My Vitibox – Review


Every now and then you have to spoil yourself. Have a treat.

My VitiboxIf your go-to treat is a bottle of wine, then you should be checking out a French company (now operating in the UK) called My Vitibox. For those interested in a wine monthly box, they are an interesting new kid on the block.

Vitibox know a lot about wine. The wine they sell is selected by Alain Gousse, former sommelier at La Tour d’Argent and Le Crillon. A lot of effort is put into sourcing wines from vineyards that you wouldn’t find in a supermarket.

For every 20 bottles of wine that Vitibox sample, only 1 makes it through their strict selection process. So when they say that a bottle of wine is worth trying, you really should listen.

Their website shows loads of details about the wines that they sell and the wine boxes that they sell.

My Vitibox

Subscription

If you’re looking for a wine subscription box, Vitibox have two to pick from. The one I’ve been checking out is Colours and Flavours which helps you make the best wine and food pairing (three month subscription for £22/month plus p&p). (The other box is Red Passion, which offers amazing & exclusive red wines.)

Two bottles of wine arrived in a shockproof case, lined in straw. Accompanying the beautifully presented bottles were two informative booklets and a drip disc (for pouring wines without dripping it – much needed).

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The first bottle was Roussanne 2015 – La Bastide Saint Dominique, IGP Méditerrannée, a deliciously smooth French white wine. Now, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know much about the wine. The booklet (and the website) gives you an immense amount of information about each wine. For example, the opinion of the sommelier:

This roussanne is concentrated pleasure ! The light greenish gold robe let guess that the wine is explosive. And indeed, it is ! Its nose displays nice aromas of tree fruits (mainly apricot), and on the palate, we feel again these flavours of apricots along with almonds. It’s fruity and refreshing : a perfect wine for summer lunches! You can obviously pair if with white fish, but it will also be amazing served with a fresh tomatoe tart for example.

We had it with homemade seafood lasagna. It was sublime.

Our second bottle, a red, was a Malbec 2006 – Vignobles Violine du Roy, Touraine. Again, as well as the opinion of the sommelier, My Vitibox give you information about the grape variety, soil, vintage and the winemakers themselves. For example, the grapes:

Malbec is originally from Cahors, a famous wine producing town in the South West of France. During Renaissance, it was imported in the Loire Valley where it’s better known under the name of “côt”. It’s a slowgrowing variety that demands to be harvested at full maturity. It is also very sensitive to frost. Cultivating it in Touraine, a northern region, is therefore a pretty rough challenge !

If you want to keep the wine for longer, you can. The guide tells you how long the wine will keep while retaining it’s quality.

I am not a wine expert. I know a little and I’m beginning to figure out what I like about certain wines. That, however, is why My Vitibox is a great choice. You know you’re getting good wines and you’re also getting loads of information about them. You get information about the origin of the wine and suggested food pairings. A wine subscription gift would make a wonderful present for someone who is developing an interest in wine.

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Subscribers also have the opportunity to buy further bottles of wine at a reduced rate direct from My Vitibox.

For wine lovers, My Vitibox’s Colours & Flavours box is an affordable luxury with genuinely interesting extras and the assurance that you’re getting quality wine.

166 Comments

  1. Rachel Collins
    9 September 2016
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    Walking to the boulangerie for fresh baguette every morning. And the wine of course! X

  2. Tracy K Nixon
    9 September 2016
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    Their patisseries – they sell such delicious baked items!

  3. Bev
    9 September 2016
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    Delicious cakes!

  4. Kirsty Hosty
    9 September 2016
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    The sites and food

  5. iain maciver
    9 September 2016
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    The patisseries

  6. laura stewart
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    sight seeing x

  7. Carolynn Woodland
    9 September 2016
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    Cheese, wine and baguettes

  8. emma walters
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    beautiful scenery and the weather!!

