Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Italian Wine Case

Oh boy oh boy do we enjoy wine! My parents raised me to appreciate many of the finer things in life, and wine is high on that list. So of course an integral part of our culinary questing is wine. We have been investigating and trying a variety of options for purchasing wine, and one we have particularly enjoyed is Virgin Wines. We have joined their Explorers Club, in which you get a case of wine every 12 weeks. You can get white, red, or mixed cases, and we have found the wines they choose to be quite good. And by buying wine this way we can get higher quality wines for a lower price- we pay an average of $12 per bottle, but some of the individual bottles retail for $20+ per bottle. There are no fees to join, and you can pass on any case, or order another case that isn't in your "scheduled" time. 

Which brings me to The Italian Case. 

This case popped up on our Virgin Wines email at the beginning of the year- a case of 12 Italian red wines made up of 8 different wines. We thought it was perfectly timed with the launch of our Italian Culinary Quest, and jumped right on it.

The wines:
Collezione di Paolo Chianti 
Villa Farnia di Farnese Montepulciano 
Pillastro Selezione d'Oro 
Cordone Barolo
Principe Strozzi "Selvascura" Toscana IGT 
Poggio Al Lago Valpolicella Ripasso 
Corsiero Nero
Pietro Disarti Nebbiolo d'Alba 

We are stoked to try these as we cook our way through Italian cuisine. 


With this case we received a great offer for the Explorers Club to extend to friends. With our referral code you will be able to receive an introductory offer into the club and a $100 discount to start. Like I said, this is a great program because there are no fees and no obligation to do the cases every 3 months- you can do it less or more frequently, as fits your lifestyle and budget. But if you drink wine regularly, even amounting to $5-10 per week, this would be a good option to consider. Heck, you can get a pretty good introductory deal here, even without our referral code, but feel free to read more about the Club. Please leave a comment if you're interested in starting under our "buddy" offer- if we're facebook friends I'll be in touch with you there, or if we're not facebook friends, leave your email address and I'll contact you with more info. 

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