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Believe it or not I'm usually not the type to get behind subscription boxes!! Most of the time you end up getting a box filled with nonsense with maybe one item mixed in you actually like. I swear I get pitched weekly to try some sort of beauty box, but once the PR rep writes back that the boxes are not custom & even worse... The products are sample sized, I just have to decline at that point! No need to fill my already overflowing drawers with more junk I don't use no matter how much you want to pay me to claim that your box rocks.
Then one day the wine gods decided to pay me a visit & blessed me with one fabulous pitch! A wine subscription from the folks a Glassful! Now this was a subscription box I could get behind 100% since I have yet to meet a bottle of wine I totally hated!
To start, when you sign up for Glassful, you take a quiz that helps determine your taste in wine. Glassful’s sommeliers then pick your monthly wines based on your quiz results. That's right, the box you receive is totally custom to your taste buds!!! No need to worry you will get sent a box filled with cough syrup when your palette is more fruit cocktail! Myself? I prefer the cough syrup, so I requested reds & dryer white wines that I could sip on rather than chug like apple juice.
Glassful also strives to consistently deliver “unique, organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines.” So you don't have to worry about recieving a discount wine or something from the cheapo rack at the liquor store! You can also skip a shipment at any time if you happen to be low on funds one month!
Glassful allows subscribers to choose how many bottles of white and red wine they would like to receive in each box (all red, for example, or 2 reds and 1 white), but the actual bottles are always a surprise. I’m pretty openminded when it comes to wine, so I was excited to see what Glassful would pick for my first shipment!
Cost: $54-$100 depending on what level you choose, shipping included
Products: 3 bottles of wine
Ships to: All states EXCEPT AL, AK, KY, MS, NH, PA, UT
2011 Terra Bella Proprietary Red Blend
The first bottle I received is a red blend from Sonoma County, California. It’s a Bordeaux blend, and the inaugural release of this wine (2007) received a whopping 95-point rating from Wine Enthusiast. The “Sommelier Notes” for this wine describe it as “showing bright cherry and cassis on the nose, with hints of violet, tobacco, leather, and dark chocolate.” While it’s fine to open up this wine now, Glassful’s sommelier recommends aging it for a few years. I rarely earmark bottles for aging, but I’m going to give it a shot with this one!
2012 Jeff Hill Pinot Noir
This is another Napa wine. Pinot Noir is always a welcome sight (it’s my all time favorite!), and this one did not disappoint. It was very fruity (lots of berry and plum flavors) and had a solid earthiness that balanced out the fruit.
2013 SHANNON RIDGE SAUVIGNON BLANC
Quintessential Sauvignon Blanc from California! Aromas and flavors of grapefruit and melon are underscored with subtle spice and juicy acidity. This wine definitely over-delivers for this kind of price. Super clean and fresh, there's a nice lift of mouthwatering, crisp acidity in the finish that carries the day!
This was my first ever wine subscription box and I must say I was left extremely impressed with the quality of the wines I received. People like to pick on me and call me a wine snob, but it's not my fault that the cheaper, twist top wines give me headaches! No headaches with these wines so that tells you straight up the wines Glassful sends out to their subscribers are made correctly & with quality products!
The Pinot Noir was beyond delicious, the Terra Bella Blend ended up being the favorite out of the 3 which was a shocker since I'm Pinot obsessed!!! & the Shannon Ridge was a nice change from my usual reds!!!!
I also really like that every box is a a complete surprise matched to your pallet. A subscription box filled with mystery bottles forces you to broaden your palette & to try wines from new vineyards.
I should also mention that the value of the bottles I received was extremely impressive. $85 of wine in a $54 box? Now that's one killer deal if you ask me! If you're someone who buys more wine than they would like to admit, a subscription like this is not only a yummy choice, but a financially smart one as well!
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9/15/2016 06:09:41 pm
This sounds really cool. I could use this!
9/15/2016 06:35:03 pm
I could use this. I really like wine, and right now I am in need of some good wine for supper. I need to look into this.
Not all wine with a twist off is headache waiting to happen! The one winery I will never not be a member of recently began using twist offs for the wines that are intended to be consumed within the next 3-5 years with the old fashion corks being saved for the library wines perfect for holidays and special occasions. ;)
9/15/2016 07:13:48 pm
Wow, what a great subscription box. I've been on a kick recently of trying some out, I think they are a really neat idea!
9/15/2016 09:32:28 pm
I don't drink wine for religious reasons, but I think that seems like a nice quality subscription box!
9/15/2016 09:33:46 pm
Aside from wine lovers, this subscription box is the perfect gift especially this season! I love that you get to sample three bottles of wine. It's worth it!
9/15/2016 10:20:41 pm
I am sure this is something my husband would enjoy. He is a member of two different wine clubs and gets 5 bottles a month between the two. I will have to let him know about this one!
9/15/2016 10:36:30 pm
I have always wanted to get a wine subscription but I was worried I would end up with too many I didn't like. One of these days I am going to suck it up. LOL
9/15/2016 10:44:08 pm
I've tried a few wine subscriptions and really liked the wines that were selected for me. I love trying new wines at all price points. If you're a big wino, you should check out The Wine Show on Hulu. It is amazing.
