Wine Talk

Snooth User: shsim

Being an Angel

Posted by shsim, Nov 28, 2012.

Title might be misleading but I meant on the naked wine website (http://us.nakedwines.com/). Have anyone tried that out? I just stumbled upon it and it sounds legit and a fun way to support winemakers. But I have my concerns and am here to hear from Snoothers :)

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Reply by outthere, Nov 28, 2012.

I've never been a fan of having someone else choose wine for me. Especially blind. Probably why I don't do clubs. Then again I'm a bit spoiled based on where I live so I can't be as objective as is probably needed in this thread.

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Reply by gregt, Nov 28, 2012.

shsim - angels, nakedness . . . sounds great but

are you sure you're on the right forum???

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Reply by napagirl68, Nov 28, 2012.

Shsim-

I know nothing about this enrollment club (that's what it is, from research), but on yelp, it seems folks either LOVE it or HATE it.

Ya know, it reminds me a bit of the CSA (veg/fruit delivery) I subscribed to awhile back.  Same yelp reviews- love it or hate it.  My experience was great first delivery, then went downhill.  Had a bit of an issue cancelling. 

Make sure you understand the terms if you want to try it.  It sounds like a good idea, but maybe not in practice.

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Reply by shsim, Nov 29, 2012.

Haha! Yea, I liked the idea of supporting good winemakers (although that is questionable) and getting rid of the middle marketing cost etc.. Mehh. If i had extra cash maybe. 

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Reply by outthere, Nov 29, 2012.

What is this "extra cash" thing you speak of?  Sounds amazing.

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Reply by shsim, Nov 29, 2012.

haha it is an Ethereal being.

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Reply by ps, Jan 24, 2013.

On Jan 22 2013, Snooth sent a sponsored email from this company (us.nakedwines.com).  Snooth users got $40 off.  I am tempted to join but wanted to see what other snoothers thought.  Though it was sent by Snooth to its mailing list, I guess it's still an ad.

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Reply by jtryka, Jan 25, 2013.

I received the same e-mail, and I thought about it, but like others have said, I like to be more involved in the purchasing decision when it comes to wine.  The only exceptions are the wine clubs I belong to, but those are with wineries that are already my favorites, so I am much less nervouse about letting them choose wines for me.

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Reply by Bob Dobbs, Nov 12, 2013.

I tried it. For starters, the fine print is not hidden - but you still need to read it. Nothing terrible, but there are terms. Essentially, for forty bucks a month you get a 6 or 8 bottles of wine shipped. You get to pick from a list that includes user reviews. Instead of stars or points, the user rating is "would you buy it again".

As for the wine, it is all over the place which is no surprise. It reminds me a little of California wine in the 70's. They tend to be bold and don't fit the typical descriptions. Generally, almost all of them could use a little more aging (no surprise since it focuses on startups). What did I get? A zin that was definitely an old school zin, an Italian wine that was drinkably Italian and a Viognier that I couldn't give away - and I love good Viognier. I didn't feel the urge to spit it out but it still left me saying "what was that".

So you want to have some fun with some hits and a few misses for not a lot of cash? Check it out. That is my two cents worth.

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Reply by Tbandcwfjourney, Nov 12, 2013.

Got my introductory 6 count case with my voucher.  All six wines are a 2012 vintage. Da Da Da Lodi Chardonnay F. Stephen Millier Angel's Reserve Viognier Villebois Sauvignon Blanc Vin De France Stephen Millier Lodi Shiraz Dominic Hentall Puglia Sangiovese Negroamaro The Butterfly Effect Reserve SE Australia Shiraz.  I say NO Way to the Angel part!  You do not get  to keep my CC number and automagically charge me every month, I can save my own wine money thank you very much.  I asked snoothers about the wines:

OT's was the only reply; "Nothing really complex here..."

but I only paid $11 total, so we will open, taste and maybe cook with them if we have to


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