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Vinebox Wine Subscription Review + Coupon – July 2016

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Every month, VineBox curates and delivers “3 spectacular wines in perfectly measured pours straight to your door.”

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Wines are handpicked by VineBox’s sommeliers from boutique wineries across Europe.

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The wines are transferred into VineBox’s signature glass vials using proprietary technology that preserves the integrity of the wine.

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Each box contains three vials, and each vial contains 10 centiliters of wine. (FYI- 10 centiliters = 3.38 oz.) The design on each vial maintains the vineyard’s original bottle design.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: VineBox

The Cost: $35 per month (less with longer subscription commitments)

COUPON: Use code WINEBETTER7 to save $10 off your first box!

The Products: Three single-servings of wine.

Ships to: All US states except Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont.

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My VineBox arrived with a pink envelope.

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Inside, I found info cards for each of the wines in my shipment.

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2015 Domaine Baud L’Etoile

(Note: VineBox sells full bottles on wine on their website, but none of the wines that I received were available. I couldn’t find this bottle for sale anywhere else, either, so I’m not sure how much it retails for.)

VineBox sources wines from boutique European wineries, and I was really excited to see that all of this month’s wines are French! The first is a white wine from Jura, France, the “smallest and most remote wine region in France.” For a little bit of fun, I decided to blind taste this month’s wines. My husband picked this one as a Chardonnay right away (though there’s also some Savagnin mixed in), but it’s a far cry from the oaky, buttery Chardonnay that populates US grocery store shelves. It had a beautiful fruity, floral flavor that was both unusual and utterly delicious.

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2015 St Martin Grand Reserve– $22 per bottle

The next wine we tasted was a rosé from Provence (the spot for rosé), though it was light enough in color that it almost looked white. This wine was another knockout. It’s described as having flavors of “underripe green strawberry and tart raspberry [at the start]… with little white and pink flowers though the finish.” Summertime is a perfect time for rosé, and this one was exceptional. I tried to pick a favorite between this and the L’Etoile and failed. They’re both great!

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2013 Gardiés Clos des Vignes– 22€ per bottle (approximately $24.28 USD)

The last wine I received this month is a blend of Grenache, Caignan, Syrah, and Mourvedre. It tasted just like peppery berries! Interestingly, VineBox suggests popping it into the fridge for about an hour to give it a chill. I loved it at room temperature, but I can see how drinking it slightly chilled would be super refreshing.

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Each vial contains 3.38 oz. of wine, which is enough for a small to medium-sized glass. (I tend to expect 5-6 oz. from a restaurant pour, and I probably pour 4-5 oz. at home.) Split between two glasses, it’s enough for a couple of tasting pours.

Verdict: This is my second VineBox, and every single wine I’ve received so far has been excellent. The packaging is beautiful, and I love that the wines are sent in single-serve vials. The cost of the box breaks down to $11.67 per glass, which seems a little high considering the per-bottle price of most wines I’ve received. (Note: I couldn’t find all of the wines in this box available for sale online, so it’s hard to speak specifically about the value of this particular box.) Still, I can’t overstate how great the wines are. The wines I’ve received from VineBox have definitely been some of the best I’ve ever received from a wine subscription. I think VineBox is a great way to discover new European wines, and I’m already excited for my next box!

What do you think of VineBox? Do you like the idea of a “by the glass” wine subscription?

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.

3 Comments

  1. I loved the idea of this, and the packaging, but I think it’s a terrible value. I pay little more than that price each month for Club W and receive full bottles. That is not even enough wine for me to decide if I really like it. What’s the point!

  2. Maybe they should do one full size bottle and 2 samplers of different wine… I love the review of this box. Just wish the value was a little better… I will look into just ordering wine from their site.

  3. I really like the idea that they don’t have to send such a heavy box to try out the wine. I’m wondering why nobody is doing foil bags (like Capri Sun) or boxes? Maybe it would ruin the quality but it would be nice to have a cheaper option.

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