This is my third wine-related post. I’m hoping that by now you have inferred that I like wine. A lot.
So thank goodness I was endowed with a third shipment of wine from the California Wine Club. Maybe I haven’t done a great job at explaining who they are and why I’m working with them.
I’ve joined wine clubs before and ended up quitting after the initial, bargain basement shipment. The first shipment is a great deal and that’s how they hook you. Then they want to send you half cases at over $200 a pop. I mean, I love wine but until this blog goes all Dooce-like, I’m going to curtail my wine spending.
When I first talked with Jon Boring, the Director of Social Media at the California Wine Club, I liked that he was all about making wine very approachable. It’s all about what you like, not how much you spend. I liked that his family-owned company was in the business of discovering and promoting small California wineries. And I liked that he was giving me a complimentary three month membership to the club.
I did a tasting with my husband for the first shipment I sampled. We had fun with it. I showed off my knowledge of wine and what happens when I go out to eat and for my anniversary and drink wine and then come home and drink more wine and shoot a video.
Then I decided that it might be more fun to expose non-wine drinkers (and one wine snob) to a few new bottles of wine. We sampled, we sipped, we talked, we laughed. It was a fun evening polishing off two bottles of wine and chatting about it. And yes, there is video evidence of it.
For this third shipment, I really thought about how I might review it. And I realized, we don’t normally do a “tasting” of our wines. We open the bottles and enjoy. So here’s exactly what we did with that third shipment.
We had night similar to many other nights. I can assure you we did NOT finish those bottles. We had a glass or two of wine, ate a few too many crackers, and actually had an adult conversation without interruption. And we got to sample a few new wines. It was kind of a nice surprise to sit down to on a Saturday night.
So now you know what kind of wine drinker I am and why I like California Wine Club. I’d like to offer you a pretty good deal to try it out for yourself.
Sing up for a membership, use the promo code allthingsfadra, and get 50% off your first shipment with NO OBLIGATION TO CONTINUE. That’s a pretty sweet, no-risk kind of deal. And here’s another thought. Holidays coming up? Send it as a gift too.
Tell me you think. What kind of wines do you drink? What are your biggest wine fears? Do you hate my videos? If so, have a glass of wine and then watch it again.