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Savage Vines are on a mission to get drinkers trying new wines and grape varieties, with a USP that’s all about a “grape-to-glass sourcing model”. They select their wines directly from small, independent producers, with a focus on organic and biodynamic wines made with minimal intervention, often unique to their region and made in small quantities to ensure quality. As well as the wine club, there’s also an online shop, and a price-tiered wine club that lets you spread payments across months, with discounts available on purchases. Those looking to delve deeper into wine should explore their lively blog, which has masses of info on wine regions and producers, plus a collection of Spotify playlists designed for wine drinking (Sunday Wine Vibes, anyone?).
The Savage Vines monthly wine subscription is made of curated wine boxes, but there are still a fair few options for customising. Choose from two, three, six or 12 bottles a month, with red and white cases, or a mix – for the latter, choose your own proportion of red to white bottles. You can cancel any time or pause your subscription. A subscription starts from £29.95 a month.
Each box comes with easy-to-understand tasting notes for each wine (plus a map of where they’ve come from), and a short wine podcast to download. If you love what you’re drinking and you’d like to buy another bottle, Savage Vines offer monthly subscription members 25% off wines in their online shop. Our box included some interesting Catalan wines, including Falset Co-operative’s summery Grenache blend from a tiny DOP in Catalonia called Montsant, which had lovely red fruit and blueberry notes.
With a balanced array of price points and a thoughtful approach to sourcing, plus lots of wine education resources, Savage Vines is perfect for those who want to delve deeper into wine and try new bottles they wouldn’t come across in bigger retailers or supermarkets.
- Available from Savage Vines, from £29.95 a month