Give Mum What She REALLY Wants for Mother’s Day: Win a Case of Wine from Vinomofo
So my days of hanging out in swanky wine bars qwoffing vinos in outrageously uncomfortable shoes may be a distant memory, (thank goodness), but I am still partial to a glass of wine after a hard day child-wrangling. (Or an easy day come to think of it!) Seriously, what is there not to love about unclipping your bra, slumping onto the couch in your yoga pants and calling a girlfriend for a good whine with a really good wine in hand? Bliss!
The distinct difference between now and then (besides my preferred wine-drinking outfit) is that these days quality wins over quantity every time. If I’m going to indulge in the odd vino after the kids have gone to bed, I’d much prefer it didn’t taste like…well…like crap.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m far from a wine snob (by any stretch of the imagination) but gone are the days when I drink purely to get merry. As any parent will attest to, hangovers and children are a mix made in parental HELL! (Ain’t no painkillers in the world gonna save you from that kind of pain my friend!) So, these days I’m much more likely to find a wine that I like and stick to it. If I’m going to treat myself and drop $20-25 dollars on a bottle of wine, I want to know I’m going to like it, you know, now that I have much more important things to spend money on like a mortgage, bills, groceries, football boots, school camps and an endless supply of toilet rolls….(seriously what are you small people doing with the toilet paper?) So I tend to go for the ‘safe’ option…but safe can also get kind of boring, don’t you think? Where is the adventure in that?
Short of tuning into some stuffy TV show and watching some boring old fuddy-duddy swill a robust red, flair his nostrils and waffle on about how the wine is reminiscent of a herd of wildebeests running through the undergrowth (yeah…WTF?) how’s a gal to know how to pick a good wine? And just for the record I’ve tried the going-for-the-best-looking-label method and I have to admit, it’s not the best indicator!
Oh come on! You know you do it too!
Well…as it just so happens – I have finally found the answer to this age-old conundrum! Vinomofo!
Vinomofo is a wine deals website with a difference. They work directly with the best producers in the world to find wines that they LOVE and drink themselves. We all love a bargain, but what’s the use of getting 12 bottles of super cheap wine if it tastes like the bottle of vinegar you’ve had in the back of the pantry since goodness knows when. Basically if they don’t absolutely LOVE it, you won’t find them selling it. Less than 5% of wines that cross their tasting bench actually make it to the ‘Fo. So (besides dwelling on how you can get a job as a Mofo wine-taster) not only can you be assured of getting a great deal, you can also be confident that you’ll be getting great wine.
In fact, if you aren’t 100% happy with your order, you can return it to them anytime for a replacement, full refund or a credit (the choice is yours). They’ll even pick it up from you and cover return shipping costs. Really, you can’t say fairer than that, right?
What’s more, visiting their website, is a bit of a hoot – kind of like hanging out with that hilarious friend you have that’s just effortlessly cool. (And you can do it all from your couch in your heavenly braless state without a stiletto heel or a wine snob and their wildebeests in sight!)
Joining up to the Vinomofo site is easy. I opted to sign in via my Facebook, which gave me instant access to a huge range of amazing wine deals. Basically you can buy when the mood takes you, or you can sign up to one of 2 club options which both promise no lock-in contracts, no BS (their words not mine), just a world full of flavour and freedom.
Sounds good to me!
As you know, I like to practice what I preach (especially when it comes to good wine, ha!) so I’m expecting my first delivery on Thursday. You know life is good when wine gets delivered to your door! No bottle shop runs for me this month! (I got a 12 pack of Black Market Deal Shiraz 2014, 70% off. So instead of paying $33 a bottle, they were $9.90!) And for those of you wondering, they weren’t gifted. I have been so wowed by the Vinomofo approach, humour, promise and desire to give back to the community (check out the new initiative video below. Seriously…can these guys get any cooler?) that I simply had to get on board the ‘Fo train myself! (I’ll post an update below when my delivery arrives!)
You can check out their awesome deals for yourself here.
New members can enjoy $25 dollars off their first order! Simply use the code: mumslounge at the checkout!
Still thinking you’d like to try before you buy? Well, you are in luck! Vinomofo are giving Mums Lounge readers the chance to win a mixed dozen valued at $170.
These wines are collaborations between Vinomofo and some of the country’s most talented winemakers.
The Collaboration Case includes 2 x each:
- Fanny Limehead Clare Valley Riesling – a cheeky little number crafted by the rizza rockstars at Penna Lane.
- Arcadia Yarra Vallry Chardonnay – a hedonistic chardy made by the vino dream weavers at Innocent Bystander.
- Duck Sauce Yarra Valley Pinot Noir – a juicy pinot made by Yarra Valley grape genius Steve Webber.
- Art of War Barossa Shiraz – a dark and rich shiraz hand-picked and crafted by wine god Kym Teusner.
- Old Money Coonawarra Cab Sauv – a bespoke drop made by Sam Brand from the illustrious Brand Estate.
- The Orgy Mclaren Vale GSM – a grenache, shiraz, mourvedre blend made by the incredible Leask Brothers.
Hey, if you win, you can even pour yourself one in the new ‘Best Mum in the World’ Mug you know you are going to receive. I won’t judge!
To enter, simply complete the entry form below Mofo’s.
(Ah…c’mon! I couldn’t resist!)