Recently, I stopped by my friend Julie's after work to talk about her upcoming wedding, but the bottle of Cabernet she opened quickly took over as the topic of conversation. I could taste subtle hints of dark chocolate, blueberry and sweet baking spices. I was kind of thrilled that it was just two of us on the bottle to pour at our leisure. "Is this a really expensive bottle, Jules?" She was excited to let me in on her secret: “No, not at all! I ordered it from Tasting Room, you need to try it out!" Then she opened her laptop and showed me her Wine Profile.
I'd already seen their commercials, and heard about Tasting Room in the media (It's the fastest growing wine club in the nation for a reason!). They first let you sample and rate the wine, with its exclusive Tasting Kit, before tailoring wine selections to match your taste preferences. Basically, with each new shipment, the wine you drink just gets better and better!
Julie's Wine Profile explained why she got that bottle of Cab we'd just enjoyed in her shipment. It described her tastes perfectly. I knew right away I was missing out so I signed up to receive my wine Tasting Kit, which arrived a few days later.
My Tasting Kit contained six sample-size bottles of wine, which made for a fun night in. I logged on to Tasting Room's site, and I was guided through an engaging tasting quiz. It compared each wine against the next, and I just clicked on the ones I preferred and rated them. Once I was done, I got my very own Wine Profile right away.
Unlike Julie, who likes big, opulent red wines, Tasting Room helped me learn that I like bold, earthy reds with more substance and depth. I already knew I enjoyed Cabernet, which was listed as the first wine suggestion on my red Wine Profile, but Tasting Room suggested I also try Garnacha and Sangiovese to start. Both came in my first Tasting Room shipment, and I loved them– especially when I paired them with roasted chicken, as my Red Wine Profile suggested.
The profiles are fun, and packed with helpful information, but the best part is the wine that follows! All of the wines I've received from Tasting Room have fit my taste exactly. Plus, they pass over some incredible savings to their members, up to 60% off retail prices! It's well worth it at under $10 bucks to join (that gets you your kit and profile), and you can cancel at anytime.
Update: The awesome team at Tasting Room is now extending a special limited-time intro offer to our readers! Follow this link to get your wine tasting kit for just $6.95 (normally $39.95)!
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