My husband is a joy to shop for because he’s so easy to please. That’s one of the things I love about him. For holidays and birthdays I generally choose something that he would never buy for himself and something that requires him sit down, relax, and slow down for a few minutes; something he doesn’t do often enough.
My husband works much too hard and I like to remind him to take time for himself. While I’d love to take him on a trip to California’s wine country, the likelihood of him making time to do that is nearly nil. So I do the next best thing. I buy him quality wines to enjoy at home. I add a fire in the fireplace and scented candles and it’s almost as good as going away. Almost.
But just because we don’t travel to wine country, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the fabulous wines from the small, family-owned wineries found there. By enrolling him in the California Wine Club, he gets to virtually travel to fabulous wine country every month.
The California Wine Club (CWC) owners, Bruce and Pam Boring, do all the work of choosing the wine for me; which is perfect because I rarely drink wine and I know so little about it. It saves me endless hours of standing in the wine aisle trying to figure out what’s dry, oaky, fruity, etc. But what makes this club better than any other wine of the month club is that beyond the fabulous wine selections, there are no fees to join and I can cancel at any time, and their wine selections are 100% guaranteed.
There’s a membership for every budget (even mine!). Their Premier Club starts at $36.95 a month and the prices and quality go up to $197 for the Aged Cabernet Series. Choose from two to four bottles per month for as many months as you like and your gift recipient (or yourself) will receive the wine delivered to his/her door in special wine shippers so they arrive in perfect condition. Your gift also includes a full-color newsletter and tasting notes.
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We’ve just received a second shipment of wine and one night this week we’ll sit down and he’ll take a taste. I’m confident that he’ll love this shipment because the first month’s wines were fabulous. He enjoyed two new wines that he would otherwise never have had the pleasure of tasting. Both were wines outside of his normal comfort zone and that actually is part of the fun of participating in a wine of the month membership like this. He tries wines that have been taste-tested for quality and so the trial and error of buying bottles and not enjoying them is eliminated.
Think about adding the CWC membership to your Christmas wish list or purchase one for someone you love.
Next month I’ll be giving away a special California Wine Club gift certificate so be sure to subscribe to our feed so you don’t miss it.
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This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a 2 month Membership to the California Wine Club for the purpose of this review.