Wine Awesomeness Subscription Review + 50% Off – July 2016
Wine Awesomeness is a monthly wine subscription that specializes in rare and unusual wines. They seek out “the coolest, craveworthiest wines” and send “vino you don’t see everyday, but will want to drink everyday.”
Their curatorial team is led by a Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year!
Wine Awesomeness offers 3 different subscription options: all red, all white (with a chance of rosé or bubbly), or a mix (with a chance of rosé or bubbly). I tend to prefer white wines in the summertime, so I signed up for the all white box.
You can skip a shipment, change your subscription preferences, or cancel your subscription from your online account.
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The Subscription Box: Wine Awesomeness
The Cost: $45 a month
COUPON: Use this link to get your first box for 50% off – (the box is free and shipping is $22.50).
The Products: Three bottles of wine “curated for adventurous souls.”
Ships to: US (Including states most other alcohol subscriptions don’t ship to, like PA and OK!)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wish list!
Each box comes with a booklet that provides information about the month’s featured wines, tasting notes for each bottle, and suggested recipe pairings.
This month’s theme is “State of the Union.”
In addition to the usual information Wine Awesomeness sends every month, this month’s publication included instructions for creating your very own DIY Watermelon Keg. What a fun (and nutty?) idea!
I also received a chocolate sample.
Secret Identity is a crisp and refreshing rosé with a low alcohol content. (So you can drink more!) The name comes from the fact that the blend of grapes might change from year to year— the winemakers wanted to be able to blend the best wine without being restricted by tradition. For me, this wine tasted just like tart strawberries. I love drinking rosé in the summer, and this is one of the best rosés I’ve had so far this year!
2014 Bottoms Up White Table Wine– $17.99
I’m a sucker for fun packaging, and I like that this bottle demands to be held like this:
It’s a blend of Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Viognier. This wine is super fruity, which gives it the impression of being sweeter than it actually is. I have a friend who loves sweet wine (I prefer dry), and I think this is one of the rare bottles that we could happily share. Wine Awesomeness describes this wine as “canned fruit cocktail meets limeade and river rocks,” which is a perfect, albeit hilarious, description.
Chardonnay and I have a complicated relationship. For years, I steered clear of it, primarily because I can’t stand the oaky, buttery flavors often found in Chardonnay. Recently, though, (and thanks in large part of wine subscription boxes) I’ve discovered quite a few bottles I really enjoy! This one is “sophisticated” and “sleek” with “none of the buttery oak that gives this juice a bad wrap.” This wine tastes like caramel, stone fruit, apple, and citrus and is fairly high in acidity, which makes it very refreshing and perfect for drinking on a hot summer day.
Verdict: Wine Awesomeness knocked me out with this box! All of the bottles I received were excellent, and I would happily buy more of all three. I love that Wine Awesomeness seeks out rare and unusual wines and that they include a good amount of information about them in the provided booklet. It’s also wonderful that they send out a recipe pairing for every bottle— that’s a big plus in my book. The per bottle cost breaks down to $15 per bottle, which is very reasonable, I think. (Wine Awesomeness actually guarantees that you won’t be able to recreate their boxes for less money. If you can, they’ll give you a free year of wine! See terms & conditions here.) This month’s picks were all wins for me, and I can’t wait to see what Wine Awesomeness will send out next month!
Are you interested in unique and unusual wines? Have you tried Wine Awesomeness?