It's busy times with Clever Girls Collective. We added a fourth partner, the delightful Kristy Sammis, just celebrated our 1yr anniversary, and we have some BIG announcements coming up.
(I know I've been saying that for a while, but really, soon. Soon.)
Something I can share with you right now is our new Clever Girls Wine Club. The best part is that everyone gets to be a member!
Note: It's not a wine club like the kind you join when you go tasting in Napa and find a credit card receipt three days later and remember that you signed up to have 24 bottles of delicious but pricey wine delivered to your house every month.
The Clever Girls Wine Club is actually an affiliate program for our Clever 1000 network of bloggers, and it works more like a clique than a club. We find great wines at special prices, and the network of social media smarties offers it up to their communities. You get a great deal, the members of the CGWC earn a bit of coin for their trouble, and we all get to drink.
God, how I love a happy ending.
Below you will find the current choices. And remember (meh, you can't miss it, we put it in the description for every bottle) buying three bottles gets you free shipping, which is the most financially clever part of the whole deal. Postage is expensive!
X Winery 2006 X Carneros Chardonnay
CleverGirls Wine Club Price: $12.37 (regularly $18) Plus FREE SHIPPING on 3 or more bottles
About The Wine: Offering crisp, mineral notes on the front palate rounded out with rich, tropical, buttery flavors on the finish.
Noteworthy: “The most obvious question with respect to X Winery and proprietor Reed Renaudin is how can these wines be this good at these prices? Everyone is looking for good values today, and here are some e(X)ceptional bargains.” – Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Bonneau 2005 Amador Zinfandel
CleverGirls Wine Club Price: $15.71 (regularly $22) Plus FREE SHIPPING on 3 or more bottles
About The Wine: Fragrant suggestions of blackberries, dark plums, raspberries and cassis with supporting notes of black pepper, clove, and nutmeg. On the palate, the wine is smooth, juicy and plump with great integration of fruit and spice, with full body and great purity. The finish is long and refined.
Noteworthy: Zinfandel! Big, spicy and delicious. Plans to BBQ? Give this a whirl!
Speedy Creek 2006 Knights Valley Sangiovese
CleverGirls Wine Club Price: $18 Plus FREE SHIPPING on 3 or more bottles
About the wine: The color is dark cherry red, ruby-hued. Nutmeg, potpourri and sweet strawberry on the nose, black cherry and plum palate, and a black pepper spice finish. The wine has a firm tannin structure that relaxes over about 20 minutes.
Noteworty: This Sangiovese won a silver medal at the 2009 Sonoma Harvest Fair after getting a bronze in 2008.