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Winc Wine of the Month Review + Coupon – July 2018

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederAug 16, 2018 | 1 comment

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Winc (formerly known as Club W) is a wine subscription box that re-imagines the traditional wine club. Winc offers a regularly changing selection of unique, small production wines that are sourced directly from vineyards and winemakers.

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.)

Winc July 2018 review

About Winc

The Subscription Box: Winc

The Cost: Bottles start at $13 each. (Shipping is free on orders of 4 or more bottles.)

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

Winc July 2018 Review

When you sign up to join Winc, you take a short, fun “palate profile” quiz that helps determine your taste in wine. Based on your answers, Winc makes bottle recommendations for you every month. You can go along with their recommendations or choose your own bottles from their regularly changing selection (or skip the month completely).

The bottles come shipped in an upright cardboard box that has formed pieces to secure them in place. This also helps keep the bottles from bumping into one another in transport. The box is pretty dang sturdy and has a solid handle that makes it easy to carry! This box is a real party on the go!

Hey there, buddies! Looks like you made it in one piece!

This sheet has info regarding Winc’s entertaining tips section on their site. How useful!

And on the flip side is an advert for Ryan Zotovich’s favorite recipes. I am always game for new recipes!

Greenblender is a meal kit subscription box that is devoted solely for smoothies! You select recipes and pre-portioned ingredients are sent to you to blend and make into yummy, yet healthy and nutritious smoothies! Anna's Greenblender reviews tempt me to try this service out!

Also included are promo codes for 20% off of Birchbox or Birchbox Man!

Finally, a coupon for Anthropologie’s summer line was included in this month’s Winc box.

2017 Cocomero Rosé wine bottle

2017 Cocomero Rosé—Retail Value $18.99 (or $15 through subscription)

California, USA

Body: Light

Sweetness: dry

Alcohol: 12.5%

Winemaking: Eco-friendly

If you like sweet, fruity wines, this one is for you! My friend had a bachelorette party on a pontoon boat, so we drank this on a warm summer day on the river. The label is incredibly whimsical and is Winc’s first scratch and sniff wine label! Wild! Cocomero is Italian for Watermelon and the flavor of the melon is front and center in this wine with hints of rhubarb and honeysuckle as well. This would pair well with a light meal like sushi or a bowl of fruit.

2017 Zwicker White Blend — Retail Value $18.99 (or $15 through subscription)

Central California, USA

Body: Light

Sweetness: slightly sweet

Alcohol: 12%

Winemaking: Eco-friendly, vegan

This white blend features Riesling and Gewürztraminer grapes and is fermented in stainless steel. The result is a rather pure, light bodied wine with notes of lychee, lemon, rose petal, and honeysuckle. It is a rather delightful and delicate flavor that pairs well with light summer dishes like fish, sushi, veggies, and Thai food. I can imagine having some Pad Thai outside on a deck while sipping this wine after a long day at work.

2016 Far + Wide Frappato—

2016 Far + Wide Frappato — Retail Value $16.99 (or $13 through subscription)

IGT Terre Siciliane, Italy

Body: Medium

Sweetness: dry

Alcohol: 12.9%

Winemaking: Eco-friendly, vegan

I generally do not like red wines, but I LOVED this one! This unique, red wine is made from the Frappato grape that is grown in the shadow of Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy. I think I enjoyed this wine because the grape taste was overshadowed by the notes of tart cherry, thyme, and plum. I was surprised to hear it also has pink pepper and tomato leaf in it as well. This wine would pair fantastically with pizza or pasta with red sauce, so pop this open on a Friday night with your favorite slice and a movie as well! Talk about a delightful combo, am I right?  

2017 Finke’s Sparkling White Blend — Retail Value $20.99 (or $16 through subscription)


Body: Light

Sweetness: dry

Alcohol: 12.5%

Winemaking: Eco-friendly, vegan

I felt fancy popping this sparkling wine! It made my review picture taking session feel like a special occasion! This bubbly, sparkling wine has notes of citrus, apple, and pineapple giving it such a flavorful, yet light flavor. This wine has a blend of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc grapes that add a floral aroma. I am partial to carbonation and bubbles, so this might be my favorite of the bunch in the July box!

Verdict: I enjoyed all the selections this month, especially since this month included so mainly white and rosé options. The red wine from Far + Wide was delightful even though I am not generally a fan of reds; I am impressed and would buy this one again! Winc has been a fun learning experience for a novice wine drinker such as myself. This box would make a great gift for a newbie that wants to build a knowledge and collection of wines or for an expert that is eager to try a variety of wines at lower price points.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Since Winc allows you to choose your wine, you can get any combination you'd like any month. Sign up today and you're welcome to curate your own or let them choose.

Coupon – Save $20 off your first order! No coupon is required, just use this link.

Value Breakdown: This box cost $59.00 for four full bottles of wine but had a retail value of $75.96, so I saved $16.96 by having the subscription!

Check out all of our Winc (Club W) reviews or visit the Drink Subscription Box Directory for more boozy boxes!

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Nicole Rieder
Nicole Rieder
Nicole has been a subscription box enthusiast since she began reviewing for MSA in 2017. She loves writing plus size clothing box reviews because she is all about body positivity/neutrality and feels fun and exciting clothing should be accessible for everyone! Nicole not only has a passion for fashion, but all things vintage from the 60s and 70s and her idol, John Waters.

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