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International Wine of the Month Club Review + Coupon – May 2019

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The International Wine of the Month Club is a monthly wine subscription box offering from monthlyclubs.com – a family owned business of 20-years delivering quality hand-crafted products.

Monthly Clubs has 6 offerings: Microbrewed Beer, International Wine, The Gourmet Cheese, The Fresh Cut Flowers, The Gourmet Chocolate and The Premium Cigars. You can choose one club or create a custom membership by combining any or all of the six monthly clubs.

International Wine of the Month Club May 2019 - Opened Box

The International Wine of the Month Club has 4 offerings: Premier Series Wine Club for $39.95, Bold Reds Wine Club for $51.95, Master Series Wine Club for $54.95, and the Collectors Series Wine Club for $72.95.

This review is of the $39.95 a month Premier Series Wine Club.

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.)

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About International Wine of the Month Club

The Subscription Box: International Wine of the Month Club

The Cost: $39.95 + shipping.

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code FD30 to save $30 off any prepaid 12-shipment order!

Coupons:

  • Save $10 off any prepaid 4 shipment order with code SAVE10
  • Save $15 off any prepaid 6 shipment order with code SAVE15
  • Save $25 off any prepaid 12 shipment order with code SAVE25

The Products: Two estate-bottled, limited production boutique wines from two different wineries.

Ships To: US to all states except Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Utah for $13.00. Adult signature required for delivery.

Good to know: Not only can you choose from one of the six monthlyclubs.com memberships, you can also “Design Your Own Club” by combining any or all clubs into one. This is a great idea for birthday gifts, Mother’s Day, or even Father’s Day, as it’s right around the corner.

International Wine of the Month Club May 2019 Review

When you sign up to join the International Wine of the Month Club and choose the Premier Series Wine Club, you get to choose to receive two bottles of red wine a month, two bottles of white wine or one of each. I choose one of each.

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The two bottles of wine are shipped flat in a sturdy cardboard box that has molded pieces to hold them in place. This helps prevent the bottles from breaking. Each bottle also comes in its own wine bag which is a nice touch and makes the delivery feel even more special!

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Both bottles arrived in perfect condition. Newsletters, pamphlets and information sheets were also included in the box.

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The welcome packet provides a wealth of information about the club, the limited produced artesian wines, how new wines are discovered and the rigorous process of choosing the right wine club selection. Also included were a pamphlet highlighting the six monthly clubs, special deals and discounts for Father’s Day, membership FAQs and an opportunity to special order previous month’s wine selections.

Let’s check out the boutique wines included in this month’s box. Cellar Notes accompany each wine providing a description of the wine producer, region and varietal along with tasting notes, suggested food pairings, and a recipe!

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This month’s white wine is a highly prized Kerner from the award-winning San Pietro vineyards in Italy’s Alto Adige. Kerner is a cross between two varietals: Riesling and Trollinger. Elegant fruits flavors, like freshly picked apples and ripe summer peaches, with delicate spice tones and a crisp finish awaits. This wine pairs well with cold pasta salads, soups, seafood, and light meals. The Italian Wedding Soup recipe highlighted is an example of an excellent pairing for this Kerner.

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 San Pietro Alto Adige Kerner DOC 2016 – Retail Value $18.00

Country: Italy

Wine Vintage: 2016

Grape Varietals: Kerner

Serving Temp: 40 F

This Kerner has a light smell of tangy green apples. It’s full of flavor but also light and refreshing. It’s not a super sweet white wine, being a cousin to Riesling. I was both surprised and pleased. This is the perfect wine for sitting out on the patio, warm breeze, and a good book. This was my favorite.

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This month’s red wine is a bold and full-throttle Zinfandel from a Tierra y Mar single vineyard site in Sonoma County, California. Sonoma is the unofficial birthplace of the Zinfandel varietal dubbed as “America’s own grape variety”. Think juicy and ripe red and black fruits, lush berries, bramble and spice flavors with oak tones. This wine pairs well with spicy Mediterranean and Southern Italian dishes. The Greek Lamb Burgers with Spinach and Red Onion Salad recipe would be a wonderful compliment.

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Tierra y Mar El Rio Vivo Sonoma County Zinfandel – Retail Value $17.00

Country: United States

Wine Vintage: 2015

Grape Varietals: Zinfandel

Serving Temp: 40 – 64 F

This Zinfandel smells sweet, like warm blackberry jam, and taste both fruity and spicy. It’s bold and juicy so I can see how it would pair well with flavorful dishes. This is a red that both red wine lovers and those new to red wine would love. This was my husband’s favorite.

The Verdict: I was excited to try these expertly selected and limited-production wines. I loved this month’s selection! We’ve gotten in a bit of a rut with our wine choices lately so my husband and I were thrilled to try the Zinfandel and the Kerner. We were pleased with both. My favorite was the Kerner which I paired with a salmon fillet on top of organic cauliflower and butternut squash stir fry. My husband’s favorite was the Zinfandel which he paired with spaghetti with ground beef and Italian sausage.

We enjoyed learning about the wines as well. International Wine of the Month Club does an excellent job with the Cellar Notes. We learned a ton about the wine producers, region and varietal which made the experience even more enjoyable. There’s a lot of value in the Cellar Notes. Adding to the appeal of this wine club, the chosen wines are rare finds and the panel of experts are essentially ensuring a selection of wines that taste amazing.

The box cost $52.95 ($39.95 + $13.00 shipping) for two bottles of artisan wine with a retail value of $48.00 ($18.00 + $17.00 + $13.00 shipping). That makes this particular month’s selection slightly less than the cost of the subscription itself.

To Wrap Up:

Can I get this box if I sign up today: Each month International Wine of the Month Club offers a great selection of white and red wines. These particular wines are currently available for purchase. Club members get monthly shipments which leave the fulfillment center between the 15th and 25th of each month.

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code FD30 to save $30 off any prepaid 12-shipment order!

Coupons:

  • Save $10 off any prepaid 4 shipment order with code SAVE10
  • Save $15 off any prepaid 6 shipment order with code SAVE15
  • Save $25 off any prepaid 12 shipment order with code SAVE25

Value Breakdown: This box costs $39.95 + $13.00 shipping, which means that each of the 2 wines in the box has an average cost of $26.48.

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Written by Shatae Hutchinson

Shatae Hutchinson

Hi, I’m Shatae; pronounced shhh-tay! I work in IT Healthcare, I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 cool kids. I am obsessed with black culture, lifestyle, travel and art made by and featuring women of color. I also love trendy plus-size fashion and accessories, eclectic and bohemian home décor and all things self-care, mental health and fitness. My favorite box is Izzy & Liv’s Brown Sugar Box; a monthly box offering tees, accessories and lifestyle products designed for black women. I also subscribe to TheSelfCareBox, FabFitFun, CauseBox and Merkaela. Being a wife and full-time working mom, subscription boxes are one of the few things that are just for me! They are fun, convenient, reasonably priced and full of surprises.

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Comments (2)

  1. Great review. I really enjoyed reading about both wines & what you served them with.

    • Thank you! I plan to try out the lamb burger recipe these weekend and see if I can find a good Kerner locally.

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