Rebottling’s live-streamed events allow you to try fine wines and meet Michelin-starred chefs and sommeliers – all from your dining room table.

Do you appreciate how certain foods can make a really good wine taste even better – and vice versa? Or perhaps, like us, you don’t consider yourself much of a wine connoisseur, yet – like the classic novice art critic – you know what you like and, somewhat boringly, stick to it religiously. Why not, then, throw caution to the wind and try something different by tasting your way around award-winning restaurants and wineries from the comfort of your own home? Happily, you can do exactly that, courtesy of the rather ingenious Rebottling.

Matt Bird, an entrepreneur, author and columnist who has run wine tasting events for the past fifteen years, founded Rebottling during lockdown in 2020. Passionate about food and wine, he spotted a gap in the market to repackage sommelier- and food expert-led experiences into a condensed, entertaining and accessible format that introduces consumers to new wines that they will love.

Rebottling arrives on your doorstep in a stylish box containing three fine wines and accompanying tasting notes; a bespoke ‘tasty eat treat’; and an exclusive invitation to its live online tasting event. Each experience – or issue – is different from the last, and features a variety of impressive new faces, different accompanying nibbles and new wines to try.

Each issue is themed and made in partnership with one of the world’s
greatest chefs, vintners, sommeliers or food artisans; thus far, they have included Adam Handling, Richard Weiss from Restaurant St Jacques and the master chocolatier, Paul A Young. Matt hosts the live-streamed event, and an ‘in conversation’ with the featured chefs or sommelier, bringing us a taste of fine dining at home, as well as a rare opportunity to meet and engage with such revered experts for an evening of spectacular wine pairings, fabulous food and fun.

We signed up for the first one and loved every second. Naturally, the wines were sublime – and all the more so for being matched to such extraordinary effect with Paul A Young’s spectacular chocolate creations. We were free to ask questions and it made for a thoroughly lovely way to spend an evening – especially during lockdown.

Following the success of its sell-out first three issues, Rebottling has announced that for Issue No. 4, it will be partnering with one of London’s brightest talents: the Michelin-starred Jason Atherton. The event will take place on 10 May 2021 and costs £79. We strongly advise you not to miss it. Book your place here.

By Lucy Abletshauser
April 2021

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Lucy Abletshauser

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Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.