I know everyone says this, but Fall is my favorite time of year. The colder weather, changing leaves, and weirdly, I even like the shorter days!
Even though this year is set to be a lot different, I'm still looking forward to a lot of fun at-home activities. For me, Fall is a perfect excuse to stay home, light a fire, and chill out. Doing nothing is therapeutic sometimes, but even on my laziest evenings spent at home, my friends and I always treat ourselves to wine.
As I've gotten a little older, I've become more interested in finding great bottles, as opposed to the best deals I can get my hands on. Having said that, price is still a factor for me when it comes to selecting a bottle. So when my friend suggested I should sign up for a wine club, I shrugged it off, thinking it would be too expensive.
When clubs sound great — I mean, who wouldn't want wine delivered right to their doorstep on a regular basis? But my wine-savvy friend said that wine clubs can be super affordable- if you can find the right one. She insisted I check out Tasting Room.
Turns out, not all wine clubs are the same. What makes Tasting Room different is that they go the extra mile when it comes to curating your shipments. After you take a quiz on their site detailing some of your flavor preferences, they send you a tasting kit of 6 mini bottles to rate for only $9.95. Once you rate the mini bottles online, Tasting Room's experts curate your personalized wine profile and send you 6 full-sized bottles every month.
I liked the sound of being able to do a mini tasting from home before having full-sized bottles shipped to me. But what really struck me was Tasting Room's new TREX membership.
TREX is designed to bring a full at-home wine experience to you. For me, an amazing wine experience is so much more than just drinking a few glasses. I love learning about vintages and pairings, talking about the flavor profiles with my friends, and discovering new bottles that I end up falling in love with.
A TREX membership gives you access to a pretty impressive set of perks. Firstly, you get matched with your very own personal wine concierge. They are available at any time to help you curate your monthly shipments, answer any questions you may have about a bottle, and make recommendations for dinner parties or birthdays.
For TREX members, every 5th month is complimentary, you get free shipping on all monthly orders, and you get exclusive discounts from Tasting Room's partners, like Fortessa (the stemware of choice for the Ritz Carlton).
With so many incredible perks, I had to sign up. But the one I'm most excited about is the virtual wine tastings! The tastings happen twice a year, and I'll get to talk to my concierge and other wine lovers and further expand my knowledge base.
A TREX membership costs just $58.95, which includes the cost of the tasting kit, and it's been the perfect addition to my cozy fall evenings at home. I've loved picking my wines every month with the help of my concierge, and so far I've absolutely loved every bottle I've gotten.
You can't beat the convenience of having wine delivered right to your door. I've been having so many great evenings at home with friends, enjoying great wine, and cooking (thanks to the pairing recommendations from my concierge). At-home nights are the new normal, and thanks to Tasting Room, I'd happily never leave the house again!