A Malbec to Feel Warm, Cozy, & Good (+ Guest Appearance by Zeus the Kitty)

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

Hi everyone…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m tasting two wines from Bodega Norton–the 2018 Malbec & the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. The SRP on both is $10, and I received them as samples. Cheers!

Wines mentioned in the video:
?2018 Bodega Norton Malbec — $10
?2018 Bodega Norton Cabernet Sauvignon — $10

Questions of the Day:

  1.  What are you thoughts on Malbec?

  2.  Are you able to find these wines where you are?  And if you’re not from the US and can find them, what price range are they?

Suggested Retail Price: $10
Received as a sample.
Overall: 3.5 Corks

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

VineOh Winter 2018/2019 Unboxing

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! I’m starting off the New Year by unboxing my winter Vine Oh Box and tasting the 2015 Speechless Merlot that came with it.

Video mentioned:
? Fall 2018 VineOh! Wine Club Unboxing & Giveaway Winners Announced

Wine mentioned in the video:
?2016 Speechless Merlot by VineOh! — $25
?2017 Mad Love Chenin Blanc by VineOh! — $24

Products mentioned in the video:
?Hallmark Ceramic Fashionably Latte Mug — $10 (affiliate link)
?Afterspa Makeup Remover — $5
?Therapy Threads Aromatherapy Bracelet — $32
?Woosh Beauty Fold Out Face Palette — $45
?Pickens Sweet Treats Chocolate Fudge & Candy Cane Bark — $10

Question of the Day: Do you have any wine related goals or resolutions for 2019?

Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers 2018

Hi wine friends, and Happy #WineWednesday. Today, I’m sharing some of my gift ideas for wine lovers. Merry Christmas!

Other videos mentioned:
Looking For A Storybook Wine? I Found One For You! 
Storybook Mountain Vineyards Wine Club Unboxing & Tasting
Soiree-ing Shiraz 
Is The Perfect Wine Opener Perfect? 

Wine mentioned in the video:
? 2015 Storybook Mountain Vineyards Estate Reserve Zinfandel — $70

Products mentioned in the video:
? CapaBunga Wine Tops — Set of 2 = $8
? CapaBubbles Sparkling Wine Tops — $10
? Simply Charmed Magnetic Wine Charms — Set of 6 = $16/Set of 12 = $28
? Soiree Aerator — $20  (affiliate link)
? Corksickle Chill and Pour — $13  (affiliate link)
? The Perfect Wine Opener Gift Set — $70
? Chateau Laguiole Waiter Style Corkscrew — $189
? Big Mouth “How Was Your Day” Wine Glass — $10 (affiliate link)
? GoVino Shatterproof, Dishwasher-Safe, Recyclable Stemless Wine Glass — Set of 4 = $14.36  (affiliate link)
? AdirondackEtching I Drink and I Know Things 15 oz Stemless Wine Glass — $12
? Moleskin Wine Journal — $17.50  (affiliate link)
? Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste  by Bianca Bosker — $13
? Rosé Wine: The Guide to Drinking Pink  by Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan — $10
? The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country  by Lisa M. Mattson — $5
? Santa Wine Bottle Outfit — $5.50
? Anthony Road New York Yankees Reserve Dry Riesling — $25
? MLB Club Series Wine
? Loma Living 8 Bottle Wine Rack with Dark Finish — $60

Question of the Day:  What’s on your wish list for this holiday season?
Question of the Day #2: Is there anything I left off my list of suggestions that others may want to know about?