Wine Awesomeness is a monthly wine club subscription box. 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 $49 ($16.33 a bottle), and the 6 bottle box is $79 ($13.17 a bottle) and shipping is free. Subscribers also receive 20% off of shop purchases.
Our mission is to track down great wine crafted by winemakers all around the world. Our criteria? Delicious wine with stories and experiences worth discovering.
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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 wines were shipped to my doorstep and please keep in mind that an adult aged 21 or older must sign for the box. If you are not usually at home during the day then it might be better to have this shipped to a FedEx pick up spot so you can get it at your convenience. My items were cushioned and in great shape.
I received an email with a link to Wine 101, which had some info on wines and a lot of fancy recipes. Here was a page that stood out most to me.
My shipment came with a red, a white, and a combo of the two!
2019 Italia Foto Wine Co. Sangiovese ($19) You can learn about your wines at the Wine Awesomeness site. They have info such as the type, blend, nose, palate, and even foods and music (!) to pair it with.
This red is made with Sangiovese grapes and comes from Italy. The recipe pairing suggested serving with turkey chili, but I served it with spaghetti.
I shared this with my husband and adult daughter to ask what they thought. We all agreed that it was fruit-forward and had juicy cherry nuances. It was medium- to full-bodied and the tannins were not too strong.
2020 Le Campuget Rouge ($17) This blend is comprised of 90% Syrah (a red grape) and 10% Viognier (a white grape). Syrah tends to be full-bodied and this one was rather bold.
Martin said it was light-bodied and smelled/tasted of chocolate, raspberries, and spice. He says it’s dry (I concur) and I felt it was acidic. I think the fruit comes through but there’s no hint of sugar. I was expecting it to be lighter than it was, I felt like it was medium-bodied.
My husband said he would drink this with steak, although Wine Awesomeness suggests serving with grilled chicken or light meats.
Heroine 2018 Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands ($25) While Moscato is my wine of choice, white wine is a close second.
When I think of Chardonnay I think of California, and this wine comes from Napa Valley. The recipe pairing suggested serving with jerk chicken, but I served it with a different chicken dish. Heck, I even poured some INTO my chicken dish (I often cook with wine).
This was a bold Chardonnay and on the dry side, acidity was not bad, and the wine had stone fruit flavors with citrus (pretty much all white wine tastes like citrus to me, what’s up with that?). It didn’t take much to make me feel a little woozy, it packs a punch!
My husband and I enjoyed our wines from Wine Awesomeness! I have a hard time choosing wine at the store because there’s so many, um, choices. This takes the pressure off of me and I can take the serving suggestions and work from there. I will typically cook with the wine and then serve some in a glass alongside the meal I prepared. I liked that I received an assortment of wines and had fun trying them out and comparing notes with my husband.
What did you think of this month’s Wine Awesomeness? Let me know in the comments!