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Club W Wine Subscription Review + Coupon – April 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 or 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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2014 Wonderful Wine Co. White Blend– $13

This white blend from Wonderful Wine Co. has a beautiful, fruity aroma with notes of lychee and honeysuckle. Club W suggests drinking this wine while lounging by the pool or relaxing on the patio, and I definitely think it’s a good wine to enjoy outside on a warm day.

2013 Alchymist Blanc White Blend– $13

I’ve tried the red version of this wine before, the Alchymist Red Blend, and I really enjoyed it. Both the white and red Alchymist blends are a little sweet, which is a departure from what I usually drink. I typically prefer wines that are dry and full of tannins, but sometimes it’s fun to try something new!

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2015 Ruza White Zinfandel– $13

White Zinfandel is NOT typically one of my go-to wines. It’s known for being sweet and syrupy, but Club W’s version is crisp and lean with just a touch of sweetness. This is their second release of this wine. Last year, I tried the 2014 Ruza White Zinfandel and loved it, so I can’t wait to try this year’s version!

Capuchon “Fifille” Grenache Blanc– $13

Grenache Blanc is a Rhone variety that’s most often used in blends; however, this wine proves that it’s perfectly capable to standing alone. I like the minerality and aromatics of this bottle, and I think it has a nice balance of smoothness and acidity.

Pacificana Pinot Noir– $13

This Pinot Noir “exhibits a complex nose of toasty oak, redcurrant, and spice, followed by dusty tannins and a palate reminiscent of red licorice and black cherry.” This is Club W’s most recent release under the Pacificana label, a label I’ve always enjoyed in the past. Every time they release a new Pacificana wine, I snatch it up immediately!

Thai Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

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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! I’ve never made Thai spring rolls before, so I jumped at the chance to try making them at home!

I prepped for this meal by slicing cucumber, carrot, romaine, and jalapeno, cooking some shrimp, and cleaning and picking basil, cilantro, and mint leaves. To make the rolls, I soaked rice sheets in warm water until the softened, layered on the different ingredients, and then rolled them like little burritos!

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Lastly, I made the peanut sauce by combining chicken stock, peanut butter, sriracha, coconut milk, brown sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice in a food processor and mixing until smooth.

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I’m so thrilled with how these came together! The sauce was fantastic, the rolls were delicious, and- best of all- everything came together really quickly!

Verdict: This was a great box from Club W! The wines were fun and tasty, and I loved the Thai Spring Rolls. 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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