WINC Wine Club! The subscription box you can’t live without!
Have y’all heard of Winc? Because I think I just struck gold! Winc is a wine club that takes all the guess work out, with personalized wine delivery! 4 bottles of wine at your door once a month, or whenever you want! My favorite kind of delivery!
Good news: you don’t have to be a pinkies-up sommelier to drink wine you’ll love. And if you’re anything like us, the encyclopedia-like info overload of growing regions and tasting notes can leave you scratching your head in conundrum. (What does “notes of leather” even mean!?) When all that really matters is uncorking the perfect bottles for your life’s best moments—like Sunday pizza—a few fundamentals can go a long way.
How does Winc work?
So how does it work? Let me tell you it’s super easy and totally worth it!
The first thing you do is answer a quick questionnaire on Winc that narrows down your favorite flavors and hand selects wines that fit your flavor profile. But no worries, if you see something you love, you can change it up or swap out the wines at any time, free of charge! From Rosé to Cabernet to Torrontés, Winc has over 100 styles of wine to discover. Ever try an orange wine? This is a super fun feature because you get to try wines from all over the world for around $13 a bottle! That price is unheard of! Winc Select members are recommended the most exclusive wines that go beyond everyday luxury. After my trip to South Africa I knew I had to have some South African wine back so that was my most recent sections and Cape Route did not disappoint!
Once you pick out 4 bottles you love, use code GOLD22 for $22 OFF your first delivery! There’s no upgrade fee, no shipping charge, no commitment, no sign up fee, and you can skip or cancel at any time. This deal is crazy! Definitely a club I’m going to be a part of for a long long time! Whether you’re a casual wine drinker or cheers on the daily, Winc is for you!
All about Winc
Wine is one of life’s simple pleasures. Winc believes that the experience of getting a great bottle of wine should be as simple as enjoying one. Our team creates and curates over a hundred wines, and makes the experience of exploring wine easy and pleasurable—So you can spend more time enjoying the wine in your glass.
Winc was founded in 2012 by Xander Oxman and Geoff McFarlane because of a shared belief that wine should be more accessible: simpler to get and easier to enjoy. They joined forces with winemaker and sommelier Brian Smith to build a personalized wine club that has quickly grown into Winc—a California-based winery offering an online membership experience, with wines that are featured at select retailers and restaurants nationwide. Winc is a thriving community of hundreds of thousands of wine lovers that is growing everyday—follow us @winc.
When we launched Winc’s wine club, we didn’t set out to build the world’s most unconventional wine program, but we very well might have. The hundreds of unique wines we’ve bottled from around the globe range from classic blends to obscure, single vineyard fringe projects. We feel an obligation to showcase the best that every region, varietal and style has to offer, at the best value possible. And we thrive on the challenges that come along with our very particular style of winemaking.
Answering all your questions about wine!
1. Do I really need a wine cooler?
There’s a reason wine caves have been around, basically unchanged, for centuries: they’re dark, cool, and let wine bottles sit on their sides without interruption. It’s a wine’s perfect environment. While not totally necessary if you have a cooler (sub 70-degree) storage area, a wine cooler can be a really good idea. Red wine stores best in 50°F – 65°F temperatures, and anything higher than 70°F runs the risk of premature aging, or your wine getting “cooked.” — Sang Park, Wine Educator and Sommelier
2. Blends have been everywhere lately! Are single-varietal wines better than blends?
Blends are some of the most delicious and interesting wines out there. Similar to giving a painter more colors to work with, different grape varietals gives a winemaker more flexibility to create flavors and layers. For example, a Cabernet Sauvignon’s strength and tannin can be softened with a little Merlot, for an elegance that won’t knock you off your feet. Syrah can add a touch of smokey, peppery complexity. And while we love innovative New World blends, Bordeaux and the Rhône Valley have been blending with wonderful results for centuries, too. — Brooke Matthias, Associate Wine Director at Winc and Certified Wine Professional
3. What’s the deal with decanting?
There are two main reasons to decant a good red wine: If it’s too “tight” decanting lets it breath and opens up the flavors. And if it’s an aged wine, decanting removes unwanted residue. There’s nothing fancy about using a decanter, but here’s a few tricks: Before using, wipe the decanter with a microfiber towel to remove dust. When ready to pour, decant red wine about 30 minutes before serving. And after using, clean the decanter with warm water, without soap, to avoid soapy residue. Voilà! — Katie Owen, Advanced Sommelier with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust
Why smell the roses when you can smell the wine! Mmmmm. Red is my favorite! What’s yours?
Head to winc.com to get started and save $22 off your first order! I’ll just be over here finishing my bottles!
PS. Winc has the ultimate society club just for Summer Water Rosé and you get multiple magnums and 20+ minis. It’s the best thing….EVER! Pretty sure it sells out every year so hop on that one asap!
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*This post was sponsored by Winc. All opinions are my own.