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Bright Cellars is relatively new to the wine club scene. We’re currently on our third monthly box, and I think we’ll probably stick with it. I think I can safely say that our matches have gotten progressively better (though the first shipment was also quite nice!).

You start your Bright Cellars experience by filling out a simple quiz to create your taste profile. Your first shipment is based on those answers, and following shipments will be based on your ratings of previous shipments. Our first month included a really bland cabernet, and our notes on that bottle seem to have been taken into consideration. Like many subscription services, your experience depends on your feedback and comments every month.

$60 a month with shipping gets you four bottles. Of the twelve we’ve received so far, we’ve yet to run into anything we’ve tried or heard of previously, so it’s actually been quite a bit of fun. When I filled out my survey, I opted for mostly reds with an occasional “interesting” white. We’ve gotten a white bottle in each shipment, and even though I don’t usually enjoy white wines (because they taste like sick), they managed to send us sweeter whites that we’ve both actually liked drinking. The blend we received in our September shipment (2012 Cambridge and Sunset White Blend) was the nicest white I’ve ever tasted.

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For October, our third shipment, we received 2012 Rey Sol Old Vine Garnacha, 2013 Archer Cellars Red Blend, 2014 El Negotiante Pinot Noir, and 2014 Tierra y Mar Fog Cuvee White. As you can see, we’ve tried everything but the white, which we always somehow end up saving for last. Tj and I both agreed that the best of the bunch was definitely the garnacha.

I know there are a lot of subscription services out there, but what makes this one stand out for me is the care that the Bright Cellars team puts into building a relationship with their customers. I received a hand written note after our first wine shipment, and my interaction with their customer service representative was pleasantly effortless. I appreciate these little details when it comes to mail order experiences. As an introvert, I’m unlikely to ask for recommendations in a physical storefront. It’s rare that I get a personalized experience anywhere. Because of that, this sort of service is something I personally find really beneficial, but I do recognize that it may seem a little impersonal for folks that do enjoy talking to people. I think Bright Cellars has found a good balance.

It’s important to note that this subscription is for adults (21+) only, and an adult signature is actually required upon receipt. Make sure to track your shipment!

** If you’re interested in trying out Bright Cellars, this link will get you 50% off your first month, and I’ll receive a bonus bottle, which is awful nice.

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  1. The beautiful Trove Eyelash set from True & Co. is on sale right now. Through the weekend (August 16th) you can save an additional 15% on these sale pieces with the code PRIVATE15. You’re welcome. ♥
  2. Tj and I just signed up for Bright Cellars, a (newer) wine subscription service. I can’t wait to share the results with you! You can save 50% on your first month using my referral link (which also gets us a free bottle of wine, so that’s cool). This will be my first time trying out a wine subscription service, and I’m really looking forward to the results. This Cabernet Sauvignon/Grenach blend from Petit Chou will be in our first box.
  3. This blazer! Olive velvet pairs well with black lace. +Boots.
  4. Only five days remain on the Bath Sabbath expansion Kickstarter! Get in on this one. Bath Sabbath is a small batch, cruelty-free skin care company with a heavy metal theme. Their products are all sulfate and detergent free, and are great for sensitive skin. Check out their current line on etsy! For a pledge of $17, you can get yourself a beautifully sculpted soap or handcrafted beard oil. She’s Staring at You is scented with pomegranate and lime, plus notes of bergamot, bavender, and a hint of frankincense.
  5. I really want this coloring book when it comes out in October. Do you still color on occasion? I love it so much. I think it’s really important to hold on to a few childhood rituals; for me, coloring is definitely one of these.
  6. I love these super simple zodiac pendants from Moorea Seal. Birthday gift? Sure, thanks.
  7. The Lost Valley Ankle boot from Free People is a beaut. Black, obviously, but the other color options are lovely as well.
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