8 of the best wine subscription services in the UK

The Wine Society

One of the best known and beloved wine retailers in the UK, The Wine Society artfully flits between fine wines and everyday classics, making it one of the best all round services available. As a bonus, this week the retailer announced plans to give away 21 ‘golden tickets’ in the form of bottles of wine worth £200 in its orders throughout March. Running from 1-29 March, 21 lucky customers will have a fine wine from “the cream of Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Rhône as well as the best of the New World”, slipped into their order, completely free. The offer also applies to those customers who have already placed orders that have a March delivery date.

In a nutshell: The Wine Society offers several monthly wine subscription plans, with no minimum order (see below for minimum for free delivery) on its wider range, allowing customers to mix and match cases on a wide range of wines. To buy wines, either on an ad hoc basis or to sign up to a subscription service, you must be a member.

Financial commitment: One-off £40 membership charge (with £20 off first order) then from £85 a month on the Wines Without Fuss plan, however members can change, skip or cancel deliveries at any time.

Delivery charge: Free on orders of 12 bottles or more, or £75+ (for all members, subscription or otherwise)

Starting price for a mixed case of 12: £85 (Wines Without Fuss Plan), or from £75 on select promotional cases.

Overall yearly cost: £340 if ordering 48 bottles over the year (four cases) on the basic Wines without Fuss plan = £7.50 a bottle average

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