Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wine Club: The Club W Experience

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.

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.

A special gift from me is $13 credit which is one free bottle.  Just enter 411hudson in the coupon code area.

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