Casillero del Diablo: Halloween-Worthy Red Wines Under $20 (+ a couple of candy pairings)

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

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday. Today, I’m sharing my Halloween recommendations with you–the 2017 Casillero del diabloCabernet Sauvignon and the 2017 Red Blend, both of which I received as samples, and the 2016 Carménère, which I purchased on my own.  Cheers!

Wine mentioned in the video:
🍷2016 Casillero del Diablo Carménère — $10
🍷2017 Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon — SRP $17
🍷2017 Casillero del Diablo Red Blend — SRP $12

Received as a sample.

Fall 2018 VineOh! Wine Club Unboxing & Giveaway Winners Announced

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m announcing the winners of “The Wave” giveaway, sharing a new wine-focused subscription box — Vine Oh! — and of course, tasting a 2015 Mad Love Cabernet Sauvignon with you!

Videos mentioned:
🍷 Trying PureWine’s “The Wave” on a Kosher Red Wine + GIVEAWAY
🍷 Rebecca Reviews’ YouTube Channel 

Wine mentioned in the video:
🍷2015 Mad Love Cabernet Sauvignon by VineOh! — $26, on sale for $15
🍷2016 Speechless Sauvignon Blanc by VineOh! — $22
🍷2016 Zinfandel by VineOh! — $26, on sale for $15

Products mentioned in the video:
🍷 VineOh! subscription box
🍷 PureWine’s “The Wave” filter and aerator
🍷 Simply Charmed Magnetic Wine Charms, Zombie set of 6
🍷Brownlow Gifts Neoprene Drink Sleeve — $6
🍷Mixture Sugar Balm Scrub — $36
🍷Trapp Candles 50-Hour Mediterranean Fig Candle — $29
🍷 Dutch House Caramels — $5
🍷 A Day In The Life Planner — $12

Questions of the Day:

  1. Do you think of wine clubs that send proprietary wine as giving you exclusive bottles or do you prefer wine clubs where you can find the wines at other stores (either online or brick & mortar)?
  2. Do you think the VineOh! Wine Club shipment was worth the $60 per box?

June and July 2018 Gary Vee Wine Club

Hi everyone! Today, I’m sharing my June and July Gary Vee Wine Club shipments, and tasting the 2014 Esser Cab that came in July’s box. Cheers! The Gary Vee Wine Club is a monthly shipment of wine for only $55 a month. Depending on the month, you receive 1, 2, 3, or 4 bottles. The June 2018 shipment included 1 wine red wine from Italy. The July 2018 shipment included 3 wines from the US – two whites and one red.

The #GaryVeeWineClub is run through Wine Library.  The wines mentioned were:

Questions of the Day: 

  1. Do you use Vivino or another wine app to rate/keep track of your wine thoughts?
  2. What are your summer cookout wine go-tos?

Looking for a Storybook Cabernet? I Found One For You!

Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m opening my latest wine club shipment from Storybook Mountain Vineyards, which is a certified organic winery in Napa Valley, and tasting the wine with you. This wine club was the first I ever joined, back in 2009.

  • “Foxy” level = 3 bottles per release & a 10% discount on wine for $101-$176 per shipment
  • “Foxier” level = 6 bottles per release & a 15% discounts on wine for $191-$332 per shipment
  • “Foxiest” level = 12 bottles per release & a 25% discount on wine for $337-$585 per shipment

The wine mentioned in the video was the 2014 Storybook Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, which is $65.  I gave this wine 4 out 5 corks.

Question of the Day: Do you belong to any wine clubs?  If so, which ones and what do you think of them?

6 Wines from Livermore Valley, CA

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m unboxing my latest Nottingham Cellars and Vasco Urbano Wine Company shipment.  Wine is sent 4 times a year — February, May, August, November – and there are 12, 6, and 3-bottle membership options.  The monthly cost depends on the wines included in the shipment, but usually it ranges from $95-$130.

The wines mentioned were:

Question of the Day: What do you think of Bordeaux grape varietals versus Rhone Valley grape varietals?  Does it matter to you?  Or, do you just enjoy good wine?