As you probably know, I enjoy a glass of wine with my dinner. And much like dinner, I find that I get stuck in a bit of a rut with the wine choices. I tend to find what I like and then buy the same ones over and over.
I’ve been trying to venture out more. In fact, last night when I went out to eat, I barely looked at the wine menu and instead asked the server for a recommendation. What he brought was definitely different than my typical sauvignon blanc or pinot noir, and it was cool to try something that I don’t have every week.
The California Wine Club provides this type of experience. I was able to experience their 3-month membership last fall, where I discovered my new favorite, the Gewürztraminer, so I was excited when once again they offered to send me a sampling of their wines this spring.
This time they sent a Chardonnay and a red table wine from Three Saints.
We loved both of these wines, but I particularly liked the Chardonnay because it wasn’t as oaky as Chardonnay can sometimes be. The red was perfect with our steak dinner one night, and the white I enjoyed with a friend one mild evening last week.
The cool thing about the California Wine Club is they take the guess work out of wine shopping. It’s like having your own personal sommelier. They travel California’s wine country visiting wineries, meeting the families and tasting their wines, and then the best ones they send to their members so we can take part in their wine adventure. It’s totally risk free because of their 100% bottle guarantee — if somebody doesn’t like a bottle of wine for any reason, they will replace it no questions asked. It’s a great gift for the wine lover in your life, or a fun splurge for YOU!
And right now, they are running a Wine Sale (as you can see by the button in my sidebar) until March 31.
And also, they are offering a special to Musings of a Housewife readers. If you purchase a membership to any of the California Wine Clubs, you can get 4 bottles of wine for the price of 2 in your first month with no obligation to continue. (Use promo code PHILLY12.) You can even request all reds, all whites or a combo of either.
SO! If you want to try it out, this is the perfect time.
HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY!!!!!!!