Tuesday, November 13, 2012

California Wine Club Review and Giveaway

Are you a Wine enthusiast like my husband and I?  When we first started dating, having a glass of wine during a business dinner was a must.  Why was it a must?  I suppose a glass of soda would have been good enough.  Why not?  I was just the kind to order a soda at first too.  I never drank a day in my life before my hubby and I met.  My step father knew I was just the kind to order a soda at these "fancy" dinners he took me to. When I was leaving out for one of my fancy business dinners he commented, "You should drink the wine along with everyone else.  It will be okay to have one glass. Just order what somebody else is getting"  That night I took his advice and drank a glass along with everyone else.  It was a bold cabernet sauvignon. I think the best first impression was interesting and different.  I came to learn after that night that the bitter taste of the red wine such as Cabernet was called "tanins".  Each red wine had different levels of them.  It was not long before I had experimented with all the common types of wines and developed a preference.  I found the new experience exciting.  As we continued to date, my hubby and I learned of our love of cooking.  We wanted to have fancy dinners at our own at home.   Of course there had to be wine offered at dinner because that is what you do at fancy dinners right?.  So we would go to the Wine and Spirit shop and stroll down the wine isles.  Oh me oh my, was there ever a selection.  We really had no idea what we were doing! LOL.  Then is when we decided to allow somebody to do it for us.  We joined the once a month wine club.  I think we received 3-4 bottles a month?  Wines that were selected by folks who knew MUCH more about wine then we did.  It enabled us to try new and exciting flavors and brands.  Wines we probably would have never chosen just strolling through the isles the way we were.  It was an exciting and rewarding experience that my husband and I always enjoyed.
Some states require you have somebody home to sign for a package with wine in it.  Occasionally when we were not home I would have my friend sign for the package for me.  When she realized what was in the package she commented at what a great idea it was.  That it would make a good gift.  It was this memory that was triggered when I was presented the opportunity to review the Wine of the Month Club for the California Wine Club.  All over again I was reminded of how nice it was to have somebody select a wine for you to try.  The first bottle my husband and I opened, we immediately smelled the cork (pretending to be professionals ~ LOL).  But in our defense you just had to.  You could immediately smell the wonderful fruity aroma of the wine. It was really good.  So good you want to go look it up and figure out how to purchase more! :-).  This wine of the month club would definitely make a great Christmas gift.  www.CAWineClub.com is where I suggest you go to give it a try.  Why?  A few reasons really.
  • The most important part....Membership Costs Nothing
  • Wines that are selected are handcrafted by REAL mom and pop wineries (you guys know me well enough to know I love this part right?)
  • You get to try award winning limited production wines
  • Holiday gift prices are low, starting at $49.95

I want you to know a few things about the owners of the www.CAWineClub.com:
Since 1990, club owners Bruce and Pam Boring have traveled California's wine country searching for limited-production wines from small, family-owned wineries dedicated to the art of making fine wine. Whether for yourself or a gift, CWC membership is an adventure in wine tasting that will not be experienced anywhere else. More than three-quarters of California's 3,500+ wineries are small, boutique, mom-and-pop operations whose wines never travel beyond their local markets and private customer lists. Come discover them with us!
I have one more package of wine to arrive and next month be on the look out for part two of this review where I will be offering you a gift pack of your own.  Here is a few more places you can find the on the web:




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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