Let’s get this out in the open: I love wine. We always have wine in the house and I don’t believe it needs a special occasion to be opened. I have an overflowing shelf of corks, just waiting for a craft night. My family constantly posts wine related things on my facebook page (a sink faucet that wine comes out of?? Where do I sign?!) and my aunt even made me an apron with wine fabric on it. Needless to say…it’s a bit of an obsession.
This is where Bright Cellars comes in. They are a monthly wine club, delivering you 4 wines specifically matched based on your answers to a 7 question survey. The survey questions range from what kind of chocolate you like to how you drink your tea, and based on the fact Bright Cellars was started by two MIT grads…I think they know what they’re doing! Once you receive the wines and have a chance to try them, you log back onto the Bright Cellars website and rate your wines. It’s kind of like the wine version of Pandora Radio. The more wines you rate and review, the better you next matches will be.
I specified that I prefer red wines over white, so my shipment contained 3 reds and 1 white. It also had a bottle of Prosecco, a sparkling wine, as a bonus sign up offer right around New Year’s Eve. Keep an eye out for these specials! On your Bright Cellars account it will give you the tasting notes and further information about each wine you received.
Another fun part of Bright Cellars is your ability to receive extra bottles of wine by referring new friends! Which is how I got a 5th bottle again in my second shipment. This one contained 4 reds and 1 white, and I’m still in the process of trying these new ones.
The only potential negative I can see to this subscription is that because it is alcohol, someone over 21 must be home to sign for the package. Luckily my roommate has been home each time, but I could foresee this as an issue for others. They do send out an email when your box ships so you know when to expect it, but it’s just something to be aware of.
As far as cost goes, it is $60 a month for the 4 bottles of wine. To me, $15 is a reasonable amount to spend on wine. Especially a nicer wine that is handpicked for you! Now, if you’re getting a bonus bottle from referring friends? That’s $12 a bottle. Even better!
The reason I finally joined Bright Cellars was because I had a 50% off code, bringing the total down to $30 for 5 bottles of fun, new wines to try. Who could resist that?! Lucky for you, if you’re curious about trying Bright Cellars for yourself you can follow this link and get 50% off your first shipment too!
While I signed up for purely selfish reasons, Bright Cellars would make a great gift! Just in case you need something for that special wine loving someone in your life and failed to get them a Valentine’s Day gift (which is tomorrow…hint hint…) a Bright Cellars subscription would be perfect! They even send you a printable gift certificate, so no one will know you did this so last-minute 😉
Cheers, friends, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I signed up for Bright Cellars and purchased the subscription myself. I’m sharing my opinions because I think they will be beneficial to others. This post does contain referral links for new sign-ups that gives me a bonus bottle in my next box.