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Our founder Tom always loved drinking wine, but could never work out why he liked some bottles and not others. 

Mild panic set in every time someone passed him the wine list in a restaurant - so after years of winging it he finally took a proper wine course. 

Once he’d finished, it felt like he had a special power - he could finally tell the people serving and selling him wine what styles he liked, and in return they were able to offer better recommendations. The newly acquired knowledge was great but the course itself was a bit of a drag. It was long, expensive & old fashioned. 

Chatting to friends, it seemed like loads of them were in a similar boat; everyone wanted to know more about wine, but nobody wanted to pick up a dusty old textbook. 

This sparked the idea that became Wine Unpacked, a way to learn about wine for people who can’t be bothered to do a wine course. We do the hard work of working out which wines you enjoy - and then you sit back and learn as little or as much as you want to, while drinking wines matched to your tastes that we deliver each month. 

To make sure you're in safe hands we enlisted the help of some experts. Holly Willcocks is your host and guide for the Understanding Wine series. She has worked in the wine industry for over 10 years, most recently as deputy head sommelier at London restaurant Noble Rot. She now runs Half Cut Market, a wine bar & shop in Kentish Town. She also holds a WSET Level 4 Diploma, which is like a degree in wine, so she knows A LOT. 

As a subscriber, along the way you’ll meet a whole host of other wine producers & experts and drink some fantastic wines.

We hope you love what we’ve made - and find it useful. We love hearing your thoughts so drop us a line to tell us what you think: hello@wine-unpacked.com