  9. Rebecca Morton
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    The Wonderful Food Avialable Especially Fresh Crepes

  10. RachelCraig
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    Wine.

  11. LynneH
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    Wines are the thing I like best about France, closely followed by the food

  12. Annabel Greaves
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    The delicious food

  13. I have never been but the fact it is the city of love is something that has always made me want to visit someday

  14. ElizM
    9 September 2016
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    The food – wine, lovely cheeses, charcuterie, patisserie and the best steak and chips in the world

  15. Martina Pichova
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    The Eiffel Tower…and baguettes.

  16. Peter Watson
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    The smell of Gauloises is France for me.

  17. Jennifer Toal
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    It’s nice and warm in summer

  18. Lisa Houston
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    The food and way of life

  19. debbie smith
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    there pastries and fashion sense ! fab giveaway thankyou x

  20. Julie T
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    What a choice, Pain au chocolat, boursin, du vin, Poulet, fromage? Du vin of course! But it’s close…

  21. Claire D
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    The beautiful countryside

  22. Wendy butcher
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    I love French shops esp cakes and shoes

  23. Hayley F
    9 September 2016
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    The food. Yum yum x

  24. pete c
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    the places to visit in the South of France are my favourite,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,oh, and their cheeses!

  25. pam martin-lawrence
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    My favourite thing about France is Carrefour!! I do love to load up with really great products every time we are in France – olives, mustard, cornichons, olive oil, wines, gorgeous fruits and veg in season….the list is endless. The French countryside is lovely too, of course!

  26. William Gould
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    I love the fantastic bakeries and patisseries on every corner – no need to use the restaurants!

  27. samantha price
    9 September 2016
    Reply

    Cheese and the wine

  28. Gillian Brewster
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    Who doesn’t love the weather! It’s much more consistent and warm overall, which my aching bones.

  29. Ruth Harwood
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    the wonderful food and culture xx

  30. Zoe Little
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    Wonderful choice of wines at a good price

  31. kim wallace
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    the food and the culture and the wine very acceptable

  32. Laura Pritchard
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    The beautiful sunflower fields & chateaus in the Loire Valley.

  33. claire woods
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    I love Disneyland.

  34. Meryl Rees
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    I love cheese, the word Sortie (I blame Disneyland for that one!) and bread and wine, the beaches and the countryside. 🙂

  35. Misslayed
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    Du pain, du vin, du Boursin ????????????????????

  36. Simon tutthill
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    It has to be the beautiful countryside food and architecture

  37. Cherry Edwards
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    It’s warmer than England, they gave the most delicious cakes and breads. Their wine is great and they have lovely places to sight see.

  38. christine shelley
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    The language, love french

  39. Fiona K
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    The weather

  40. Katie
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    The food!

  41. Mark Gillyon
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    The food… Chartiers in Paris is well worth a visit or three!

  42. Jim M
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    The Cheese and bread

  43. janet humphrey
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    Love the french style on food and wine, delicious and quality ingredients

  44. Annette Oliver
    10 September 2016
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    The French wines

  45. Lisa Parker
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    I love the fresh breads and cheeses x

  46. ADEINNE TONNER
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    It has to be the food as it tastes amazing!!

  47. Laura Jeffs
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    Favourite thing about France? Paris!! ..and wine 😉

  48. Anthony Harrington
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    the cheese and bread

  49. 10 September 2016
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    It has to be the food for me – especially the smelly cheeses!

  50. Joanne Beale
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    Love their food and their wine

  51. Zoe
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    A glass of tipple!

  52. Vivien Baird
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    The delicious food and wine

  53. amy bondoc
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    the patisseries oh so delicious 🙂

  54. Karen Wells
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    their cheese and wine

  55. Aimee Carter
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    Fresh Baguettes with soft cheese and wine!

  56. Margaret Gallagher
    10 September 2016
    Reply

    The amazing types of bread they have -not forgetting the Eiffel tower

  57. Becky John
    11 September 2016
    Reply

    All of their delicious cuisine

  58. Holly Gibson
    11 September 2016
    Reply

    The food and the wine, especially croissants in the morning

  59. cheryl hadfield
    11 September 2016
    Reply

    love the French pastries they are devine

  60. Susan Hoggett
    11 September 2016
    Reply

    french bakeries are second to none!

  61. Emily Hallett
    11 September 2016
    Reply

    Fresh pain au chocolate – delicious!!

  62. Richell Lever
    11 September 2016
    Reply

    Disneyland Paris

  63. Lisa Crowther
    11 September 2016
    Reply

    My favourite thing about France is the language – even something relatively mundane can sound alluring – ‘Pour aller a la gare?’

  64. Julie Booth
    11 September 2016
    Reply

    The sexy sounding accents and the well dressed people

  65. Laura Nice
    11 September 2016
    Reply

    The cheese and wine!!

