So last week, on a whim, I decided to sign up for Club W. I had seen ads on Facebook and such, but I finally decided to bite the bullet and splurge on myself a little bit. Especially after I received a promo email for a free bottle of wine on my first order!
What is Club W, you may be asking? Club W is the "world's only personalized wine club," meaning that based on your personal preferences, they send you 3 bottles of wine each month for less than $15 a bottle...amazing! When you first sign up, you can take a palette test with questions like, How do you like your coffee?, Do you like fresh berries?, and How do you feel about mushrooms and other earthy flavors?, all to help assess your wine flavor profile. After this quick assessment, Club W generates both red and white wines for you to choose from. You can pick either 2 reds and 1 white, or 1 red and 2 whites, depending on personal preference. The best part? You get a $13 credit (aka a FREE bottle of wine) with your first purchase!
For my first order, I chose the following wines (in order of the picture above):
- 2015 Passarola Vinho Branco
- 2015 Chop Shop Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2014 Wonderful Wine Co White Blend
- 2014 Alchymist Nior Red Blend
A cool feature of Club W is that for every 10 wines you rate, you receive a $10 credit. So, rate away, wine lovers!
Aside from having a glass of wine with dinner, I also like to cook with wine. I recently made stuffed herb and Brie mushroom caps with a white wine reduction, and it was heavenly. I learned to cook with wine from my mom. Growing up in Texas, we would always make our spaghetti sauce with venison that my dad had hunted himself. My mom's secret to a delicious spaghetti sauce? Throw some red wine in there! So, I was pleasantly surprised to see not one, but four recipe cards delivered with my wine. They include shrimp tacos with watermelon salsa, coconut milk shrimp risotto with kale pesto, steak and eggs with charred onions & chimichurri, and raw vegan chocolate truffles.
Can't wait to try these wines! If you have any favorites, comment them below!
Disclaimer: all of these opinions and reviews are my own! I am in no way sponsored by Club W. Just a wine lover happy to share a recent discovery :)