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 ($15 a bottle), and the 6 bottle box is $75 ($12.50 a bottle).
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!
December’s theme was 2017 Retrospective. WA took a look back at the past year and discussed how many wines they curated, the countries the wines came from, and other interesting tidbits.
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.
This month’s recipes were provided by The Cherry Bombe Cookbook, recipes “from the most creative & inspiring women in food today.”
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 December box:
2017 Point Ormond Sauvignon Blanc is from Australia and is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes. It has tropical notes and would go great with cheese or a fish dish. I enjoy lighter whites so this is right up my alley.
2013 Wild River Pinot Noir is from New Zealand and is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. My husband prefers red wines and said this one was unique and had an almost meaty nose to it. Tasting notes include red fruits and it may be served with meat or an oily fish.
2015 Sidekick Chardonnay is from California and is made of 100% Chardonnay grapes. Again, another light white with tropical notes! It had a peachy nose and flavor and slight acidity and is almost effervescent. A very nice sipper.
I was very happy to receive two whites this month and I was also surprised to see how many of this month’s offerings were made with single-variety grapes! I have received this subscription for almost a year now and the only thing I would prefer is that they sent a moscato now and then. I love sweet wines and most of the ones I have received have been on the dry side, although I know I’m in the minority of sweet wine drinkers. I do cook with wine a lot so of course dry wines are the way to go when cooking. 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! 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 (such as Walgreens.)
What did you think of this month’s Wine Awesomeness? Let me know in the comments!