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Winc Wine of the Month Review + Coupon – July 2020

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Winc is a wine subscription box that re-imagines the traditional wine club by offering a regularly-changing selection of unique, small production wines that are sourced directly from vineyards and winemakers. It’s one of our favorite alcohol delivery options out there!

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 this Wine Subscription

The Subscription Box: Winc

The Cost: Bottles start at $12.99 each with a membership. (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, ciders, and sparkling options sourced directly from vineyards and winemakers.

Ships to: Eligible US zip codes, which you can check through this link.

Winc July 2020 Review

When you sign up to join Winc, you take a six-question palate profile quiz to help 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.

 

The bottles are shipped in an upright cardboard box that has molded pieces to hold them in place. This helps prevent the bottles from bashing into one another during transport. The box is rather sturdy and has a convenient handle that makes it easy to carry.

 

2017 DIME Red Blend — $19.99 (or $17.99 through the subscription)

Currently, this bottle is sold out.

Santa Barbara County, California

Body: Medium

Sweetness: Slightly sweet

Alcohol: 13.7%

I’ve never seen a black cork before! This bottle had “cool” written all over it between that cork and the elegant white typeface. As for the wine itself, it was really heavy on the fruit notes (strawberry, red cherry, and raspberry, to be exact) with a little splash of vanilla at the end. I’m not much of a red wine drinker, but I opt for 1 bottle every month because my boyfriend prefers reds and I like to make sure I have things around for him to enjoy. I liked the sip I had but he loved this one and finished it over the course of a weekend. A winner by his standards, and not too shabby by mine, either!

 

2019 So This Happened White Blend — $14.99 (or $12.99 through the subscription)

Currently, this bottle is sold out.

California

Body: Light

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 13.8%

Winemaking: Low-Sugar

This white blend was also really fruit-forward which I enjoyed. Winc describes this bottle as “punchy” with its aromatics and I could not agree more. At first sip, I was almost startled by the mix of bright guava and cool earth, but it came to be a combination I enjoyed more with every glass. There are other white blends from Winc that I’ve loved (#TBT always comes to mind! I wonder if it’ll ever come back?) and while this one doesn’t quite rank in my list of all-time faves, it’s still a great pick—especially at the $13 membership price point.

 

2019 Wonderful Wine Co. Rosé $19.99 (or $17.99 through the subscription)

Vin de France, France

Body: Light

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 12.7%

Winemaking: Vegan, Low-Sulfur, Low-Sugar, Organic, Sustainable

Winc recently launched a line of brand new offerings from their proprietary label, The Wonderful Wine Co. I’d heard some rumblings about this release and was really excited to see a few bottles were already in my box for this month. The Wonderful Wine Co. is all about producing wines that are vegan, low carb, low sugar, low sulfite, sustainably farmed, organic, pesticide free—you name it and TWWC is probably all over it. My boyfriend’s family has very specific wine criteria for health-related reasons and we oftentimes struggle to find bottles for them at our local liquor store that match their organic, low sulfite needs—which is shocking because the store near us is pretty huge. I’ve yet to meet a light, dry rosé I don’t like, including this one. There were some lightly-detectable strawberry and raspberry notes in there along with a clean finish that felt very mature, but still fun. I’d reach for it again, especially as a gift for health-minded loved ones (including the lovely vegan and keto folks in my life—TWWC is for you, too!).

 

2019 Wonderful Wine Co. White Wine $19.99 (or $17.99 through the subscription)

Vin de France, France

Body: Light

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 12.7%

Winemaking: Vegan, Low-Sulfur, Low-Sugar, Organic, Sustainable

For whatever reason, I just wasn’t as taken with this white wine from The Wonderful Wine Co. compared to the rosé, but because wine is wildly subjective, I wouldn’t get too hung up on that point. Did the bottle still mysteriously disappear? You bet! If you just imagine what a glass of light, dry white wine tastes like, this one pretty much nails it on the head. I didn’t pick up any outstanding tasting notes but sometimes, all you want is a straightforward, back-to-basics taste without any bells or whistles. I did get a few crumbs from the natural cork in the bottle upon opening it, but those pieces were easy to remove with the help of a wire-mesh strainer. TWWC is also committed to using natural corks and lightweight glass bottles—the former of which I noticed, but the latter I’ll have to investigate more closely in the future.

Verdict: As somewhat of a long-time subscriber to Winc, I’ve really enjoyed experiencing all the different bottles that have come through my door each month, and it’s been great to see how their line continues to expand and evolve to be more inclusive of preferences, regions, and now with The Wonderful Wine Co., health and dietary needs. I didn’t receive any bottles this month that had me wondering, “Hmm, should I throw down some cash on a case of this?” but I did have an excellent time sampling what’s new and exciting, especially the fresh releases from TWWC. Like many of you, I am committed to severely limiting trips to the store and my time spent in public, so Winc’s arrival each month is more appreciated than ever. Their catalog of wines varies due to recent demand (I counted 49 available bottles while writing this review) but I do think it’s worth checking out, both if you’re drawn to the allure of having bottles picked based on your tastes or if you’re a seasoned wine explorer on the hunt for a cheerful, user-friendly experience. Could I have saved a few coins by winging it at the store and grabbing whatever bottles had the lowest price tag and coolest label? Sure—I got by that way for years! However, Winc has been great with helping me better understand my tastes, plus the added bonus of not going outside is certainly worth the few extra bucks.

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 curate your own selection, or let them choose a few bottles for you.

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

Value Breakdown: This box cost $66.96 for four full bottles of wine, but had a retail value of $74.96, 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.

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  1. I always want to try one of these wine subscriptions but they never will let you deliver to Kentucky.

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