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  • Win: a three month wine subscription from Le Petit Ballon

    If the idea of having wine sent to you in the post each month sounds like a dream, you need to check out wine subscription service Le Petit Ballon.

    Win - wine in the post from wine subscription service La Petit Ballon review

    Subscription services seem to be having a moment, don’t they?  Alex has a monthly beer subscription, and we’ve tried food delivery boxes like HelloFresh. The best ones offer convenience alongside the joy of discovering something new and different.

    Step in Le Petit Ballon, where each month you’re sent two specially selected bottles of wine, right to your doorstep. They arrive along with a newsletter and tasting notes which give you tips ranging from the type of meal to serve it with to the best temperature to serve it at (if, like me, you’re still not that much of an expert despite many years of happily trying, this is all useful stuff for pretending you are).

    Wine tasting notes from Le Petit Ballon

    There are two different type of Le Petit Ballon subscriptions – the Grape Expectations box, and then the Age of Raison selection, which are the more premium bottles. For our Le Petit Ballon review we were sent the Grape Expectation box which contained a South African red and a French Sauvignon Blanc (my fave!) both of which were brands I’d not tried before.

    Each of the wines is hand picked by Le Petit Ballon’s master sommelier, which means it’s a good way of trying new things if you tend to stick to your personal favourites or *ahem* whatever’s on offer at the supermarket. If you like the wine, you can also buy individual bottles from the website at a discounted price.

    The Grape Expectation box we sampled for our Le Petit Ballon review costs £24 a month, so around £12 a bottle, and while it’s more expensive than your average supermarket offer, it’s not as ridiculously expensive as some wine clubs are. You do pay delivery charges on top though (around £5 per box, which bumps the price up, it would be better if this was covered in the price).

    I really liked the idea though. Unlike my heady student days when we used to buy a bottle of generic £2.50 white or red wine (to drink *before* we even went out…) my wine consumption now is – mostly – about quality than quantity, and the idea of having a glass of something nice and an occasion wine that you can plan a meal around becomes more and more appealing.

    Le Petit Ballon review - wine subscription service in the post

    Following our Le Petit Ballon review, we’re giving away a three month subscription to Le Petit Ballon, comment below and let me know your favourite colour of wine:

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    The winner will be picked from all valid entries received before the competition closing date of 11.59pm on Sunday 6th July. To enter you must be 18 or over and based in the UK. More on the La Petit Ballon website here.

    If you liked our Le Petit Ballon review, read more posts…things no-one ever tells you about being a grown-up and the five best London museums

    97 Comments

    1. Tracy Nixon
      June 15, 2018 / 9:47 am

      I love rose x

    2. Kim Styles
      June 15, 2018 / 10:01 am

      I like white Wine the most .

    3. June 15, 2018 / 10:14 am

      Health says red, my head says white, my heart says rose.

    4. Sarah Rees
      June 15, 2018 / 10:37 am

      I like white wine

    5. Yolanda Davis
      June 15, 2018 / 12:10 pm

      Rose is my favourite.

    6. Caroline H
      June 15, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      Red wine for me.

    7. Laura Jeffs
      June 15, 2018 / 3:55 pm

      I love red wine

    8. julie laing
      June 15, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      rose

    9. Andrew Petrie
      June 15, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      My favourite colour of wine is red.

    10. Solange
      June 15, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      I’m a big fan of rose.

    11. Sarah N
      June 15, 2018 / 9:34 pm

      My favourite is Rose

    12. Louise A
      June 15, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      Red

    13. Hayley F
      June 15, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      Red is my fav x

    14. Kim Neville
      June 15, 2018 / 11:35 pm

      I like white

    15. melanie stirling
      June 16, 2018 / 12:17 am

      White is my favourite.

    16. June 16, 2018 / 8:24 am

      I love them all, red, white and rosé – my choice depends on where I am, what the weather is like and what I’m eating.

    17. Leanne Hansell
      June 16, 2018 / 8:55 am

      My favourite wine is white.

    18. CHRISTINE SUTHERLAND
      June 16, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Red

    19. iain maciver
      June 16, 2018 / 9:52 am

      white wine for me

    20. Rich Tyler
      June 16, 2018 / 10:51 am

      Red

    21. Rachel Craig
      June 16, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      White wine.

    22. Lindsey stuart
      June 16, 2018 / 2:24 pm

      I really enjoy a glass of white wine, very refreshing 🙂

    23. Alice Dixon
      June 16, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      Rose is my favourite

    24. Angela Treadway
      June 16, 2018 / 4:02 pm

      rose is my fav x

    25. Rena Plumridge
      June 16, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Red

    26. ruth robinson
      June 16, 2018 / 7:56 pm

      my favourite wine is rose would love to win this x

    27. laura stewart
      June 16, 2018 / 9:39 pm

      i like white wine x

    28. Margaret Gallagher
      June 16, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      Red – i love all wine

    29. Hazel Rea
      June 16, 2018 / 10:12 pm

      Rose – it’s so refreshing, particularly in summer.

    30. Hayley Colburn
      June 16, 2018 / 10:39 pm

      My favourite is white

    31. Laura Pritchard
      June 17, 2018 / 9:31 am

      I like Rose.

    32. Michelle Ferguson
      June 17, 2018 / 11:25 am

      I like rose and white wine but not red

    33. Laura Banks
      June 17, 2018 / 1:06 pm

      at the moment its rose

    34. Ruth Harwood
      June 17, 2018 / 1:27 pm

      Love Rose xx

    35. Bob Clark
      June 17, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      I love red wine

    36. Nikki Hayes
      June 17, 2018 / 4:25 pm

      Rose is my favourite, with white coming a close second :o)

    37. Claire Woods
      June 17, 2018 / 4:40 pm

      white

    38. Karen Barrett
      June 17, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      White

    39. Alison Johnson
      June 17, 2018 / 10:17 pm

      I like white.

