Hi wine friends, and Happy Wine Wednesday! Today, I’m sharing my Fall 2019 VineOh! subscription box, as well as tasting the 2017 Speechless Chardonnay. In case you aren’t familiar with it, VineOh! is a $60 per shipment quarterly box that comes not only with two bottles of wine (your choice of reds, whites, or a mix), but also other lifestyle items, sometimes they are even “wine lifestyle.” You can watch my YouTube video to get all my thoughts on the wine and discover what was in my box, or you can keep reading!
The 2017 Speechless Chardonnay is $26 and is a California Chardonnay that was bottled specifically for VineOh!, so you’ll need to head to their website for a bottle. It’s a bright lemon yellow color. On the nose, there was citrus—mostly grapefruit and a lemon custard. In the mouth, there was a lot of the lemon custard mixed with grapefruit and a hint of white flowers. The wine had good acidity and a light-to-medium body. Overall, it didn’t blow me away, but it was tasty. It would be a nice wine to enjoy in a bubble bath with a good book, which is exactly what I expect from the VineOh! wine box.
The other wine in the box was a 2017 Tines Cabernet Sauvignon, which is a $26 red wine from California. I didn’t taste the wine in the video, but the notes said it will have dark fruit flavors, toasted oak aromas, and pair well with a steak or braised short ribs. That sounds to me like a wine meant for fall and football.
The other items in my box included:
- Spongellé Body Wash Infused Buffer in French Lavender — $16
The notes say that the sponge is good for 14 washes. It is supposed to fully cleanse and nourish the skin, while having a lasting lavender scent.
- Sole du soleil double circle necklace — $49
The double strand necklace is a polished coin pendant layered with a medallion and some clear-cut stones. It’s 18k rose gold and has an 18inch chain. It looks to me like a necklace that could dress-up a T-shirt or sweater, as well as be a fun brunch weekend accessory.
- Good Morning & Good Night Wine O’Clock Notepad — $15
The to-do list note pad definitely goes with the wine theme, as it is a list of things to do before wine o’clock. The company that makes this notepad is small business founded by a married couple in Kansas City.
- Voesh Collagen Socks — $5
These single-use socks are essentially a way to give your feet a mask. There is a removeable piece for toes, so it’s up to the individual as to whether her/his toes are covered. The socks are infused with collagen and supposedly have soothing properties, instant plumping action, and hydrating benefits that soften calluses.
- Sebastian Professional Dark Oil Candle — $12
The candle had a strong smell that was nicely unisex.
- Lark Fine Foods Salted Rosemary Shortbread — $3
The cookies are rosemary seasoned and lightly dusted with sea salt. They were delicious and didn’t last very long!
All in all, most of the items in the box fit nicely together. Once everything on the “Finish Before Wine O’Clock” to-do list is complete, you can light the candle, jump into the bath with the Spongellé sponge and a glass of the Chardonnay. When you’re done soaking, you can use the collagen sock mask while drinking a second glass of the Chardonnay and enjoying one of the salted rosemary shortbread cookies. That sounds like a very relaxing evening!
Questions of the Day:
- Have you ever heard of VineOh! before?
- If so, are you a VineOh! Box subscriber? Did you get the same wines as I did?
- If not, what do you think of the idea of a wine and lifestyle subscription box?