Home Recipes Reviews Events About Contact

the wine list: a wine tasting experience, direct to your door. plus 30% off your first box.


Did you know that wine is the most popular alcoholic drink in the UK? According to The Wine List, half of adults actually drink it every month. From fans of Pinot to lovers of Lambrusco, ask someone who loves wine their favourite, and they'll come straight back to you with an answer. But perhaps they wouldn't be as forward with an opinion. I know I'm like that anyway, I know I love dry white wines and citrus flavours you'd find in a Sauvignon Blanc. I know that New Zealand varieties are said to be better. And if I'm enjoying a steak or cheese board, I'll have a fruity red, please. But like many others, I shy away when it comes to technical tasting notes, knowing all about aromas and the perfect pairings.

That's where The Wine List comes in. And with home-based experiences becoming increasingly popular lately, that's another big tick. The Wine List is essentially a wine course, at home. As well as receiving two premium bottles of wine (worth £16 each) a month and interactive tasting notes for £39. It's totally flexible too, so you can opt in for 12 months or just try it for one, with your first box at 30% off. The team sent me a complimentary first box to review and share my thoughts with you. So without further ado...


Get 30% off you first box here

CODE:  30%OFF

The branding is undeniably beautiful, with a premium feel and expensive wines. So for £39 it would make a great gift for someone into wine, or perhaps just for yourself. It arrives well packaged to protect the wines, but without too much excess for your recycling bin, a minor point but big tick from me. The notes themselves are printed in an appealing font on thick card, something appreciated if you love good design or stationery.



In this case (both meanings here), I received a bottle of red and white. This is totally random and is based on what the winemakers are producing for the box, so you need to go in with an open mind. This was a good test for me because I dislike most Chardonnays and, being a warm weekend, I really didn't fancy red. But I was ready to learn something new, and I'll try everything once.


As you taste the wines, there are cards that you can chat through and guess at their characteristics and aroma profiles. For the red, Cara Sucia, we wrote down "Floral scent, cherries, light for a red, plums, prunes, dryness of cranberries." and felt it was light, fairly sweet and light in colour. We did struggle with the "finish" and "tannins" as I don't actually know what this is. So a glossary would be really helpful here - though as the same time people interested in wine might already know this. So surprisingly, we were right on some points. The wine is made with a Cereza pink-skinned grape, which actually means cherry. It produces light styles of red wine with plummy aromas. It actually revealed it suited being chilled, and so I put the rest in the fridge and enjoyed it cold.


For the second wine, Massaya White, our scribbles reveal, "Sweet but bitter, sharp aftertaste, metallic, lemons, olives." It was a hard one as neither of us particularly liked it, and couldn't put our finger on the mystery aroma. At the same time for me it was a bit like Marmite, as I liked the taste but not the aftertaste, and so it made me want to go back for another sip. It turns out that the full-bodied wine has mineral aromas due to the chalky clay soils and high altitude. These include hints of stone, steel and wet wool - something I didn't know could be part of a wine's flavour profile before.


Overall, it was a fun activity and we can't deny we learnt something new. It would make a beautiful gift for a foodie or wannabe wine buff, which definitely feels like a special event. The wines do have recipe ideas with them, though some are quite unusual, such as Choripan, an Argentinian sandwich and Lebanese grilled fish with citrus and coriander. Whilst I appreciate again I learnt something new, I think to improve it a small snack, like chorizo bites or coriander crisps, would have really set it off. 
It's definitely inspired me to try more wines and I genuinely feel more confident in testing out new flavours. I'll especially be paying attention to any reds with the Cereza grape.

Get 30% off you first box here

CODE:  30%OFF

Would you try a wine tasting experience at home? What are your go-to wines?

In collaboration with The Wine List

24 comments:

  1. The blog is quite resourceful, however a touch of the professionals can diversity it even further. Visit idealassignmenthelp.com and watch how the experts promise a fine quality my assignment help. The best experts in the business are here to take care of your academic needs.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The author of the blog certainly has extremely impressive writing skills. You can strengthen the blog even further by adding a few grammatical detailing that promises to take your written piece to another level. Explore the academic services offered by livewebtutors.com and seek assignment help. Read More Here….My Assignment Help | Assignment Help Australia

    ReplyDelete
  3. Excellent thread, I have to thank you for this. It helps me a lot to enhance my knowledge. I truly like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my website tourism assignment as well and let me know what you think.
    materials assignment
    french assignment

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The site gives data about the historical backdrop of Irish Whiskey and furthermore the different refinery Irish Whiskey brands like Jameson, mini glass bottle wholesale

    ReplyDelete
  6. All things considered, you can just discover the genuine cost by asking a devoted office that has gone through this cycle many, Liquor store near me

    ReplyDelete
  7. The lighting of the room is additionally significant and can be a decent method to make the sort of climate you need - be it cool or warm. Liquor Bottles

    ReplyDelete
  8. We at Assignment work help provides entire spectrum on business management help to the students. Our team of management assignment experts will assist you in clearing your exam and getting good score in the subjects of management throughout the whole session. No matter, it is one of the subjects from your marketing course or it is one of most important subject from your Management specialization. Because, our team has experience in providing the best business management assignment help to the students.
    business homework help

    ReplyDelete
  9. Below you will understand what is important, the idea provides one of the links with an exciting site: the car

    ReplyDelete
  10. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Teknobuilt is a company that believes in technology. We always focus on serving you with the best digital construction management solutions. We also provide a Construction and Project Management service to make you feel comfortable. If you need real-time information to meet your purpose, feel free to connect with us at +91-11-41072395, or you can mail us at info@teknobuilt.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Those looking for someone asking to " Do my assignment" can reach out to our dedicated team of experts who have relevant qualifications for writing your assignments. We have extensive knowledge and use of experience in providing assistance on various subjects and topics with well-structured content and completely referenced papers.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Dearpet provides the best dog food and products online. We fulfill all your needs from toys, beds, and clothes for your dog at a very affordable price. We also give proper medical facilities to your pets and take care of all their grooming facilities. For more info contact +91-9111888111 or you can mail us on support@dearpet.in

    ReplyDelete
  14. It is rather very good, nevertheless glance at the data with this handle... Records daily

    ReplyDelete
  15. You blog post is just completely quality and informative. Many new facts and information which I have not heard about before. Keep sharing more blog posts! DF Checking

    ReplyDelete
  16. Everything you need to know about Bobby Lee's Net Worth in 2021, Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Dating, wife, Kids, Married, Divorce, Religion, ...

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hailey Baldwin Bieber net worth: Hailey Baldwin Bieber is an American model and actress, who has a net worth of $20 million. She is the youngest daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is very beautiful, i must say, the contents of this write up are very educative and insightful, thanks for posting it, it was really really helpful, click here for FUPRE updates fupre aggregate cut off mark

    ReplyDelete