Exploring New Wines & WIN a box of Wine from Le Petit Ballon

Le Petit Ballon wine subscription box

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 Ballonwe said a big fat “Oui s’il vous plait”!

Le Petit Ballon wine subscription box

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. 

Le Petit Ballon red wine

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.

For your chance to win your own box of Le Petit Ballon wine to try, just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below, using as many options as you’d like.

Good Luck!

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Terms and Conditions: Competition closes at 11.59pm GMT on Sunday 29th July 2018. Entries received after this time and date will not be valid. Giveaway open to UK residents only. Entrants must be 18 and over. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter after the closing date and will be notified within 5 days of competition end. Only entrants received via the Rafflecopter widget will be considered valid. The prize is a box of wine from Le Petit Ballon- no cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered.

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169 Comments

  1. iain maciver
    June 26, 2018 / 11:02 pm

    white wine for me

  2. Kevin Honey
    June 26, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    Vintage Cava

  3. Angie McDonald
    June 27, 2018 / 12:33 am

    I enjoy a glass of Rose

  4. Angela Treadway
    June 27, 2018 / 1:02 am

    rose for me x

  5. Alice Gilkes
    June 27, 2018 / 2:39 am

    White

  6. Tracy Nixon
    June 27, 2018 / 4:44 am

    Rose wine for me!

  7. Emma Ferguson
    June 27, 2018 / 6:10 am

    I love Rose win

  8. Ruth Harwood
    June 27, 2018 / 6:31 am

    Love a glass of Rose xx

  9. Margaret Clarkson
    June 27, 2018 / 6:46 am

    My favourite is Sancerre.

  10. Sue McCarthy
    June 27, 2018 / 7:02 am

    I like rose, White Zinfandel

  11. Catherine McAlinden
    June 27, 2018 / 7:25 am

    Rose wine

  12. William Gould
    June 27, 2018 / 8:38 am

    I love a good red wine with a meal and a fruity medium white wine for just drinking!

  13. Kim neville
    June 27, 2018 / 8:49 am

    I like Prosecco

  14. Peter Watson
    June 27, 2018 / 8:58 am

    Shiraz for me.

  15. Jane Willis
    June 27, 2018 / 9:33 am

    Oooh it depends on where I am, what I’m eating, what the weather is like…. On a summer’s evening, I love to sit in the garden with a glass of rosé wine, but with a steak I like a Merlot or Pinotage, and with poultry or salads I like a Sauvignon Blanc or Chenin Blanc.

  16. Sheena Batey
    June 27, 2018 / 10:02 am

    I like all wine but tend towards white and rose in the summer and red in the winter

  17. June 27, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Any kind of red for me, but I do like a Merlot!

  18. ElizM
    June 27, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    Champagne

  19. pete c
    June 27, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    my favourites are either Chardonnay or Rioja

  20. Susan B
    June 27, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    I am a Merlot gal but I also enjoy most others.

  21. Susan B
    June 27, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    I am a Merlot gal but I also enjoy Sauvignon Blanc and most others.

  22. felicity bush
    June 27, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    Champagne 🙂

  23. Ann Goody
    June 27, 2018 / 5:03 pm

    Sauvignon Blanc at the moment, but in cooler weather it is Malbec

  24. Susan Smith
    June 27, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    Normally I like a Rose Wine, but then I will try any wine

  25. Nikki Hayes
    June 27, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    Rose is my favourite, followed by white. I’ve tried but never really been able to get into red wine :o)

  26. Wise Words
    June 27, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    White wine here please & thank you

  27. Jo m welsh
    June 27, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    I prefer a rose wine best

  28. Laura Banks
    June 27, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    silver point rose at the moment

  29. Tracey Argent
    June 27, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    White wine, Prosecco, Champagne

  30. Iris Tilley
    June 27, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    I like fruity red’s the fruitier the better

  31. mick proctor
    June 27, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    I like Shiraz

  32. claire woods
    June 27, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    I like any white.

