When the hospitality sector was pounded by the pandemic, Conor Duggan, Neil O’Reilly & Conor Mulligan had to quickly turn their hands, expert noses for wine and entrepreneurial spirit to something else. The dynamic young entrepreneurs blended their combined 30 years working in the hospitality, bar and wine industry along with their passion for wine and Boxofwine.ie was born: Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company, delivered nationwide.
Boxofwine.ie provides a bespoke wine offering, tailored to individual tastes and conveniently and safely delivered straight to your door in a beautifully presented box — the ultimate treat! The innovation that sets Boxofwine.ie apart is a quick online questionnaire combined with a clever algorithm. This provides the experts and sommeliers with a guideline on individual taste preferences, allowing them to curate a personalised box of three bottles of top quality, highly regarded wine each month, changing with each delivery but always remaining true to the customer’s taste.
The convenient and clever concept is contactless and, for an introductory price of €49 per month, the unique approach will ensure that wine lovers are surprised with new wines each month, including a mix of old favourites and exciting newcomers — all wines they are sure to love. The box also contains tasting cards with intriguing information on vineyards, family run wine businesses, food pairing suggestions and flavours to look for in the wine. It is a great way to learn about a world of wines not available in supermarkets and local stores — very pleasurable lockdown learning!
The concept provides an element of surprise each month with new selections to enjoy, taking the experience of shopping for wine out of the mundane and into a more exciting space. Via the initial quiz and open dialogue inviting feedback each month, customers are guaranteed their newly discovered wines will be to their taste.
Managing Director Conor Duggan said, “Our aim is to create a brand new way of enjoying wine at home. We want to make the world of wine a less intimidating place, to expand your palate and to introduce fantastic, great value wine you won’t find in your local supermarket. We are certain that once you take our wine quiz and receive your first contactless delivery, chosen specifically for you, you won’t be disappointed.”
Boxofwine.ie also features a gift shop with clever options such as the Netflix and Chill box or the Rosé Bubbles box, and they partner with local Irish suppliers Dalkey Handmade Soaps, Irish Sock Society and Skellig Chocolates. There are also gift cards available for the subscription service — the gift that keeps on giving! All are beautifully presented and delivered nationwide. A perfect corporate gift or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, occasion or just to say thank you. See www.boxofwine.ie or find them on Facebook and Instagram.