Wine

Vinebox Review

Known for its unique by-the-glass format, Vinebox is a wine membership site that promises the convenience of exploring the world’s wines in the comfort of your kitchen.

The Gist

A by-the-glass wine membership site with several options for recurring shipments, VINEBOX prides itself on highlighting wines that aren’t mass produced—wines you “won’t find at the corner store.” Instead, they source wines from across the world, in small towns and unique places, and they care about the people, the stories, and the details behind each wine region and winemaker. After a quick quiz, customers can choose to receive 9 wines (9 crafted 10 cl vials of wine) annually for $72.90 wines quarterly for $79 or a one-time 9-wine shipment of their current release for $87. The annual and quarterly clubs each come with a credit that can be used toward full-size bottles, should you stumble upon your new favorite.

Great For People Who

  • Like to bring unheard of or rare wines to parties

  • Love to travel and bring new traditions into their home

  • Are intrigued by human interest stories

  • Have already tried so much mass produced wine and want something new

What Else Do They Do?

They use a patented fractioning technology that prevents their wines from ever coming into contact with oxygen. On their website, they say: “The use of inert gas allows the wines to maintain their complete bouquet, flavor profile and mouthfeel throughout the fractionation process. Once the wine settles in its new home, it’s stable with no flaws, for up to three years.” Pretty cool stuff.

Bonus Points

  • They have a special called Twelve Nights of Wine; for $129, you can receive 12 different glasses of wine from around the globe to help you ring in the holidays in a unique, multicultural way

  • They also offer the option to gift a box or a membership to your friends, with pricing starting at $81

  • The packaging is really interesting and Instagram-worthy; check out their social pages for examples

  • In addition to your curated box of nine 10 cl glasses, shipments also come with detailed information about the wine—and they always highlight seasonal finds

  • The bottles they use are made of beverage-grade glass and are fully recyclable

Take Note

Their blog appears to be inactive (no recent postings), but their social channels are alive, poppin’, and engaging.

Vinebox Rating

Rated on a scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent

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Product Rating

They promise rare wines, and they deliver on rare wines—in a very unique by-the-glass format. Just level your expectations; these aren’t full bottles.

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Ease Of Use

The quiz is easy to take, and your box is shipped directly to your door. You can’t select the wines you receive, but VINEBOX believes that’s part of the fun.

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Company

Their site is a bit difficult to navigate and their blog is obviously inactive, but they appear to have plans to grow at some point—including perhaps adding a referral policy, which they don’t currently have. That said, it’s not very transparent: the only name easily found on their site is Tyler Kennedy, their wine director.

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Customer Service

All they offer up is an email address and social icons; it’s nearly impossible to find a headquarters, phone number, live chat, or even faces to connect to the company.

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