  33. Sue Watson
    June 27, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    It would be white for me, much as I love red and roe

  34. Elizabeth
    June 28, 2018 / 2:10 am

    I’m more of a dessert wine person, but many of them are too sticky for the weather right now, so a nice light Pinot Grigio would really hit the spot right now.

  35. Isabel O
    June 28, 2018 / 10:53 am

    I’m a bit fussy, I prefer rose or white wine and I really don’t like dry wine!

  36. Lesley Bambridge
    June 28, 2018 / 11:15 am

    I like most types of Red wine, and a lot of whites. Generally I prefer a nice fruity red!

  37. Catherine Bullas
    June 28, 2018 / 11:51 am

    French bordeaux

  38. Joanne Benham
    June 28, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    I like a nice cabernet sauvignon or an Argentinian Malbec.

  39. Tracy Hanley
    June 28, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    I love a medium dry white wine like pinot grigio

  40. clair downham
    June 28, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    a nice malbec

  41. iain Colquhoun
    June 28, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    I usually prefer a dry white such as Muscadet

  42. Hayley Colburn
    June 28, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    depends on my mood, I do like rose and white wine, really don’t like red much but my absolute fave is cava

  43. TANIA STANNARD
    June 29, 2018 / 9:04 am

    I like a glass of Red wine

  44. Fay
    June 30, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    My favourite is Pinot Grigio but I like any white really

  45. Michelle Smith
    June 30, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    Rose

  46. Elizabeth Gaskell
    June 30, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    My favourite is white but it does depend on what I’m eating if we are drinking at mealtime. Great competition thanks for the chance to win.

  47. Lorna Ledger
    July 1, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    I really like a deep rich red, very tasty and dry

  48. john prendergast
    July 1, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Rose wine

  49. Alica
    July 1, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    I love a glass of Rose 🙂

  50. Miss Tracy Hanson
    July 3, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    Do like Chardonnay especially in this warm weather as it’s very crisp.

  51. melanie stirling
    July 3, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    Riesling white wine.

  52. Kim M
    July 5, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    I like a Rose x

  53. maria blythin
    July 5, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    any but my fav is rose x

  54. laura jones
    July 6, 2018 / 6:13 am

    white for me

  55. Rosemary Tily
    July 6, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    A lovely smooth red wine accompanied by a really good book and a peaceful garden retreat!

  56. Toni W
    July 7, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    A chilled medium dry white wine.😋

  57. Kim Styles
    July 7, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    I like a crisp and dry Chardonnay

  58. Tracy Newton
    July 7, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    I love sparkling wines

  59. Carole Nott
    July 7, 2018 / 11:56 pm

    I love many wines especially chilled chardonay

  60. Caroline Hunter
    July 8, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    I love a dry white wine like Sauvignon Blanc.

  61. cheryl hadfield
    July 8, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    I love Pinot Grigio

  62. paula cheadle
    July 8, 2018 / 11:46 pm

    red Sauvignon for me

  63. charlotte
    July 9, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    i love a good bottle of red!

  64. Robert Price
    July 10, 2018 / 8:57 am

    Red for me

  65. olivia kirby
    July 10, 2018 / 10:51 am

    Very dry fizz. Not Prosecco I prefer Cava, Champagne and English fizz.
    I like red wine too and very dry, very chilled white.

  66. Danielle Cresswell
    July 10, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    Rose for me xx

  67. kimberley ryan
    July 11, 2018 / 10:44 am

    red wine, my favourite being a pinot noir

  68. jo liddement
    July 11, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    I love a chilled Pinot Grigio and i also enjoy rose wine.

  69. Simone Griffin
    July 11, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    I love rose wine

  70. Alison
    July 11, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    RED WINE

  71. Christina Curtis
    July 12, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    I love a Fruity white wine.

  72. Alice O'Neill
    July 13, 2018 / 9:41 am

    Depends what mood I’m in !

  73. Andrea Lloyd
    July 14, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    White wine

  74. Lindsey stuart
    July 15, 2018 / 9:55 am

    I love a refreshing dry white wine, Lovely and relaxing to enjoy in an evening.

