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How many times have you been to the supermarket for a bottle of wine and been confused and overwhelmed by the amount of options in front of you? So overwhelmed, in fact, that you end up just picking up the same old wine that you normally buy; perhaps thinking that you’re being brave by picking the same grape as usual but from a different vineyard.

Well, My VitiBox is here to help you branch out. You can not only get wines delivered to your door on a regular basis, but you’ll also get a wine education along the way. You’ll be able to discover how to taste, choose, and enjoy excellent wines in order to become a connoisseur. Soon enough the supermarket will be overwhelmed by you.

At A Glance Info
What's in the box? One or two bottles of wine hand-selected from a sommelier with tasting cards
How often does it come? Monthly
How much?

Colours & Flavours:
One Month - £22 (2 bottles/month)
Three Months - £66 (2 bottles/month)
Six Months - £126 (2 bottles/month)
Twelve Months - £240 (2 bottles/month)

Red Passion:
One Month - £24 (1 bottle/month) | £36 (2 bottles/month)
Three Months - £72 (1 bottle/month) | £108 (2 bottles/month)
Six Months - £138 (1 bottle/month) | £210 (2 bottles/month)
Twelve Months - £264 (1 bottle/month) | £408 (2 bottles/month)
Do prices include postage? No - add £4 for 1 bottle, add £5 for 2 bottles
Sent from UK
Options You may purchase any additional bottles from their online shop
Website www.myvitibox.co.uk

How Does It Work?

Like with most subscription services, My VitiBox works on the basis that you sign up for a given period of time and pay a certain amount of money, either in advance or on a regular basis. In exchange for your money you receive a box full of wine every month until you decide you no longer want or need them.

What Do You Get?

Wines. Amazing, fantastic, sensational wines. These aren’t the sort of wines you can pick up in the aforementioned supermarket, either. These are wines specifically chosen by Alain Gousse, a sommelier who has previously worked at Tour d’Argent, and Le Crillon. He blind tastes twenty-five different bottles in order to be able to choose one that is sufficiently good enough for the monthly box. Nice work if you can get it.

Each box contains one or two 75cl bottles of wine along with a magazine with tasting cards for each wine. You’ll also get a welcome gift when you sign up for the first time, so that’s a fun thing to bear in mind. The magazine also includes seasonal recipes for you to pair your wines with. These menus are put together by seasoned chefs, so expect meals almost as delicious as the wine.

The magazine is not to be dismissed, as that’s where you’ll get your ‘wine education’. There are not only detailed notes on each wine from Alain Gousse, there’s also the food pairing suggestions and menu ideas as well as tips on how to become a wine tasting expert.

Options

There are two options as far as the wines themselves are concerned. The first is the Colours & Flavours box. This is the one that sees you receive two wines chosen by Alain Gousse, as well as the menu with seasonal recipes and the tasting cards for those wines.

The other box is the Red Passion subscription. This is where you’ll be able to learn all about the crimsons, the ruby reds, and the vermilions. The wines are selected by Alain Gousse and Le Figaro Vin, so you know you’re getting quality. You’ll also get the tasting notes and food and wine pairing suggestions with this order.

Examples

Previous Colours & Flavours boxes have contained wines such as Le Prieuré 2015 from the Val de Loire, Vignes Centenaires 2014 from Brouilly, Pineau d’Aunis 2015 from Touraine, Origami 2012 from Bordeaux, Côtes-du-Rhône 2014 from Côtes-du-Rhône and Château Saint-Estêve 2013 from Corbières.

Past Red Passion boxes have included such wines as the Negrel 2010 from Provence, Domaine du Silène 2006 from Grès de Montpellier, Ramage la Batisse 2013 from Bordeaux, Les Châssis 2012 from Crozes-Hermitage and Equilibre Merlot Cabernet 2013 from Côte de Thongue.

Prices

The pricing of the subscriptions are slightly confusing. The Colours & Flavours box is only available in a two bottle package and that will set you back £22 for a one-month non-binding deal, £66 for a three-month contract, £126 for six months, which is £21 per month or £240 for a whole year, working out at £20 per month.

The Red Passion box is available with either one or two bottles arriving each month. If you opt for the one bottle package then that will cost you £24 on the one-month non-binding deal, £72 for the three-month offer, £138 for six months or £264 for twelve months. That works out as £24 per month for three months, £23 per month for six months, and £22 per month for twelve months.

If you’d rather get two bottles then the non-binding one-month deal is £36, the three months is £108/£36 per month, the three months is £108 or £36 per month and the six month deal is £210, which works out as £35 per month. Finally, the year costs £408/£34 per month. None of the subscriptions includes delivery, which costs £4 per month for one bottle or £5 per month for two.