Chipmonkey Wine Pairs Wine with Life


Chipmonkey Wine, a new gifting company that pairs wine with life, launches today. Founded by WSET 3 Graduate and Certified Sommelier Kanchan Schindlauer, Chipmonkey Wine pairs carefully selected bottles with customized sentiments for all of life’s occasions. From bird attacks and toddler trouble to new homes and birthdays, there’s a wine for that.

“The concept for Chipmonkey Wine came from a real life need to send just the right, personalized gift to a friend suffering a recent loss,” notes Schindlauer. “A case of wine seemed impersonal and a greeting card seemed generic, hence the solution was born - a service that pairs really good wine with life.”

With a curated collection of both international and Pacific Northwest wines, certified sommeliers select each bottle for any given occasion. The wine, available in packs of one, two, three or six, is packaged and shipped, along with cards that can be customized with personal images and sentiments. The wines are carefully selected from classic standbys, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to their lesser known, yet equally delicious counterparts like a good Nebbiolo or Marsanne.

Tasting notes and pairing suggestions are also provided with each selection, accessible by unique QR code-links to the website. A variety of categories come equipped with just the right message for occasions such as:

·       Family Life and Friendships, with sentiments ranging from engagements and weddings to hormonal teenagers and divorce, (whether it be horribly or happily!). Such as, “Happily Divorced: “Congrats on your Divorce/Break-up,” reminding the recipient that many things are better apart than together: The Red Sea, Bennifer, hydrogen and Oppenheimer.

·       Congrats and Thanks, offering gifts for advice, business referrals, and more, like “Congrats on the Promotion,” sharing that wine and real ladders don't make a good match, but wine and proverbial ones do. Send wine to someone climbing the ladder of success.

·       Get Well Soon, Condolences or Bad Days, including “Sorry for Your Loss.” Since you can't take away someone's pain after a loss, but you can send them a smile and some wine to go with all those casseroles. 

For every six bottle pack purchased, Chipmonkey Wine will donate $6 to water 1st international, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Custom gift ideas and bulk orders are available by request.

Find more information and place an order at Once an order is placed, wine is paired, packed and delivered within 3-4 days. Gifts more than $100 ship free and a $15 flat rate shipping is applied. Shipping is currently only offered in Washington in Oregon, with more markets planned soon. Follow along or find more gifting ideas at @ChipmonkeyWine on Facebook and Instagram.


Erin Osborne