  66. Natalie Thomason
    11 September 2016
    Reply

    The food

  67. Kerry Kilmister
    11 September 2016
    Reply

    I love the language – it is so beautiful

  68. 11 September 2016
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    Thier cullinary delights and exquisite wines X x

  69. Jo Carroll
    12 September 2016
    Reply

    I love so much about France from their cuisine to their fashion and ofcourse their Gallic charm. I also really enjoy their cinema – they have made some fabulous movies down the years.

  70. Liam Bishop
    12 September 2016
    Reply

    Apart from the wine and cheese – I’d say the relaxed atmosphere and pace of life, everything is so much more chilled!

  71. helen tovell
    12 September 2016
    Reply

    The food and wine

  72. Kelly Hirst
    12 September 2016
    Reply

    The cuisine – I love French food & cooking

  73. maria blythin
    12 September 2016
    Reply

    the food the wine and the accent x

  74. Karen Barrett
    12 September 2016
    Reply

    cheeses and beautiful breads

  75. Michelle Ferguson
    12 September 2016
    Reply

    Has to be all the lovely champagne

  76. JULIE WARD
    12 September 2016
    Reply

    We’ve never been but we like baguettes

  77. Solange
    13 September 2016
    Reply

    The wine, cheese, bread and coffee.

  78. Sarah Parker
    13 September 2016
    Reply

    french cheese and champagne 🙂

  79. Gerri Tennant
    13 September 2016
    Reply

    There is a great sense of community and shared responsibility which leads to a great social life and less stress. Plus the food, wine and temperatures are all great.

  80. Leila Benhamida
    14 September 2016
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    So many to choose from. I love the cafe where we can sit down and watch the passers by.

  81. 15 September 2016
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    The lavender fields in Provence just blow me away!

  82. Fiona M Marshall
    15 September 2016
    Reply

    I adore the food and going into the patisseries x

  83. Lindsay McPhee
    16 September 2016
    Reply

    The relaxed, sociable drinking culture 🙂

  84. Sheila Sloan
    17 September 2016
    Reply

    Cheese and wine

  85. Deborah Clarke
    17 September 2016
    Reply

    The wine .

  86. Kim Styles
    18 September 2016
    Reply

    The cheeses

  87. justine Meyer
    19 September 2016
    Reply

    Love going to visit the old places like Notre Dam

  88. Iris W
    20 September 2016
    Reply

    That would be the cheese and wine

  89. jodie harvey
    20 September 2016
    Reply

    has to be the food and landmarks 🙂

  90. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir
    20 September 2016
    Reply

    The Cheese and wine

  91. Lyla
    20 September 2016
    Reply

    I love sight seeing in Paris

  92. Marie Jacobs
    21 September 2016
    Reply

    I love french bread and French cheese

  93. Samantha Bolter
    21 September 2016
    Reply

    Cheese and wine…. wine and cheese… oh and did i mention cheese! 🙂

  94. Donna Caldwell
    21 September 2016
    Reply

    They’re tasty cakes and buns

  95. Jackie Kelly
    21 September 2016
    Reply

    Erm…..got to be the wine! 🙂

  96. Helen Moulden
    22 September 2016
    Reply

    Wine + cheese + bread = makes me happy 🙂

  97. Purmala Shrestha
    22 September 2016
    Reply

    I love food, weather and the Paris. 🙂

  98. I love listening to the French accent!

  99. Laura-Jane Baker
    23 September 2016
    Reply

    My best friend lives there! 🙂

  100. Judith Allen
    23 September 2016
    Reply

    The bread, love the bread. Not so keen on strong tasting cheese though.

  101. michelle o'neill
    24 September 2016
    Reply

    I have never been x

  102. Denielle Nicol
    24 September 2016
    Reply

    The food is something really special! Dxx

  103. Emma Jones
    24 September 2016
    Reply

    Wine!

  104. Tricia Cowell
    24 September 2016
    Reply

    French cheese and wine

  105. carole n
    25 September 2016
    Reply

    French wine and fine dining

  106. Victoria Thurgood
    25 September 2016
    Reply

    The food

  107. Victoria Prince
    26 September 2016
    Reply

    Definitely the bread 🙂 no-one makes bread like the French!

  108. 26 September 2016
    Reply

    disney land Paris x

  109. Andrew Petrie
    26 September 2016
    Reply

    My favourite thing about France is the food.

