Le Petit Ballon Christmas Wines Subscription Box | Giveaway

Wine…the love of my life (apart from Sean, of course).

I absolutely love wine, despite knowing very little about it. All I know is that I like what I like. Rich reds are my favourite, particularly in the winter. I like fruity wines, not too sweet, and often the darker the better. When it comes to white wine, I love pale gold wines with lemon and other fresh notes. That’s why I was so excited when I received the December subscription box from Le Petit Ballon. Both wines were so completely up my street it was pretty much perfect.

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What I like about Le Petit Ballon (apart from the wines) is that they give you interesting things to look at alongside drinking the wine. I’ve reviewed Le Petit Ballon before, and was not disappointed then as I am not disappointed now.

In the December subscription box, I received two bottles of wine and tasting notes for each bottle. Tasting notes are so useful, particularly if you’re not very good at describing wine yourself. They describe the history of that particular wine’s vineyard and creation, recommend food pairings, and let you know which notes you can expect to find.

The Bindi Sergardi – La Boncia 2016 is 100% Sangiovese with notes of red cherries, raspberries and a touch of mint and liquorice. It goes well with bolognese sauces, pizzas and meats.

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This one was absolutely delicious. I loved how rich it was, with a dark ruby colour and bold berry taste. It stayed fresh with the mint and liquorice.

The white wine was the Château des Bois – Mâcon Milly-Lamartine 2015. This lovely Chardonnay is from the Abbey of Cluny in the middle of the Mâconnais. It’s very versatile, pairing well with goats’ cheese, asparagus and fish. Very pale and gold, it has citrus notes mixed with lemongrass and fresh butter. It was so delicious – very more-ish!

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My box also came with The Gazette, Le Petit Ballon’s monthly wine magazine. This festive edition contained lots of party tips, including games, wine trivia and serving suggestions. It even has a couple of recipes suggested to go alongside your wines.

I highly recommend a Le Petit Ballon subscription. Each month you receive:

– two bottles of wine

– tasting notes for each wine

– access to your online profile where you can review wines you’ve already tried and state your preferences. The online sommelier will then be able to recommend wines that suit your individual tastes. You can also see what to ask for in restaurants and supermarkets to be sure that you get wines that are suited to you

– access to subscriber prices on the website: at least 20% off any additional bottles you may want to buy

– exclusive flash sales, offers and freebies

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One of the best things is you never know what you’re going to get from month to month, so you get to try out wines you may never have picked out otherwise. It’s a great way to discover new favourites, and get to learn a bit about the wines you’re drinking.

The Giveaway

Le Petit Ballon are kindly offering my readers the chance to win a box of wine, containing two bottles and all the extras I mention above.

Entries are via the Gleam app below.

The giveaway is open until midnight on Sunday 21 January 2018. It’s open to the UK only.

Good luck!

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I was kindly sent the wine subscription box by Le Petit Ballon for the purposes of this review. Le Petit Ballon are also providing the giveaway prize. Read my full disclosure here.

194 Comments

  1. Emily Belfield
    December 30, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    I’d love to learn more about wine. I enjoy drinking it so it would be great to know more about it!

  2. Ffion Hoare
    December 30, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    Waw that sounds a fab idea. I’m only just discovering that I like red wine so it would be great to receive some proper red.

  3. Tracy Nixon
    December 30, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    I love rose wine, especially sparkling x

  4. mick proctor
    December 30, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Waxed Bat and shiraz

  5. Sylvia Dixon
    December 30, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    A lovely and interesting giveaway, thank you.

  6. Nikki Hayes
    December 30, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Rose is my favourite (never can remember how to get the accent over the ‘e’) but I’m open to drinking any and all wine 😀

  7. Lyndsey Cooksey
    December 30, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Red wine is my favourite! I don’t mind white wine but I do prefer Red, full bodied!

  8. Margaret Gallagher
    December 30, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    White wine crisp with a slight SPARKLE and semi sweet

  9. Katie Skeoch
    December 30, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    I love a rioja

  10. Abigail Cullen
    December 30, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    I prefer a refreshing white wine, not too dry.

