Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wine of the Month Club Membership So Far

My sister gave me a wonderful Christmas gift. She subscribed me to a service where two bottles of red wine are delivered to my door at the end of each month for six months. This particular Wine of the Month Club is from AmazingClubs. I truly love it so far. Wondering what kinds I'll receive, I always open the box with excitement. Even though I am not a wine expert, I still wanted to share my notes...

Now halfway through the membership, I have had six bottles delivered since late December, but have only tried four of them so far. I stored a San Valencia Pinot Noir from Chile and a Dream Catcher Malbec from Argentina (with a lovely Toulouse-Lautrec-inspired label) in my wine cabinet. I'd like to have a selection on offer for entertaining. The literature accompanying the wine suggests that the Pinot Noir would pair well with "crispy duck pancakes."


The first bottles of wine from December are difficult to remember now. One was a Madison Ridge Shiraz from Australia. Shiraz has never been my favorite. This one was complex, all the way through its long finish. The second was a Fachada Carménère from Chile which I liked much better, probably because it reminded me of Chianti.



The wine label on the Real Compania Tempranillo by the brand Bodegas Muriel from Spain was also lovely, decorated with crowns in the regal hue of purple. This wine I received at the end of January was well-rounded with a long finish.

The French Merlot, the Marquis de Bataille Merlot, was my favorite Merlot I've ever had the opportunity to taste. It smells fruitier than it tastes, like how I would expect a Merlot to taste, but the taste is well-rounded instead. It is still a medium-bodied wine but is the fullest-bodied Merlot I've ever tasted, almost like the Chianti that I'm accustomed to. This wine from February is a beautiful red color. I am pleased to be making a note of it here, so I can try to find it again to serve at parties.


I will be sure to review the remaining bottles in the membership. It has given me the opportunity to sample more than my go to Chianti. Even though I am a very picky individual and would usually opt to choose items for myself, I don't know if I can let this fantastic gift end anytime soon! How could I let it run out until after I move closer to a wine shop I adore?



6 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle! I came across this quote the other day and it made me think of you and your wine reviews:)

    'The key to enjoying wine isn't to guzzle a lot of expensive wine, it's to learn about wine.' Have a wonderful weekend! Ping

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    1. Aw, thanks! I love learning about it! ;) You have a wonderful weekend too!

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    1. Even though I am not a wine expert and do not even have a very strong sense of taste, I did really try to comment on each selection. I am happy to hear that you found it of value.

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