Wine Awesomeness January 2017 Review & Coupon

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Wine Awesomeness is a wine club subscription box – great wines thoughtfully curated around a fun theme. You can choose reds, whites, or mixed. 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.

DEAL: Get $10 off your first club 6-pack box! Use this link and coupon code YAY10to get the deal.

I go through one bottle of red and one bottle of white wine a month so the Variety Box is the best choice for me!

The theme this month is “Grilled Cheese.” I received wines from France, the Pacific Northwest, and New Zealand!

The Back Label is a mini-mag full of cool stuff – full-page intros with details on the wines, paired recipes for each, and even several articles on the theme and its relation to wine culture. I’m a newbie when it comes to wine appreciation and enjoyed the insight this helpful magazine provided.

The grilled cheese recipes featured in this month’s mini magazine went beyond Kraft and white bread (although they have their time and place.) They looked simple and tasty.

Each wine has its own information page including the following:

  • Wine Name
  • Grape
  • Location
  • 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
  • Description
  • Recipe

The recipes in this issue were provided by One-Hour Cheese, a cookbook that shows how to make real cheese, and they even included a recipe for DIY Farm-Fresh Rounds!

I received the following wines in my January box:

2015 Mont Gravet Carignan This French red wine has wonderful reviews and was smooth and fruity and mildly sweet. Definitely jammy and light.

Horseshoes and Handgrenades is another red that hails from Oregon and Washington and features a blend of syrah, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon. Blackberry sounds berry delicious to me.

2014 Tora Bay Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine from New Zealand but my husband said it reminded him of a fine German wine and was not too sweet or dry, just right. I liked the peach nose and flavor and sipped it slowly and thoroughly enjoyed it.

This month’s bonus item is Pure Leaf Peach tea samples. I also received this last month but I’m always happy to get more tea!

I’m enjoying my new wine subscription and am thrilled to discover the different flavors and nuances that each bottle provides.  Most wines have always tasted either red or white but the magazine that goes along with this subscription helps me slow down and look for the noted flavors, acidity, and mouth feel and I am starting to be able to talk with more authority when discussing vino with my friends. The convenience of having wine delivered to my home is a big bonus but keep an eye on tracking because an adult 21 or over must be there to sign for the box!

What did you think of this month’s Wine Awesomeness? Let me know in the comments and if you prefer red or white wine!
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