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Winc Wine of the Month Review + Coupon – May 2019

Winc May 2019 Box Review

3.9 overall rating
24 Ratings | 13 Reviews

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.

Crate View with Sangria Recipe Card and Paper Straws

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.)

All Four Bottles with the Box

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: Check your zip code through this link for shipping eligibility.

Winc May 2019 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, choose your own bottles from their regularly changing selection, or skip the month completely. You can also take the palate profile test as often as you’d like.

Moulded 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.

Four Bottles in the Box

Looks like everyone arrived safely!

Here’s a glimpse at the treats that greeted me upon opening the box.

Straws and Sangria Recipe Card

Sangria Recipe Card Front

Sangria Recipe Card Back

Winc included this beautiful card featuring three sangria recipes with their popular summer wines. I’m always impressed with Winc’s copy and graphic design, and this card was no exception. Though I didn’t receive any of the wines on the card, I'm certainly tempted to select a bottle for next month to give one of these sangrias a go.

Striped Paper Straws

These adorable paper straws were also included, so I can sip my chilled wines like a fancy lady. I’m sold.

Speaking of sipping, let’s get into the wines, shall we?

Sauvetage Rosé Bottle Label Front Sauvetage Rosé Bottle Label Back Sauvetage Rosé Bottle and Glass


2018 Sauvetage Rosé $15.99 (or $13.99 through the subscription)

AOP Ventoux, France

Body: Light

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 13.5%

Winemaking: Vegan

Hooray, rosé! It’s that time of year, right? This bottle promises a very fruit-forward flavor, with fresh notes of orange zest, strawberry, and my favorite, peach ring. It was tangy and light, without any bells or whistles. Just a straightforward rosé, and that’s a-okay.

Brethren of the Road Gewürztraminer Bottle Label Front Brethren of the Road Gewürztraminer Bottle Label Back Brethren of the Road Gewürztraminer Bottle and Glass

2018 Brethren of the Road Gewürztraminer$14.99 (or $12.99 through the subscription)

Monterey, California

Body: Light

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 12.5%

Winemaking: Eco-friendly, vegan

Though this white has the lowest alcohol content of all the bottles I received, it has the highest syllable count! I’ve had a few different offerings from Brethren of the Road; some were hits, while others were misses. This one, fortunately, falls into the hits category thanks to a tiny bit of sweetness from the notes of lychee, peach, and white flowers. It’s a lovely, elegant wine that I can see myself finishing in record time, then wishing I'd slowed down to enjoy it more.

The Bluffer Valdiguie Bottle Label Front The Bluffer Valdiguie Bottle Label Back The Bluffer Valdiguie Bottle and Glass

2018 The Bluffer Valdiguié$16.99 (or $14.99 through the subscription)

Paso Robles, California

Body: Medium

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 14%

Crafted from California’s rarest grapes, this red is another fruit-forward offering that can be served slightly chilled. Color me intrigued. Its strawberry flavor was incredibly prominent, almost like drinking strawberry jam—in the best way possible. Plus, its medium body was very welcoming to a light chill. I couldn’t put this one down! If a whole case of these showed up at my house, I would be so delighted.

Folly of the Beast Pinot Noir Bottle Label Front Folly of the Beast Pinot Noir Bottle Label Back Folly of the Beast Pinot Noir Bottle and Glass

2017 Folly of the Beast Pinot Noir$18.99 (or $16.99 through the subscription)

Central Coast, California

Body: Medium

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 13.6%

Winemaking: Eco-friendly, vegan

This is my first pinot noir from Winc, and after seeing it described as “impossibly good” on their website, I was eager to see if it lived up to the hype. At first taste, it reminded me of a very sophisticated grape juice. I can’t remember the last time I had a glass of wine and thought it actually tasted like grapes. Sip after sip, I found myself really enamored with this pinot, and would definitely recommend it.

Verdict: This month’s selections were fantastic! I was really happy with all of Winc’s suggestions, with my favorite being the valdiguié. Plus, I learned a lot in the process. Winc is one of my favorite monthly subscriptions, and after a shipment like this, I can’t help but recommend it highly.

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.

Value Breakdown: This box cost $58.96 for four full bottles of wine but had a retail value of $66.96, so I saved $8.00 by having the subscription.

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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.

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I got that same rose in my box and it is the perfect summer rose! I’m a huge fan of it!!!

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