Vinebox Wine Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2017
Every month, VineBox curates and delivers “3 spectacular wines in perfectly measured pours straight to your door.”
Wines are handpicked by sommeliers from boutique wineries across Europe and then transferred into VineBox’s signature glass vials using proprietary technology that preserves the integrity of the wine.
When you sign up for a VineBox subscription, you take a short quiz about your wine preferences. (You can choose whether to receive all reds, all whites, or a mix and you can let VineBox know how adventurous of a drinker you are.) The wines I received reflect my quiz answers, so keep in mind that your VineBox might be totally different!
Each box contains three vials, and each vial contains 10 centiliters of wine. (FYI- 10 centiliters = 3.38 oz., which is about 3/4 the size of a full glass of wine.) 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.)
This review is of the Adventurous, Mix of Red and White, $29 a month, box.
The Subscription: VineBox
The Cost: $29 per month + free shipping (less with longer subscription commitments). Sales tax may apply.
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save 5% off any subscription or limited edition box!
The Products: Three single-servings of wine
Ships to: All U.S. states except Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, and Vermont
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My VineBox sends cards for each wine inside an envelope.
The cards provide information about the month’s wines.
Demarie Barolo – $11 per glass
When I took my VineBox quiz, I opted to receive a mix of both red and white wine, and this box contained one glass of white and two glasses of red. The first red I received is an Italian Barolo. It’s a medium-bodied wine with lots of fruit and tannins, and VineBox recommends pairing it with Red Wine and Mushroom Sauce. (That sounds like a wonderful combination!) This wine is fantastic— it’s dry, fruity, and really delicious.
2013 Cru de Languedoc Vignelacroix – $8 per glass
The second red in this box is a French wine from Languedoc-Roussillon. (FYI- VineBox focuses exclusively on European wine, so I always recommend it for fans of old world wines.) This wine is silky and smooth with a flavor that’s reminiscent of red fruit, herbs, and anise. I really love this wine, and I think it’s a great deal at $8 per glass— I would happily pay more for this in a restaurant.
Il Rocchin Gavi – $8 per glass
The last wine I received in this shipment is an Italian white from Piedmont. The flavor is fruity and a little floral, with a nice hint of minerality. I poured this wine to enjoy while I was making dinner one night, but I think it would also pair well with food. (Vinebox suggests pairing it with Pasta Carbonara. Yum!) This wine is very drinkable— I finished off my glass a little too easily!
Verdict: This was a great VineBox! The wines were all delicious, and I liked them all so much that I don’t think I’m able to pick a favorite! The cost of the box breaks down to $9.67 per glass, which I’m happy with. VineBox doesn’t send a ton of wine per shipment, but I think the quality of the wine they send is fantastic. I also like the single-serve vials— it’s a great way to enjoy a glass of great wine without opening an entire bottle!
What do you think of VineBox? Do you like the idea of a “by the glass” wine subscription?