Choosing the Perfect Subscription
We launched our subscription program to make things simpler. Obviously, the benefits are great (an automatic 15% off + free shipping? Yes please) but it’s really about making sure you never run out of your favorite wines. To make the most out of subscriptions, you need to know a little bit about how you like to drink your wine. Whether you’re already a subscriber or still thinking about it, we put together this helpful quiz that will help guide you towards choosing the perfect subscription.
#1: What are your sipping habits like?
A. I don’t drink a whole lot, but I have my favorite bottles I return to again and again.
B. I have a couple of favorite wines that I like to have in larger quantities, but I only open these when I don’t have other options available to me.
C. I like having a “house wine,” or a classic wine or two that pairs well with anything that I open often.
D. I’m entertaining all the time these days, and I need lots of options to make sure everyone is happy.
#2: When do you like to open a bottle of wine?
A. I save my sipping for the weekend or special occasions.
B. I tend to have a glass of wine a few nights a week, and I typically stick to one or two of my favorites, but I’ll switch to something special on the weekends.
C. I tend to be ritualistic about when I open a bottle—I usually enjoy the same wine at the same time throughout the week.
D. I’m always opening several bottles of wine at dinner because I entertain so often—it’s good to have variety and too many bottles is never a bad thing.
#3: Do you like to drink seasonally?
A. I stick to lighter wines in the summer and fuller wines in the winter.
B. I have my favorite wines and it doesn’t really matter the season, but I’m always up for trying something new.
C. I like to stick to my routine and don’t really pay attention to the seasons.
D. I think about the seasons when I’m serving wine because it has to pair well with the food I’m serving, but I also know that certain guests have their tried-and-true favorites.
#4: Does your mood affect what you’re sipping?
A. I prefer to make an evening out of going to the wine shop and finding a bottle of wine that calls out to me, but I like having a backup at home in case it doesn’t suit me.
B. I’ll admit, there are times when I’m interested in sipping something different, but that only happens a handful of times per month.
C. I'm always in the mood for that one bottles. I never get sick of it and could have it everyday.
D. Mood matters a lot, but I don’t have time to think about it. I’d rather have all my bases covered for all of my different moods.
If you chose mostly A’s:
We suggest building out a subscription box that includes 6 bottles of your favorite, and then a mixed selection of 6 to fill out your case (2 and 2 and 2, is what we’d do). Have it delivered every other month. Right now, the season calls for fuller wines like Red, Cabernet and Chardonnay.
If you chose mostly B’s:
We suggest subscribing to 6 bottles each of your two favorites, and having it delivered every other month.
If you chose mostly C’s:
We suggest subscribing to 12 bottles of your favorite with a monthly delivery, and then supplementing with 6 bottles each of your two backups, with delivery every other month.
If you chose mostly D’s:
We suggest two cases delivered monthly 6 each of your top two dinner wines, and then a mixed case of 4 bottles each of other options (Sparkling is always a good idea, plus the favorites you know your guests will love, like Rosé). For fall/winter, we think a mix of 6 Red, 5 Cabernet, 5 Sparkling, 4 Chardonnay, 2 Rosé, 2 White would do the trick.
A couple of reminders:
Too much wine isn't a bad thing: if you don't go through all your wine every month, a small stockpile can be helpful for last-minute gifts or impromptu gatherings.
You can always pause or modify your schedule: if you need to take some time to sort out your new sipping habits, you can always skip a month! We'll be here when you need us.
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