Wines by Wives is a Celebrity Wine Club partnership between Vicki Gunvalson and Tamara Barney, two of The Real Housewives of the OC. Being someone who enjoys an occasional glass of wine, but not familiar enough to know what’s what, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try a few new wines without picking them solely on cute names or labels. Wines by Wives gives members the chance to try two wines recommended by Vicki and Tamara – where you have the choice of two reds, two whites, or one of each. I opted for one of each and received a Gabriella Pinot Grigio 2010 and Gabriella Chianti 2009. The Pinot Grigio was a very crisp and dry white, and it matched well with grilled chicken and veggies. The Chianti was lighter red than some of the more aged wines, but the dry, fruity taste was fantastic with Greek keftedes (lamb meatballs with mint).
One aspect of Wines by Wives that makes it a truly worth-while club is the fact that each celebrity gives back to those in need. When people join the club, a portion of the member’s initial order is given to a charity. Vicki has chosen Women Shelter of Long Beach, for families of domestic abuse. WSLB provides a shelter, hotline, counseling, legal and health advocacy and is such an important first step for many people facing abuse. Tamra’s choice of Living Beyond Breast Cancer is an outstanding resource for women affected by breast cancer, at every step in their journey. LBBC helps women to live their lives to the fullest, each and every day.
Now, for the fun part – what do you get when you join Wines by Wives? First, you’ll receive two bottles of wine each month, at a fabulous price! You’ll have access to behind the scenes photos, videos, news, tips and lots more entertainment from the OC. There are fabulous t-shirts, one of a kind wine glasses and lots of other accessories in the online store. There are sweepstakes, contests and even chances to win the opportunity to hang out with Vicki and Tamra!
Wines By Wives is only $34.90 (+S&H) to join, and you’ll be sipping away in no time! You can cancel without any penalty, so you can try it once, and if it’s not for you, you’ll be able to easily get in touch via phone to cancel your membership.