  11. Gwyn Sharps
    December 30, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I like Merlot, ZInfandel, Rose and Shiraz

  12. Suzanne
    December 30, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    A smooth, rich red wine.

  13. iain maciver
    December 30, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    white wine mostly

  14. Kevin000
    December 30, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Merlot

  15. Fay
    December 30, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    White wine is my favourite. I’m into Pinot Grigio at the moment

  16. Leila Benhamida
    December 30, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    White wine is my favourite

  17. laura stewart
    December 30, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    i like white wine x

  18. T Brailey
    December 30, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    I am a wine novice so would love to have to chance to be educated.

  19. Isabell Whitenstall
    December 30, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    White wine is my favourite

  20. EMMA WALTERS
    December 30, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    i’m a rose wine fan mainly 🙂

  21. Emma hussain
    December 30, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Reds

  22. Rachell Craig
    December 30, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    White wine.

  23. Grace Keegan
    December 30, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    I like drinking rose, or anything sparkling!

  24. Katy Hacket
    December 30, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    Malbec or Syrah from New Zealandd

  25. Sarah Taylor-Fergusson
    December 30, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    My go-to wine would be a dry sauvignon blanc, however I have recently had two delicious other wines, a Viognier, which is floral and dry, and an organic, sulphite-free Pinot Grigio, which really surprised me as I don’t normally love this particular grape. Always delighted to discover new wines and change and add to my favourites.

  26. Ashleigh Allan
    December 30, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    Pinot gricio

  27. Laurra Davidson
    December 30, 2017 / 11:35 pm

    Im partial to fruity ones but I know very little about wine, im hoping to learn more 😀

  28. Lucy Barlow
    December 30, 2017 / 11:42 pm

    Sparkling rose (with a shot of chambord!)

  29. Solange
    December 31, 2017 / 12:29 am

    I like Cava and Prosecco.

  30. Graham Ross
    December 31, 2017 / 12:45 am

    Rose wine is my favorite tipple

  31. Elizabeth
    December 31, 2017 / 1:31 am

    I love dessert wine. That reminds me: a friend got me a lovely Moscatel for Xmas and I think I have some left. Must go and look where I put it …

  32. Leanne Hansell
    December 31, 2017 / 6:04 am

    I like rose wine best.

  33. December 31, 2017 / 8:12 am

    I’ve always wanted to know more about wine – great idea!

  34. Sheena Batey
    December 31, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    I like all wine but prefer white in summer and red in winter

  35. Joanne Beale
    December 31, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Love a Sauvignon Blanc or Rioja

  36. Danielle Moore
    December 31, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    I like white wine more. When I get a chance that is 🙂

  37. Ruth Harwood
    December 31, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    love a bottle of rose xx

  38. Heather Brannan
    December 31, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    I love Vina Sol from Spain. It’s delicious

  39. Alison Joyce
    December 31, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    Rose wine

  40. Laura Pritchard
    December 31, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    I love a light Rose!

  41. Clare Hubbard
    December 31, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Love a fruity red wine

  42. Clara
    December 31, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    A nice malbec

  43. Hannah Wallington
    December 31, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    I love a glass of rose

  44. Andrea Upton
    December 31, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Dry white wine

  45. Margaret Clarkson
    December 31, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Sancerre is my favourite

  46. Louise Comb
    December 31, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    My fave is probably a spumante – but I enjoy all types of wines.

  47. Sarah McVicar
    December 31, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    sparkling rose x

  48. Fiona King
    December 31, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I like New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

  49. Kim M
    December 31, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    I like a rose x

  50. Claire glace
    December 31, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    I love a fizz …..

  51. December 31, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    I love Australian or NZ Sauvignon Blanc. Definitely the top of my list, alongside Taittinger which is my *ultimate* favourite champage.

  52. justine meyer
    December 31, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    White or rose wine for me please x

  53. Vanessa Cox
    December 31, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I like a good chilled white wine!

  54. helen tovell
    December 31, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    A dry white wine for me

  55. C Parkin
    December 31, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I love Argentinian Malbec

  56. nicola day
    December 31, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    red wine

  57. leanne weir
    December 31, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    I like a chilled white wine

  58. Bob Clark
    December 31, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    full bodied red

  59. Lynne Manton
    December 31, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    I tend to drink Chardonnay but I wouldn’t mind branching out a bit.

