Lot18 has been a fabulous source for wine over the years and what better way to compliment their efforts than with a wine club tailor made to suit your needs, and to help you discover wines from all across the world - some of which you might never have heard!
Have you ever picked up a bottle of wine and thought that you'd found a gem only to get home, pour yourself a glass and then scrunch up your face at the first sip because it tasted like vinegar or sharp apples on your tongue!? I know I have, and I know that I would probably do it again because I am not very well educated on the wines that suit my palette, but this is where the genius of the Tasting Room comes in!
With the worlds FIRST, personalized wine experience, Tasting Room has thought of it all! For just a small cost of under $10, They will ship you our a wine tasting kit, comprising of 2 white wines and 4 red wines, 2 cards and instructions on how to taste your wine - this will all arrive in ridiculously stylish box and kick-start your experience with Tasting Room in a manner fit for a queen!
Once your tasting kit arrives [and you're ready to taste], you will log in to your account and get ready to tingle those taste buds, whenever you have the chance!
First of all, you will compare the 2 white wines, as instructed by the Tasting Room's instructional video, and rate the one you think you like better out of the two. I had a draw to the one over the other and so let them know and moved on to the 4 tasters of red!
With the 4 bottles of red you will taste similarly as with the white, but you will compare the first two AND compare them and the others to one another in succession. I had a noticeable distaste for one of the wines in particular but certainly enjoyed the last 3 and it really got me thinking about why I settle for the first bottle I pick out instead of really stepping out of my comfort zone for something I might actually enjoy!
By the end of the taste test, which I performed in double-blind wine glasses, but which you can perform with whatever you have to hand, I hit submit to find out my style and to see where the Tasting Room figured I should find the best wines for me!
Surprisingly, my [2 part] profile determined me to be a "Naturalist", where red wines were concerned and "Devil-May-Care" for my white! I am told that I would enjoy Pinot Grigio, Reisling and Sauvignon Blanc to start, and I am happy to say this is very spot-on!
With red wine not being my forte, and trusting the round up of starter whites, I feel I can also trust their word on the reds that I might take a liking to, too! My preferred grapes are said to be:
- Cabernet Franc
The fabulousness of this wine-tasting and charting a profile is a great way to get you engaged in the process of wine, but also helps to create a shipment of wine to your door every month that will work with your taste buds instead of against them!
For less than the average cost of retail, you can get shipments of wine sent to your door in a 6 or 12 bottle shipment and you can cancel your membership any time you want - no commitment, just great wine!
I am very please with the overall simplicity and ease, with which I have been able to follow through the process of creating my own wine profile and catering a shipment to fit that profile. The cost is minimal and the products are fine, quality wines that you can learn to love [and share] with your guests or with a glass on your own!
If you would like to find out more about Tasting Room, by Lot18, then head on over HERE for current prices and offers! You can also follow them on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE for the latest, up-to-date information!
This would make a wonderful gift for someone this holiday season, or any time of the year and that is why we are happy to include a recommendation for Tasting Room in our Holiday Gift Guide for 2013!
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free trial of the Tasting Room's services in order to conduct this review. All opinions are my own, honest opinions and may differ from yours, thank you!