When I discovered When in Rome wine on Instagram I was naturally intrigued. Italian wine, from independent wine producers, by the box…and delivered to your door – what’s not to like?
To be honest, I’ve never been that against box wine; when I’m visiting my parents Dad and I often have a glass of red from a box. If you’re a fan of french wine you’ll also know you can get excellent wines by the box over there, including Provence rosé.
All that said I’ve never seen good quality Italian wines available like this and When in Rome want to change people’s perceptions of box wine so you see it more than just cheap plonk.
The beauty of wine by the box is the wine stays at its best for longer once opened. My other half isn’t such a big fan of reds, and he has more willpower than me when it comes to refraining from a cheeky glass of wine in the week, so having good quality italian wine to hand is perfect for me. It beats leaving a bottle of red on the side for too long, making it only preferable to use for cooking – those that know me will know that whilst I love cooking, I love wine more!
My When in Rome delivery
I received a box of Dolcetto from Piedmont along with a brilliant refillable wine bottle. If you like knowing where your wine comes from each box of When in Rome wine comes with tasting notes so you can read more about the wine and the producers too.
Dolcetto means ‘little sweet one’ although this isn’t necessarily reflected in the flavour, this dry wine is best enjoyed young (one year after harvesting), and with food to enhance its flavours.
I paired the wine with cured meats and an italian style sausage stew with cannellini beans to give a Tuscan feel and draw out the flavours of the wine – delicious!
If you want to join me and #thinkinsidethebox it’s time to sign up to When in Rome’s Glitterati – the UK’s first box wine club. You’ll get to discover some of Italy’s most exciting small and independent wine producers.
For just £29 a month you’ll receive:
- One La Mezza box of wine each month (2.25L)
- A swanky refillable wine bottle
- Special prices on selected wines
- First dibs on Limited Edition wines
- Invitations to exclusive events and tastings
Join now at www.wheninromewine.com/glitterati or if you fancy starting with just one head to their website and order a box of your choice.
Drink as the Italians Do (now there’s a motto we can get on board with)