Psst, this is a partner article, meaning it was specially curated for our friends at Winc, though we only agree to post content about brands we believe in, so everything you read below is our honest, authentic thoughts and ideas 😉
Mentally raise your hand if you’re a member of the millennial generation (an individual born between 1981 and 1996). Now, mentally raise your hand if you drink wine — occasionally, socially or maybe even a glass or two a night — hey, I’m not judging. In fact, if you answered yes to both, you’re among the elite group that drinks about 42 percent of all wine in the US.
Whether that makes you proud or question some of your life’s decisions, one thing is true: our generation is seriously shaking up the wine industry and especially how it’s sold. That’s where Winc comes in to shake up your world. Winc is a wine delivery service that pairs four bottles of wines with your exact flavor profile and sends them straight to your door once a month.
And, it will have you canceling your happy hour plans in favor for nights spent cozying up with your book or latest Netflix guilty pleasure feeling like a true sommelier.
Back Up, how does Winc Work?
I know what you might be thinking: there are plenty of grocery delivery apps available that you can use to order bottles of your favorite vino to your home, so what makes Winc so special? It’s all about the experience.
The team at Winc is so passionate about wine, it wants to pair you up with reds or whites that match your exact preferences. Turns out, there’s a science behind why we prefer certain flavors over others. And wine, depending on the region where the grapes are grown, climate, humidity and other factors is extremely complex. Kind of like how we are as humans. Romantic, isn’t it?
Winc found a way to determine your flavor profile with six simple questions, which you answer in a quick quiz when you visit their website. Yes, like all modern romances, your journey with Winc begins online. The quiz includes questions such as “how do you like your coffee” and “do you like citrus?” This gives them an idea of your taste preferences so they can customize your wines to fit your palate perfectly. Plus, each bottle comes with it’s own unique label. Winc works with local artists to design them, so you know you’re getting something truly special.
“In my first shipment, I received three reds and a rosé, and I was shocked to find out how much I liked them, especially since I never really gravitate to rosé when I’m looking for wines. I also like that they have plenty of organic wines available, since regular wines tend to give me more headaches. But my favorite thing about it? I got my first box of four wines for $39.99, with each bottle having a retail value of $14-$18. I’m excited I got to try a bunch of new wines I never knew I’d like, and I saved a ton, too,” says Alexandra, who recently tried Winc.
What if I Don’t Like the Wines they Sent?
They have a satisfaction guarantee on their website that promised you’ll never have to pay for a bottle you don’t like. If for whatever reason you’re not a fan of the wines they curated for you, they’ll give you an impressive list of wines to exchange your bottles for.
What About Price?
The prices do vary, but you get to pick a plan that aligns with your budget. But just for being a Yoga Lifestyles reader, you can take $22 off your first order when you use code YOGALIFE at checkout through winc.com.
Winc is unable to ship to P.O. mailboxes or to the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Utah. Members must be 21 years old to purchase alcohol.