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When did wine subscriptions get cool?

They’ve been around for donkey’s years, but suddenly are looking cool - It’s time to check out wine subscriptions again...

Taking the hassle out of endlessly perusing supermarket shelves and feeling intimidated in a too-cool-for-school shop with a grape pun in its name, subscription services and online wine clubs have been around for donkey’s years. But with a new wave of offerings shaking things up we take a look at the wine subscriptions that have something a bit more exciting to offer.

Gone are the days of ridiculous minimum contracts and hefty cancellation fees, with everything else at the touch of our fingertips, we’re becoming savvier. We’ll take specially-curated boxes over warehouse leftovers and more unusual grape varieties instead of those three bottles of Cab Sav, thank you very much!

NOSY
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New kids on the block, Nosy, were founded in Portugal by a group of friends tired of drinking the same wines at their monthly dinner parties and wanting to bring back the fun in discovering new varieties. For a flat fee … yep no hidden costs… they promise a gorgeously colourful package delivered to your door with three wines picked by that month’s expert, the ‘Nosy Journal’ full of interviews, recipe pairings and interesting facts for you to look good in front of your friends.

Perfect for book clubs, dinner parties with mates or end of month office drinks, you can all chip in and sit back and wait for the vino to arrive… Its super flexibility is why we think Nosy ticks a lot of boxes.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Cost: £55 a month (no delivery fee, promise)
Delivery fee: None
Can you pick your own wine: No
Can you pause your subscription: Yes
Cancellation fee: None
Frequency: Monthly, every 2 months, every 3 months.
Delivery date: 20th of every month.
https://nosywineclub.com/

A GRAPE NIGHT IN
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Setup by a couple of lovely local Londoners, Laura & Kiki, their focus is on taking the ponce and fuss out of wine. They’ve run wine pop-ups across London and have two wine shops in Tooting and Waterloo, so you can trust their selection will be good.

Each month has a topical theme to accompany four yummy wines, two red and two white… no substitutions, bosh… as well as a copy of the ‘Grape Times’ paper, a Spotify playlist for wine induced singing and a little vino challenge.

Perfect for a night in with the gang or you could even create your own monthly wine club.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Cost: £42.50
Delivery fee: £7.50 or free if you collect from the Tooting shop
Can you pick your own wine: No
Can you pause your subscription: Yes
Cancellation fee: None
Frequency: Monthly or every 2 months
Delivery date: 2nd-4th
https://agrapenightin.co.uk/subscription/  

THE GLITTERATI
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A greener approach to wine drinking… less packaging… this delightfully simple subscription is a refreshing sight where no other companies are offering good bag-in-a-box wine delivered to your door… You just have to decide what you’d prefer, red or white.

All the wine comes from small and independent craft wine producers from across Italy and the boxes, which are the equivalent of three bottles, fit perfectly in your fridge door. Your first order even comes with a refillable glass bottle, to use when company comes round.

Perfect for anyone that wants to join the wine box revolution.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Cost: £29
Delivery fee: None
Can you pick your own wine: No
Can you pause your subscription: Yes
Cancellation fee: None
Frequency: Monthly
Delivery date: First week of the month
https://wheninromewine.co.uk/glitterati/

HONEST GRAPES
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Take the wine quiz to unlock your preferences, create a wine profile and start pouring… Unlike other subscriptions with a monthly fee, Honest Grapes’ Premier Crew works on the basis that you pay into your wine bank, then you can spend that money on any wine that takes your fancy, simple.

You’ll get your own personal wine guru to give you tailored recommendations based on your quiz results and like your Boots card, the more you spend the more offers you unlock.

This subscription is for you if you like to make your own decisions, but love a tiny bit of help especially when it comes to a minefield like wine.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Cost: From £25
Delivery fee: £7.50
Can you pick your own wine: Yes
Can you pause your subscription: Yes
Cancellation fee: No
Frequency: Monthly
Delivery date: 3-5 working days after you pick your wine
https://www.honestgrapes.co.uk/wine-club

STYLUS VINYL
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Designed for the budding musos among us, the Stylus Vinyl Experience gives you the whole package for a High Fidelity-style night in. Each month is themed around either an artist, genre or grouping – think anti-establishment or epic movie soundtracks - and includes a 12” vinyl album, an exclusive art print inspired by the music, the Stylus magazine and a choice of a bottle of wine or beer.

Worried you’ll end up with two copies of Purple Rain? No problem, as there are four vinyl to choose from and you’ll get emailed beforehand each month to pick your selection for that ever growing record collection.

Probably the least about the actual wine on our list, but perfect for someone who loves listening to new music whilst enjoying a glass of vino… and who also has enough free wall space for all the cool prints.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Cost: £35 a month + £4.95 delivery (less if you pre-pay for 3,6 or 12 months in advance)
Can you pick your own wine: No
Cancellation fee: None
Frequency: Monthly
Delivery date: Between 7th -11th
https://www.stylusvinyl.com/subscribe/575189590_stylus-experience?gift=False