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 $15 off your first month! Use this link to 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!
September’s theme was Burgers. Uh, YUM!
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 enjoy the insight this helpful magazine provides.
I love that there is a menu pairing and recipe included for each wine! All of the recipes this month are provided by The Shake Shack, which we visit frequently for their awesome burgers. Now I can make my very own ShackBurger, with ShackSauce, at home!
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
I received the following wines in my September box:
2012 Fondo Antico, Versi Rosso is a blend of Nero d’Avola, Syrah, and Merlot grapes and is from Sicily. This is a hearty wine, which is why it was paired with a meaty burger.
2015 Simply Syrah is just that, a low-tannin South African Syrah that happens to have an emoji on the label! The tasting notes mention that it tastes like “dancing around in a red and purple floral printed moo moo.” I don’t know about that, but low tannins make this a winner in my book!
2016 Miravigna Rosé is another Italian offering made with Montelpulciano grapes, which makes it the rosiest rosé I’ve ever seen! There was an article in the mini magazine on the charms of rosé and why we shouldn’t save it for summertime.
I feel like I’ve learned a lot about wines in the past few months and a lot of that is due to this subscription! I find myself enjoying less-sweet wines more every month and don’t have to mix my wine with fruity Italian sodas any more! 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, or you can arrange to pick it up at another place of business (mine is a grocery store.)
What did you think of this month’s Wine Awesomeness? Let me know in the comments!