Some days/weeks are a bit rougher than others, but you know it is going to be a good weekend when you have a box of wine waiting for you when you get home. I am not a wine connoisseur, nor do I try to be one, but I thoroughly enjoy a nice glass of wine after a rough day at work, over some cheese with friends or curled up on the sofa with a good book. I would say on average I prefer to spend less than $15 for a bottle of wine - that may be cheap to some or pricey for others, but I would say average I am between $10 - $13.99 a bottle. For the last few years, I have been a Kroger wine regular with a few occasional stops at Oakley Wines, but I have recently discovered Wine Insiders, and I think I may have converted...
I honestly had never heard of Wine Insiders until my brother-in-law gave me a Groupon to order a box of wine as a nice gift. It took me a while to actually purchase a box, but the first box I ordered was a mix of reds, whites and rose and it showed up right before the holidays! It was perfect - we hadn't spent much on the box, had multiple options of everything, and to top if off - all the bottles had beautiful labels! They were the perfect hostess gift as well as a nice little collection for home. Since then, I have ordered a few more boxes, the latest being all whites.
As you can see above, this case had twelve bottles (some do have 15) and there are two of each variety. Each one is pretty different, but do have handy little guidelines/suggestions on the backs of the bottles as to what you should serve with it and what special flavor notes the bottle may have. Having a variety to choose from has been a fun little surprise and a bit refreshing as well. I was in somewhat of a rut drinking the same brands of wine from Kroger, however having a variety of unknown brands has pushed me out of my comfort zone and it hasn't cost me much if not saved some money. The thing is, that at the end of the day I am either going to buy wine from the grocery store, the local wine shop or online and so far online has been convenient, refreshing and successful.
I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving a box of new options to try, and it makes life just a tad bit easier. So far, I can't say really anything negative about Wine Insiders, except that you do have to sign for the package, but that's technically not their fault. There is always a sale, so wait for the deal and go for it and as they say, "A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine!"