This post is sponsored by Weekly Tasting
When I first reached drinking age and started to dip my toes into a barrel of grapes, aka buying the cheapest wine I could find, I knew nothing about it except there were four kinds: red, white, bubbly, and pink. (Surprisingly, I didn’t like the pink stuff until I discovered the wonders of a good rosé later in life!)
Early in my adult life, I noticed that some of the local grocery stores held weekly tastings, and I would always stop and try a thimble while doing my weekly shopping. Information is always absorbed best when more than one of the five senses is involved, so seeing the bottle, hearing the host describe the wine, smelling it, and tasting it all helped me start learning more about the different varietals and complexities in the glass (er, plastic cup).
Weekly Tasting Review
To this day, I still enjoy wine most when I am guided through a tasting. I’m excited to share the newest way to learn about wine in the comforts of your home in a Weekly Tasting Review. Weekly Tasting sends four bottles of wine, tasting notes, and recipe pairings to your home, accompanied by a 10-minute tasting video hosted by a sommelier.
By the end of the video, you’ll know more about the regions, varietals, and characteristics of each of the wines, plus you’ll have a better understanding of your own wine preferences.
You can do the tasting all at once (like I did with my girlfriends) or you if you prefer you can open one wine at a time and resume the video on demand.
Both of Weekly Tasting’s sommeliers are well-known women in the wine industry. Laura Maniec is one of only 32 female Master Sommeliers in the world. Elizabeth Schneider is a sommelier and has spent over 10 years in the wine industry; she also hosts the Wine for Normal People podcast. Their experience will help you better understand your palate.
Of the four wines we tried, the fan favorite was the Torrontes, a grape I’ve never tried before. The bouquet was amazing – extremely floral and reminiscent of one of my favorite perfumes. I am not sure I would have picked up on the nose if I had just cracked this bottle open and sipped it with friends. We also loved the Guadalmare Morellino di Scansano, an Italian red blend, which our Sommelier Laura described as “the perfect wine to pair with pizza”. (YES!) The tannins cut through the fat, and it even smelled a little like tomato sauce. I am always amazed at the nose-to-brain recognition that sommeliers have!
The cost of the shipment is $69.99 for 4 bottles with shipping included. Weekly Tasting would be ideal for a group of friends to share at a girls night, a book club, a wine aficionado who wants to make tasting a regular hobby, or anyone who wants to learn more about wine. You can join the regular site or give a one-time tasting as a gift.