California Wine Club: Takes The Guess Work Out Of Buying Wine


I recently told you about The California Wine Club and how much I love the service they provide. It’s no secret that I love wine, but here is a secret: I am kind of one of those people who find a good wine and stick to it – never venturing out to try new ones. Until I found The California Wine Club, that is.

Since 1990, the California Wine Club has been searching high and low for limited-production wines from small, family-owned wineries dedicated to the art of making fine wine. For me, these are my favorite kinds of wines because they are made with passion and love…not for dollar signs. They kind of love what they do and I kind of love that they’re sharing the wealth of loving wine.

So here’s the deal…I’m trying to figure out a “good” versus a craptastic wine. What I love about The California Wine Club is that they take the guess work out of buying good wine – they only ship good wine! Every month, I can look forward to receiving a bottle of red and white wine…and not only do I not have to worry about whether it’s a good wine or not, but I’ll also get some great info with it.

Every month, I get an overview of the winery it comes from and what it tastes/smells like/pairs well with, in Uncorked, a magazine that gives you an up-close and personal look at the families behind the wine that you’re receiving. You’ll also learn about the family’s history, get an inside look at how their wine is made and details on what makes their wine special!

And if you’re like me, you’ll love the recipes that come included with Uncorked. And the tips. And recommendations. Seriously, it’s 12 pages of wine lover heaven!

This month, I received wines from Castoro Cellars. I received a Pinot Noir (one of my favorite varietals) and a Gewurztraminer. I was afraid of the Gewurz, I’m being honest. I automatically always think white wine = sweet wine. The California Wine Club continues to prove me wrong. I loved the Gewurz! And because Castoro offers it in such small quantities (usually less than 500 cases), I jumped in to reorder more very quickly!

I am very much enjoying my California Wine Club membership, and hope to give memberships as gifts during this holiday season. I encourage you to go check them out. If you’re not ready to purchase yet, make sure to follow them on Twitter (@cawineclub and @boringwineguy) and on their California Wine Club and The Boring Wine Guy Facebook pages!

But guess what? 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!

Stay tuned next month for more about the California Wine Club when I receive my third month’s delivery of unknown wine! I can’t wait!

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, and I have and will continue to recommend California Wine Club to family and friends!


  1. [...] 7, 2011 by mommyofamonster in product review, wineIt’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 [...]