Four bottles of wine sent directly to my door?! I’ll drink to that…
Well, thanks to Pulp Wine this dream is a reality. Cheers guys!
Described as the “wine tasting experience in the comfort of your own home”, now you don’t have to venture to a vineyard to sample some of the world’s greatest grapes. Pulp is all about kicking back and chilling on the couch, while learning more about that wonderful wine in your hand.
With easy teaching stages, from tasting tutorials to food suggestions, Pulp guide you the whole way to becoming a wine guru. Not being much of a wine connoisseur myself, this innovative subscription sounded like a brilliant idea to me!
If you’re keen to learn how this works, read on to hear how I got on when I put the service to the test – all in the name of research, of course…
The wine arrived quickly and beautifully packaged in rustic-inspired brown boxes. So far, impressed! Inside were two cardboard crates of white wine and red. A login card was included so that I could access the website and receive my online wine tasting tutorial. This was lots of fun and a nice little treat for a relaxed Friday night in.
A set of instructions on a pretty little card told me what to do: I had to log in to my tutorial before sipping, pour two glasses of two different wines, and then drink one after the other to be able to truly compare their taste.
I was sent a Sauvignon and Syrah red wine and a Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio white.
The website is easy to use and navigate. It’s also mobile friendly, so you can log in and access on the go, whether to catch up on your last lesson during your lunch break, or to order your next box.
Each tutorial talked me through the tastes, colour and aroma of a typical Sauvignon, Syrah and Pinot Grigio. I learnt how the grape’s origins can alter the smoothness, sweetness and dryness of the wine, whether from France, Italy, South Africa or Australia.
Pulp provide food pairing suggestions, so you can serve up a wine that complements your dinner beautifully and accompanies the flavours of your food for the best evening meal experience.
Once you’ve savoured the taste of each glass, you can rate your favourite to build up a personalised wine profile. This is a great tool which can be referred to when selecting your next box, whether for dinner dates, parties or just to enjoy alone.
At just £35 per month, this fun and unique subscription would make a great gift idea for wine lovers, or for those keen to learn more about the different grapes out there on the shelves. It’s fair to say that Pulp is equal parts educational and enjoyable.
A perfect way to entertain evening guests, you can now wow everyone at the dining table with your expert wine knowledge and share the correct tasting experience with your friends. Pour us a glass, please!
Feeling thirsty? If you want to give Pulp a try, we’ve secured a little treat for you in the form of 50% off your first box. Yep, that’s just half price for a box of four wines. Just enter the code ‘PLUSMINUS50’ at the checkout to get your discount.