You may also wish to purchase a sample issue of each magazine at your local newsstand or browse through the copies at the nearest public library before committing to a year-long subscription.
There was no way to know about updates without checking yourself - like going to a newsstand to see if the latest issue of your favorite comic book had been released yet.
Go to a bookstore or newsstand and buy one of each before settling on which to subscribe to.
When a publisher produces a magazine, it is content - and people get that content one of two ways: they either go to a newsstand and buy a copy, or they subscribe and get the magazine delivered to their house.
Wine publications - There are a number of wine publications which you can buy on the newsstand that offer information about wines for people with all levels of knowledge.