Since becoming more involved in the wine industry I have been researching a lot about wine pairings and looking for deals on good bottles of wine. Of course when I see an ad to find the perfect bottle of wine based on my specific tastes I jump on it. I took the Club W quiz and they suggested 3 wines that would fit my taste. Try it now.
I also tried taking the quiz using the opposite of my taste and I did have 3 different wines suggested, but it seems that they do suggest a lot of the same bottles to different people. It is not completely unique. I am sure that they have deals with these wineries to promote their wine big time for that month. When I search #ClubW on Instagram I see a lot of people with the same bottle that I have! They seem to love it though so I am not complaining.
There are also amazing deals when you purchase for your first time. They are offering 50% off your first purchase of 3 bottles in February. I have also seen a free bottle of wine offered with your purchase. So grab a bottle on the house!
If you buy 4 bottles you get free shipping, which is worth it to me. The cost of shipping is about a half of a bottle of wine (Flat $6). Each bottle is around $13. You can get more expensive bottles if you please. I ended up buying 4 bottles of wine, but unfortunately I only received 3 in my box. I sent the company an e-mail right away. They have great customer service and explained that this rarely happens and they comped me for the bottle, which I am happy with. Also, if you don’t want to receive wine the following month there is an option to opt out for as many months as you please until you are ready to buy wine again.
For each of the wines that I bought there is a video explaining the wine including the aromas and the taste on the website. It is short and sweet and lets you know the best times to drink it! Here is the video for the 2014 Alchymist Noir Red Blend that I purchased. If you like what you see click this link to sign up and buy the bottle: CLUB W.
Each of the wines includes a recipe card in the package explaining the wine and pairing it with the perfect recipe to bring out the tastes in the food & the wine. I made the Chimichurri Pasta Salad to pair with the One from the Quiver® Malbec. Again, click here to sign up to buy this wine.
Club W even has an app that lets you see your recommended wines, scan wines to quickly learn all about it, and purchase bottles. It is only available in the Apple store, but an Android app is currently in the process of being developed.
Club W works directly with the wineries to take out the middle man. They try to lower their carbon footprint by transporting wines in reusable totes to 1 central location where they bottle and then send the wines to our doorsteps. Club W also tries to support wineries that are participating in sustainable farming as well as wineries growing organic grapes. Here is a short video explaining how Club W works:
Overall I would recommend Club W. It’s a lot easier than going to the store looking at a wall full of different Pinot Noirs wondering if I’m going to like it or not. This site recommends the wine that you will like based on your flavor profile. It does all of the work for you to ensure that you will like it! Don’t get me wrong it’s not like I’m never going to the store again. I will skip a few months and come back later for more. It’s a great inexpensive way to keep my wine rack full of great wines for entertaining and loads of information to impress my friends with. So sign up now and let me know what you think! Club W