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.
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.
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
Their blog appears to be inactive (no recent postings), but their social channels are alive, poppin’, and engaging.
Reviews From Around the Web
“Vinebox is even more special because they send you small one glass samples of their vines before you choose to buy a whole bottle. This way you are never stuck with an entire bottle of wine you are not happy with.”
“They have a golden reputation, but they are a little pricier than some of their competition.”
“Also important to note, the wines were all good. All three were from Bordeaux, and fortunately I’ve had a lot of Bordeaux wines in the last two years. It’s a hit or miss region and sometimes you get real swill.”
“This box is perfect for busy folks with discretionary income who enjoy wine, but know little about it. This box is a great conversation piece, offers wine tasting tips, and offers a wine tasting in France experience without a plane ticket.”