I’m thankful for California Wine Club #Giveaway

california wine clubAs I mentioned in my last post about the California Wine Club, I am not a wine connoisseur.

I can’t tell you how great this gift has been for me to try out the club for 3 months. I have been more adventurous in my wine tastings mainly because trying out the wines they have picked for me has proved that wine isn’t as scary as I once thought it was.

This month I was sent the 2010 Gewürztraminer from Castoro Cellars in Paso Robles.

uncorked castoro cellarsSo, one of the other great things about the California Wine Club is with each shipment of wine you will receive an issue of “Uncorked,” a newsletter containing information about the winery that produces the months selections.

In addition to learning about the winery, you’ll also learn about when the fruit for the wine was planted and harvested, how long it was fermented, when it was bottled/released, and even when you should enjoy it. For instance the 2010 Gewürztraminer is best within one year. This is not going to be a problem for me since I plan on taking my second bottle to our Thanksgiving dinner.

Before even tasting the wine I had a feeling that I was going to thoroughly enjoy it just from reading the newsletter.

castoro cellarsI prefer sweeter wines. The Gewürztraminer was put to rack and refrigerated after 8 weeks of fermentation. This leaves in some of the natural sweetness of the fruit used.

There were no bitter after notes like some other wines that I have tried in the past, just a smooth finish that left me wanting to take another sip.

I can’t wait to try out the next month’s selection which is going to be from Tulip Hill Winery.

California Wine Club makes a perfect gift and you can get a 10% off discount by using the code: MadHatter at checkout. And if you think it would make a great gift for you, you will get 10% off AND an extra bottle of wine in your shipment!

Be sure to check out the California Wine Club on Facebook where you can get exclusive info on coupons and have your wine questions answered.

Now for the fun!

California Wine Club wants to give one of my readers a free month of wine!

Be sure to follow the mandatory entry of leaving a comment telling me your favorite wine, then click the “I Did This” button. You will need to click that button next to every entry method you complete. All entries are verified.


Disclosure: I was given a complimentary 3 month Premier Club membership from California Wine Club for this review/giveaway. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.


  1. Penny Snyder says:

    Right now I’m enjoying chardonnay! [email protected]

  2. I still think this is the coolest thing! Very cool that you get to be involved in it, too. 🙂
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  3. I go for Sweet, sweet.. I LOVE Reislings. I Love Moselles. Tried “Ice Wine” once and swooned with delight.

  4. I enjoy the sweeter wines – Amity Vineyards makes the best, by far! There’s also a winery in South Dakota called Prairie Berry Wine that makes some incredible fruit wines.

  5. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i like port wine

  6. I enjoy Middle Sisters Forever Cool Merlot.

  7. Kyl Neusch says:


  8. Stephanie V. says:

    red, especially barolo, brunello, cab, pinot noir

  9. Chardonnay for me

  10. I like Reisling and Diamond

  11. pinot noir

  12. Susan Hartman says:

    I love Merlot. I had a glass with my dinner this evening!

  13. i love riesling! yum.

  14. I like pinot noir

  15. Lawrence McMillan says:

    I like red wines.

  16. I like Riesling.

  17. I love to pair food with wine, and tonight with Turkey, it will be Pinot Noir!
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  18. i like Rieslings

  19. Kristy Croteau says:

    I love a good Chardonnay, or Pinot Grigio

  20. I love a good Shiraz, but I will drink any type of red

  21. Theron Willis says:

    Cheap Chianti served with a spaghetti dinner.

  22. renee walters says:

    I love Reislings! Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters
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  23. tina page says:

    reisling or moscato

  24. Angela Winesburg says:

    Chardonnay, thanks

  25. Kayte CookWatts says:


  26. I love Reislings anything sweet.

  27. i like rieslings the best or any dessert wine.

  28. Kate Strycker says:

    I like all kinds of whites- mainly chardonnay and reisling!

  29. nice to try out

  30. I like pinot grigio

  31. cassandra says:

    I like red wines.

  32. I love old vines Zinfandel.

  33. Claire McKeon says:

    I love reds, especially Malbec

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  34. melissa Resnick says:

    any sparkeling wine

  35. I like chardonnay!

  36. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Don’t really know my favorite because I rarely have it, but it always sounds good.

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  37. crystle tellerday says:

    red wine

  38. I love Riesling and dessert wines

  39. cynthia wolfrath says:

    My favorite is merlot

  40. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I love Shiraz.

  41. Carolyn K. says:

    A late harvest riesling is my favorite

  42. Hard to pick one favorite, but for today, I’ll say Rhone style red blends.

  43. I love Reislings best

  44. I love Moscato wine….it is the best


    I don’t drink but my sister does and she loves wine. I would love to give this to her for Christmas

  46. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I like drinking Merlot wine a lot!

  47. Christine says:

    like Riesling

  48. Natasha H says:

    Pinot Grigio

  49. heather c says:

    Ice Wine for me!

  50. Stephanie Showalter says:

    Pinot grigio is my fave wine!

  51. Cabernet is my favorite.

  52. Veronica Garrett says:

    Cabernet Sauvignon is my favorite wine to drink.

  53. Chardonnay

  54. Kerrie Mayans says:
  55. tina reynolds says:

    i really like white wine thanks for the chance to win [email protected]

  56. kelley c says:

    I’m just getting into wine and I prefer a zinfandel.


  57. My favorite is Chardonnay

  58. Anne-Marie Defesche says:

    I am a Merlot girl, but I recently found a Tarot Grenache that I LOVE.

  59. Merlot or Cab Sav……..Sometimes sweeter white wines in the summer

  60. Brittany Boardley Renaldi says:

    I just started drinking moscato. Soooo good!

  61. Maggie Neilson says:

    I love Red Wine

  62. robyn paris says:

    I like a reisling,

  63. I’ve been on a Syrah kick recently!

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