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California Wine Club | A Unique Holiday Gift

California Wine Club | A Unique Holiday Gift

The holidays are a time when I tend to splurge a bit. One of the things that I don’t mind spending a little money on is a good bottle of wine. When invited to a friends home for dinner or a party, I like to bring a nice bottle of wine with me. Of course, dinner with family is always a little more special with the addition of wine. You simply can’t go wrong with a good bottle of wine, and the California Wine Club is a unique holiday gift for friends and family.

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I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to wine, never knowing what makes a good pairing or which label or vintage to choose. With a wine club membership, it’s pretty much a sure bet that you’re going to have a fabulous bottle of wine. It takes all of the guess work out of it for you, and gives the opportunity to experience wines that you otherwise would have ever tried. Last holiday season, I had the opportunity to work with the California Wine Club on a review and all of the wines they sent were fantastic. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to work with the California Wine Club again.

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My first shipment from the California Wine Club this season included two wines from the Robledo Family Winery: 2009 “Seven Brothers” Napa Valley Tempranillo and 2008 “Seven Brothers” Lake County Sauvignon Blanc. With each monthly wine club shipment you also get the magazine “Uncorked” which provides information about the wine, the winery, and suggested pairings which is all very useful information. This month there was even a Robledo family recipe included in the issue. The Robledo Family Winery is one of Sonoma’s most successful wine families and their wines have even been served at the White House.

The Temranillo is a wine that I had never tried before. A lover of red wine, I was excited to taste it. It did not disappoint. I brought it over to my brother’s house for dinner last week. There were also some friends who joined us for dinner, and the overwhelming response to this wine was very positive. We had smoked baby back ribs and venison for dinner. The bold flavor of the wine was a great match. You can really taste the berries, cinnamon, and spice in this wine.

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{That’s me relaxing with a glass of the Tempranillo over at my brother’s house.}

We enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc at home one evening along with Shrimp Alfredo. This wine is simply yummy! It’s crisp and clean with notes of citrus. It’s the type of wine that pretty much anyone will enjoy.

Whether you want to experience new wines yourself or are seeking a unique holiday gift, the California Wine Club is a fantastic option. There are many different membership levels available. You can even choose to send a one month shipment. I would love to receive a California Wine Club membership for Christmas this year (hint, hint).

Visit the California Wine Club web site for more information on membership options — connect on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure: This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a 2 month Membership to the California Wine Club for the purpose of this review.

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