Club W Wine Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2016
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.
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.
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
Keep Track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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.
Printed on the back of each tasting card is a suggested recipe pairing.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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?