Wine Awesomeness is a monthly subscription box for buying, discovering, and learning about wine.
Each month you’ll receive a selection of expertly-curated wine, along with a mini-magazine containing recipes, playlists and articles to help you learn about more about the chosen wines. When you subscribe, you’ll be asked to choose between red wines, white wines or the variety pack. No matter which option you go for, the grape varieties, flavor profiles, and regions of production will vary depending on each month’s theme. As a member, you’ll also be able to order additional bottles from their site with no charge for shipping when sent with your monthly box.
Subscriptions are $45 for 3 bottles, or $75 for six. Shipping is included. — For a limited time, you can save $10 on your first month! (No coupon code needed.)
Let’s see what’s in my September 2016 Wine Awesomeness box!
Everything was shipped in a BIG blue box via FedEx.
A peek inside. — All of the bottles were sandwiched between a set of sturdy cardboard inserts.
As mentioned earlier, each box comes with a mini magazine/booklet that reveals the monthly theme and allows you to learn more about each of the featured wines. A complementing recipe is also included for each one.
Santa Julia Brut Rosé NV – The theme for this month’s box was “South America: Chile & Argentina”, so they decided to feature this sparkling wine from Mendoza, Argentina. According to the info booklet, sparkling wine is one of the fastest growing categories in that area. Works for me! — I’m honestly not much of a wine drinker, but if it’s got bubbles, I’m down. 😉 I’ve yet to pop this open, but it’s said to have a soft & creamy strawberry flavor with a bit of tartiness. (Side note: Being a wine newbie, I wasn’t sure what “NV” meant… I consulted my friend Google and learned that it stands for “Non-vintage”, meaning it contains grapes from more than one harvest. Now I know something about wine!! 😉 )
Recuerdo Torrontes 2013 – A white wine made from torrontes — a white grape unique to Argentina. This is described as a very aromatic wine with floral scents of jasmine, gardenia & plumeria, as well as ginger and meyer lemons. The flavor is exotic & tropical — fruity and sweet.
Araucano Reserva Pinot Noir 2013 – Hailing from Valle de Lolol, Chile, this wine features the flavor of juicy red fruits including strawberries and raspberries, along with black tea spice — making it really stand out against the Cabernet that Chile is known for. Its grapes are grown in the Lolol Valley, which pulls ocean air from the Pacific, giving them a unique balance of hot and cold conditions.
Quaker Breakfast Flats in Cranberry Almond – I was a bit surprised to find a breakfast item included as a “bonus” in a wine box, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. 😉
While I admittedly don’t know all that much about the world of wine, I do think Wine Awesomeness is a great subscription for those who do. — Or for that matter, those who’d like to learn. The info booklet was very helpful in describing the various aspects of each wine and I like that they included a little background info on them as well. It also seems like a good value, considering the expert curation and the fact that the bottles are shipped for free. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save $10 on your first month! (No coupon code needed.)
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.