The Wine List is a new subscription service which aims for their customers to “discover wine, and develop your skills at the same time”.
Each month subscribers receive a monthly wine course called ‘Wine Roots’ which contains some easy to follow lessons on grapes, regions and winemakers with a few core principles of winemaking.
They say the “best way to learn about wine is through discovery”. GT says the best way is “by drinking the wine” and The Wine List allows you to do both.
At £39 per month for two bottles of wine the real value is found in the discovery and learning aspect of the subscription, and for the home chefs amongst us the paired recipes which are included.
With the two wines we followed the pairings which were both unusual and made the duo more than the sum of their parts:
La Zerba Cantine Volpi 2018 ~ a delicate and sweet Salame Piemonte from Gastronomica
Petite Fugue Chateau le Payral 2017 ~ Baked Trout with Creme Fraîche & Walnut Sauce*
GT really enjoyed our wines which were also very interesting and something we may not have otherwise tried.
*Oven fry sliced potatoes in goose fat.
Slash fish skin, oil and season, stuff with thyme and loom, roast for 15 minutes.
Mix creme fraîche with crushed walnuts and horseradish to taste.
If you are looking for a way to discover wine from the comfort of home, especially given the current pandemic, then The Wine List is a great choice for you.