Great Gifts From The California Wine Club

by Ray on December 17, 2011

Do you like to sample new and interesting wines from around California? Or, perhaps you know someone who has everything, but enjoys good wine… What a great gift a shipment (or even an entire club membership) from The California Wine Club would be!

We hadn’t ever heard of the Tulip Hill Winery until The California Wine Club sent their December selection to us.  Turns out it’s in Nice, California, where they make some amazing reds.  (I don’t even know where Nice is, to be honest.)  But, thanks to the club, we experienced the 2009 Cabepulciano (45% Montepulciano and 55% Cabernet Sauvignon).

We aren’t wine connoisseurs by any stretch, but we know what we like.  This red was one of the best we’ve tasted recently and it suited both our palates; Me – sophisticated and refined, Christine - amateurish and inexperienced. Shhhhh…don’t tell her I said that.

The white for December was Tulip Hill’s 2009 Reserve Chardonnay, which was excellent chilled.  We aren’t huge white wine fans, but this was a good one and made for a great starter when a couple of buddies of mine visited…but I did get in a bit of trouble for not waiting for Christine to get home.  Whoops!

Chris and I both think that a membership form The California Wine Club would make a fabulous gift. Not only would it be nice for wine enthusiasts, but would be a fabulous idea for the friend or family member who has everything!

Ooh, and guess what? You can receive a special 10% discount when purchasing gifts from The California Wine Club, just in time for the Holidays! Be sure to use promo code datestodiapers when ordering.

If you would like to try out The California Wine Club, you can use the same promo code and not only will they take off 10% off your first month, but they will also send you an extra bottle of wine in your first month shipment as a special joining offer for being one of our friends. There is no obligation to stay past the first month, but we’re pretty certain you’d want to!

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California Wine {A Giveaway}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on November 10, 2011

Last month Ray and I told you about the California Wine Club. Did you have a chance to hear how much we enjoyed our first shipment?

Well, to recap – we loved the wine and the ease in which we came by it. As in, it was literally delivered to our doorstep, making it a great gift idea for the upcoming holidays. In fact, my parents would really enjoy a gift membership… Hmmm.

Anyway, we received our second shipment not too long ago, and were just as pleasantly surprised. Not only did the bottles selected for us far surpass our expectations, but the information that accompanied the wine was very fascinating. It is so neat to see the photos of the vineyards and wineries in the newsletter, but the info about the wine itself and the winery from which it came makes the wine seem so much better, in some crazy way.

Ray and I are excited to try the California Wine Club’s holiday wines this month. Of course, we will be sure to share our thoughts with you, but for now how about a chance to win some wine?

Leave me a comment telling me about your favorite wine and you can win a one month shipment from The California Wine Club! To earn extra entries you can “like” The California Wine Club and The Boring Wine Guy on Facebook and/or follow @cawineclub and @boringwineguy on Twitter. Just leave a separate comment for each. (Giveaway open to all readers over 21, residing in the any of the states in the U.S. with the exception of Utah.)

Ooh, and guess what? All of you can receive a special 10% discount when purchasing gifts from The California Wine Club, just in time for the Holidays! Be sure to use promo code datestodiapers when ordering.

If you would like to try out The California Wine Club, you can use the same promo code and not only will they take off 10% off your first month, but they will also send you an extra bottle of wine in your first month shipment as a special joining offer for being one of our friends. There is no obligation to stay past the first month, so you’ve got nothing to lose and only quality wine to gain!

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The California Wine Club

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on October 25, 2011

Ray and I were invited to experience The California Wine Club as typical gift recipients and then blog about our experience. We were gifted a 3-month Premier Club gift membership and received our first shipment of wine – two bottles we may never have chosen to try otherwise – just after we returned from Hawaii.

Neither Ray nor I are wine experts, by any means, but we like to enjoy a glass of quality wine from time to time. To be honest, the many varieties and types of wines is just a bit overwhelming. Not to mention, sommeliers can be a bit intimidating, as well, with talk of age, aromas, and hints of this or that.

Okay, I give you permission to laugh at me now

Seriously, though, one of the things I love about this particular wine club is that one of their goals is to take the “stuffy” out of wine. They hand-select some of the best artisan wines from real, working California wineries, making the enjoyment of imbibing the only thing left to do.

Listen to what we thought of our first California Wine Club shipment!

To correct Ray and myself, we received a 2008 “ZinMan” Zinfandel and a 2009 El Dorado Chardonnay. So, perhaps Ray and I enjoyed the first two bottles of our California Wine Club membership a bit too much, but I was excited to be reminded, after our little clip was recorded, that this month’s shipment was from a winery not far from where I grew up – in the Sierra Foothills.

Real California “mom and pop” wineries, just as promised!

Ray and I will be sure to share with you our thoughts on future shipments, but for now check out the The California Wine Club and The Boring Wine Guy on Facebook and follow @cawineclub and @boringwineguy on Twitter.

Ooh, and guess what? All of you can receive a special 10% discount when purchasing gifts from The California Wine Club, just in time for the Holidays! Be sure to use promo code datestodiapers when ordering.

If you would like to try out The California Wine Club, you can use the same promo code and not only will they take off 10% off your first month, but they will also send you an extra bottle of wine in your first month shipment as a special joining offer for being one of our friends. There is no obligation to stay past the first month, so you’ve got nothing to lose and only quality wine to gain!

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