Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: California Wine Club + GIVEAWAY!

I'm sure you remember my review a few weeks ago for California Wine Club. If not then you can go HERE and check it out. OK, OK I know everyone doesn't like to click around so I'll refresh your memory.

California Wine Club is exactly what it sounds like. It's a monthly wine club that you can join and have wine shipped, yes shipped, right to your door. There is a monthly fee to join and there are several clubs to choose from. They are listed below:
  1. Premier Club: Featuring handcrafted, award- winning wines and the magazine Uncorked starting at $49.95
  2. Signature Series: some of California's rarest and most coveted wines. Starting at $137 a month
  3. International Selections: features small "mom & pop" wineries from around the world. Starting at $84 a month.
  4. Aged Cabernet Series: an exquisite gift of Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa and Sonoma Valley's most prestigious producers, aged 8-12 years and ready to drink now. Starting at $210 a month. 
My Take: As a part of this blogger program I received two more bottles of wine from California Wine Club. This time I was super excited because I got the holiday gift collection package. This is what it included:

Two bottles (one red, one white) wrapped in festive holiday paper

 an awesome two bottle carrier tote, with pockets on either side for a cork screen, napkins, cheese or other small items

a copy of the Uncorked magazine and a $25 credit that doesn't expire until December of 2013! AWESOME! This is the holiday package and what your friends or family will receive if you order it for them. Makes a great gift, let me tell ya!

I've got good news and not so good news. First, the not so good news. I tried the white and it wasn't my favorite. I usually love a good white but this one was a little too dry and had too much of a tart taste for me. Now this is just a matter of personal opinion so I chose not to list the name of the white. Everyone has their own tastes. My husband loves reds and I love whites. (We always try to keep both on hand for just that reason...hehehe)

Now the red. Awww...the red! It was magnificent. My husband had grilled up these awesome steaks and the wine was a Merlot so we knew it would go perfect together. And that it did. I have to admit we finished up the bottle in no time and now the hubby wants more!

Buy it: Don't forget you can head on over to to join a club or even gift a club package like the one I reviewed! REMINDER: You must order your wine before December 12 if you want it delivered in time for Christmas.

Win It: Of course I don't want to leave you out of the fun! I have a $50 credit up for grabs. One lucky winner is going to win this credit and they can use it to buy wine for themselves or gift some to someone special. This giveaway will begin on December 7 and end on December 18. You won't be able to use the credit in time for the holidays but hey- wine is not just for the least not in my house. :) This giveaway is open to the US only. Just fill out the rafflecopter form to enter! GOOD LUCK!

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Disclosure: This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a 2 month Membership to the California Wine Club for the purpose of this review.

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