What you'll get
Wine and cheese for the people – and gin too
If you feel safer staying in and Eat Out to Help Out hasn’t tempted you to start bar-hopping once more, you can still get back in the game with wine tastings in the comfort of your own home.
Decent Drop deliver your tasting kit right to your door for just £50 for two or £27 for one person.
The wine tasting kit includes six wines paired with six cheeses, crackers, chutneys and all that paraphernalia as well as all the tasting notes you need to hold your own wine and cheese soirée. Posh, eh? More importantly – each kit contains the equivalent of a bottle of wine per person so it’s great value and great fun.
If you like what you get (and most people do) you’ll be able to find it in high street stockists so you can fill up your basket (virtual or otherwise) with more of your favourites and stop wasting money on bad plonk because life’s too short to drink wine that’s not worth it. You’ll also receive recommendations for other similar wines you might enjoy.
The gin kit includes five gins paired with five different tonics and five garnishes. All the gins are from Manchester and Cheshire so while you’re staying very local (your living room) you can support local too. The gin tasting kit is also available with a deli and cheese selection on the side.
Just because you’re staying home for your sophisticated soirée – it doesn’t mean you can’t invite friends and family over – via Zoom of course. It’s easy – the two-person kits can be sent anywhere in the country for an extra tenner so great-Aunt Mavis in rural Cambridgeshire can join the party as well or you can have a virtual gin session with old uni friends spread all over the country from Kent to Kendal.
A wine or gin session is not pretentious. It’s sociable – food, drink and arguing over which one smells like freshly cut grass or Cuban cigars (which wine not which friend). Or, if you do enough arguing with family and friends over Zoom, you could join one of Decent Drop’s weekly Zoom wine tasting sessions.
The selections are all themed and change every three weeks so you could become a regular. You’ll be a pro sommelier by the end of lockdown, that’s quite a skill to pick up. Note: you will not be a pro sommelier, you will just have enjoyed nice wine and gin.