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I wouldn’t classify as a Wine-o, but I love to try new wines with friends or on a calm night with my husband. Because I’ve only been drinking wine for a few years now, I’ve not quite got the palette I’d like to when it comes to a good, rich wine. I started my wine journey off with overly sweet, berry flavored wines and let’s just say, it was a bit of a shock to my system the first time a tried a dry red wine. I’ve come a long way since my first sip and one day, a professional wine tasting will be in order. For now, I can take my taste buds on a journey through Wine Country without ever leaving my home.

At TastingRoom.com is a Wine Super Nova with options to purchase by samples, by the glass by the bottle or in larger batches for gifts or parties. I got the chance to try a  Party Sample and I decided to go with a Holiday sampler put together by Emeril  Lagasse.

Emeril’s Holiday Party Sampler features six wines to help you bring the oohs + aahs and definitely some second helpings to your wine as well as your food. “I loved going through my own tasting to make these selections and food pairings and bring them to you. It was delicious, fun, creative and I can’t wait to do it again! This is truly the way to get to know your own palate and have a blast doing it.”  In the top of the box, was this large card with an overview of each wine you will sample. I loved having all this information at my fingertips to be able to educate myself and figure out what I truly like in a wine.

Nestled safe inside we 6 50ml (1.7oz) tasting size bottles. I loved the large variety in this  set. From Chardonnay to Zinfandel and even a solid Merlot.  I shared my sampler with family and we were all able to find something we liked. I can see how this would be a great mix for friends, dinner parties and more. Emeril really knows how to pick ’em!

It goes without saying that these little bottles are adorable, but the best part is that you can revisit TastingRoom.com and easily order a full bottle of your favorite sampler. These wines were all delicious and even though they were chosen by someone as high profile as Emeril Lagasse, I was shocked at the modest price tags! Most of the bottles retail right around $25! This particular Chardonnay is only $20.95

Overall, I loved getting to try all these Wines and being able to share with loved ones, it was the icing on the cake for our small dinner party last month. I love the concept behind the Tasting Room and I look forward to ordering from them again!

If you’re thinking you might want to give TastingRoom.com a try, they’ve got a special offer to invite a friend and give them a $25 credit towards a $50 order! If you’re interested in an invite, leave a comment and I’ll send you an invitation via email!



CA Wine Club & Giveaway!


As a busy mom, I can’t say many things compare to a calm evening with a glass of wine and time with my husband. It’s a nice way to unwind. I know I’m not alone on this one 😉 So, what if I told you there was a subscription service that sends out amazing wines every month, through the mail. It’s called California Wine Club and it will change the way you think about wine.


California Wine Club was opened in 1990 by husband and wife team Bruce & Pam Boring who together set out to enjoy California wine country’s wines- many of which were only available in limited quantities and at the time. These “Mom & Pop” wineries’ delicious creations were not being enjoyed very far from the places they were created. They set out to change all that by creating their Wine of the Month Club.

This month, I had the honor of trying out their Premier Club. For $49.99 (shipping included) you can enjoy two bottles of the best California wines. You can choose to receive the Premier Club every month, bi monthly or even quarterly. You are also able to cancel anytime, should you need to. With each monthly wine club, you are able to specify if you would like 2 bottles of red wine, 2 bottles or white wine or one of each. As you can see, I received one red and one white.

Both the bottles I received come from Sonoma, CA and are made by Robledo. I love the personal touch of having the history of this wine and it’s “creator” on the back of each bottle. It reminds me that this is not just any old wine I could pick up at the super market and that the CA Wine Club is truly offering something I (living in Texas) would not be able to experience without their service.

Should you gift your wine or add it to your collection to enjoy later (like I did with this bottle of 2009 Tempranillo this month), you can easily tell which of your fine wines came from the California Wine Club. You are easily able to repurchase favorites that you are sure to discover through their delicious service.

While I saved my red wine, we did enjoy our Sauvignon Blanc. This wine was out of this world and I can see why it was a medal winner. (Bronze in this case) Even thought this was a “dry” wine, the flavors were crisp and it really rolled off the tongue. I tend to favor more “fruity” wines and I have to say this was the only “dry” wine I’ve ever raved about. I can’t say I’ve got the most refined wine palette, but I’ve certainly graduated past boxed wines 😉 I can’t wait to try the red wine from this winery (which I’ll be sharing with family soon). I’m sure it too will be a hit!

The California Wine Club is currently offering over 100 prizes just for readers of the bloggers who have shared their wine club this month! The prizes include:
1. One of four, Three Month Wine Club memberships (A $150 value you can give as a gift, or keep for yourself)
2. One of 50 handy Two Bottle Wine Totes ($25 value)
3. One of 50 Red Tulip Music wine country CD’s ($15 value)

Click on the Logo above to head over to their website to enter to win!