle and Stronghold. The 6 Bottle Level is currently full but you can join the 3 Bottle level for $80-$100 per shipments at a 15% discount and Stronghold is $60-$80 per shipment at a 10% discount. Members receive club level shipments of Arizona Stronghold Vineyard's wines selected by winemaker Tim White. These wines are released 4 times a year (February, April, October, December) and may include red, white or a mix based (just like Page Springs Cellars) on the season and what the winemaker wants to convey.

Your wines can be shipped or held for pickup at Arizona. Of course as a member you'll get invitations to Member Only events (they have "Release Pickup Parties" at the tasting room in Old Cottonwood) and members also have access to members-only wines and merchandise. Membership is a minimum one year commitment, but after that you can cancel with 30 days notice.

Overall Grade: A

We like the price, supporting Arizona wineries and parties.


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