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Winc Wine of the Month Review + Coupon – August 2018

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederOct 3, 2018 | 0 comments

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Winc 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.

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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 August 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 August 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!

They all made it in one piece! Woohoo!

Cute pics of Winc subscribers enjoying their summer wines!

On the flip side is a new line of Winc lines detailing their regions, notes, and food pairing suggestions.

I am a big time dog lover, so when I saw the adorable pup (that resembles our family dog) on this coupon I said, “Awwwwe!” out loud! Look at that happy doggy’s face! PetPlate is a healthy, but delicious meal subscription box for dogs! Pet Plate is approved by Buckles from MSA, so they must be yummy! Check out our reviews here!

Finally, I got a coupon for Martha & Marley Spoon. Martha & Marley Spoon is a meal kit box that offers fresh, seasonal, recipes masterminded by Martha herself! Check out our reviews for this meal kit box here!


2017 Alma Libre Cabernet Sauvignon—Retail Value $16.99 (or $13 through subscription)

Maipo Valley, Chile

Body: Full

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 14%

Winemaking: eco-friendly

This is a robust red wine with a spicy clove cinnamon kick. The grapes are handpicked, destemmed, and macerated on the skins for 30 days which makes it incredibly concentrated. I am not keen on red wines typically, but this one had a complexity that appealed to me. You can taste notes of plum, black currant, and chocolate in this wine as well.

2017 Summer Water Rosé—Retail Value $22.99 ($18 through subscription)

Central Coast, California

Body: Light

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 12.5%

Winemaking: eco-friendly, vegan

Though they are incredibly sweet, I generally prefer Rosé wines. I just envision drifting along in the Lazy River at my local water park with a cup of this pink elixir of the Gods & Goddesses! This particular Rosé is summer to a T with hints of strawberry, pink grapefruit, rose, and orange blossoms. Summer may be over, but the weather is still fairly warm where I am at. Enjoy the last warm days of the year with a bottle of Summer Water, a big salad, and friends at an outdoor table before it is too late!

2016 Les Bobos Grenache—Retail Value $17.99 (or $14 through subscription)


Body: Medium

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 14.2%

Winemaking: eco-friendly, vegan

Let me just say, I appreciate this wine and the Summer Water having screw tops! It makes it so convenient to open. This Grenache red wine has dark cherry notes, which give it a subtle tartness. The warmth is from the hint of cloves. This red wine will pair with essentially any meat and especially goes well with pizza and pasta with red sauce!

2017 Loves Me Not Mavasia Bianca—Retail Value $16.99 ($13 through subscription)

Paso Robles, California

Body: Medium

Sweetness: Sweet

Alcohol: 11.3%

Winemaking: eco-friendly, vegan

This may be my favorite of the bunch. Mavasia Bianca grapes are abundant in Italy, but less common here in the US; so this particular wine is a bit of a treat! The flavor is tart and aromatic. There are hints of nectarines, peach rings (yes, the candy), and white flowers in this wine. The acidity of this wine is refreshing and it pairs fantastically with Thai food, sushi, salads, and veggies.

Verdict: This month’s Winc selections were delightful and varied. My favorite was Loves Me Not wine. I not only enjoyed the crisp and refreshing flavor, but I also liked the art on the label. I like Winc because it serves as a fun learning experience for a novice wine drinker such as myself. This box is a great option for wine experts or newbies wanting to gauge what flavor palette is preferable to them.

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 $74.96, so I saved $15.96 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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