Wine Awesomeness is a wine club subscription box – great wines thoughtfully curated around a fun theme. You can choose reds, whites, or mixed — One of the things that we like about this subscription is that they include rosé in with the whites!
You can adjust your preferences to style, frequency and even skip a month right in your account. The 3 bottle box costs $45, and the 6 bottle box is $75. We get a six bottle mixed box – it’s one of the few wine subscriptions we can get in Pennsylvania.
The theme this month is “The Wine Olympics.”
The mini-mag is full of cool stuff — full page intros with detail on the wines, paired recipes for each, and even several articles on the theme and its relation to wine culture.
This is such a great, accessible mini-mag. This is my favorite wine subscription because of the theme and the magazine (and the great wine!). In keeping with the bridge-building spirit of the games, this Month’s theme explores some great wines that bring together white and red grapes in a single bottle.
This month’s letter is all about the similarities of wine and the Olympics.
Each wine has its own information page including the following:
- Wine Name
- What you should do while drinking this wine (many tongue in cheek)
- What to eat with the wine
- What to listen to while you drink the wine
- A cool chart showing a visual on the Acid, Body, Tannin, and Fruit of the wine
- Wine Bouquet
- Tasting Notes
- Recipes: We usually pick the recipe that is closest to what we’re already eating and grab the corresponding bottle!
Everything this August 2016!
August Wine Awesomeness: Whites
2015 Camp Chardonnay: This chardonnay is produced from sustainably or organically farmed Sonoma Valley grapes. It has a bright citrus profile that tends to the dry side, a characteristic accentuated by partial aging in French Oak. 2% Viognier grapes add a hint of apricot.
2015 Senda Verde Albarino: Made from 100% Albarino grapes, this creamy and acidic white hails from the Saines Valley of Northern Spain. Cooler and wetter weather, as well an additional period of aging on the lees creates a richness that complements the citrus and fruit flavors.
2014 Jeanette Eger Feinherb Riesling: Surprisingly sweet for a Riesling, this wine has a light body and and a variety of citrus flavor notes. It doesn’t fail to deliver on the expected minerality, either.
August Wine Awesomeness: Reds
2014 Monsieur Moustache: This Bordeaux blends merlot and cabernet sauvignon to create a fruity and moderately tannic red that has rich tone and flavors of dark berries and currants.
2012 Gran Passione Salice Salentino: Grown in the sun-baked Southwest of Italy, this red is aged extensively in oak and steel, mellowing the fruity notes and developing a powerful body, with an assertive level of tannin and flavors of baked blueberries and blackberries.
2015 Martincic Cvicek: This quirky wine combines many red and white grapes to create a very acidic and sour palette. Notes of Raspberry and currant emerge through the strongly tart, citrus profile.
A couple bonus items! While we usually get a Lindt square the Quaker was a new and bizarre addition. Yes, we will eat it – but prob not with wine.
Quaker Cranberry Almond Breakfast Flats: Quaker’s more adult version of their granola bar.
Lindt Excellence A Touch of Sea Salt Bar Sample: Lovely Lindt chocolate with a bit of salt — no way to go wrong there!
The back of the mag had Olympics drinking games. Funny but not quite as classy as last month’s watermelon wine keg.
The Description: Get 3 or 6 bottles of red, white, or mixed, curated monthly. WA membership comes with tasting notes, recipes, and music suggestions. Awesomeness!
The Price: $45 per month
The Coupon: Use this link to get your first month free. Pay $22.50 S+H.
Ships to: All states except Alaska, Hawaii, South Dakota, and Utah. Yep, this wine club ships to Pennsylvania.