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Holiday gift giving: California Wine Club Premier Club membership {10% off discount code}

holiday giftIf you have friends or relatives who love wine, you MUST give them a California Wine Club Premier Club membership. The Premier Club is California Wine Club’s most popular wine gift, probably because it’s so flexible. For example, you can give someone a one, two, three or up to a 12 month membership. You can also pick what type of wines (a mix of reds and whites or just red or just white) your gift recipient likes. You can even choose how often they get the wine shipped to them - every month, every other month, or quarterly.

And they don’t only get 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®, which contains a lot of wonderful information about that month’s selection and winery.

Premier Club gifts start at just $49.95 including shipping and handling, plus any applicable sales tax. Members can even reorder their favorites and save up to 50% off normal retail!

December’s wine pick

As part of my two-month membership, I received two bottles of wine this month – one red, one white – from the Daniel Gehrs Wines in Santa Barbara County. We drank both with our Thanksgiving dinner.

Central Coast Merlot (2009) – My mom and husband both drank this. My mom, who’s French and knows a thing or two about wine, really enjoyed it. This wine goes well with prime rib and steak.

Santa Barbara County White Hills Vineyard Chenin Blanc  (2011) – I rarely drink chenin blancs and enjoyed this wine immensely. It pairs well with seasoned chicken dishes, turkey, spicy Asian foods, seafood and mild white fish. In 2010, this wine earned a Top 10 White Wine award from the World Wine Championship competition.

As a nice touch, my December wine bottles were wrapped in shiny Mylar bags, making them a perfect last minute hostess gift, if needed in emergency!

Get 10% off and a chance to win!

Use code Blog10 to get 10% off any memberships or wine orders you place with The California Wine Club.

Also, California Wine Club is giving away a selection of fabulous prizes on their Blogger Palooza page!

104 winners to receive one of these prizes:

  • One of four, Three Month Wine Club membership (A $150 value you can give as a gift, or keep for yourself)
  • One of 50 handy Two Bottle Wine Totes ($25 value)
  • One of 50 Red Tulip Music wine country CD's ($15 value)

No purchase necessary to enter or to win. Just complete the online form here to be entered to win. They drew 52 winners at the end of November and will be drawing another 52 at the end of December.

To learn more about the California Wine Club, visit CAWineClub.com. You can also connect with them on Twitter @CAWineClub and on The California Wine Club’s Facebook page.

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

Enjoy a California Wine Club Premier Club membership {10% off discount code}

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It’s that time of year when we start thinking about serving wine at Thanksgiving dinner and giving gifts during the holidays. That’s why I’m working once again with the California Wine Club to share with you the benefits of their Premier Club membership.

The Premier Club is their most popular wine gift. You can pick one to 12 months, what type of wines (one red and one white, two reds, or two whites) 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®, which contains a lot of wonderful information about that month’s selection and winery.

Premier Club gifts start at just $49.95 including shipping and handling, plus any applicable sales tax. Members can even reorder their favorites and save up to 50% off normal retail!

I love that the Premier Club membership takes the guesswork out of buying wine for yourself, too. (Who says memberships are only for gifts? You can treat yourself to one, too!) Every bottle I’ve ever received from the California Wine Club has been good and many have been terrific.

Experiencing the Premier Club

As part of my two-month membership, I received two bottles of wine this month – one red, one white – from the Robledo Family Winery:

  • Robledo Family Winery 2008 Lake County “Seven Brothers” Sauvignon Blanc – It features aromas of honeysuckle and mango, green tea, citrus and lemongrass and won a Bronze Medal in the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. I found it crisp, slightly sweet and refreshing. I really, really enoyed this wine and was sad when we finished off the bottle. I’d order it again, too!
  • Robledo Family Winery 2009 Napa Valley “Seven Brothers” Tempranillo – If you like malbecs, you’ll enjoy this wine, which has a bright ruby color with heavy aromas of cranberry, blackberry, cinnamon, spice and toasted oak. Tempranillo goes well with grilled meats and vegetables or even pizza.  My husband enjoyed this more than I did. It’s a heavy wine, and I don’t think I was in the mood for it.

I can’t wait to see what we get in the next shipment!

Get 10% off and a chance to win!

Use code Blog10 to get 10% off any memberships or wine orders you place with The California Wine Club.