  60. john prendergast
    December 31, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    sparkling red wine

  61. shannon fowler
    January 1, 2018 / 12:47 am

    I tend to prefer white wines.

  62. Kathleen marsden
    January 1, 2018 / 2:11 am

    Red Rioja is my favourite. Smooth but not heavy.

  63. Rachel Arnup
    January 1, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    I love Red Wine & my absolute fave is an Australian Shiraz.

  64. DAWN HULL
    January 1, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    My favourite has to be a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio wine.

  65. Tracy Gladman
    January 1, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    I like a nice glass of French Fitou

  66. Alica
    January 1, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    I am a sweet white wine kind of girl 🙂

  67. pete c
    January 1, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    white wines when just drinking, red wine with meals

  68. Janet Birkin
    January 1, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    Full Bodied Red

  69. Louise Smith
    January 1, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    Red, especially Bordeaux, Rioja and Shiraz

  70. ADEINNE TONNER
    January 1, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    I personally prefer red wine although will drink white wine if i have too.

  71. Andi Gurney
    January 1, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    I’m currently into Merlot

  72. Alison Johnson
    January 1, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    Merlot is my favourite.

  73. Jen
    January 2, 2018 / 2:27 am

    Great informative blog and amazing wine photos!

  74. Rich Tyler
    January 2, 2018 / 3:31 am

    I love RED!

  75. amelia avossa
    January 2, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    its tough i love all wine! Pinot Grigio! is my fave ever!

  76. Charlotte Pashley-Foy
    January 2, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    I love red wine, my favourite is Rioja

  77. June Lord
    January 2, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    I love medium and dry white wines. Chablis is my favourite.

  78. Caroline Hunter
    January 2, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    I like dry, white wine like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio

  79. Chrissy Harris
    January 2, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    I love most white wines but Pinot grigio is my favourite and I love a red Bordeaux

  80. Stacey Carnell
    January 2, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Mainly white wine but quite like Rose too 🙂

  81. Philippa Veale
    January 2, 2018 / 11:44 pm

    I love wine too!

  82. January 3, 2018 / 12:17 am

    Mulled wine is my absolute favourite

  83. Victoria Thurgood
    January 3, 2018 / 1:48 am

    a white wine

  84. amanda walsh
    January 3, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    A nice zinfandel Rose

  85. January 3, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    It depends on the situation and what I’m eating – I love a Chilean Carmenere but I wouldn’t want it on a summer’s evening in the garden, when I’d be more likely to pick up a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or a rose from Provence

  86. Rachel Atkinson
    January 4, 2018 / 2:05 am

    pinot grigio

  87. Jackie Howell
    January 4, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    Sauvignon Blanc

  88. Ailsa
    January 4, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    I like Sauvignon but my waistline prefers merlot

  89. Suzanne Jackson
    January 4, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    Pinotage

  90. Thomas Buchanan
    January 4, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    red wine is my favorite

  91. Milly Youngman
    January 5, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    A fruity rose!

  92. Jessica Barber
    January 5, 2018 / 11:47 pm

    Sparkling rose 😍

  93. Christina Palmer
    January 6, 2018 / 9:46 am

    I like Rose wine the best but I also enjoy a nice red

  94. Adrienne McGroder
    January 6, 2018 / 11:13 am

    I love red and rose wine and would love to find out more about them. Super giveaway!

  95. Rachael Sexey
    January 6, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    Shiraz

  96. Alison Spencer
    January 6, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    I love trying different sites es, still working out what I like

  97. kelly L
    January 6, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    My favourite is a nice bottle of Rose!

  98. amy bondoc
    January 7, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    a nice bottle of Rose

  99. Angela Kelly
    January 7, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    I prefer a sweet white wine, but I’m also partial to a rose. It’s be nice to broaden my horizons a bit and try some different wines.

  100. JULIE WARD
    January 7, 2018 / 11:11 pm

    Only white wine like Pinot Grigio, if it was free I might manage a rose

  101. Jodie A Green
    January 7, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    i love merlot

  102. Natalie Gillham
    January 8, 2018 / 12:17 am

    I like sweet white wine best!

