Hey guys! Today’s post is such a fun one! Have you ever been intimidated by wines? Red wines, especially? Sure, you know that you enjoy a glass of Sauv Blanc or Rose, but when it comes to reds, there are so many options! It definitely does take some time and a lot of tasting to figure out what red wines are for you. For the longest time I wasn’t particular about red wines, but eventually I started to figure out what I did and did not enjoy. What most of us don’t realize is that our DNA has a ton to do with it. Ever hear of people who think cilantro tastes like soap? Or think truffle oil tastes like gasoline? This is all because of our unique palate and taste preferences. My mom and I are so difficult because most times we have to have two bottles of wine open at the house! She loves a good Chianti or Barolo, and those are just a tad too dry for me.
Maybe you’re not only intimidated by red wines, but wines in general. Sometimes finding the right white wine can be a challenge. For me, most white wines I tried were too sweet or too oaky.
Insert Vinome. Vinome is a California based company that is helping us in navigating the wine world. They send a DNA kit through Helix straight to your home for a sample, and then a few weeks later you receive your test results that dive deep into your palate and provide wine recommendations. Take a look at a portion of my results – they were spot on!
My report also confirmed that my palate prefers red wines over white, particularly Cabernet and Zinfandel. Once you finish reading your results, you’ll be redirected to Vinome’s online store, where you’ll find an extensive selection of wines to choose from.
The wines that I received were a Zinfandel, a Cabernet, and a Pinot Noir. Three of my go-to’s, I have to say!
Dry Creek Cabernet – $26
Spicy Vines Zin – $38
Consilience Pinot Noir – $30
I like that Vinome provided good quality wines! One of my biggest reservations with “wine clubs” is that quality is often sacrificed, but that was not the case here. Vinome has a quarterly wine club with access to wines that aren’t available in the e-store.
For Black Friday, Helix is offering free shipping through December 31st, along with an $80 off promo running Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. Vinome is only $29.99 and new customers will also receive a special rate for their first wine shipment! This would make for a great holiday gift!
This post is Sponsored by Vinome. All opinions expressed are my own.