Wine Awesomeness Box Review + Coupon – March 2017
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 signed up for the all white box.
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 Wines, $45 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Wine Awesomeness
The Cost: $45 a month
COUPON: Use code MSA20 to get 20% off.
The Products: Three bottles of wine “curated for adventurous souls.”
Ships to: U.S. (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 “Behind the Scenes.”
The booklet also contains features and wine-related DIY activities.
Boxes also often include small product samples. (This month’s box contained a sample of sweetener.)
Now, on to the wines!
2015 OPP Pinot Gris – Value $17.99
The first wine I tried this month is made from 100% Pinot Gris from Willamette Valley, Oregon. (Before I talk about this wine, I have to say a very sarcastic “thank you” to Wine Awesomeness because ever since I opened up this box I’ve had this song stuck in my head!) This wine is great, and it ended up being my favorite bottle in this month’s box. The aroma is fruity and citrusy, and the flavor is crisp, round, and a little sweet. I’m a big fan!
2014 Le Charmel Muscadet – Value $10.99 (currently sold out)
This next wine is a French Muscadet that’s made from 100% Melon de Bourgogne. This wine is new to me, and it’s really interesting. The flavor is dry and acidic, with a crisp tanginess that Wine Awesomeness likens to “golden apples and yellow Sour Patch Kids that have been soaking in Sprite.” I think Wine Awesomeness hit this wine on the nail with that description— there’s definitely a sourness that reminds me of sour gummies!
2015 Exem Bordeaux Blanc – Value $11.76 (currently unavailable)
Last up this month is another French wine, this time a blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon. This wine is super acidic and a bit sharp— but refreshingly so. It’s a little fruity, too, and Wine Awesomeness suggests drinking it while you’re “planting a plethora of herbs in your neighborhood garden.” (How cute is that?!) I really like this wine, and it definitely has me in the mood for spring!
Verdict: I really enjoyed this box from Wine Awesomeness. I loved the OPP, and the other two wines were great, too. I really like 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! The per bottle cost breaks down to $15 per bottle, which just about breaks even with the wines I received this month. Considering that doesn’t include shipping or curation, I’m very pleased with the value of what I received!
Are you interested in unique and unusual wines? Have you tried Wine Awesomeness?