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{Giveaway} The BEST Holiday Gift is WINE!(CLOSED)

October 14, 2011 By Rhea

 Gosh, I haven’t done a wine review post in a while now, have I?  I’ve picked up a few bottles here and there but just haven’t gotten my reviews to you.  I’m a bad wino.  But, today, I have something worth sharing and it’s VERY exciting!

I am being given the chance to experience a three month membership from the California Wine Club!


Premier Membership

Each wine club shipment includes two bottles of award-winning wine and our detailed and beautiful 12-page, full color publication, Uncorked. Uncorked offers an up-close and personal look at the family behind the wines plus tasting notes, recipes, wine luminary interviews, games and so much more.

Let’s face it, having kids can be stressful.  Some days I really look forward to having a glass (or three) of wine after the kids go to bed so that I can unwind and just enjoy the silence.  But, I really do not know that much about wine.  I only know I like to drink it!

The California Wine Club helps to take the guess work out of buying wine.  Instead of standing and staring and hundreds of bottles, the experts at California Wine Club pick your wine for you.  They work directly with the wineries ensuring that you get a quality bottle of wine…not close out or discounted left overs.

And you can buy this gift of wine for the ones you love!  (or me…)

 I can’t tell you how excited I was when my wine came this month.  It was like Christmas!  I am quite embarrassed to admit that I drank down my bottle of Perry Creek El Dorado Chardonnay in one sitting.  *blush*  I’ve always claimed to not even like white wine, but this Chardonnay was so delicious that it was gone and put in the recycle bin before I could even get a picture of it!

The bottle of Perry Creek “Zinman” Zinfandel lasted a bit longer since it wasn’t quite as sweet as I had hoped.  It seems I am learning that I actually LIKE quality white wines but prefer the “cheap” red’s.  Go figure.

Did you know that Zinfandel’s are red?  I had no idea since I had only ever seen white zinfandel (which is pink).

Being a member of the California Wine Club is educational!

I love the Zinman bottle, it is really fun.

Being a member of the California Wine Club is really fun.  I look forward to what is coming next.  I love reading Uncorked and expanding my knowledge of wines and food pairings.


There’s an App for That!

The California Wine Club has a new wine pairing iPhone app that looks really cool.  It’s currently FREE (won’t be forever) that helps you find wine pairings for your food.  I will be downloading it this week and I’ll let you know how I like it!

California Wine Club Promo Code!

The Premier Club membership price is $36.45 (plus shipping, taxes) but by using the Promo Code 23monkeys you can get 10% off!  In addition, if you sign up for the Premier Club membership and use this promo code the California Wine Club will give you an extra bottle of wine…(on your 1st shipment) for free!  (Cancel anytime, no obligation to stay past the first month)

In addition to having a very cool discount and special gift for signing up, I am giving away a ONE MONTH PREMIER MEMBERSHIP to the California Wine Club!

First Mandatory Entry

Leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite wine is!  Two bottles a month is super nice, but I drink more than that and am always looking for recommendations.

Extra Entries (to be completed after the mandatory entry above)

  • “Like” the California Wine Club on Facebook and tell them that OhRheally sent you! (1 entry)
  • Follow the California Wine Club on Twitter  (1 entry)
  • Tweet the contest @OhRheally and earn one extra entry per tweet.  You can tweet as often as you like for unlimited entries.  You must link back in a comment showing me each tweet.  Please do not SPAM your followers, must have at least 50 followers to count.
  • Subscribe to OhRheally with email updates or RSS for two entries.   Leave two comments letting me know you subscribed.
  •  Become a Facebook Fan of OhRheally and receive one extra entry.  Don’t forget the comment.
  • Leave me a comment on any non-giveaway post and receive an extra entry.  Just leave me a comment on the contest letting me know what the name of the other post you commented on is.  Extra comments must be relevant to the post.  Unlimited extra entries.
  • Complete List of Rules

Giveaway open to residents of the US minimum age of 21, except UTAH (sorry Utah).  Giveaway will end October 28, 2011 at 10pm PST.  Winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.


Congratulations Donna K, your comment was chosen as the winner of this contest. 


Filed Under: Giveaways, Product Reviews, Wine Reviews Tagged With: california wine, california wine club


  1.  Shannon Baas says:
    October 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I like chardonnay.

  2.  Stephanie V. says:
    October 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    barolo – every one I’ve ever tasted is fantastic

  3.  Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:
    October 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I do not have a brand or anything but I like red wines mostly
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  4.  SANDY says:
    October 16, 2011 at 5:29 am

    no favorites..brands i like barefoot

  5.  Sarah Hirsch says:
    October 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

    my favorite winery is cuvaison estates

  6.  Kristen M says:
    October 16, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I love whites and usually have a bottle of Kris Pinot Grigio on hand, I recently tried a pinto grigio from a winery called Millbrandt, it was amazing! highly recommended.
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  7.  Kerri M says:
    October 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    2005 Pine Ridge Andrus (for splurging days). Every day drinking Benefactor Cellars Syrah from Trader Joes…

  8.  Jenna @ For The Love of Baby! says:
    October 16, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I am a fan of Moscato….too bad I can’t put that on the baby registry list for when I can enjoy it again

  9.  Jenna @ For The Love of Baby! says:
    October 16, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I follow California Wine Club on Twitter @mommyjenna

  10.  Jennifer V says:
    October 16, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    My favorite wine is Reisling. Yum!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11.  Jennifer V says:
    October 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I’m following the California Wine Club on Twitter (@jenalber).

  12.  Jennifer V says:
    October 16, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I subscribe via email. #1.

  13.  Jennifer V says:
    October 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I subscribe via email. #2. is neither affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its contents. This is a safe-cache copy of the original web site.