This post is sponsored by Blue Apron Wine. This is the sponsored post I was born to write.
Wine wine wine-y wine.
Oh look, more wine.
In summary, wine.
Okay not really.
But oh, what a happy delivery this was. Six 500ml bottles (about 2/3 the size of a regular bottle), three whites, three reds, each one selected to pair with our upcoming meals from Blue Apron Proper. Delivered right to our door like some kind of boozy Christmas miracle.
Along with some dinner-time reading for wine nerds.
(We are totally the nerds who read every word about the wine and vineyard, attempted to identify each of the listed flavors and notes, and saved the cards of our favorites so we can track them down -- or wines like them -- for much re-purchasing.)
We're actually not big white wine drinkers, and I admit I was worried we'd get a box full of big oak-y syrup-y Chardonnays that we hate, but instead we received three pretty unique whites we'd never tried before, and ended up loving every single one.
It helped that the suggested meal pairings were. Spot. On. We tend to just grab whatever bottle we have on hand without putting much thought into it, so it was REALLY FUN to feel like we had our own private sommelier service for the month.
Having the perfect wine to drink with your crazy delicious grown-up Fontina-and-Meyer-lemon grilled cheese sandwich? While your kids are so jazzed about the fact that they're getting GRILLED CHEESE FOR DINNER and ORANGES IN THEIR SALAD BOATS (aka endive) that they let you drink said perfect wine in relative peace?
That's some excellent dinner-timing, right there.
Not a subscriber? The first 50 readers to sign up for Blue Apron Wine will get $20 off your first wine order (33% savings) via this link. You don't need to be a Blue Apron subscriber to join the wine program. Skip or cancel anytime. Each bottle (with shipping) costs $11, but represents a wine in the $20-25 price range. So you'll be drinking nice and classy and stuff. The 500ml size is great for two people to share over dinner and/or for you to pour into Amy Schumer's giant wine glass from that Football Town Nights sketch and go to town. No judgement here.
Thanks to Blue Apron for MAKING MY DREAM OF GETTING PAID TO DRINK WINE COME TRUE.