Win a California Wine Club membership!

a toastOne of the pleasures of having a Premier Club membership to The California Wine Club for three months is enjoying their holiday wine recommendations. This month I was sent two wines from Castoro Cellars at Paso Robles, the 2010 “Blind Faith” Paso Robles Pinot Noir and the 2010 Pas Robles Gewürztraminer.

The “Blind Faith” Paso Robles Pinot Noir is a wonderful wine to serve with your Thanksgiving meal as it works well with lighter meats like turkey as well as pork or salmon. I really enjoyed this wine as I’m a big Pinot Noir fan. It’s definitely a wine I’d reorder from The California Wine Club as members can order it for $13.99 a bottle. (If you were to buy this in their tasting room, it would be $26 per bottle!)

The 2010 Pas Robles Gewürztraminer was interesting as I’ve never had a Gewürztraminer wine before. Typical of many German style wines, it’s rather sweet, which I’m not used to in a white wine. I found it a little weird, frankly. The California Wine Club recommends serving it chilled as an aperitif or with salads, or Japanese and Thai cuisine.

Give the gift of wine with The California Wine Club’s Premier Club membership

The Premier Club is The California Wine Club’s most popular wine gift. You can pick a one to 12 month membership, what type of wines (one red and one white, two reds, or two whites) you’d want, and how often you want the wine shipped (every month, every other month, or quarterly.) Besides two bottles of award-winning wine from California's best “mom and pop” wineries, your gift recipient will receive The California Wine Club’s 12-page, full-color newsletter, Uncorked®.

Premier Club gifts start at just $49.45, plus shipping and handling, applicable sales tax, and applicable import fees. (Holiday gifts will ship starting in January 2012.)

To learn more about the California Wine Club, visit You can also connect with them on Twitter  and on The California Wine Club’s Facebook page or at The Boring Wine Guy’s Facebook page.

Special deal for This Mama Cooks! On a Diet Readers

Use code mamacooks to get 10% off any gifts you place with The California Wine Club. Also, if you want to try a Premier Membership for yourself, use code mamacooks to get 10% off your first month as well as an extra bottle of wine in your first shipment. (Three bottles in all!) Also, there’s no obligation to continue past the first month.The California Wine Club

Win one month’s Premier Club membership

The California Wine Club has asked me to give away a month’s membership to their Premier Club to one lucky reader. (Please note: you MUST be over 21 years of age, a legal resident of the US, and not live in Utah in order to participate in the giveaway.)

Here’s how to enter:

Giveaway closed. Congrats to Karianna of The Karianna Spectrum!

  1. Share what type (or types) of wine you enjoy in the comments below for ONE entry.
  2. Sign up for This Mama Cooks! Review’s RSS feed for ONE additional entry.
  3. Sign up for my enewsletter for ONE additional entry.
  4. Spread the word about this giveaway by submitting a link to this post on Twitter for ONE additional entry. You must leave a link to your tweet in your comment so I can check.
  5. Follow @amnichols on Twitter for ONE additional entry.
  6. Follow @cawineclub on Twitter for ONE additional entry.
  7. Follow @boringwineguy on Twitter for ONE additional entry.
  8. If you have done any of these additional activities you MUST come back here and leave a comment telling me what you did. I will be checking!
  9. Maximum amount of entries at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet is SEVEN.
  10. You have until midnight MST on Friday, November 18, 2011 to enter.

ONE winner will be chosen at random. You must be willing to send me your full name, mailing address and phone number so I pass your info on to The California Wine Club so they can mail you your wine. I’ll announce the winner on this blog. I won't share your mailing info with the public, just your name. If you have a blog, I’ll link back to it when I announce the winner.

The giveaway is valued at approximately $49.45 and is only open to legal residents of the United States, 21 years of age and older. No purchase required. Odds of winning based on number of entries. Up to SEVEN entries per person. ONE one-month Premier Club membership will be given away. Void where prohibited by law.

By submitting your name and email address, you agree to receive relevant promotional emails and contest follow up communications from This Mama Cooks! On a Diet in compliance with my privacy policy and giveaway rules.

Disclosure: I received a three-month Premier Club membership to The California Wine Club. All opinions are my own.

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