    40. Tammy Tudor
      June 18, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      I love white wine

    41. Keith Hunt
      June 18, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Rose

    42. clair downham
      June 18, 2018 / 2:13 pm

      white wine thankyou

    43. Nicki Evans
      June 18, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      White wine

    44. Liam Bishop
      June 18, 2018 / 3:39 pm

      Red, it goes with everything.

    45. Dale Dow
      June 18, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      Oooh my favourite colour of wine has to be Rose, White is next but can’t stand red

    46. Helen Tovell
      June 18, 2018 / 10:09 pm

      A dry white for me every time

    47. Helen Adams
      June 20, 2018 / 10:36 am

      I usually drink red

    48. June 20, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      I really love Rose but will drink any. hehehe

    49. Lynn Neal
      June 22, 2018 / 1:02 pm

      Red is my favourite!

    50. Angela Kelly
      June 23, 2018 / 11:23 am

      I like a sweet white wine.

    51. Pam Francis Gregory
      June 23, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      Love a good red!

    52. Susan B
      June 24, 2018 / 4:20 pm

      Red is my favourite but I enjoy virtually all wine as a treat.

    53. Alice Colling
      June 26, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      White, nice and cold.

    54. John Tingay
      June 30, 2018 / 12:43 am

      I prefer most reds, the whites I like tend to be very expensive.

    55. pete c
      June 30, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      my favourite is a nice deep red, delicious with roast meats

    56. JULIE WARD
      June 30, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      White for me, its rude if you don’t finish the bottle once opened

    57. Susan Hoggett
      July 1, 2018 / 4:54 pm

      Red for me, but I do like to try a good variety

    58. Christina Palmer
      July 2, 2018 / 12:26 pm

      I like white wine the most although Rose is nice as well

    59. Debbie Preston
      July 2, 2018 / 10:52 pm

      Usually have red win but love a chilled Rose on a summers day

    60. Tracy Newton
      July 3, 2018 / 11:30 am

      I love a nice glass of white wine

    61. Sarah Lee
      July 3, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Red is my favourite

    62. Iris
      July 3, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      I like red or white it depends on the occasion really, on a warm summers evening a chilled glass of white is perfect.

    63. donna l jones
      July 4, 2018 / 8:16 am

      rose for me

    64. Lisa King
      July 4, 2018 / 9:21 am

      I love white wine

    65. Denise Wilden
      July 4, 2018 / 11:21 pm

      I love Red wine

    66. Emma Whittaker
      July 5, 2018 / 12:31 am

      I love a good red

    67. Natalie Thomason
      July 5, 2018 / 1:43 am

      A red

    68. Kim Lam
      July 5, 2018 / 8:55 am

      In the summer, definitely Rose

    69. sarah parker
      July 5, 2018 / 9:47 am

      I love red 🙂

    70. EJ Dunn
      July 5, 2018 / 10:58 am

      Definitely ehite wine

    71. Alison Clark
      July 5, 2018 / 11:50 am

      I’m not drinking at the moment but when I do it is white wine – this would be great for my mum as she is a wine drinker but I couldn’t see in your review if you have to have red and white or if there is an option to just have white? A fabulous idea though

    72. Fiona Mallard
      July 5, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      I tend to drink rose

    73. Vera Bahounkova
      July 5, 2018 / 12:18 pm

      I like white wine

    74. Deborah Bird
      July 5, 2018 / 1:14 pm

      I like Rose x

    75. jo liddement
      July 5, 2018 / 4:00 pm

      My favourite is rose wine but i also enjoy a very chilled white wine.

    76. katie w
      July 5, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      has to be red

    77. Christine Caple
      July 5, 2018 / 6:29 pm

      Rose is my favourite

    78. olivia Kirby
      July 5, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Fizz is my favourite then I like red and dry white, not so keen on a rose

    79. sara owen
      July 5, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      My favourite is red wine is delicous after that its wone but im not a fan of white

    80. Alison Macdonald
      July 5, 2018 / 10:52 pm

      Red 🍷🍷

    81. Monica Gilbert
      July 5, 2018 / 11:43 pm

      I like rose, along with some varieties of white (like Riesling).

    82. Miss Tracy Hanson
      July 5, 2018 / 11:45 pm

      Love WHITE WINE, you can have a lovely crisp Chardonnay which is perfect for this sort of weather.

    83. claire Little
      July 6, 2018 / 12:46 am

      rose is my favourite

    84. Natalie Gillham
      July 6, 2018 / 2:28 am

      White wine is my favourite.

    85. Clare Hubbard
      July 6, 2018 / 1:05 pm

      Red wine

    86. denise s
      July 6, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      favourite is white wine ,

    87. Herbert Appleby
      July 6, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      red is my favorite wine colour

    88. Karen Dixon
      July 6, 2018 / 7:03 pm

      I love rose

    89. Sarah Hanson
      July 6, 2018 / 7:08 pm

      I like any wine but red is the best

    90. LoobyLee
      July 6, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      It’s so cruel to have to pick a favourite. Hmmmmm White? Rose? Oh go on then, I’ll say rose

    91. Caroline Anne Bellamy
      July 6, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      Rose all the way

    92. Diana
      July 6, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      Red is my favourite 🙂

    93. Jen Jackson
      July 7, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      I love white wine. Especially Pinot

    94. Ruth Wollerton
      July 8, 2018 / 3:37 pm

      I love white wine – and PROSECCO xxx

    95. Anna Brown
      July 8, 2018 / 10:58 pm

      Rosé is my favourite type of wine

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