Gary Vee Wine Club — January 2018

Hi wine friends…and Happy Wine Wednesday. Today, I’m sharing my January 2018 Gary Vee Wine Club shipment and tasting a 2016 The Competitor Cabernet Sauvignon.  The Gary Vee Wine Club is run through Wine Library, and it’s monthly shipment of wine for only $55 a month. Depending on the month, you receive 1, 2, 3, or 4 bottles.  The January shipment had 3 bottles of wine.

Wines mentioned in the video:
🍷2016 The Competitor — $30/on sale for $20
🍷2014 Louis Boillot Bourgogne Blanc — $30/on sale for $20
🍷2016 Louis Max 1er Cru Les Vasees Mercurey Rouge — $50/on sale for $40
🍷 2015 LVE Wines Cabernet Sauvignon — $85

Wine accessories mention in video:
🍷 CapaBunga Wine Tops — Set of 2 = $8
🍷 Soiree Aerator — $20  (affiliate link)

Questions of the Day:

  1. How do you judge the value of a wine club?  If you receive wines you like, but don’t love, is the still worthwhile as long as those wines introduce you to something new, expand your tasting experience, and total a cost that is more than the cost of the club?
  2. Are you a member of the Gary Vee Wine Club or have you tried any of this month’s wines?  What did you think?

Overall: 3.5 Corks

2016 Exitus Red Wine — Does Bourbon Barrel Aging Make It Special?

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Today, I’m tasting the 2016 Exitus, which is a red wine blend aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The SRP is $25, but the price online looks to be between $16-$18. Also, as an FYI, I received the wine as a sample. Cheers!

 

Questions of the Day:

  1. Have you had this or another wine aged in Bourbon barrels?  Do you think it changes the way the wine tastes?

  2. Since we’re just getting started with the year, what would you like to see more or less on A Glass After Work?  Do you have any specific recommendations?

Suggested Retail Price: $26, although found online for $16-18
Received as a sample.
Overall: 3.5 Corks

October & November 2018 Gary Vee Wine Club

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing my October and November 2018 Gary Vee Wine Club shipments and tasting the 2015 Viña Pérez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon, which was part of the October box.  The #GaryVeeWineClub from Wine Library is a monthly shipment of wine for only $55 a month. Depending on the month, you receive 1, 2, 3, or 4 bottles. Cheers!

 

The wines mentioned in the video were:
🍷 2015 Viña Pérez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon — $17/$12 on sale at WineLibrary.com
🍷 2012 Marchesi Di Barolo Tradizione — $51/$40 on sale at WineLibrary.com
🍷 2016 Contiscaia Toscana Rosso — $25/$18 on sale at WineLibrary.com
🍷 2012 Big Pour Napa Red by Kelly Fleming Wines — $95/$75 on sale at WineLibrary.com
🍷 2017 Healthy Hills Chardonnay — $15/$12 on sale at WineLibrary.com

19 Thanksgiving Wine Recs for 2018 + Tasting 3 of Them

Hi everyone…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing 19 different sparkling, white, rosé, and red wine recommendations for your Thanksgiving feast, while tasting 3 of those recommendations with you. The prices range from $10-$100+, so there should be something for everyone to love. Have a wonderful holiday…cheers!

Websites & other videos mention mentioned in video:

Wines mentioned in the video:

🍷2017 El Terrano Verdejo from Whole Foods — $12
🍷2017 Casillero Del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc — $10
🍷2014 Clarksburg Wine Company Chenin Blanc — $18
🍷2017 Matua Pinot Noir Rosé — $13
🍷2015 Vasco Urbano Norm Grenache — $42
🍷Penner Ash Wine Cellars Pinot Noir — $50-$75
🍷Sokol Blosser — $40-$70
🍷Beaujolais Nouveau — $10-15 (my video reviewing 3 different 2018 bottles can be found here)
🍷Domaine des Terres Dorées “L’Ancien” Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais — $18
🍷2017 Meomi Pinot Noir — $20
🍷Storybook Mountain Vineyards Zinfandel
🍷Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel 
🍷Turley Wine Cellars Juvenile Zinfandel — $38
🍷Cameron Hughes Lot 636 Lodi Zinfandel — $13
🍷Cameron Hughes Lot 630 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel — $15
🍷Kunde Family Winery Zinfandel — $22
🍷Segura Viudas Cava —$9
🍷Gruet Blanc de Noirs — $17
🍷Albinea Canali Lambrusco “FB” Metodo Ancestrale 

Questions of the Day:

  1.  What did you end up drinking for Thanksgiving (since it’s likely that you won’t have a chance to comment until after the holiday)?
  2. Do you have other suggestions that I may have missed?

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2018!

Hi everyone…and Happy #BeaujolaisNouveau Day! Today, I’m 3 different Beaujolais Nouveau—2018 Château Gaillard Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau, 2018 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, and 2018 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau. All three wines are $15 or less and will make a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving feast. Cheers!

Question of the Day:  Did you participate in Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2018?  What did you open?