This post is sponsored by Blue Apron
I think that title says it all! You can guess who is excited about this news : )
Here are the deets:
Now in addition to fresh recipes and ingredients, you can have six bottles of wine delivered to your doorstep each month. Generally you’ll receive 3 reds and 3 whites. The bottles are 500ml, about 2/3 of a regular bottle of wine, but the perfect amount for two people. (Dontcha hate opening a big bottle on a weeknight and having leftovers or being “forced” to drink more than you need on a Tuesday? Sometimes…bwahahaha). And you don’t necessarily have to be a food subscriber to be a wine subscriber – this is totally separate.
Blue Apron collaborates with grape growers and winemakers in all the major wine-growing regions to offer high quality wines at competitive prices. The bottles come out to about $11 each, although they contain wine of $20-25 level quality.
The cost is $65 per month for 6 bottles. Share a bottle over dinner at least once a week.
The wines come with printed tasting cards that explain everything from the grapes and region of origin to tasting and pairing suggestions, including certain Blue Apron dishes that go particularly well.
I also LOVED the back of the bottle labels – they made it so easy to know exactly what kind of wine was inside – no wine degree necessary!
I invited several friends over for a dinner party and cooked up 2 full Blue Apron recipes to pair with our six pack all in one big wine tasting event. It was a blast!!
I rarely meet a wine I don’t like, but I truly enjoyed each of the Blue Apron selections! We tasted down the flight and then paired them with the recipes. Generally the Chardonnay and Grenache won people’s choice!
I served Catfish Meunière with Jasmine Rice & Creamed Spinach along with Miso Ramen & Tempura Acorn Squash with Tatsoi & Soft-Boiled Eggs. Everyone raved about the recipes!
A HUGE thanks to my friend Gaby who was my sous chef for the evening! She cooked all the tempura squash, which was my favorite dish of the night. I couldn’t believe we made these at home!
The catfish was also sooo good. And the noodles!
Everyone raved about all the food. I put all of the recipe components out and let guests mix and match. Everything went together well.
We had six people and used two four-serving recipes and had plenty of food, FYI. Two big guys each ate an extra serving, so it was the perfect amount.
As always I have a special discount to share with you guys – the first 25 new subscribers to Blue Apron Wine receive a $20 discount on your first order, a savings of 33% off! Click here to sign up!
Thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post and providing me with such delicious food and drink!