REVIEW: California Wine Club

california wine clubI’m not a heavy drinker- I don’t like beer and being allergic to citrus severely limits the mixed drinks I can have. So I typically stick to wine. And like Taylor Swift, my preference is red. That girl and I have all sorts of things in common.

I decided to try out  California Wine Club because, well, I like wine. I mean, that’s really all there is to it. I’ll be writing two posts about their wine, the second of which will include a giveaway so that one of y’all can try their wine for yourself!

The first bottle I opened was a 2009 Tempranillo. I know nothing about that, I just know that it was red and it wasn’t two buck chuck. I have no idea about things like “essence of oak” and what not. I just know that some wines taste good and some wines do not.

This wine was SO GOOD. I say was because there is no more. We had company when I opened it and between us we finished off the bottle. It got rave reviews from everyone except Jeff and that was only because he didn’t even try any.

The second wine was a 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, which is a white wine and it had a little sticker on it declaring it a Bronze Medal Winner. That sounded promising except that I had no idea what you are supposed to drink white wine with. So I googled “sauvignon blanc pairings” to get some recommendations. I’m really classy and use the internet as my sommelier.

Turns out, it recommended it with brie, which is my favorite snack. I pulled out some wheat crackers and then poured some praline mustard glaze over the brie and a glass of wine to go with it. That makes me sound really fancy until I tell you that I couldn’t find the cheese knife so I used a toddler knife instead. And while I still prefer red wine, this wine was good too.

You can visit to learn more about them – they deliver handpicked wine to your door each month. There are several packages that you can choose from but if there is a wine lover in your life, it would make a great gift! Some wine lovers in our family will be getting a gift package for Christmas this year. They have the wines packaged really well and wrapped in festive paper. I thought it would be something fun and a nice change.

Check back in a couple of weeks for a special giveaway opportunity!



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