VINEBOX is a monthly wine-by-the-glass subscription box that provides its subscribers with three wines to taste. While each full bottle of wine would retail from $20 to $50 a bottle, the three tastes arrive at subscribers’ doors for $30-$35 a month plus shipping. This is the ideal wine club for people who enjoy high-end boutique wines but want to try them before committing to purchasing an entire bottle. It’s also great for people who would like to try new varietals or styles of wine without the commitment that goes into purchasing an entire bottle.Each month’s selections will include both reds and whites and will be curated by an expert panel of sommeliers. Wine notes are included for each tasting. Because the wine has been repackaged from its original bottles, the shipped tastings will only last for approximately 3 years from date of receipt. But really, who wants to wait that long to taste three glasses of wine anyway?
Each month’s selections will include both reds and whites and will be curated by an expert panel of sommeliers. Wine notes are included for each tasting. Because the wine has been repackaged from its original bottles, the shipped tastings will only last for approximately 3 years from date of receipt. But really, who wants to wait that long to taste three glasses of wine anyway?
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The three glasses of wine arrive packaged inside a sleek black and white box. They arrive in glass vials that are supported in transport by a soft cushioned material. Tasting note cards are contained in an attractive envelope.
July 2016’s Vinebox shipment included: 2013 Gardiés Clos des Vignes, 2015 Saint Martin Grand Reserve and 2014 Domaine Baud L’Étoile. You can find information on each wine under “Wines” on the VINEBOX website.
The 2014 Domain Baud L’Étoile (price unknown) was my favorite of this month’s selections.
This blend of Savagnin and Chardonnay was crisp, light, floral and fruity and tasted like a summer’s day in a bottle. I need more of this!
The 2013 Gardiés Clos Des Vignes ($30 a bottle) is a very smooth, drinkable blend of Grenache, Caignan, Syrah and Mourvedre.
It would pair nicely with chicken or even a picnic on a summer’s day.
Château de Saint Martin’s 2015 Cru Classé ($25) was too sweet for my taste.
This rosé is a blend of Grenache, Tibouren, Cinsault, Carignan and Syrah had a large mouthfeel and tasted of fruity syrup.
This month, the backs of the informational cards contained fun quotes about wine. My favorite was the one by Ernest Hemingway, “My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.” That’s a sentiment I can get behind!
I love how Vinebox introduced me to three wines, all of which I enjoyed to varying degrees, but none of which I would have tried or purchased had Vinebox not sent them to my doorstep! I also like how in general all I have to do to order more is to get in touch with Vinebox–super easy and convenient (although that’s not possible with this box; since I received the July box in November, unfortunately, Vinebox is already sold out of all three of these offerings)!