Wine Awesomeness Box Review + 50% Off Coupon – October 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).
Typically, Wine Awesomeness ships wine in their signature blue box, but this month’s shipment arrived in a standard brown box.
Good to know: you can skip a shipment, change your subscription preferences, or cancel your subscription from your online account.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This review is of the All White, $45 a month, box.
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 “New World.”
Wine Awesomeness always provides a recipe for each of the wines they send, and this month they also included a recipe for red wine popsicles. How fun!
Boxes also often include small product samples. (This month’s box contained a sample of gluten free crackers.)
Now, on to the wines!
Sauvignon Blanc is my go-to white wine, so I’m always happy to see it in a wine box. This bottle has all of the classic characteristics that I love— it’s crisp, clean, and fresh. The flavor is fruity and green, and Wine Awesomeness pinpoints it as being reminiscent of vibrant greens and tropical fruit. I really love this wine. There’s enough structure for it to hold up to food, but it’s also so delicious I could easily drink it alone.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio before, and I couldn’t wait to try it! I think of Chardonnay as being creamy and rich and Pinot Grigio as being fruity and clean, and this mix of the two seems to highlight my favorite aspects of each grape. This wine is medium-bodied and full of flavor, but it has a refreshingly tart and crisp finish. Flavor wise, it’s very fruity. Wine Awesomeness actually calls this wine “a garden party in a glass” due to the abundance of floral and fruity notes, which is a really fun way of describing it.
ONEHOPE Brut – $18.99
Bubbles! Hooray! If I could only drink one type of wine for the rest of my life, I’d go for sparkling wine. (It just makes me so happy!) This one comes from Napa, CA, and it smells like apple pie. Taste-wise, there’s a little bit of sweetness and a lot of peach and pear. For every case of this wine sold, ONEHOPE will donate 25 meals to a hungry child. What a great cause! I was poking around on the ONEHOPE website, and I came across this wonderful glittery gold bottle of champagne that also provides 15 meals to a child in need. It’s a little early to think about holiday parties, but wouldn’t that make a fabulous hostess gift?
Verdict: Wine Awesomeness always seems to surprise and impress me with their curation! This month’s wines were all delicious, and I love that they included a bottle that helps give back to charity. I appreciate 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. This month’s wines didn’t quite break even this month, but I’m still happy with what I received. I loved all three bottles!
Are you interested in unique and unusual wines? Have you tried Wine Awesomeness?