**This is a sponsored blog post in collaboration with nakedwines.com. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Photo credit: Niki Cram
It seems that there is a subscription service for just about everything in life. I belong to a few subscription, but I’m most obsessed with my nakedwines.com subscription.
This is the wine subscription to get above all others as it champions independent wine makers all over the world. Members like myself are called Angels. By becoming a member, you get to put your money where it matters the most: the grape, the craft and skilled artisans creating each unique wine.
For someone like me, I’m all about this — I love a good story. But before we go through what I love specifically, let’s talk about what being a nakedwines.com member means:
- When you join, you become an Angel–you earn your wings and enter into a community of wine lovers and makers that is free of pretension. For me personally, I love the community aspect. As I mentioned, I love a good story, so I absolutely love reading about each wine maker. Next to this I am obsessed with the groups formed by other community members, groups like: (1) Naked Newbies to help new Angels find their way around the site to buying their first bottle. It’s the first place I tell new Angels to visit (2) My favorite: Wine n’ Dine. This group shares everything from the best wine pairings to new discoveries they are obsessed with. Along with that you can tap into the wine recommendation engine that is based on 2 million review and ratings from real wine drinkers.
- Cost to join: $40 a month. Your $40 a month investment is added to your “piggy bank”. In return, you receive insider pricing that is usually 40-60% off retail. And unlike other subscriptions that send you boxes based on their or your trending pattern, at nakewines.com you shop the bottle you want when you want and it’s shipped to you—sometimes within two days. If you are anything like me, then you can really appreciate this, because I like being in control of where I invest my money. This model gives me the freedom unlike any other subscription—my palate changes often and my curiosity can easily be swayed by some of the group shares, so this model leaves me at the mercy of no one.
- The history: The company launched in the UK in 2009 and then launched in the US and Australia in 2012. There are currently 100k Angels in the US (over 300k world wide) that fund over 150 winemakers all over the world.
Now that you know why I love being a member, let’s talk about this dinner that Matt and I hosted in partnership with nakedwines.com. What a great evening with friends and making new ones. Everyone loved being able to meet two incredible wine makers Ana Diogo-Draper and Derek Rohlffs (seen below). They told us their story of how they got started, what they are doing next and why they value their relationship with nakedwines.com and Angels like Matt and I.
The dinner celebrated everything I love about what gathers people together: good wine, good food and good company. To celebrate all that is good with gatherings, nakedwines.com is offering a special discount of $100 off $160+ purchase for first time customers. Now that you are in the know, go do it—earn your wings and cheers to supporting the best wine artisans all over the world.