Wine Awesomeness is your humble guide for buying, discovering and learning about wine. We are a modern, souped-up version of a wine club, taking WA Members on a themed, wine-fueled adventure each month (i.e., the Monthly Journey). Your expertly-curated wine shows up at your door paired with our mini-magazinethebacklabel: a booklet containing awesome content, recipes, perfect playlists and articles to help you learn all about the vino you’re about to fall in love with.
How to JoinSigning up is super easy, and way worth it. To become a WA Member go to the Start the Journey page, give them your preferences and info and bingo, you’ve joined the party that’s shaking up the wine world! Get that corkscrew ready, as you wait for your first Monthly Journey to arrive! When you join the Wine Awesomeness party, you’ll be asked to choose between red wines, white wines or the variety pack. Choices, choices… Beyond the specification of red, white (or both) the wine that will be included in your Monthly Journey shipments will be totally different every month! It will always be wine, we can guarantee you that! But, the grape varieties, flavor profiles and regions of production will vary depending on each month’s theme and the choices our rockstar sommeliers make. The WA Membership is all about discovery and adventure, which is why we think it’s a great thing that you get to try all different sorts of wine every month! We love to open bottles, but we like to open minds even more!
If and when you decide to join our party, you’ll be offered several choices to begin — red vs. white (or both!), three or six bottles, etc. Once you’ve voiced your preferences and given us your information, the awesomeness begins! Every month, you’ll receive your Monthly Journey, featuring wines curated by our rockstar wine team and complete with thebacklabel: a booklet containing awesome content, recipes, perfect playlists and articles to help you learn all about the vino you’re about to fall in love with. You’ll be charged each month, $45 all-in for a three pack membership, or $75 all-in for a six pack membership (shipping is FREE!). The WA Membership is a recurring monthly subscription; your Monthly Journey shipments will continue and you will continue to be charged until you cancel the membership.
Note: once a WA Member, you do have the option to change to an every-other-month or quarterly subscription interval, which can be managed through the WA Account portal.I must admit, I love this box! I received the 3 wine variety pack, which is valued at $45 per month. Along with the wine, I received a little booklet that gives you information about your package, which include recipes and quite a bit of detail about your wine. Here’s what I received in my box: #1 Shumi Saperavi 2014 »» Intense dark cherry, blueberry and raspberry meet woody cedar »» Full, velvety and rich without being one dimensional #2 Dingac Vinarija Plavac 2012 »» Rustic sun dried cherries, grapes and figs »» Herbal with mild menthol notes and an easy, light finish #3 Kindzmarauli Mtsvane 2014 »» A citrus and fruit wrestling match »» A Houdini-like body that start out contained but escapes into tropical freshness What I love about this box is all the information given about the wines. I love trying new things, but am very picky about my wines. I personally enjoy sweet and fruity, not dry. I love that the booklet actually describes the wine, it’s history and also shows the levels of acid, body, sweetness, tannin, and fruit level. This is perfect for newbies who are learning what they like and don’t like when it comes to their wine. As far as the wine goes itself, it’s amazing! It’s high quality and tasted great. My favorite of the 3 is the first one I listed, Shumi Saperavi. As I said, I love fruit and sweet and this one certainly worked well. I love the flavors incorporated into it. Of course the other wines were pretty good, but I would have to say the last wine I listed, the Kindzmarauli Mtsvane, was my least favorite since it was a dry wine – which simply isn’t my flavor style. Oh, I almost forgot to mention, my box also included a small chocolate sample as well! As a crazy chocolate lover, this was awesome to sip the wine and try out the chocolate – yum! Needless to say, this wine box was a hit! I love that you can skip a shipment, change your subscription preferences, or cancel your subscription from your online account. It’s not a complicated task like some subscription services. I really enjoyed this box from Wine Awesomeness! I love that they seek out rare and unusual wines and that they include a good amount of information about them in the supplementary booklet. It’s also wonderful that they send out a recipe pairing for every bottle- that’s a big plus in my book. The per bottle cost breaks down to $15 per bottle, which is very reasonable, I think. Wine Awesomeness actually guarantees that you won’t be able to recreate their boxes for less money. If you can, they’ll give you a free year of wine! This month’s picks were all wins for me and I hope to try some new ones next month.