Winepost is a new UK wine subscription service that delivers high-quality wine at affordable prices to your door every month. Winepost was created earlier this year when founder, Tristan, struggled to get a decent bottle of wine delivered to his house during Lockdown. He wanted to create a service that takes the hassle out of buying wine whilst helping people to develop their palette and learn more about wine in the process.
I for one jumped at the chance to review Winepost as I have found myself in a bit of a wine rut recently. I’m guilty of selecting the same bottle of rosé over and over again or even choosing the cheapest bottle that happens to be on offer at the end of the supermarket aisle. Let me tell you, this backfires a lot. Especially on the very rare occasion when I dine out and have absolutely no idea what kind of wine to order. I have to pretend to nod along knowingly while I choose the second cheapest glass on the wine menu. We’ve all been there. Selecting the right wine can be a daunting process if you have no idea why you like the wine you do. One of the main benefits of signing up to Winepost is that all the hard work is done for you.
An in-house wine expert handpicks bottles based on tastings, visits to vineyards and a deep understanding of viticulture. Do you know the name of a specific bottle of rosé you enjoy? Tell them! You then rate the wine they deliver so they can customise your future deliveries too. Just chose how many bottles you want to receive each month (3,6, or 9), what mix of rosé, red and white you’d prefer and how regularly you want your delivery. You’re completely in control. You can choose to pause, cancel or even speed up your delivery anytime.
Along with your three mystery bottles, you also receive information cards that breakdown each wine into several categories including sweetness, acidity, aroma intensity and body. There is also some information about the origin of the bottle and the key flavours. I think it’s wonderful that this information is so clear as it allows the customer to learn about the different characteristics of wine and why you might like or dislike a bottle. It all helps to develop your understanding of your own personal taste and help you become more confident when selecting the perfect bottle of wine for you.