In our early 20s it seemed like all we wanted to do was party the night away. Somewhere along the line we grew up a little, our palates changed, and by our mid 20s/early 30s we realized it’s just as much fun hanging out with friends over a nice bottle of wine, a good conversation and some yummy food.
Having developed a taste for wine, we eventually found ourselves exploring the exciting world of vino and stumbled upon Club W. If you’ve never heard of Club W, here’s what you need to know!
1. It’s a wine club that delivers bottles of wine straight to your doorstep each month.
2. After taking Club W’s Palate Profile Quiz, you’ll receive monthly wine recommendations based on your preferences.
3. Either choose from Club W’s recommended wines or make your own selection.
4. Receive a discount on behalf of Soultry Queeens when you place your first order.
5. Once your order is placed, sit back and relax. Your wine will be delivered within 2 to 3 business days.
As new members of Club W, we weren’t sure what to expect as we impatiently waited on our first monthly boxes to arrive. When they finally did, we were more than thrilled! Each box comes complete with all 3 bottles of wine ordered and a double-sided information card. On one side you get to learn all about your new bottle of wine, including its origin and signature scent; on the other side you’re provided with a yummy recipe to perfectly pair each wine with.
The wines featured in this lovely box include 2014 Scarlot Smack Merlot, 2013 Everything Nice White Blend, and 2014 Oh Snap! Sparkling Chenin Blanc.
As a fan of red wines, the Scarlet Smack Merlot is definitely worth a try if you enjoy reds with a slight hint of sweetness along with fruit forward scents on the nose such as cherries and strawberries. Looking for the perfect brunch wine to celebrate the weekend? Look no further than Oh Snap! Sparkling Chenin Blanc. You’ll find lots of tropical flavors in this Prosecco-style wine that is just the right amount of sweet with a slightly tart aftertaste. For those of you with a huge sweet tooth, the 2013 Everything Nice White Blend combines Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Malvasia Bianca, and Riesling, leaving you with flavors of lychee and fruit cocktail on the tongue that pairs well with just about every dessert.
For a red wine lover, this box includes 2015 Supercluster® Touriga Nacional, 2014 Alchymist Noir™ Red Blend, and 2015 Wordsmith Red Blend.
2015 Supercluster® Touriga Nacional was chosen solely on the super cool, galactic design, but once you read that it has notes of blackberry, red licorice, and cherry cola…how could you not try this one out? Next up is the 2014 Alchymist Noir™ Red Blend. This berry-based wine has dark cherry, strawberry, and blackberry aromas with hints of chocolate on the palate. Dark chocolate and chocolate-covered cherries to be exact. The recipe card included with this wine was for Vegan Chocolate Truffles, which was perfect since Desiree is a vegetarian. Puzzle writer for the New York Times, David Kwong, was the artist behind the bottle of 2015 Wordsmith Red Blend. You can sit down with this full bodied, plum and pomegranate driven wine and actually fill out this crossword puzzle on the bottle!
If you’re new to the wine scene, Club W is an exciting way to try out wines without having to stand in the wine aisle for 30 minutes trying to pick out the perfect one. They even include descriptive videos for each wine as another way to help you choose. Once you join, you’re automatically set up to receive 3 bottles each month, so if that’s not your thing, be sure to go to your account settings and skip the month! We’re definitely looking forward to our next batch.