Plonk Wine Club Subscription Box Review – February 2015

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Plonk Wine Club is a wine subscription box offering 2, 4, or 12 bottles per month in either a red, white, or mixed shipment. Plonk specializes in curated artisanal, small batch, rare, and sustainably grown boutique wines.  You’ll receive detailed tasting notes and expert recipe pairings delivered with every wine shipment.

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In your first shipment you’ll get a really nice corkscrew, too! We needed one, so it was perfect. I like the bright color so I can find it in the drawer!

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We ordered a 4-bottle mixed club (reds and whites) so we could get a good idea of what’s in the club. Along with the wine and the magazine, you’ll also get 10% off reorders, and a 25% shipping discount on case reorders. One of the things we have discovered that part of the value of a wine club is in the reordering discount. We recommend sampling some of your favorite clubs, then picking one or two to join to take advantage of these benefits.

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Plonk Wine Club is accompanied by informational sheets on the wines including pairing ideas. We found these helpful in determining which wine to select for our meals.

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We found the tasting notes to be expert but not inaccessible.

IMG_9238Imbibe Magazine isn’t just alcohol – there were features on juices, coffees, and teas too. It’s professionally produced and we loved reading it. We thought it was a great bonus item. Imbibe is bimonthly, so we’re not sure how they handle that yet.

IMG_8082 Our tasting notes on the February 2015 Plonk Wines:

Mestizaje Bodegas Mustiguillo 2013:  an interesting white blend containing Merseguera grapes. Bold and a bit acidic, with an assertive ripeness.

Pfeffingen Dry Riesling 2013:  crisp and ever so slightly tart, this dry Riesling does not disappoint.  My favorite selection of this month, it has a pleasant mineral character and clean body.IMG_0649

Banshee Pinot Noir 2013: the first of two Pinots of divergent character.  The Banshee features deep fruit with some herbal notes.  A slight dry and tannic quality balances and distinguishes this Pinot from its companion.

Grochau Commuter Cuvée Pinot Noir 2013:  bright and fruity, this Pinot finishes a little sweeter than the Banshee.  Cran-raspberry flavors shine through; buoyant and tasty.  

We enjoyed this wine club. The magazine and the corkscrew are nice bonuses, though the wine was a little pricey at $89.99 for four bottles. As noted, wine club members obtain discounts on the wine. You can see what month you’ll receive when you sign up on the order page – the cutoff is typically the end of the month.

Visit Plonk Wine Club to subscribe or find out more.  You can also see more wine clubs & subscriptions in the directory.

The Subscription: Plonk Wine Club
The Description: Plonk Wine Club is one of the top rated wine clubs of the month. Included in each subscription is 2, 4 or 12 bottles delivered to your or your gift recipient’s doorstep every month. Detailed tasting notes and expert recipe pairings delivered with every wine shipment, and a complimentary issue of Imbibe magazine.
The Price: $50 per month

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