It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of The California Wine Club, I’ve promoted them here on my own blog, we’ve featured them over at Have Wine, Will Drink, and I’ve also written about them over at SmartMomPicks.com and SmartMomStyle.com. So yes, I’m a huge fan!
And when I got my third shipment from The California Wine Club right before Thanksgiving, I was really excited about it. I knew that they would be sending wines that would compliment a holiday meal, and I was sure they’d be good ones. And I was right…only, they were better than I thought they would be!
The Tulip Hill Cabepulciano was a-ma-zing. It is hearty enough to stand up to a heavy meal full of meat and carbs, but has a smooth finish with notes of cinnamon and vanilla. It reminds me a lot of Cupcake’s Red Velvet wine – one of my personal favorites. My husband and I enjoyed being introduced to this unique wine blend (it’s 50% Cabernet Sauvingnon and 50% Montepulcian), and even more, I found a new winery full of wines I can’t wait to try out!
And while I’m not a huge fan of white wines, an occasional glass of Chardonnay with a meal is wonderful…as was the Tulip Hill 2009 Reserve Chardonnay. This is a rich and balanced wine with a very creamy finish…and very buttery (exactly how I like my Chardonnay!). Perfect for curling up under a warm blanket and relaxing.
I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving wines each month for the last three months from The California Wine Club, and think it’s a perfect gift for those hard-to-buy-for people and those people who already have everything (like my dad…this would be a perfect gift for him!)
I also like that you can hop online and order a membership without having to fight the crowds at the mall or needing to decide what types of wine to buy…they take care of that for you. It is such a convenient way to order wine, to come up with a last minute gift, or to give during the holidays to those you know who love wine. I have recommended and will continue to recommend The California Wine Club to any and everybody who will listen to me!
But you should try it too! The California Wine Club wants to offer you a special 10% discount on every gift order you place! Just use the code: monstertwins at checkout. In addition to receiving a 10% discount on any gifts you order from the site, if you decide to sign-up for a Wine Club Membership yourself, you will receive a 10% discount on their first month of membership and a free bottle of wine in your first month’s shipment!
Have you heard about my Santa Photos link up? There are a ton of giveaways that you will love…how about free wine, free cake pops and more? Check it out!
And if you haven’t seen it yet, I have a giveaway with Honey Girl Organics that you DO NOT want to miss!
One last thing…I have a poll going on right now on Facebook about whether or not to keep going with my Mommy Moments at the Monster…would you please head over to Mommy of a Monster on Facebook and respond?
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Spark Media on behalf of California Wine Club and received a free three-month membership to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions expressed are my own.