I got to try something really awesome this week that I wanted to let you all know about. I was invited to try out Winc's home wine subscription service and I gotta say, this is a really good idea!
What happens is when you sign up for the service, you are asked a series of questions about your taste preferences such as how sweet do you like your chocolate or do you like spicy foods, etc. Essentially it is just getting an idea about the types of flavors that appeal most to you.
Then it creates a list of 4 wines it will send to you to try. Once the box arrives, you try out the wines and decide which ones you like more than the others and over time, you get a box of multiple varieties of wine that are all tailored to your preferences sent to you each month.
When I went through the series, I didn't really believe that the questions could figure out my taste preferences but so far I've tried 2 of the 4 wines they sent and both are very good and I'm not much of a wine drinker. Let's just say that dinner the last 2 nights have been more fun than normal!
Here is what Winc has to say about itself:
Winc is not your traditional wine club: we are a direct-distribution global wine company that personalizes the entire wine experience - We are perfecting how wine is made, distributed, perceived and purchased via our Palate Profile quiz that recommends wine based on your unique tastes and I'll add enjoyed on behalf of a new generation of wine drinkers. It takes the hassle and guesswork out of picking a bottle from your local liquor store and delivers the perfect bottle directly to your doorstep. We do all this as part of our quest to improve the experience for consumers, create a platform for artisanal winemaking, and build a grape-to-glass supply chain that's sustainable for the planet. No more intimidating language and steep price points, and more joy in the act of sharing a bottle.
You should try out the service and to that end, Winc is providing a great deal. Just use this link and Winc will take $22 off your first month! There is no obligation to continue so you have nothing to lose.
Once you get your first box, please drop me a line. I'd love to know what you thought!