PROVISIONS WINE SUBSCRIPTION
EARLY BIRD: 3 months for £110 per month or 6 months for £105 per month until Friday 30th April 2021
The Provisions Wine Subscription offers 'learn while you drink' natural wine experiences through a series of themed, monthly adventures curated by our team.
Since 2015, Provisions has been working with small, independent winemakers who prioritise quality over quantity. We import the wines we love to drink, from winemakers who let healthy grapes do their thing by eschewing the use of chemicals in the vineyard and taking a hands-off approach in the cellar.
The wines we import are, by their nature, unique and full of character. They are available in limited qualities and are the antithesis of mass-produced, homogenised wine that you find in supermarkets. These wines express their terroir: the soil and climate of the particular vineyard where the grapes were grown.
We like to use our monthly wine cases to tell a story. The case themes can take you on an expedition through the Alps or to the heart of a single grape variety. Opening a wine can provide us with an emotional connection to the past. Each bottle captures the result of weather patterns and harvest of specific years, and reminds us what we were doing at the time. The purity of natural wines directly links us to the earth and the resulting flavours, nuances, and tension created by different soils and climates.
We believe wine should be accessible rather than elitist. Our tasting sheets are designed for you to learn while you taste, allowing you to enjoy the pleasure of wine on a whole new level!
You can take the opportunity to get access to better prices if you sign up for 3, 6 or 12 months. Then you don't have to worry about a thing! We deliver UK-wide.
£115 / month for 3 months
£110 / month for 6 months
£105 / month for 12 months
We look forward to sharing the wine adventures with you!
APRIL - 'BACK TO THE FUTURE'
Celebrating traditional styles almost lost to the industrialisation of the wine industry but rescued by a handful of producers and now making a comeback These wines are pure expressions of where they are from, without lots of fancy winemaking techniques, and are made with a respect for the land where the grapes are grown. If you want to try what wine used to taste like, these wines are for you!
“Les Grandes Lignes” 2017 - Léon Boesch - Alsace, France
Traditionally, vineyards and wine-estates have been owned and run by families, with expertise being passed down from generation to generation. Domaine Léon Boesch has been continuously farmed by 11 generations of the same family going all the way back to 1640.
“Vieilles Vignes” 2014 - Château Tour Blanc - Armagnac, France
Vieilles vignes means “old vines” in French. Vines can live for hundreds of years but are usually dug up and replaced with younger vines because they produce less fruit. But, as a vine gets older, it produces riper grapes that make wines of greater concentration and complexity.
“Les Restanques” Rosé 2019 - Château Fontvert - Provence, France
Most vineyards nowadays are a maze of steel wire trellises designed to make it possible for harvesting machines to shake grapes from the vine as efficiently as possible. But many vines grow quite happily on their own - these are known as bush vines and can produce exceptionally ripe grapes that make lovely wines.
Blaufränkisch 2018 - Markus Altenburger - Burgenland, Austria
When you pour a glass of wine nowadays, you tend to expect a perfectly clear liquid without any haziness or sediment. It’s easy to think that this is how wine has always been but it’s actually a relatively recent development. Winemakers will add a fining agent then pass the wine through a filter to remove any unwanted but harmless “bits”. But this wine is completely unfined and unfiltered.
“Cariño” 2019 - Mas des Agrunelles - Hérault, France
Whole-bunch maceration sounds a bit technical but it’s actually quite simple. Rather than crushing the grapes and fermenting the juice, whole-bunch maceration involves taking uncrushed bunches of grapes and leaving them to it. This is how most wine was made before the invention of crusher destemmers in the 20th century.
“Beaulieu” 2017 - La Selve - Ardèche, France
Before the invention of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, most wine would've been fermented in clay pots and amphorae. Today, producers are rediscovering the winemaking properties of these ancient vessels and using them to make unique styles of wine. Clay is porous and allows small amounts of oxygen into the wine, like an oak barrel, softening the wine and helping develop new flavours.
Illustration: embroidery handmade in London by Laura Jalbert
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