  103. January 8, 2018 / 11:52 am

    I’m a huge sauvignon blanc fan, though I am often tempted to the dark side by a good Malbec 🙂

  104. Carly Belsey
    January 8, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    Im a big fan of dry white wine but to be fair Im not too fussy! lol

  105. Lynda Graham
    January 8, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Chateau Miraval Rose and Williams Chase Provence Rose are my absolute favourites.

  106. Victoria Stockley
    January 8, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    A nice white

  107. January 9, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    At the moment my favourite is an Australian oak Chardonnay or New Zealand Sauvignon blanc, but I’m getting into US wines, especially bold chardonnays and big flavoured Californian reds.

  108. Carole Nott
    January 10, 2018 / 1:32 am

    a nice bottle of dry white

  109. Elizabeth Smith
    January 10, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    I’m rather partial to a nice fruity merlot

  110. Christine Caple
    January 10, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    Rose is my favourite, but I like most wines.

  111. Christel Dance
    January 11, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    I’ve always liked a good Merlot.

  112. kimberley ryan
    January 11, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    i love a nice red Zinfandel

  113. Alice Colling
    January 12, 2018 / 9:08 am

    Pinot grigio

  114. Ursula Hunt
    January 13, 2018 / 11:55 am

    We are red wine drinkers in our house, especially a French Claret

  115. madeline connolly
    January 14, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    i like white wine

  116. jackie curran
    January 14, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    I like a sweet wine like moscato or sauternes

  117. Kerry H
    January 14, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    I like a fruity red.

  118. Jason Tolliss
    January 14, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    A nice dry red

  119. Sarah Austin
    January 14, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    Sauvignon blanc is my favourite!

  120. maria blythin
    January 15, 2018 / 12:10 am

    sauvignon blanc x

  121. Carol Whittaker
    January 15, 2018 / 12:24 am

    Pinot noir, preferably from the central coast of California

  122. Karen Barrett
    January 15, 2018 / 9:33 am

    White Zinfandel

  123. January 15, 2018 / 11:49 am

    White Pinot was always my favourite, but during winter I find myself leaning over to a red, like a Merlot!

  124. Joanne Benham
    January 15, 2018 / 11:50 am

    A nice Cabernet Sauvignon

  125. Jeanette Leighton
    January 15, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    I love red wine

  126. Samantha R
    January 15, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    I love pinot grigio.

  127. Hazel Rea
    January 15, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    I like Rose or a sweet white wine.

  128. Sharon Freemantle
    January 16, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    I like a rosé

  129. Lindsay Robson
    January 16, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    I like sparkling white wine

  130. Katie Mcginley
    January 16, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    My favourite is sparkling white wine

  131. Fiona jk42
    January 16, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    My favourite is white wine, anything not too sweet. Most days I just have a very dilute white wine spritzer rather than wine on its own.

  132. Ren Taylor
    January 17, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    I like really lovely red wine like a good Merlot

  133. Jenny Jones
    January 17, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    I do love a sweet rose

  134. Allan Wilson
    January 17, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    A nice deep Rioja

  135. Stef
    January 17, 2018 / 11:39 pm

    Rose

  136. Liam Bishop
    January 18, 2018 / 10:50 am

    Any red, but I do like a Merlot, easy drinking!

  137. Kat Allinson
    January 18, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    Something, deep, dark and full bodied

  138. katie w
    January 18, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Love Red at the moment, my favourite its Cotes Du Rhone

  139. sheri Darby
    January 18, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    A warm red – maybe a shiraz

  140. Stevie
    January 19, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    I like anything by Hardy’s I mean anything.

  141. Tranquility
    January 19, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    A nice full bodied red goes down a treat

  142. Angela Macdonald
    January 19, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    I love a nice pinot grigot

  143. Ellen Stafford
    January 19, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    I love red wine or rose the best.

  144. Kim W
    January 19, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    Red wine is our favourite. Great with an evening meal and also good for you!

