I’m a member of a few wine clubs, 5 to be exact. Most of them are winery based, but I have been members before of wine clubs that weren’t. Those clubs were great because of the variety of wine that was made available to you.
When I saw Club W I had to try. I got to select three wines that were shipped to me and arrived on my doorstep complete with a bone for Summer (compliments of the FedEx guy)
Once you decide to join Club W you set up your palate profile by answering 6 questions about the flavors you like. Then they make recommendations that they think you will like. Of course you are free to choose what ever selections that interest you. A special gift from me is $13 credit which is one free bottle. Just enter 411hudson in the coupon code area.
What is nice about this wine club is that they have a a video that goes with each wine that includes tasting notes and a history of the wine on the bottle. However, I am old fashioned when it comes to this. I like a piece of paper that I can reference with my shipment. Yes, I know it’s the QR code age. I am a firm believer in QR codes, but when it comes to tasting notes and history of the wines that are included with my shipment, I like a piece of paper. That’s me, as you might be different (and then there are people like my husband who don’t own a smart phone)
Here were my three selections:
2009 Love this Life – California White Table Wine. I couldn’t find any information on what grape varieties were in this white, I am taking a guess that there is some Chardonnay. The Love this Life brand is about living in the moment and enjoying life.
2011 Flaco Trempranillo – produced from organically grown and dry farmed vineyards in the DO of Madrid Spain. The vineyards are located in Arganda & Navalcarneros districts which are located south east and west of Madrid. The wine was aged in stainless steel and cement tanks.
2011 Mas de Bayle – from the Languedoc region of France. It’s a famile estate located in the heart of Herault. The vineyards are spread over 19 acres and is planted with Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvedre and Alicante.
Below is a video of my tasting. One note…I stated that the price of the wine club was $13 per bottle and included shipping. I was incorrect. It’s $13 per bottle and you get to choose three bottles – so $39 plus $6 shipping.