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Wine Pairings Delivered to Your Door

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Fun news, you guys: Blue Apron, our favorite dinner companion, now offers more than just their signature chef-inspired meal kits. Introducing: Blue Apron wine!

blue apron wine review

Each month, Blue Apron works with world-class vineyards and esteemed winemakers to select six new wines which are shipped right to your door along with tasting notes, pairing tips, and the story behind each wine.

blue apron wine

Love the standardized back of the wine bottles, too – great info!

blue apron wine

One thing I especially loved? Each bottle is about 2/3 the size of a regular wine bottle, so you have just the right amount of wine for two people to pair with dinner. This was awesome because I always just want a little wine and with normal-sized wine bottles we usually end up having an awkward amount left over.

rogers vineyards sauvignon blanc

You don’t have to be a weekly member of Blue Apron to get the wine deliveries, by the way! Their reds and whites will certainly complement their recipes, but you can also savor them with your own homemade creations. :)

If you are a Blue Apron fan like we are, though, I loved that their tasting notes pages include which upcoming Blue Apron meals their wines will pair best with.

blue apron wine pairings

As you guys know, Blue Apron allows you to create delicious, chef-designed meals at home, delivering all the fresh ingredients you need in exactly the right proportions for the recipes. No grocery store and no waste from unused ingredients – win! We subscribe to their weekly 2 person plan (3 meals, 2 servings each) and pay for it on our own outside of these review posts – we love it.

When our wine delivery arrived, we saw that the Blue Apron recipe we were planning to make that night, BBQ-Spiced Salmon with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Arugula (<—recipe), was listed as a meal that paired well with their Rancho Petaluma Zinfadel from Windsor Oaks Vineyard. Don’t mind if we do!

windsor oaks vineyard

chalk hill zinfadel

Yum – it did indeed pair nicely with our meal (which was also delicious, btw)!

bbq spiced salmon with sweet potatoes

blue apron wine pairing dinner

The second wine we tried, a Pinot Gris from Scharf Farms Vineyard, was noted as pairing well with Nepalese Chicken Tarkari with Garlic-Spinach Rice and Spiced Tomato Sauce (<—recipe). Sounded good to me!

nepalese chicken tarkari recipe

We absolutely LOVED that meal – so delicious and unique – and the wine paired perfectly with it, cutting the spice and refreshing the palate. Thumbs up!

nepalese chicken recipe

We can’t wait to make our way through the rest of the wines with future Blue Apron meals!

blue apron wine review

Cheers!

Want to try Blue Apron meals and/or wine yourself?

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Comments

  1. 1

    I’m sorry, I have never heard of this “leftover wine” problem you have :)
    Since I rarely have leftover wine, it would be nice to have a slightly smaller bottle sometimes!

  2. 3

    I love a good glass of wine but really know very little about it. Thank you Blue Apron. How lovely is this!!! Great idea. Thanks for sharing. xo Lauren

  3. 5

    Oh wow this is such a great idea! I’m no wine expert so this would be a great way to learn about different wines and pairings for them!

  4. 7
    Roadrunner says

    Sounds very enticing!

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