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Wine Awesomeness Subscription Review + 50% Off Coupon!

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanJan 9, 2016 | 16 comments

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Wine Awesomeness
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Wine Awesomeness is a monthly wine subscription box. They ship their wine in this bright blue box that also functions as a fun wine briefcase!

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Here is the inside packaging:

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The Subscription Box: Wine Awesomeness

The Cost: $45 a month

COUPON: Use code MSA20 to get 20% off.

The Products: Get three bottles of red, white, or mixed each month.

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!

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This box comes with a booklet detailing the wines, tasting notes, and recipe pairing ideas.

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Vila Nova Vinho Verde

Description from Wine Awesomeness:

Portuguese “green wine” aka Vinho Verde is the ultimate morning, noon, and night vinous partner. Its gentle fizz, modest alcohol, and citrus twist make for glass after glass of mouthwatering deliciousness. Lime, granny smith apple, and kumquat give it more flavor than a Prosecco or Cava. A hybrid-style of wine, one part bubbles, one part dry white wine. It’s a party starter and closer no matter the hour. Plus, it swims well with all finned fare and salty snacks.

I enjoyed this wine! I’m in no way a wine expert, but I can tell you that I prefer a light white wine, and this fit the bill nicely!

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Morse Code 2012 Shiraz 

It doesn’t take much to crack the Code of this killer Shiraz from one of Australia’s best spots for the grape. Dark and intense fruit flavors mingle with savory, spicy stuff the speak Shee-razz with the best of them. To be clear, Shiraz is the same exact grape as Syrah, however, Petite Sirah is a different grape all together. Henry’s Drive is an ace estate that’s racked up quite a trophy chest in the past decade, and their Morse Code outsmarts the competition for it’s true varietal character and yum factor. Legit. Perfect for long grill sessions, or burning the midnight oil.

The Boatman Red Wine

California is good at making inexpensive red wine blends that taste like melted jello, but rarely do these wines possess much in the way of character. The Boatman is the bomb man! Holy smokes is this supremely delicious and super drinkable. The rare Alicante Bouschet grape, known for being one of the few red wine grapes that has red juice, leads the darkly-hued charge. Malbec and Merlot add to the saturated color profile while giving it smooth edges and extra berry punch. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah add a little dust and grip to this tasty, ultra-satisfying blend. An all purpose, all star California wine for just about any occasion.

Wine Awesomeness offers 3 different subscription options: All red, all white (with a chance of rose or bubbly), or a mix (with a chance of rose or bubbly). I decided to go with the mix even though I only drink white since my husband Eric drinks red, and I have to have both options on hand to be a good host, right?

We opened these recently when we had friends over, and they both were hits. (I’m also the type of person who buys wine 90% based on packaging/labels, so I really like the Morse Code bottle!)

Verdict: I really like Wine Awesomeness! I think the pricing is reasonable – $15 per bottle shipped to my door, and I like the detail of the info booklet that is included. I’m a wine novice, but who knows, maybe if I pay attention to the tasting notes included each month, I may develop a bit of an expertise!

Plus this is a wine box that ships to Pennsylvania! (If you live in a state where it is difficult/impossible to get alcohol in the mail, then you may understand why I’m so excited about this).

One other thing to mention about Wine Awesomeness that I appreciate:

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You can skip, change your subscription preferences, or cancel your subscription from your online account.

Have you tried Wine Awesomeness? What do you think of the wine selections?

Wine Awesomeness finds some of the "coolest, craveworthy" wines to share with subscribers each month. Select three bottles of red, white, or mixed for your subscription. Each shipment includes a magazine including pairings, recipes, playlists and more.
Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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16 comments

Brandi

The average price for that Morse Code Shiraz is $10 – $12 per some quick research. Same for the Vila Nova wine. The Boatman wine was $10 – $13. I guess if you figure in the fact the shipping is free, it makes sense if you want your wine shipped to you. But, these all look like mediocre wines at best. I’ve done a lot of reading on wine clubs, and most seem like they’re for people who aren’t terribly particular about their wine. I say stick with buying your wine at Costco. Great wines for cheap prices.

lisad

I thought they charged for shipping and it was over 20 dollars. If the shipping is really free I may try them out afterall for the convenience.

Flubs

I might try this if they have a good sweet wine selection. I’m not a fan of dry wines so I’ve yet to find a wine box for me *sigh*

Amanda

I’m with you! I would be all over a sweet wine sub, but don’t want to get any other dry kinds in there. And I’m kind of cheap, too. I’m used to spending like $10 or so on a bottle… so it would have to be amazing wines for me to pay a lot more.

Gail

lol I would love to get that sub if it existed, but I’m so used to paying 15$ for my 5 liter jug every week… I’m to cheap for this!! 😛

Laura B.

This website wanted ALL of my CC info, but will not specify which states they can and cannot ship to.

I think it’s INSANE of them to ask for peoples’ personal info without just posting a list of states they can’t ship to due to laws.

You all can do what you want to but I think this is SHADY!!!

chrstine

I live in Delaware, which normally does not allow liquor shipments. I signed up on Sunday January 10, and my box was delivered on Tuesday January 12. It says in their FAQs that if they’re not allowed to ship to your state, that your order won’t even be accepted. I don’t see anything shady about them.

Heather

You could always just email them and ask if your state is covered before signing up….

Heather

Saw your review and just signed right up! I am super new to sub boxes and joined my first one (Birchbox) on New Year’s Day. Now, I’m up to *way* more than a normal person should have, lol.

Thanks, Liz. Great job and keep ’em coming. 🙂

Liz Cadman

Thanks, Heather! I think signing up for subscription boxes is an awesome way to start off 2016! (I am a little biased, though!) 🙂

nana

These bottles seem to sell at $10-18 retail, so it’s not a great deal.

Sloan

It looks like they don’t charge shipping after the first box so seems like a good deal to me provided they aren’t all $10 bottles in the same pack. Avg of $14ish, I’ll give it a go.

Sarah

I just signed up with the referral link. It’s a great deal for $22.50. I think it depends on your situation. The three bottles they’re sending me retail for $12.99-$18.99, and I live downtown Chicago and I don’t drive. I’m constantly swamped with work and exhausted. So for a busy person like me who values convenience, I like it. It ends up costing about as much as I pay to have wine delivered to my loft, and it’s different brands then they usually stock. I also get Plated deliveries weekly- this is in the same category. You pay for the convenience. I’m really looking forward to my first shipment. 🙂

Michelle

I would suggest Heartwood & Oak, then. They’re not a “subscription” but they constantly have cases of red/white/mix for $100 or less– I recently got 15 bottles for $100.

Randi

I’ve definitely been known to buy wine based on labels and names, especially when I’m looking for something new to try… bc even if I don’t end up liking the wine, then at least I have a cute bottle!

I might have to try this one, price is reasonable and I like that you can pick red, white or mixed.

Liz Cadman

Happy to hear I’m not the only one picking bottles based on labels! 🙂

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