Robb Vices is a monthly luxury subscription box that sends subscribers a carefully curated assortment of high-end lifestyle goods that help you indulge your vices. Look forward to accessories, home decor, electronics, food, kitchen gadgets, and booze, booze, and more booze! The subscription is somewhat geared towards guys, but we've found that most of their boxes are perfectly unisex.
The packaging is a real showstopper. It's kind of like opening a suitcase in a Bond movie.
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.)
About Robb Vices Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Robb Vices
The Cost: $159.95 per month + shipping, or save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: Each box contains a curated selection of products and experiences and provides subscribers with a taste of the good life!
Ships to: Robb Vices ships to all states except ND, UT.
Robb Vices February 2019 Review
You might notice that unlike other Robb Vice boxes, this month only has one item. That item happens to be a $300 bottle of champagne. Hope you like bubbles!
Our usual booklet is still pretty thick, even for one hero item! It contains a short history of champagne, info on our bottle, and food pairing suggestions.
Mod Selection Reserve Champagne NV, - Retail Value $299.99
Before we begin, I feel like I should mention this champagne is a Drake collab with a world-famous winemaker Brent Hocking. Yes, THAT Drake:
This engraved bottle is just so pretty! I would normally save something like this (or really, ANY bottle of booze over $50) for a super special occasion, but getting this box at the beginning of the week gave me a great excuse to cut loose on a Wednesday night! I even went out and bought a pretty new champagne flute just to have something worthy of this expensive booze. While I am no expert, I do really love champagne and drink it every chance I get. I will pick it over red or white wine any time I can. My husband, on the other hand, dislikes champagne, but even he couldn't pass up a chance to try such an expensive bottle.
This champagne has a bright and almost sharp scent. It has fruity and floral aromas. It was much drier than many I have had, but it had a really clean taste that was a little tart. My husband said it tasted acidic and I could agree, though this was a good thing in my opinion. It had an extremely short finish. It didn't coat my mouth at all, and after each swallow, it was like no flavor was left until the next swig.
We did manage to finish the entire bottle, and I was pleased that I really didn't feel tipsy at all but I was delightfully giggly. We then watched Bob Ross paint and ate fancy cheese until bedtime, which made for a really relaxed, enjoyable, and slightly odd evening. I highly recommend Bob Ross and champagne to any of you.
Verdict: This Robb Vices box is likely to be the most polarizing yet. The retail value of this champagne is $299.99, so this is a good value if you like expensive champagne. If you don't like champagne, well, hopefully, you have someone in your life you need to impress over a fancy dinner or with a really REALLY great gift. I know some people will be thrilled this month and others will be unhappy, and I totally get it. One hero item leaves a lot of room for error! I personally adore champagne and found it so exciting to get a bottle that I never in a million years would have had the funds or nerve to buy. The bottle itself is stunning and the drink itself was tasty and felt very sophisticated. Even my husband almost enjoyed this, which is saying a lot because he exclusively drinks craft beers. Will I be buying this drink, ever? No way! But this was still a once in a lifetime experience that I really enjoyed!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up by the 1st of the month to receive that month's box.
Value Breakdown: For $174.90 ($159.95 + $14.95 shipping to PA), I received a bottle of champagne with a retail value of $299.99.
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