  75. Rachel Frances
    July 15, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    rose for me please

  76. ann clements
    July 15, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    dry white wine

  77. JULIE WARD
    July 15, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    The Pinot Grigio on the few occasions I have a glass

  78. Christina Palmer
    July 17, 2018 / 8:12 am

    I like them all but I do enjoy a Rose best

  79. Tim Smith
    July 17, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    A dark and heavy Malbec for me every time.

  80. Stevie
    July 18, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    I like Australian red like Jacob’s Creek.

  81. jules eley
    July 18, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    rose is my favourite!

  82. MichelleD
    July 19, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    I love a red wine, a Shiraz usually

  83. irene gilmour
    July 21, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    rose in the summer and red in winter

  84. Christine Caple
    July 21, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    Rose is my favourite

  85. Maureen Moss
    July 22, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    I love something that is fruity red/ white /rose or sparkling….but sparkling just a fraction more than all the others

  86. Pam Francis Gregory
    July 22, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    I love to treat myself to a lovely bottle of Sancerre.

  87. Lynn Neal
    July 22, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    A glass of red

  88. Natasha R-M
    July 23, 2018 / 8:01 am

    I enjoy an occasional glass of red wine.

  89. Alice Colling
    July 23, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    I love Pinot Grigio

  90. Mark
    July 23, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    Sauvignon blanc, for me!

  91. donna l jones
    July 24, 2018 / 7:55 am

    rose

  92. Kath Amis
    July 24, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    I love Chardonnay

  93. Hazel Rea
    July 24, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    My favourite wine is Rose.

  94. James Travis
    July 25, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    Rose wine

  95. Mary Burnage
    July 26, 2018 / 11:50 am

    White wine

  96. sheri Darby
    July 26, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    Shiraz is my favourite

  97. Ruth Wollerton
    July 26, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    I love Chardonnay to refresh me beautifully.

  98. Susan Ann Bennett
    July 26, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Love all wines

  99. KATHY D
    July 27, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    love a large glass of white wine

  100. Rebecca Whatmore (@0zzyhog)
    July 27, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    Mine is Rose or a medium white – especially Summer time.

  101. Anthea Holloway
    July 27, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    I love a red merlot or a white sauvignon blanc!

  102. Michelle Ferguson
    July 27, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    Pinot grigio is my favourite

  103. Karen B
    July 27, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    I really like a nice bottle of Merlot though in the summer I normally go for a white wine.

  104. A.E. ADKINS
    July 27, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    Argentinian Malbec or a Valpolicella are the wines that OH & I agree on!

  105. Alison Macdonald
    July 27, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Malbec

  106. Deborah Hambleton
    July 27, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    I love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

  107. Danielle Spencer
    July 27, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    Rose

  108. Geoff Hibbert
    July 28, 2018 / 6:46 am

    Anything that’s 13% or over

  109. R Amison
    July 28, 2018 / 8:41 am

    Dry White

  110. Michael Knappett
    July 28, 2018 / 11:19 am

    I love a merlot.

  111. carol boffey
    July 28, 2018 / 11:56 am

    rose for me

  112. Antonia Richardson
    July 28, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    rose

  113. Penelope Senior
    July 28, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    In winter I like a glass of Merlot, in summer I prefer a white Sauvignan Blanc

  114. greig alan james spencer
    July 28, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    rose for me

  115. Laura Pritchard
    July 28, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    I love a fruity rose!

  116. Angela Kelly
    July 28, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    I like a sweet white wine, like Liebfraumilch.

  117. Judith MacInnes
    July 28, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    I already like to try and pair with food, so in winter when we’re eating lots of roast dinners, and rich stews and casseroles, I find we’re drinking Malbecs and Pinot Noirs – summer salads I love a chilled cab sauvignon. Just drinking in the pub I like an easy drinking rose!

