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Club W Wine Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2016

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Club W is a wine subscription box that re-imagines the traditional wine club. They offer a regularly changing selection of unique, small production wines that are sourced directly from vineyards and winemakers.

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When you sign up to join Club W, you take a short, fun “palate profile” quiz that helps determine your taste in wine. Based on your answers, Club W makes bottle recommendations for you every month. You can go along with their recommendations or choose your own bottles from their regularly changing selection.

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If you don’t login to make your monthly bottle selection, your recommended wines will be sent by default. You can skip a month at any time.

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The Subscription Box: Club W

The Cost: 3 bottles per month start at $39 + $6 flat rate shipping. (Shipping is free on orders of 4 or more bottles.)

COUPON: 50% off your first 3 bottles, no coupon required, just use this link.

The Products: Small-lot wines sourced directly from vineyards and wine makers.

Ships to: All US states EXCEPT: AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MS, OK, PA, RI, DS, and UT

Check out all of our Club W Reviews and visit the Drink Subscription Box Directory for more boozy boxes!

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Club W includes a tasting card for each of the wines in your shipment. Each card includes a description of the wine, tasting notes, and information about the flavor profile.

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Printed on the back of each tasting card is a suggested recipe pairing.

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2015 WKND Sparkling Chenin Blanc– $13

A couple of months ago, Club W released an entire line of WKND sparkling wines that are perfect for brunch and weekend drinking. Each WKND sparkling wine is made from a different grape (there’s a Riesling, a Chenin Blanc, and a white blend), so they’re all a little different. Club W describes the 2015 WKND Sparkling Chenin Blanc as “fun & festive,” with aromas of “green apple, white flowers, white peach, [and] wet stone.”

2015 Funk Zone Rosé– $13

Club W’s Funk Zone label is the result of a collaboration with street artist Kelcey Fischer (aka KFiSH). This is the third wine to be released under the Funk Zone label, and I just love the label art. I mean, does this bottle not scream summertime? The wine itself is made with 72% Grenache and 28% Syrah from Santa Barbara. It has a “generous, expressive palate” and exhibits “aromas of citrus peel, strawberry, and cranberry.” I love rosé, and I completely approve of Club W’s early release of this wine. Why wait till summer to drink rosé, if the weather is beautiful now?

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2014 Cowtown Red Blend– $13

I received a bottle of Cowtown (Cabernet Sauvignon, I believe), in my first ever box from Club W, and it was fantastic. Ever since, I’ve always made a point to snapping up any bottles that are released under the Cowtown label. This one is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and has “aromas of cedar and cinnamon” and tastes “kind of like a chocolate covered cherry.” Wine that tastes like dessert? Yes, please!

One From the Quiver Torrontés– $13

Torrontés has recently become one of my go-to wines. I tried a bottle thanks to the recommendation of a friend, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. As a Sauvignon Blanc drinker, I really like the dry, crip quality of Torrontés. It’s usually a little fruitier than Sauvignon Blanc, though, which is a nice departure. I hope to see Club W feature more Argentine wines; I’m a fan of this one.

Black Pepper Shrimp with Chorizo

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Club W always includes recipes to pair with their wines, and I think this is such a fun aspect of the subscription! For this month’s review, I decided to make Black Pepper Shrimp with Chorizo, the recipe pairing for the 2015 Funk Zone Rosé.

I tossed shrimp with olive oil, lime juice, black pepper, salt, and coriander and let it sit for about 5 minutes while I heated up a wok.

I cooked the shrimp over fairly high heat for about 3-4 minutes and grilled the sausage for about a minute per side. (I substituted a spicy Italian sausage for chorizo.)

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When everything was ready, I served the shrimp alongside crusty bread and a large salad of arugula, lemon, pine nuts, and parmesan. The spiciness of the chorizo and black pepper paired really well with the rosé. This dish was delicious, and I love how quickly it came together!

Verdict: I greatly enjoyed this box from Club W! The wines were fun and tasty, and I enjoyed the Black Pepper Shrimp recipe. If you like trying new small-production wines that you can’t find in the grocery store, I definitely recommend checking out Club W!

What do you think of Club W?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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