9/15/2016 11:42:25 pm
This would be a great way to taste new wines. I like that you can choose the type too.
9/16/2016 01:07:29 am
I am a wine lover. This is the subscription that I need.
9/16/2016 03:58:02 am
What a cool box for wine lovers. I'm not a wine drinker, but I am going to share this with my brother. He loves wines!
9/16/2016 06:36:46 am
These would be a great hostess gift! Such a cute idea and looks nice as a gift too.
9/16/2016 06:38:33 am
OH BOY! This is something that is right up my alley - and totally dangerous for me! I love wine! Emailing this link to my husband for gift ideas right now... haha
9/16/2016 08:17:55 am
A wine subscription is just what I need right now! These wines look high quality and delicious!
9/16/2016 09:15:52 am
I love subscription boxes!! This is one I need to try, wine to your doorstep like this sounds amazing!
9/16/2016 10:04:19 am
Now this looks like a subscription box I would love to see arrive at my home. I need to look into this!
9/16/2016 10:04:21 am
I am not a wine drinker or a drinker in general but this sounds like a great subscription for those that do. I like that it is customizable for those who only like a certain kind.
9/16/2016 10:45:39 am
What will they think of next to sell? I guess it is like getting a wine tasting in your mail box...
9/16/2016 11:08:33 am
The wine subscription box sounds like a great way to test and sample new wines. I personally don't drink a ton of wine. I don't like it to be dry tasting.
9/16/2016 11:30:49 am
This sounds like a great subscription box I would love to try for sure. I will have to check Glassful out especially with this deal for $54 a box. Thanks for sharing this awesome subscription box.
9/16/2016 01:19:20 pm
oh boy!! Now we talking. Need to look into the subscription.
9/16/2016 02:35:06 pm
That's nice that they are considerate of quality. I know several people who would enjoy this subscription.
9/16/2016 04:51:32 pm
This would be a fun box. I know lots of people who would enjoy it.
9/16/2016 07:19:15 pm
How have I never heard of this? I live overseas now but when I lived in the U.S. with my sister she'd take a glass with her anywhere in the house she went! She'd love this.
9/16/2016 07:50:12 pm
Awe, another subscription box! My sister-in-law will enjoy this when I send it to her.
9/16/2016 08:56:00 pm
Wow, that is a wonderful subscription box! I want that too, my boyfriend will surely love it!
9/16/2016 10:03:47 pm
This is a lovely subscription box. I want to subscribe too!
9/16/2016 10:07:25 pm
I haven't tried subscribing and receiving something like that one. I would love to!
9/16/2016 10:52:40 pm
I would love to get a wine subscription! This would be so great!
9/16/2016 11:58:01 pm
I'm not a wine drinker but I know a few people who would love this. What a great gift idea!
9/16/2016 11:59:05 pm
I have a lot of friends that love wine. This would make a great gift for the holidays and birthdays.
9/17/2016 09:26:54 am
It's been a while since I had a wine. I think I need to subscribe too, the items are so nice!
9/17/2016 10:20:10 am
Back in my younger days, I used to drink wine. This is a nice subscription box, I love the things there!
9/17/2016 10:21:01 am
I haven't subscribe in anything but this one looks so interesting. I am so glad you share this!
9/17/2016 11:30:41 am
Oh wow, this sounds like my kind of subscription service. I'm not a big red wine drinker but I do like white whine of all sorts.
9/17/2016 01:22:27 pm
I'm a member of Club W and Wine Awesomeness. Not to mention the shipments I get from the wineries I'm members of in California!
9/17/2016 07:45:03 pm
Wow, I will definitely be sharing this post with my friend who loves her some good wine! Heck, I might even subscribe, it sounds awesome!
9/17/2016 08:58:51 pm
Loved your post.....liked your pick of wine too :) Looks like a good subscription .
9/18/2016 04:32:02 pm
This wine subscription box just made my holiday shopping so much easier. All of my siblings would enjoy this subscription box.
9/19/2016 12:27:59 am
cough syrup haha 😂 this is a nice well spent box for me! sounds like good that they will give a special wine that is right for you
9/19/2016 12:37:18 am
This looks like a super fun way to try out new wines! Perfect for movie night with my favorite girlfriends.
9/19/2016 10:10:34 am
What an awesome subscription. My mom and big sister are obsessed with wine so they will love this.
9/19/2016 02:11:08 pm
This looks perfect for me since I never know what wine to choose. I would love to see their suggestions.
9/20/2016 03:54:20 pm
9/21/2016 08:17:20 am
Wow, what a great subscription box! I've been thinking about trying some out! Thank you for sharing it!
9/21/2016 09:44:51 pm
Now this is my kind of subscription box haha! What an amazing idea, and gift idea too! Love this so much!
9/22/2016 12:25:52 am
I don't really drink alcohol but when I do I prefer wine! This is something that I am going to have to check into!
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