I'm happy to say we are resuming our annual holidays buying guide this week with an ADULT themed giveaway! Don't get me wrong, I love providing you guys with Kids Corner, but I'm not yet a mom, and my City Girl lifestyle is a lot more cocktails and wine than it is soccer matches or car pools!
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with Fruit-of-the-Month Club, as a former Special Ed teacher I can tell you if I see one more apple.......
I know different schools have different rules and different gift etiquette, but I'm sure most teachers will tell you they'd prefer the grape to the apple, and by grape I do mean wine.
For the past three months I've been in wine nirvana with some amazing at home deliveries straight from some amazing wineries direct to my door all courtesy of The California Wine Club!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Detailed and beautiful 12-page, full color publication, Uncorked - offers an up-close and personal look at the family behind the wines plus tasting notes, recipes, wine luminary interviews, games and so much more.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Just $49.45* per month includes shipping and handling. *Plus sales tax where applicable.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Bruce and Pam work with the wineries directly. No middleman and no distributor mean members get the best choice of wine, at the best possible price. Members can even reorder their favorites and save up to 50% off normal retail.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - There are no wine of the month club membership fees, you can cancel anytime and every wine is 100% guaranteed.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - There is never any bulk, closeout or private label wine.
ZINMAN is one of Perry Creek’s most recognized and highly successful signature series wines. It is rated among the top 15 best-value Zinfandels by Wine Spectator in 2010 and its popularity continues to grow year by year. What makes it so special is the unique combination of spice and elegance in its flavors which stems from being produced in one of the best vineyards in the El Dorado County AVA. Its truly modern composition and sustainable farming practices makes it a must have for anyone’s dinner table.
Food Pairing Suggestions: Enjoy with your favorite soft cheese, pasta in a light cream sauce. (My appetizer pairing was Sesame Crackers with Camembert and my pasta entree was my penne and sausage a la vodka I really need to remember to share that recipe with you guys!)
2009 Tracy Hills Cabepulciano - Yes this is a blend that includes:
With notes of spice, black cherry, cedar, currant, vanilla and a delicious hint of dark chocolate, it's definitely elegant with a bright, juicy finish. It's a limited production making it perfect for a very special dinner or holiday party.
Check out this You Tube Video of Tulip Hill Tasting Room Manager Tom Montaney discussing Cabepulciano:
Ordering via the club makes wine much more approachable and the Uncorked newsletter makes it fun. The convenience of having the wines delivered right to your doorstep and dazzling family and friends with wines they are not going to find at their local spirit shops is priceless!
I'm a mega foodie, and my motto is never cook with a wine you don't enjoy sipping, and I have incorporated the wines into many of my dishes (recipes to come). I'm also a member of The California Wine Club's over 82,000 and counting fan base on Facebook, and I love reading their updates, there is always humor, fun tips and promos!
Want to send the gift of wine this year? Take 10% off any holiday gifts you wish to send from The California Wine Club with promo code: butterfly
You didn't think I'd forget about you right? Who loves you butterfly?
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at The California Wine Club would like to give 1 lucky winner a 3 month Premier Club Membership of their own! With Premier Club you get to choose, 1 red and 1 white, 2 reds or 2 whites, the choice is yours!
Don't you just ♥ The California Wine Club? I know I do!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2)MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit The California Wine Club and tell us which of the four wine clubs is your favorite! (you can post the name of it or link to it, your choice, and while I will allow premier as a choice, you'll get extra brownie points if you select a different club!) (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes. No purchase necessary. One entry per Household, see Ascending Butterfly Giveaway Rules and Disclosure Policy HERE