What seems like only a few years ago, consumers would buy their alcohol from grocery or liquor stores. Now, it seems as though subscription services (more than we’d like to admit) have changed our everyday lives, broadened our educational horizons, or just flat out emptied our bank accounts. The good news is that these subscriptions can account for every hobby, indulgence, or miscellaneous activity. Whether it’s grocery shopping, meal deliveries, or non-essential 'necessities' to through the endless pandemic, just about everyone has proved that joining a subscription does in fact make their life a little bit easier.
There are many circumstances where buying a whole bottle of wine seems excessive. The first time we try a bottle often leaves a feeling of uncertainty due to the price, occasion, variety, or uneducated on the broadness of the topic. If you want to have no doubts about your next wine purchase, here are a few credible wine subscriptions to try out next time:
Winc. Wine Club: (More-Affordable)
If a $200 per month wine subscription isn’t in your budget, then Winc. offers more affordable wines. The website gets you started with a quick quiz to personalize your flavor profile. This includes questions about your taste preferences, such as sweet or sour, red or white, and even the types of foods you like. After your wine list is personalized, the bottles are shipped directly to your home. You can try them out and rate the wine as you continue to customize your profile over time. There is also an option to add individual bottles if there is one you don’t want to leave out of your monthly delivery. Join now to get the discounted price of four bottles for $29.95 for a limited time.
The Sip Society: (Sparkling Wine)
If you’re looking for a more “bubbly” subscription, then this female, black-owned business might be the perfect one for you. Starting at $55, three mini bottles of sparkling wine are delivered straight to your door every other month. This allows you to try them at a more reasonable price first. The Sip Society gives back to its community with each box as well. Some varieties are common, while others are hard to find, which gives members exclusive access to try the wines first. For each month subscribed, you can also earn a $10 credit towards a full-size bottle to splurge on.
Primal Wine: (Natural Wines)
With clean eating rising in sales, natural wines have been making their way over to the clean diet as well, with Primal is at the top of the list. The company is known for having one of the widest online selections of natural wines. It is not just natural, but it also contains low to none sulfites compared to other brands. You can purchase either one bottle at a time or join their subscription that offers 3, 6, or 12 bottles (starting at $85 per month for 3 bottles). Although more pricey than the previously listed wine subscriptions, it allows for more options. For instance, you can choose the regions, varieties, and value of wines to buy from. These choices also include biodynamic (organic) and even vegan wine, which has become widely popular in the last few years.
Wine Society: (Canned Wines)
Since the beginning of the pandemic, canned wine sales rose to 232% and will continue to grow. With its numbers skyrocketing, why not have a canned subscription? Wine Society is one of those companies that is simple and keeps you wanting more. They offer three classic blends: red, white, and rosé. In addition, each quarterly shipment is $39.20 for three cans. Although it might sound expensive for only three cans, each one holds 500mL (⅔ of a wine bottle) of wine. Thus, you’ll be getting four glasses of wine out of each can.
Author : Jennifer Dutton, Blog Writer, DrinkLyte Co. "Helping Grow CPG Brands Beyond Their Potential"