This post on how to find the right wine is sponsored by Club W but all opinions expressed are my own.
I cannot tell you how many times I have come home from the store with a bottle of wine that I just don’t care for. I have tried a lot of different ways to help find the right wine. I have chosen wines based on the picture on the front of the bottle, the price, the region it was grown and (of course) the type of wine it is. None of these are fool proof ways to find the right wine and I am often left with a bottle of wine that I really don’t feel like drinking. If you have trouble finding the right wine like I do, you may be interested in learning more about Club W.
Club W is an online community of wine lovers who are committed to taking the hassle, guesswork and snobbishness out of enjoying a great bottle of wine at a reasonable price. Reading wine reviews can get confusing with all of those fancy terms about top notes and bouquets… Club W wants to open up the line of communication between their curators and your own personal tastes. I am not a wine geek…I don’t care if a bottle of wine costs $5 or $500…if it doesn’t taste good I have no desire to drink it! Having somebody wade through all the technical jargon and help me find the right wine for my own pallet is very helpful.
Club W Helps You Find the Right Wine!
The process of helping you find the right wine starts with the Club W pallet profile test. This is a very simple 6 question survey about things like how you like your coffee and how much salt you use on your food. This helps them understand your pallet and get a feel for how adventurous you are when it comes to your taste buds. Their curators source many small production wines from around the world to offer every month. From these offerings, your pallet profile test will help pair your taste buds with the right wine.
The Club W experience makes finding the right wine much less risky. By connecting the consumers directly to the winemaker and skipping the middlemen you can save up to 30% on the price of your wine. If you don’t like something that you are sent you can send it back for a replacement or refund. Club W offers its wines to consumers starting at $39 month for three bottles plus a flat rate of $6 for shipping. Each month you can choose whether to go with what has been recommended by the curators for your pallet or just choose your own wine from that month’s selection.
Club W provide a unique high tech aspect to your wine selection in the form of a QR code on every bottle of wine you receive from them. Scanning the QR code on the bottle from a smartphone, tablet or computer takes you directly to the Club W curators’ video tasting notes for that bottle. So, if you are having a dinner party and someone asks you about the wine, just scan the QR code and share the video with your guests. This is a win-win situation for everyone because when you refer a friend to Club W and they sign up, you receive 2 free bottles and your friend gets one free bottle. That is a great deal just for having a friend sign up for the program!
I really loved the Club W experience and got a great selection of wines to try out. These are not the mass market wines that usually predominate in my local grocery store. Not only did they have a great selection of wines from vineyards I had never heard of but they also had a number of varieties I was not familiar with either. I usually see your more common Merlots, Chardonnays and Pinot Grigios but was surprised to see things like a Temprannillo and a Chenin Blanc-Viognier blend. I don’t think I have ever seen these before and each wine page on the Club W site has great information about it so you know the right foods to serve it with and the general flavor it will offer.
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If you are a wine lover but are tired of trying to find the perfect flavor for your pallet I think the Club W experience would really help you find the right wine and save you money at the same time! If you would like to learn more about the Club W experience you can check them out on Facebook and Twitter.
Disclaimer: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials.”: I received product samples in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.