  145. Ana Nowell
    January 20, 2018 / 6:37 am

    I like both red and white, depending on what I’m having. I’d love to learn more about it

  146. Simone Griffin
    January 20, 2018 / 8:35 am

    I like rose wine as I find it fruitier and lighter than red or white

  147. Shaun Heathcote
    January 20, 2018 / 11:39 am

    rose wine or white sweet

  148. Colin Gault
    January 20, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    I love Rose

  149. Diana
    January 20, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    Rose 🙂

  150. Sarah Parker
    January 20, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    red wine 🙂

  151. Natasha R-M
    January 20, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    I prefer Red or Rose to white wine.

  152. Kim Neville
    January 20, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    my favourite is Prosecco

  153. alice lightning
    January 20, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    a rich well bodied fruity red wine superb prize giveaway

  154. Kerry Smith
    January 20, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    I really enjoy Californian rose which I know if frightfully uncultured maybe this prize would develop my terrible palate

  155. MANDY DOHERTY
    January 20, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    A fruity red wine

  156. Lauren Prater
    January 20, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    I like sauvingnon blanc 🙂

  157. Jo Glasspool
    January 20, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    I do love a good rose.

  158. Rai
    January 20, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    I do love a nice red, it always feels warm and comforting. Thanks

  159. Heli L
    January 21, 2018 / 12:10 am

    I prefer white wines. Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio are my all time favourites.

  160. Adrian Bold
    January 21, 2018 / 1:50 am

    I’m not fussy, but I do prefer white over red – and I’m not a rose fan.

  161. denise s
    January 21, 2018 / 4:09 am

    Dry white italian wines esp trebbiano

  162. Charlie Brunton
    January 21, 2018 / 4:53 am

    I like a sweet white wine or rosé!

  163. Sarah Haynes
    January 21, 2018 / 4:56 am

    A full bodied red wine 🍷 is a favourite here. Jacobs creek is our favourite brand

  164. Michaela Hannah
    January 21, 2018 / 8:09 am

    I love sauvingnon blanc or white zinfandel

  165. Geoff Hibbert
    January 21, 2018 / 8:14 am

    Champagne

  166. Michael Chapman
    January 21, 2018 / 10:56 am

    zinfandel

  167. sue mcdermott
    January 21, 2018 / 11:23 am

    Merlot

  168. Lauren Old
    January 21, 2018 / 11:34 am

    My favourite is rose!

  169. Jo Hutchings
    January 21, 2018 / 11:41 am

    I like Rose wine best, but I’m not particularly fussy!

  170. Deborah Clarke
    January 21, 2018 / 11:58 am

    I like all wine I’m not fussy ha ha. Saying that though I do enjoy a glass of something fizzy . Fab giveaway would love to be your lucky winner

  171. Dawn Underwood
    January 21, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    Chardonnay is my favourite

  172. Debi Newman
    January 21, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    I like rose best but like to try different wines x

  173. Susan Smith
    January 21, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    My favourite has to be Rose wine

  174. Julie Edwards
    January 21, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    A lovely white wine

  175. Stacy Fenemore
    January 21, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    Chardonnay

  176. Alison
    January 21, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    I like most red wines, mainly choose a Merlot or Shiraz though.

  177. Lina Farrell
    January 21, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    I love a Merlot 🙂

  178. angela pickering
    January 21, 2018 / 5:40 pm

    Prosecco for me!

  179. Tricia cowell
    January 21, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    I love a chilled crisp white

  180. Paula T
    January 21, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    I love a sweet rosé or prosecco xx

  181. Sarah Wilson
    January 21, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    Sauvignon Blanc

  182. Gemma Massey
    January 21, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I love prosecco

  183. Katie b
    January 21, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    Love French red!

  184. Rochelle Lear
    January 21, 2018 / 10:34 pm

    chardonnay

  185. Sarah B
    January 21, 2018 / 10:42 pm

    I love Rioja.

  186. Wendy Tolhurst
    January 21, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    I’m not a wine buff at all – don’t like red wine at all. I enjoy a nice glass of Prosecco or a glass of Chardonnay. If in the mood, I enjoy White Zinfandel or a sparkling rose.

  187. Natalie Crossan
    January 22, 2018 / 12:31 am

    Chardonnay is my absolute fav 😀

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