When an email dropped in my inbox asking Adam and I if we’d like to try an example wine subscription box from Le Petit Ballon, we said a big fat “Oui s’il vous plait”!
There’s a danger of getting stuck in a rut when it comes to drinking wine: where you often just reach for a familiar favourite on the supermarket shelf, without really giving much thought as to how it tastes or if it actually works with your dinner.
What could help you get out of a wine rut better than a subscription wine box, like the kind sent to us? With two different wines sent to you every month, along with a cool, informative booklet explaining everything about your wine, what it should be paired with, tasting notes and more, it gives you the opportunity to explore the world of wine in an easy, non-pretentious way.
No more staring at the supermarket shelf awkwardly when you do actually want to branch out but with no idea what you’re doing!
We were sent a Baletti 2017 Rose, and a Grand Vernet 2016 Red, both of which we paired with similar foods recommended to us by the booklet.
Both of these were brands of wine we hadn’t tried before, and I felt more ‘wordly’ branching out. At £24 a month the box is a bit of a treat, and whilst this is definitely more about quality over quantity (wine guzzlers might feel short-changed), it’s definitely worth the money now we don’t tend to go ‘out out’ as much anymore (damn those pesky kids!). I liked the fact the red wine came with a chocolate bar as that wouldn’t be something I’d normally try with wine (being a savoury snack kinda gal), but it worked well. Both wines were delicious and the box has made us rethink how we select wine in the future- I think we’ve been a little spoilt now!
Having a box felt like a home equivalent of a posh tasting menu at a restaurant where you try a different wine with every course!
I think the Le Petit Ballon subscription boxes would make a great present for someone (hint, hint for Birthday/Christmas/Anniversary, husband), and Adam agreed too.
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