Winc Wine of the Month Review + Coupon – November 2018


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Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Unopened Box

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.

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Open Box

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 Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Big Reveal

About Winc

The Subscription Box: Winc

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

Coupon: Save $25 off your first order, 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.

Winc November 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).

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Crate View

The bottles are shipped in an upright cardboard box that has molded pieces to hold them in place. This also helps prevent the bottles from bashing into one another during transport. The box is rather sturdy and has a super handy handle that makes it easy to carry! It’s quite the transportable beauty. A real party in a box, if you will.

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Bottle View

Looks like everyone arrived safely!

Here’s a look at what was in this month’s envelope.

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Info Card 1

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Info Card 2

Winc combined some interesting hosting tidbits with occasion-based suggestions for their products on the flip side.

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Omaha Steaks 1

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Omaha Steaks 2

Omaha Steaks provided a promo for their family gourmet feast.

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Smile Direct 1

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Smile Direct 2

SmileDirectClub also sent along a discount code for their invisible aligners and a free whitening treatment.

Let’s get into the wines, shall we?

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Sound Label Front

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Sound Label Back

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Sound Full Bottle + Glass

2017 Wall of Sound Red Blend — Retail Value $16.99 (or $13 through subscription)

California

Body: Medium

Sweetness: Sweet

Alcohol: 15%

Winemaking: Vegan

I actually received this same wine back in September, but my opinion remains the same. Despite not being much of a red wine kinda gal, I found this red blend was really nice. Easy to drink and heavy on the dark fruits (namely blackberries, cherries, and plums), Wall of Sound beckons for pasta in red sauce, or a fancy pizza. The flavor wants to be tart and almost is, but it’s not quite there, and I appreciate that. The blend is predominately zinfandel with supporting hints of petite Sirah and merlot. Really warmed me from the inside out. Looks like I have a reason to whip up some veggie bolognese!

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Passarola Label Front

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Passarola Label Back

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Passarola Full Bottle + Glass

2017 Passarola White Blend — Retail Value $16.99 (or $13 through subscription)

Portugal

Body: Light

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 12.3%

For a dry white, this one goes down so smoothly! This is my first imported bottle from Winc, and color me impressed. With tasting notes of green apple, honeysuckle, lemon, and white peach, this wine is a nice pair for seafood. I’m putting a sushi dinner on the meal rotation for this week ASAP! This bottle won’t last very long in my home—and for good reason. Well done, Portugal!

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Alma Libre Label Front

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Alma Libre Label Back

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Alma Libre Full Bottle + Glass

2018 Alma Libre Pinot Noir —Retail value $16.99 (or $13 through subscription)

Aconcagua, Chile

Body: Light

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 12.6%

This pinot noir was really interesting. Rather buttery with hints of cherry, fresh herbs, raspberry, and strawberry, this bottle wasn’t my favorite at first sip, but as I made my way through the glass, it really grew on me. Ultimately, what’s not to like about a wine that pairs with pizza?

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Finke’s Label Front

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Finke’s Label Back

Winc Wine Of The Month Review November 2018 - Finke’s Full Bottle + Glass

2017 Finke’s Barrel Aged Sparkling Chardonnay —Retail Value $25.99 (or $20 through subscription)

California

Body: Light

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 12.5%

Winemaking: Eco-friendly, vegan

I had no idea Winc did sparkling wines! This was a really fun surprise. According to their site, this sparkling Chardonnay is currently sold out, so it’s gotta be good, right? Featuring tasting notes of apricot, butterscotch, honeysuckle, and peach rings (many of my favorite things are related to carbs), this wine was sophisticated with a nice, dry finish. I can’t tell you the last time I paid more than $10 for a bottle of sparkling wine, so this chardonnay certainly has me thinking differently.

Verdict: This month’s selections were a nice exploration of three distinct continents! Though I was a little disappointed to receive a duplicate bottle from September’s box, it was still a wine I appreciated. My favorite was definitely the Passarola, and I’m really excited to pair it with a nice sushi dinner at home. The sparkling chardonnay was a fun surprise, and overall, I was happy to have a taste of wines from around the world. Once again, Winc was a worthwhile experience, and I’m looking forward to sharing each bottle with friends (except for maybe the Passarola—that one could easily be all for me).

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 $25 off your first order, no coupon required, just use this link

Value Breakdown: This box cost $59.00 for four full bottles of wine but had a retail value of $76.96, so I saved $17.96 by having the subscription.

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Written by Savannah Sprowls

Savannah Sprowls

Savannah spends her days testing the creative limits of an all-black wardrobe, rattling about years spent overseas, and whipping up carb-heavy meals at home. Degustabox was her first foray into the world of monthly subscription boxes, and she still gets wildly excited every time a package arrives.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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