The Wine List: Drink and Learn

The Wine List Review

What makes the Wine List different?

As a big fan and supporter of food delivery start-ups like Pasta Evangelists and HelloFresh, I was instantly intrigued when an invitation to review the Wine List popped through my inbox.

Usually, wine subscriptions are about getting deals on buying cases in bulk, which as a moderate wine drinker has never been for me. But the Wine List is different because you receive just two bottles a month, which sounds a lot more manageable!

Of course, another way the Wine List is different from other wine subscriptions is that I’m offering you 30% off your first box! Just enter my special limited code MISSP30 on their website! 😉

A 12 month wine course

The concept behind the Wine List is to teach you about wine over 24 carefully selected and sourced bottles you won’t find in the supermarket over a 12-month course.

Each month, you will learn the core fundamental principles of wine, such as grape, vineyard, weather, fermentation method and ageing style. So that over time, you might even be able to figure out what a wine should taste like before you try it.

What you get with your subscription

A Wine List subscription costs £39 per month, where in your first delivery you’ll receive:

– An introduction to wine tasting
– Your first two wines, worth around £15-20 on average
– Interactive tasting cards to help find the words to describe what you taste
– Your learning plan for the next 12 months

Get 30% off your first box with code MISSP30

To Review the Wine List, I set up a Wine Tasting with friends

Wine List Review Miss P

The two bottles I received were a white wine from Lebanon called Massaya White, and a pink-skinned red wine called Cara Sucia from Argentina.

Wine List Wine Tasting

We first tried the white wine while reading through the introduction to wine tasting, which explains how to properly look, smell, taste and judge the wine.

Wine List 12 Month Wine Course

I loved the bright yellow colour of the Massaya. We could all taste the delicious aromas of flowers, lemons and honey. And I particularly enjoyed the inclusion of the winemakers story, which always helps me feel a connection to what I’m drinking.

Wine List Red Wine Blog Review

Next, we cracked open the red. This bottle was very interesting, because it was a light-bodied fruity wine made in the heart of Mendoza, better known for rich and dark Malbec’s. Similar to a Beaujolais nouveau, it was perfect served slightly chilled on a warm June afternoon.

Wine List Blog Review

The Verdict

To be completely honest, a Lebanese white and a light and young red wine are really on the opposite spectrum of what I would normally choose. While I still prefer my usual tipple, I love that the Wine List introduced me to something completely new.

After all, if I continue to stick with only the wines I know, I won’t continue to learn. So if, like me, you’re looking to break out of the habit of always buying the same thing and have an interest in learning about wine, then I 100% recommend you give the Wine List a try.

Get 30% off your first box with code MISSP30

As mentioned earlier, I was invited to give an honest review of the Wine List in exchange for one box with 2 wines. As always, all opinions are my own.

Lara Olivia
Lara Olivia

Freelance writer and blogger obsessed with food, travel and good stories.

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1 Comment

  1. 8 October 2020 / 2:41 pm

    This sounds like such a great way to try and learn about new wines.

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