  110. Hayley Colburn
    26 September 2016
    Reply

    The food, especially the bread

  111. Kimberley Ryan
    27 September 2016
    Reply

    My favourite thing about France is the pastries

  112. Mary H
    27 September 2016
    Reply

    The cheese, bread, wine and way of life.

  113. Rich Tyler
    28 September 2016
    Reply

    Paris – City Of Love 🙂

  114. Pamela Hutchinson
    28 September 2016
    Reply

    The cheese and wine

  115. joanne casey
    28 September 2016
    Reply

    I love the freshly baked bread and pasties

  116. Ray Becker
    28 September 2016
    Reply

    The food

  117. 28 September 2016
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    My favourite accent has to be a sexy French one.????

  118. donna l jones
    28 September 2016
    Reply

    the food

  119. Nikki Hayes
    28 September 2016
    Reply

    The lovely cakes :o)

  120. Danielle Cresswell
    28 September 2016
    Reply

    The beautiful architecture

  121. Kayleigh Robinson
    28 September 2016
    Reply

    The food ????????

  122. Carol Boffey
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    The cheese and wine

  123. Christine Caple
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    I love that it is so diverse

  124. jessica cook
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    I love paris one of my favourite cities in the world

  125. Catherine Bell
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    Never been but I love french food.

  126. Sheri Darby
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    the food and cakes oh and the wine

  127. Chris Fletcher
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    I love getting out and about in the french countryside – they are always so friendly and proud of their produce! Their passion is always a pleasure

  128. Gemma Massey
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    The food, cheese and wine arc de triumph

  129. Heather Morrison
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    I’d love to go to France to experience the culture & food (and the wine!)

  130. Lauren Old
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    Their yummy pastries!

  131. Carly Belsey
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    It’s got to be all the different types of cheese they sell in their shops, I love it all 🙂

  132. Tracey Woods
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    Love sitting outside the cafe’s nice bread and cheese

  133. Alison Johnson
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    Love their cheese & wine

  134. Mickie Bull
    29 September 2016
    Reply

    The Alpine Skiing!

  135. Ellen Stafford
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    The food and the weather

  136. Simon C
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    I love the relaxing holidays we’ve had in France. Somehow holidays there always seem to be really chilled.

  137. ABIGAIL HAMILTON
    30 September 2016
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    The food

  138. 30 September 2016
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    The wine and baguettes

  139. karen watt
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    wine & Cheese

  140. Rachel Butterworth
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    Cheese.

  141. Emily Hutchinson
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    Cheese and bread

  142. sharon martin
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    the delicious pastries

  143. Sandra Jo Siddall
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    The Eiffel Tower and the food 🙂

  144. James Harris
    30 September 2016
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  145. James Harris
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    It has to be the wine.

  146. Petra Beck
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    Cheese!

  147. Susan B
    30 September 2016
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    France gave the world croissants and fine pastries. Absolutely the best anywhere and my favourite thing.

    • 19 April 2017
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      I am forever indebted to you for this inafnmotior.

  148. adrian price
    30 September 2016
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    the Gaelic shrug

  149. Tim Bain
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    The boulangeries and their ace bread and cakes too come to think of it.

  150. Laura (@lorsh78)
    30 September 2016
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    The wonderful wine (& cheeses to go with it!).xx

  151. Laura Harrison
    30 September 2016
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    The yummy wine and cheese xxx

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      Why does this have to be the ONLY reablile source? Oh well, gj!

  152. Tishist
    30 September 2016
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    The food

  153. Hayley Todd
    30 September 2016
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    My favourite thing about France is the delicious freshly made breads and pastries and French wine of course!

  154. Sam McKean
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    The wine!

  155. Lynn Hughes
    30 September 2016
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    Sight seeing in Paris.

  156. Fiona jk42
    30 September 2016
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    my favourite things are the bread and pastries.

  157. Nancy Bradford
    30 September 2016
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    The people are really helpful and nice if you try to communicate with then and the food is amazing.

  158. Diana
    30 September 2016
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    Food and wine!

  159. 30 September 2016
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    it has to be bread for me 🙂

  160. Ruth Wollerton
    30 September 2016
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    The champagne, cheese and wine – TRUE HEAVEN xxx

  161. Kay Broomfield
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    French brie! On soft french bread!

  162. Adrian Bold
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    Disneyland Paris and the Cheeses.

  163. Maria Dhillon
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    Macarons

  164. tee Simpson
    30 September 2016
    Reply

    Disneyland

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