Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Wine, Wine Review

Joining A New Wine Club

There are many wine clubs out there now that will ship wine directly to your home. Some choose the wine for you or allow you to choose from selections, while others tailor the wines to your tastes. We’ve tried quite a few but took a break from clubbing it to save money and have better control over our purchases. Last week, I decided to go back to a wine club, choosing Firstleaf, a new club that offers high-value wines.

I took advantage of an introductory offer that allowed me to purchase three bottles inexpensively. They arrived in good condition and as promised. Firstleaf uses UPS to ship, which is important for me since FedEx can’t even when it comes to shipping accurately and on time.

When I opened the box, there was a welcome letter and the bottles. The letter reminded me to log in to the site and rate each wine, giving it a thumbs up or thumbs down. This will help tailor my next deliveries. When the time comes for my next shipment, I will receive six bottles. I can choose all red, all white or a mixture of both. I also can select the region – U.S., international or a mix.

Firstleaf is like many other clubs in that you can delay shipments and/or cancel at any time, making membership a no-brainer.

Our first wine was an international style 2013 Paralux Merlot. I picked out the cherry flavors immediately and loved the fruit-forward taste, which I can only describe as yummy! My husband took a few more sips before proclaiming it a winner. I clicked the thumbs up sign on my account. The other two wines will likely be enjoyed this weekend – Le Douleur Exquise 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot Pays d’OC IGP Languedoc-Roussillon France and Tulares Valley 2016 Heritage White California. I’ll rate accordingly!

My next shipment arrives June 28. I’m excited to see what’s in store. Cheers!

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