I suspect that there is a large faction of wine drinkers out there in the blogosphere or Twitterverse. I’m guessing. But my guess is based on the rather large number of you who celebrate making it through another day as a mom/dad/worker bee with a glass of wine. At least that’s what you say on Twitter.
And then there are those of you that hop on Twitter every Friday with a hashtag of #wineparty (thanks to @blogdangerously).
So let’s all just admit that we love having a glass or two of wine in the evenings. Some of you probably drink fancy pants wines while other are content to sip on the sweetest wines you can find. Me? I’m partially to a nicely chilled, oaky Chardonnay from South America.
How do I know that? Am I a wine expert? Actually, no. I once took a little quiz in the back of a magazine that helped me figure out that’s what I like to drink. So I tried some South American Chardonnays, and lo and behold, I do like them.
But I like a lot of other stuff too. And I figured that out from trying other wines. And I can’t think of a better way to do that than through a wine club.
If you’re like me, you wander through the wine store staring at the labels. You might pick up a bottle because it’s noted as a “staff favorite.” Or maybe it has a high point value on some wine scale that you really know nothing about. So it must be good. Or let’s just be honest. It has a really pretty label.
Then I had this opportunity to do a California Wine Club review. I decided to take the guesswork out of wine selection and let someone else pick it for me. They offered me one of their wine shipments consisting of a bottle of red and a bottle of wine. This shipment in particular came from the Robledo Family Winery.
Our shipment included a 2005 “Los Braceros” Sonoma Valley Red Blend and a 2007 “The Seven Brothers” Lake County Sauvignon Blanc.
Like a good reviewer, I took a few pictures of what I received so that you would get what a wine club is all about. And then, I set the bottle of red in the sunroom and put the bottle of white in the fridge. And we stared at those bottles for well over a week because we wanted to make sure you really got what we were going through for the sake of a good review.
Can you see how much fun it can be sampling new wines? And if you are afraid of a “crapshoot” with your wine selections, do a California Wine Club review for a month. You don’t need to join or take on any obligations. Just give it a try.
Whether or not you decide to try The California Wine Club, I’d love your thoughts on wine. Are you intimidated by choosing wines? Afraid to try new wines? Only like sweet wines? Strictly a beer drinker? Let me know!