Sipp is a monthly wine box. Every month you are sent three bottles, and you can choose from red, white, or mixed. I’ve got the mixed box, which contains a red, a white, and a rosé.
The box arrives in the mail, so you have to be in to collect it.
There’s an envelope with all your wine information cards.
Details about where the wine comes from, taste, and food suggestions.
Bodegas Patrocinio, Zinio 200 Tempranillo & Graciano. Portuguese.
I love white wine, so this was the first one I opened, We were also having a brief spell of warm weather so it seemed appropriate!
The notes said that if you like French Sauvignon Blanc you’ll love this. Well I do love sauvignon blac, and I really liked this wine very much. It was lovely and zingy, with a lot of frutiness. Very refreshing.
Bodegas Patrocinio, Zinio 200 Tempranillo & Graciano. Spanish.
Rioja is another favourite of mine! My husband was making bolognese for supper so it was a good time to break out the red wine!
I really like my red wine to be quite fruity, and this one certainly was. It was very smooth, and rather too easy to drink! It also went beautifully with the bolognese sauce, yum.
Domaine Le Clos du Bailly, Pont du Gard IGP Rosé. French.
The cold weather has really kicked back in, so it wasn’t quite rosé season. However this was very enjoyable. It was light and dry, and the colour was rather pale for a rosé. I think I would have enjoyed it more sitting in the garden on a warm summer evening, but it was very pleasant.
At £29 per month including delivery each bottle works out to just under a tenner. Wine subscription boxes don’t get their wines from the supermarket, so whatever you have, it’s unlikely you will have had it before! I like wine very much, and I do have an idea of my likes and dislikes, but as these wines aren’t easily found to buy I can’t say with any certainty the value. However it’s a sure thank that you’d have to travel to Europe to buy them, which would up the price rather!
I thought the three choices were all very nice, and the cold weather was rather unlucky. I like rose wine, but I rarely drink it, so despite the cold it made a nice change!
The information cards were nice, but I would have liked them to be more tabulated rather than a descriptive paragraph. However that’s purely personal taste. However they were informative enough, and the branding is attractive.
If you are interested in trying out wines that you won’t see on the supermarket shelves, then this is a terrific way to do it!