FOR THE ECO-CONSCIOUS: Wanderlust Wine Club
One of the most talked-about wine clubs of the last few years, Wanderlust delivers wines from smaller, artisanal producers with impeccable environmental credentials. Its bottles are also perfect when you need something a little bit special for entertaining. The wines come every quarter at three tiers of membership: Silver (£30 a month), Gold (£60) and Platinum (£90). As an intro offer, you have the option to purchase a ‘Discovery’ box for £75 (usually £100), showcasing existing members’ favourite wines. There are great events and free tasting sessions for members, as well as discounts on wines bought outside the quarterly delivery. Still not sold? Wanderlust can also deliver wine in an hour for customers in London.
FOR THE PARTY HOUND: The Magnum Company
Twice the size, four times the fun. The two-bottle-in-one format of the magnum ages better and adds something special to entertaining. The Magnum Company will deliver different magnums throughout the year, via three-month (£110), six-month (£190) and 12-month (£360) memberships. Ideal as a gift, this is also a useful service for those whose experience has taught them that they never have a magnum handy when they need one.
FOR THE CLUB GOER: 67 Pall Mall & Trade Soho
The truly committed can join a bricks-and-mortar club dedicated to wine. London’s most famous is 67 Pall Mall, a converted bank with (arguably) the UK’s largest list, including hundreds of wines by the glass. For something less traditional, Trade Soho feels a little edgier and is designed for people in the wine business. Take a membership to dig out some rarely seen treats from its cellar.
Visit 67PallMall.com & TradeSoho.co.uk
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