If you have a wine, beer or spirits lover on your holiday list this year, then be sure to give them a gift they’ll be able to enjoy all year. These booze subscriptions will allow them to explore different styles from all over the world from the comfort of their own couch.
Mixed Wine Club
For the sustainability lover: Plonk Wine Club
Started in 2016 by a Wine Enthusiast 40 under 40 nominee, Etty Lewensztain, Plonk Wine Club aims to connect its participants with unique bottles made by small, sustainably-minded producers all over the world. The club also aims to shine a spotlight on grapes that are sometimes overlooked, like Nero d’Avola and Zweigelt.
If the person you’re shopping for loves to explore a variety of styles, consider trying the “Mixed Wine Club,” option. Each month, they’ll receive four or 12 bottles (depending on what they decide) of organic, biodynamic or limited-production red, white, rosé or sparkling wines.
Or if the recipient has a preferred style, they can also take advantage of both the “White Wine Club” or the “Red Wine Club,” which offer four or 12 bottles from around the globe.
If you are giving the subscription as a gift, you have the option of creating a personal message that will be sent to the recipient via email or in a printable PDF format.
Best of Both Worlds Club
For the person who likes options: Wine Express
Available in three-month, six-month, yearly or ongoing subscriptions, Wine Express offers participants the opportunity to taste a wide array of bottles from Italy, California and beyond.
For instance, there’s the Best of Both Worlds club, where participants will get six bottles delivered to their door, including a mix of red, white, rosé or sparkling wines.
If the recipient prefers a single style, be sure to check out the “Winning Whites” club, where they’ll get three bottles of either white, rosé or sparkling wine each month. Similarly, there’s also the “Rich Red” club, where they’ll receive three red wines from around the globe.
Each selection is tasted and hand-picked by Wine Enthusiast’s wine director. And inside each box, you’ll find detailed tasting notes along with food pairing ideas.
Monthly Beer Pack
For the beer fan who wants to try a bit of everything: Beer Noggin’s Monthly Beer Pack
This beer and bottle shop has been a community staple in New York’s Westchester County for five years. And now, you can get the best of Beer Noggin delivered right to your door.
Like some of the other companies on this list, Beer Noggin offers three-month, six-month, nine-month and yearly subscriptions.
Participants have three themes to choose from: Hops on Hops on Hops, Lager Love and The Dealer’s Choice. Each month they can expect 10 cans from breweries like Equilibrium, Other Half, Finback and many more.
Along with fresh cans of brew, participants will receive detailed tasting notes and information about breweries written by Beer Noggin’s staff.
Delivery is limited, please reach out to Beer Noggin for details.
The Rare Beer Club
For the beer lover who likes to go on adventures and find rare beers: The Rare Beer Club
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club has been exploring the world of craft beer and delivering delicious brews to people’s doors since 1994. Each year, the company rates more than 500 beers from all over the world.
If you have a beer lover on your list who is constantly searching their shops and breweries for hard-to-find-bottles give them the gift of rare beer being delivered right to their door.
According to the companies website, this particular club was founded by the late and renowned beer critic Michael Jackson. And each month, participants will receive rare brews (some of which can’t be bought anywhere else) from Garden Path Fermentation, Brewery Ommegang and many more.
For the Adventurous Spirit Drinker: Mash & Grape Spirit Subscriptions
Give the spirits fan on your list something new to add to their bar cart each month, with a subscription to Mash & Grape. Select from subscription categories like whiskey, Bourbon, Rum, Tequila, Scotch or gin.
Each month, the recipient will receive a bottle of their preferred spirit. If you are giving the item as a gift, you also have the option to personalize a postcard that will be included in the delivery as well.