I recently received a fantastic gift from my girlfriend … 3 month membership in wine.com‘s Wines Of The World wine club! My first month arrived with 2 wines to explore!

A great presentation on arrival, the box mimicked a wine crate.  I opened it to find 2 bottles I’ve never tried, a lovely wine.com folder containing a ‘Welcome to the club’ letter and a detailed tasting notes page with information on the region, winery and food pairings on each of the 2 wines.

The Welcome letter says ‘our wine clubs are a fun and educational way for beginners and wine enthusiasts to make new discoveries…  Our wine experts make their selections from among hundreds of wines produced around the world from big name wineries to small boutiques.’ Members also get an exclusive subscription to the monthly newsletter (more details to come as I just signed up for mine) and discount on reorders.

The first wine I tried from my membership is the Yalumba 2008 Eden Valley Viognier from Australia.  A true Viognier, which I like, this wine is apricot through and through nose and taste, smooth with a citrus finish.  Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family winery dating back to 1849.  92pts from Wine Spectator, it ‘pairs superbly with Asian cuisine and others with a little spice.’

Love this gift!  Great for any vino lover on your list! :)