  118. Liam Fitzpatrick
    July 28, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    I absolutely love red wine, or white wine with an ice cube in it

  119. Karen hutchinson
    July 28, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    A nice light rose

  120. Wendy Smith
    July 28, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    My favourite is Rose

  121. Emily Smith
    July 28, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    I like a glass of Rosè

  122. Ann Willers
    July 28, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    A medium crisp cold white

  123. Caitlin Kelly
    July 28, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    A glass or more like a bottle of rose wine

  124. Natalee Gosiewski
    July 28, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    Rose

  125. Sam Parkes
    July 28, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    A Rose wine

  126. Eve H Ogden
    July 28, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    My fave is white wine and hubbys is red

  127. jackie beckett
    July 28, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    White for me a sweet one

  128. Herbert Appleby
    July 29, 2018 / 3:01 am

    JP Chenet Merlot

  129. Roisin Niceochain
    July 29, 2018 / 3:38 am

    pinot grigio

  130. Kim Lam
    July 29, 2018 / 5:00 am

    Sancerre

  131. Allan Wilson
    July 29, 2018 / 5:42 am

    Partial to a good Rioja

  132. Emma Hussain
    July 29, 2018 / 7:52 am

    Red

  133. Dianne Simpson
    July 29, 2018 / 7:54 am

    Pinot Grigio

  134. Simon Tinsley
    July 29, 2018 / 8:05 am

    My favourite win in the whole wide world is Malbec from Argentina.

  135. Dawn Underwood
    July 29, 2018 / 8:23 am

    I like a nice crisp white

  136. Lucy Carter
    July 29, 2018 / 9:37 am

    I like rose wine

  137. Emma Fox
    July 29, 2018 / 9:38 am

    I like white wine 🙂

  138. Rachell
    July 29, 2018 / 10:15 am

    I used to only drink shiraz, but now I prefer pinot grigio which is lovely with an ice cube in the summer

  139. Jeanette Leighton
    July 29, 2018 / 10:29 am

    I love some red wine especially with a nice meal

  140. gillian hay
    July 29, 2018 / 10:31 am

    i love a merlot

  141. Allan Fullarton
    July 29, 2018 / 10:44 am

    White wine.

  142. Anneka
    July 29, 2018 / 11:33 am

    I love Sauvignon Blanc it’s dry, crisp and refreshing. I like it when it’s ice cold.

  143. Angela Macdonald
    July 29, 2018 / 11:41 am

    I am enjoying the pale rose wines at the moment

  144. Charlotte G
    July 29, 2018 / 11:49 am

    I love Echo Falls Rose

  145. Rebecca Mercer
    July 29, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    White Zinfandel

  146. Karen Hughes
    July 29, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I love a nice glass of chilled rose

  147. Clare Hubbard
    July 29, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    I love red fruity wine

  148. Deborah Mackenzie
    July 29, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    Not that fussy; but enjoy a love Prosecco

  149. Samantha O'D
    July 29, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    White Zinfandel

  150. Natalie Crossan
    July 29, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    I love chardonnay x

  151. Adrian Bold
    July 29, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    I like a nice Chardonnay

  152. Tricia cowell
    July 29, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    I like Merlot

  153. alice lightning
    July 29, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    a good bodied red

  154. sue mcdermott
    July 29, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    Merlot is my favourite

  155. Sheila Reeves @cakereev
    July 29, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I love a Spanish Red, Tempranillo – or a Cava for a bit of fizz!

  156. Samantha Atherton
    July 29, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    I like a glass of rose

  157. Jill
    July 29, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Marlborough

  158. Hannah Scudder
    July 29, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    I love white wine.

  159. July 29, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    I love a sparkling rose! Its especially refreshing on a hot summer evening. xx

  160. Richard Eldred Hawes
    July 29, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    An Argentinian Malbec

  161. laura stewart
    July 29, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    i like rose x

  162. SHIRLEY EVANS
    July 29, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    I enjoy white wine

  163. Hayley Elvin
    July 29, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    I love a nice glass of chilled rose wine on a summer evening

  164. Collette SR
    July 29, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    Rose

  165. Michelle Wild
    July 29, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    Whit though red too if I’m not working the next day.

  166. Tee Simpson
    July 29, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    I like a rose wine

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