This is an incredibly exciting week for me. This week, I’m shipping issue one of The Wine List.
Wine has often been a horribly intimidating world to get into. When I was younger, I remember branching out from my local Co-op into an Oddbins once. Having been fed up of Co-op’s limited range, I was now faced with dozens of unknown bottles, and I had no idea what I was doing.
Like so many before me, my eyes darted to price and then singled in on known phrases or regions. Côtes du Rhône. Chablis. Rioja. Beaujolais.
I was so eager to learn more and yet it I struggled in that shop. I picked up something (probably the second cheapest), declined any assistance, and strolled off out of there.
Books, columns, films, endless hours on YouTube. I tried a lot of ways to break this knowledge gap. But nothing ever stuck. Eventually, I threw myself in at the deep end and enrolled in my first wine course.
Starting with this weekly email, and the Instagram
, I’ve always wanted to share everything I’ve learnt, back with people like myself a few years ago.
The Wine List
is the next evolution of that: offering a wine education on a monthly basis, with two incredible bottles of wine thrown in. And this week I get to ship those to the very first founding members.
The two bottles for issue one will remain a surprise until next week. For all those who have joined already thank you so much.