Winc October 2018 Review + Unboxing

Winc October 2018 Review + Unboxing
8.5 Total Score

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Do you find yourself searching for the best wines? If so, you’ll be happy to hear about Winc—a wine subscription box that allows you to try out all kinds of different wines! They can be shipped right to your door or even to a location near you for pickup. I recently subscribed and have been pleased with my subscription so far.

This month’s Winc review shares how it works, the wines I received, opportunities to save money on your first shipment, and my overall thoughts on this subscription!

Winc Review - Unboxing

How Does Winc Work?

I had lots of questions when I first heard about Winc—and wine subscription boxes in general—so I included this paragraph to briefly describe it. Every month, you’re able to choose which wines you want to receive from their vast selection (or you can have Winc select them for you based on your taste profile). You can also skip the month or cancel at any time.  

The prices of Winc wines range, but they run as low as $13 per bottle. Shipping is free for four or more bottles, otherwise, it costs $9. They can be shipped right to your house or to a FedEx location nearby for pickup. If you get them shipped to your address, you’ll need to be home during the delivery so you can show ID. That’s why the FedEx pickup is a great option—most people are busy and can’t guarantee that they’ll be home all day. I opted for this, and it’s very simple to pick up.

Shipping + Unboxing

Since I chose a few lower priced wines for my first Winc box and was happy with them, I decided to do the same this month. I chose four different bottles that I haven’t tried yet. I’m glad they have so many different options! I was going to get three bottles, but shipping is free with four, so I figured I might as well get another.

My wine was shipped to a nearby FedEx location that was only a couple minutes away from me, and I picked it up a couple days later. I love their shipping boxes, they come with a handle on top to make it easy to carry. Upon unboxing, I found my wines as well as an envelope with a couple coupons.

The wines were packaged carefully so they didn’t break. They included protective casing on the top and bottom of the box to avoid the bottles bumping into each other. 

Winc Reviews - Unboxing

In this next section, I’ll be reviewing each Winc wine I received in more detail.

Wine Reviews

2017 Pacificana Chardonnay

I love chardonnay. It seems like many other people do as well because this wine is one of their more popular ones—it’s already sold out! It was made in California. This is my favorite wine in the box—it was so yummy! There were noticeable hints of lemon and buttery vanilla, and even some woody notes as well. It was delicious with dinner.

Winc price: $14

2017 Cape Route Chenin Blanc

This white wine is made in South Africa. It was pretty yummy! It tasted fruity (I noticed peachy notes) and a tad earthy. The alcohol percentage of this one is 13.5%, and it’s a dry wine with a light body.

Winc price: $13

2017 Alma Libre Carménère

This wine came from Colchagua Valley, Chile! Red wines are my favorite, so I loved this one. It tasted more earthy, but a little fruity as well. It’s dry with a medium body and contains 13.5% alcohol.

Winc price: $13

2017 Wall of Sound Red Blend

Although I liked the previous red wine, I liked this red blend much better. It was sweet, fruity, and delicious. Blackberry is the main fruit note I could taste.

For some reason, this wine has a higher alcohol percentage than the others I got (15%). This is from California as well! 

Winc price: $13

Savings Opportunities

Nobody wants to drop a lot of money on a subscription for wines they might not even like. This is when coupons come in handy! Fortunately, Winc is very generous with their first-time subscribers.

For example, they offer $20 off your first order. Depending on which and how many wines you choose, this deal could bring the price down to as low as $30. That’s a much more reasonable cost and is a great way to try out a few of their wines without breaking the bank. Plus, this deal is automatically applied to your first order from their website! 

Bottom Line
Overall, I was once again happy with my Winc wines. They make subscribing easy and stress-free because of the ability to cancel or skip a month online at any time. This wine subscription is great for busy people who love to try new wines! With their fantastic coupon, you can try it nearly risk-free. So far, I’ve enjoyed all of the selections I’ve tried and look forward to trying more.

 

8.5 Total Score

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