The New York Times Wine Club Review 2021

The New York Times newspaper established its wine club as a way to give its readers access to wines from around the world.

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    The newspaper's own wine critics don’t actually pick the wines, though. This job has been outsourced to L18 Inc which also owns another wine club, the Tasting Room.

    What is The New York Times wine club?

    The Times claims that its partner sommeliers taste thousands of wines every month, each going through a rigorous assessment process before being selected for club members. It aims to offer wines from vineyards across the globe at reasonable rates.

    How does The New York Times wine club work?

    Two membership levels are on offer and shipments are made either every other month or quarterly. Both membership levels offer 6 bottles per delivery, with 4 reds and 2 whites or 6 reds if you prefer. It’s a simple process to sign-up online and start receiving your wines.

    What The New York Times wine club costs

    • Times sampler wine club - $90 per shipment
    • Times reserve wine club - $180 per shipment

    About the wine

    The Times has partnered with L18 Inc to select its wines. L18 also owns the Tasting Room wine club and sources its wines from around the world, including The US, Spain, France, Argentia, and South Africa.

    The New York Times wine club wine brands

    You’ll find a lot of the same brands on offer at both The Times wine club and those found at the Tasting Room wine club.

    Ryder Estate

    The Ryder Estate is found in the Central Coast area of California. Cool ocean breezes and warm afternoons add to the flavor of the grapes.

    Zhigalova

    Based in the Curico Valley in Chile, this winery is known for its cabernet franc.

    Reverchon

    A winery based in Germany, in the Saarland region. It has been producing experimental rieslings in recent years.

    Rocklin Ranch

    Rocklin Ranch produces pinot noir in Monterey County, California.

    Spellbound Winery

    Spellbound is a Napa Valley winery that produces reasonably priced merlot.

    The New York Times wine club membership benefits

    • Tasting notes are provided with each wine
    • Additional 10% made on all purchases made from the online wine shop

    The New York Times wine club membership programs

    • Times sampler wine club - 6 bottles shipped every other month 
    • Times reserve wine club - 6 bottles or more premium wine shipped every other month 

    The New York Times wine club membership length

    There are no membership lengths, so you can cancel at any time.

    Can I give The New York Times wine club as a gift?

    Yes, you can choose to gift a wine club membership.

    The New York Times wine club coupon codes

    You may sometimes find codes for 50% off a wine club membership.

    The New York Times wine club price and shipping

    You’ll pay a flat $19.95 shipping rate for every six bottles delivered.

    The bottom line

    The New YorkTimes wine club does have a few interesting wine selections at reasonable rates. However, you might want to try its competitor, the Wall Street Journal Wine Club. The WSJ offers a much wider range of wine choices and caters for a variety of budgets. It also lets you splash out on luxury items if you’d like, whereas you’re a little limited by the selection at the Times.