Also, California Wine Club is giving away a selection of fabulous prizes on their Blogger Palooza page!

104 winners to receive one of these prizes:

  • One of four, Three Month Wine Club membership (A $150 value you can give as a gift, or keep for yourself)
  • One of 50 handy Two Bottle Wine Totes ($25 value)
  • One of 50 Red Tulip Music wine country CD’s ($15 value)

No purchase necessary to enter or to win. Just complete the online form here to be entered to win. They will be drawing 52 winners at the end of November and another 52 at the end of December.

To learn more about the California Wine Club, visit CAWineClub.com. You can also connect with them on Twitter @CAWineClub and on The California Wine Club’s Facebook page.

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

Holiday gift ideas: California Wine Club membership giveaway

holiday gifts

It’s been a blast having a Premier Club membership from The California Wine Club. Every time FedEx drops off a package of wine, it’s like Santa coming to the house!

This month I was sent two estate wines from the Tulip Hill winery. The 2009 Mount Oso Vineyard Cabepulciano, a hardy red, is a blend of 45% Montepulciano and 55% Cabernet Sauvignon. This would be wonderful with roast beef, barbecue, burgers or a holiday turkey. The white wine was a Mount Oso Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay. I’m not a big white wine drinker, but I loved this. I drank it with Sriracha Chicken Skewers and rice, but it would also go well with less spicy dishes like grilled fish or pasta topped with a pesto sauce.

The California Wine Club’s Premier Club membership (and discount code!)

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.) Premier Club gifts start at just $49.45, plus shipping and handling, applicable sales tax, and applicable import fees.

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!) There’s no obligation to continue past the first month.

To learn more about the California Wine Club, visit CAWineClub.com. 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.

Wine lover gift ideas

The California Wine Club holiday gifts won’t ship starting in January 2012. In order to have something under the tree, you may want to give the wine lover on your holiday list a wine accessory along with a little note about their Premier Club gift. Here are a few suggestions:

CAWineClubLogoWin one month’s Premier Club membership

This is your last chance to win a month’s membership to The California Wine Club’s Premier Club! (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.)

Giveaway closed. Congrats to Elizabeth G.!

  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 Tuesday, December 13, 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.

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

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 CAWineClub.com. 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.

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

Win a membership to The California Wine Club {review and discount code}

wine drinker Ever tried to shop for that person who has everything? If they’re a wine lover, one gift giving idea that’s affordable and easy to do is the gift of wine from The California Wine Club. I’m partnering with them to try out their Premier Club for three-months, so I can tell you about my experience with them – and maybe you can win a one month membership as well!

The California Wine Club’s Premier Club

The Premier Club is their most popular wine gift. You can pick one to 12 months, what type of wines (one red and one white, two reds, or two whites) 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 & 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.)

Experiencing the Premier Club

I love having wine with dinner, so I was eager to get my first The California Wine Club shipment to share with my husband, Paul. Of course, I was out of town (in California, ironically) when the package arrived. Luckily, Paul was home to sign for it. You see, there must be an adult over 21 years of age to sign for the wine. So you may want to ask your gift recipient if you should have their Premier Club shipment sent to their home or their workplace instead.

I received two bottles of wine – one red, one white:

  • Perry Creek Zinman – a 2008 Zinfandel El Dorado – This was a “knock your socks off” Zin as it was too strong, in my opinion, to sip by itself. You must drink it with a meal. Then it’s extremely enjoyable. Perry Creek Zinman is rated among the top 15 best-value Zinfandels by Wine Spectator in 2010.
  • Perry Creek Chardonnay California 2009 – I’m not a big white wine drinker, but I loved this. Smooth, refreshing and perfect with the spicy Mongolian Beef and Tofu dishes I made that night. My husband must have agreed since we finished off the bottle in one evening.

It was fun to try some new wines and get introduced the Perry Creek Winery in the process. Overall, The California Wine Club is a great gift idea for anyone who loves wine, including yourself. (Time to drop Santa a few hints, if you know what I mean.)

To learn more about the California Wine Club, visit CAWineClub.com. 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 and a legal resident of the US to participate in the giveaway.)

Here’s how to enter:

Giveaway closed. Congrats to Donna K.!

  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 Thursday, October 20, 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.