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Winc Wine of the Month Review + Coupon – June 2019

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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.)

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About Winc

The Subscription Box: Winc

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

COUPON: Get $20 off your first order! No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Products: Small-lot wines sourced directly from vineyards and winemakers.

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

Winc June 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.

top-down view of the interior of the open box with a molded shipping insert off to the top left, and the tops of all four bottles visible

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 convenient handle that makes it easy to carry. I get a lot of use out of the box’s clever design when toting multiple bottles to share, either to a dinner party or elsewhere.

Looks like everybody arrived without a scratch!

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the back of the pink summer water info card

Winc included this playful card which nods to their ever-popular Summer Water Rosé.

So, how about those wines?

 

2017 Matchlock Cabernet Sauvignon — $19.99 (or $17.99 through the subscription)

Paso Robles, California

Body: Full

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 13.8%

Winemaking: Eco-friendly

I updated my preferences for this month so that I’d receive one red and three whites, rather than a 50/50 split. I tend to go through chilled wines faster at my place, especially during this time of year, so why not really go for it, you know? This is the only red that came for June—an incredibly fruity cab sav with loads of blackberry flavor. It was easy to sip and paired really well with a summer corn carbonara I made for dinner one night, but it’s certainly full-bodied enough to enjoy on its own. Though I enjoyed the reds I received last month quite a bit more than this one, I wasn’t disappointed by any means.

 

2018 Wonderful Wine Co. White Blend$15.99 (or $13.99 through the subscription)

California

Body: Medium

Sweetness: Sweet

Alcohol: 13%

Winc doesn’t often send me wines that are explicitly categorized as sweet, but this month, they sent two! The honeysuckle note struck me as the most forward, giving this white blend a perfume-y quality, while still allowing the lychee, candied lemon, and guava notes to shine. It was super quaffable, especially in this current heatwave, and pairs nicely with the gentle hum of a portable air conditioner.

 

2018 Loves Me Not Rosé$15.99 (or $13.99 through the subscription)

California

Body: Medium

Sweetness: Sweet

Alcohol: 13%

This was one of the first wines I ever received from Winc last year. The nostalgia! I was happy to see the bottle closure changed from a cork to a twist-off. So wonderfully sweet, this rosé was almost like drinking candy, which at times can feel like too much, but for a quiet evening following a scalding hot summer day, it truly hit the spot. I kept reaching for the glass only moments after setting it down. With tasting notes of apricot, orange peel, peach ring, and white flowers, this bottle is one I’d order again without a second thought. On a more personal note, I’m also a huge fan of the moody name and the lovely label design.

 

2018 Più Gioia Pino Grigio— $14.99 (or $12.99 through the subscription)

DOC delle Venezie, Italy

Body: Light

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 12.2%

Winemaking: Vegan

This bottle promised notes of lemon, wet stone, and peach, and while I’m not sure my palate is refined enough to confirm those accounts, I thought it was all right. It was certainly on the dry side with a light bite, but was still refreshing served at a cool temperature. It wasn’t something I would consider my taste straight out of the gates, but I came to appreciate it with each passing sip.

Verdict: This month’s selections were all right. Last month‘s winners were really hard to beat, so while this wasn’t my favorite box, I still appreciate the selections Winc made for me. I’ve been doing a lot of entertaining recently, so having bottles on hand that I didn’t even have to think about and are also crowd-pleasing only adds to the value. Winc is one of my favorite monthly subscriptions, and I’m already looking forward to what next month will bring.

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. As of publication, all the bottles I received are available, so you could duplicate this box if you so desire! Sign up today and curate your own or let them choose.

COUPON: Get $20 off your first order! No coupon needed - just use this link.

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

Check out all of our Winc reviews and more of our best wine subscription boxes!

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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.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Winc Reviews, Wine Subscription Boxes| Tags: winc | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. I wish msa would post links of each reviewer doc we can find out more like your blog or insta. Feel free to share your social media links!

  2. Have they changed the shipping allowing subscribers to pick their delivery day? I liked getting this box a few years ago, but found it challenging to be home to sign for delivery. I always ended up having to pick it up, which defeats the purpose of a subscription.

    • Hmm, that’s a good question, Pam. I dug around in my account and didn’t see anything specific about how to update my delivery day choice, but I have found Winc’s customer service to be top-notch. I’m sure they’d be more than happy to help you select a day that’s right for you.

  3. My box arrives Saturday! First one! The Piu` Gioia Pinot Grigio is one of them!
    Divine Sauvignor Blanc, Outer Sounds Sauvignon Blanc, and Ross Obscure Red Blend will too off my box! Anxious to start my taste testing! I will keep posting!!

    • That’s awesome, Doreen! I’ve also got the Rosa Obscura red blend and the Diviner sauv blanc coming, too.

      • The Rosa Obscura is really good, although the previous year’s vintage was much better. I literally bought 10 bottles of that one to cellar!

      • Whoa, no kidding! I don’t typically get too excited about reds, so that ringing endorsement gives me a lot of hope.

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