English Wine Week 2020 is 20th June to 28th June, and this week we’ve been celebrating some of the best wines our country has to offer.
Everyone who follows us knows that we’re huge fans of English wines. We have a phenomenal Davenport package on offer, which is one of our favourites, and during lockdown have sampled the Forty Hall Bacchaus.
Forty Hall is super interesting – according to the label it’s the only commercial scaled vineyard in London, run as a not for profit, by volunteers.
When it comes to the Davenport, our favourite is the Horsmonden which is a blend of Ortega, Faber, Siegerrebe, Bacchaus and Huxelrebe and it’s probably Steve’s favourite white wine, however the Diamond Fields, which is a Pinot Noir is a stunning red that can’t be overlooked.
But it’s not just that they’re grown in England that makes us love these wines – it’s the quality, which is something we always pride ourselves on here at One Day Wednesday.
The Davenport and the Forty Hall really are fantastic wines and compete well with anything in our opinion.
When it comes to spirits, I drink quick and I drink trebles. When it comes to beers I’m not interested. For wine however, it’s slow and steady.
A bottle can last me all afternoon and evening. Sometimes 2 days. I really like to drink it slowly and make the most of it.
I managed to get three small glasses out of his bottle last night and it’s amazing. It’s packed full of flavour with a discreet smokiness. It’s pretty light and a nice complexity too. It’s also no added sulphites which is something I tend to gravitate towards when it’s available.
Very pleased to have this one in the locker and recommend it to red fans for certain.
lol he drinking the rest tonight while I cool my famous schnitzel sandwich.
Ok it needs to be said – if you haven’t been drinking responsibly during lockdown now is the time to give it some consideration.
Theres been a lot of tasting new wines going on here, mostly to keep recommendations current and insightful, but some days it’s spilled over pretty well into some more broad tastings including vodka, gin and anything else in the cupboards.
Last year Steve did 100 days no drinking from 1/9 to 9/13 and talked about responsible drinking then too.
Just check your alcohol consumption for the remainder of lockdown. More consumption pretty much equals more sales for One Day Wednesday, but we support responsible drinking above all else.
The last few weeks I’ve been busy tasting a bunch of wines ready for some of our boxes. They’ve all been very good and a lot of them will likely make it into boxes in the future, whether that’s in subscriptions, features or both. Some people reading this will have already had some of them too, which I’m pretty excited about.
Of particular note was the no added sulphite Chardonnay, which was exactly to my personal taste of white wine; the Muscat which was sweet and syrupy and the Riesling which was sharp and crisp.
Probably some videos and blogs coming on each bottle soon.
If you’re getting stuck at home, either through working from home, self-isolation or through the school closures, it’s almost certainly a great time to drink some wine. Why you might ask? Well, who is to say that just because we are restricted or at risk, that we can’t have enjoyment from the little things in life, like great food and wine!
At the moment our wine subscription deliveries are running as normal, so you can get some wine delivered either as a one off box, or a subscription.
We are all in the same situation here and doing what’s required in an unexpected predicament to protect the well being of family, friends and ourselves globally. Everyone is having to make sacrifices, whether missing out on work, travel, events, sports, and other social gatherings. For some of us, that may mean spending time in isolation, with family, or even for a few, alone.
So let’s make the best of it and toast, at home, no matter how near or far, the day when we can all gather again, interact and socialise over a wine or three! In the meantime, treat yourself and get wine to your door.
It’s been 27 days now, with only 2 (planned) exceptions. Can’t remember the first one, the second was an 18th.
Overall, my skin has improved, my sleep quality (not duration) has improved, my fitness (and ability to train harder) and my resting heart rate have improved too – it’s great.
The impact is so large because of how much and regularly I’ve been drinking over the last 12 months or more. The compound impact of it makes a difference all around.
That’s why responsible drinking is so important.
The big time health stuff that the doctors and health pro’s talk about is important, but it’s the day to day issues that can affect the most people in the most regular way.
Even though I’m selling wine, I’m promoting responsible drinking.
You don’t have to have a bottle of wine a night – that’s probably not a good idea really. You can enjoy a good bottle of wine a couple of times a week maybe, rather than a poor bottle every night.
Generally speaking I drink spirits and wine – gin and whisky are my go to drinks but vodka can make its way into the mix too. It’s very rare I drink a beer/lager really. I think a lot of people are becoming the same.
The price points appear to be merging a little, so it’s maybe just as easy to buy a bottle of gin as it is a box of beers. Then a couple of gins per night and it soon racks up.
I want to try and encourage everyone to drink more responsibly, whether you drink our wine or not.
If you follow our Instagram then you’ll have seen a lot of me talking about quitting drinking for 100 days. I actually stopped in 31/8/19.
A bunch of people have said “but you run a wine business” and that’s exactly the point.
I’ve quit drinking thanks to my self awareness. I realised I’ve been putting myself under a lot of pressure recently and coping (at least in part) with a fairly large alcohol intake, which really doesn’t help at all and isn’t great for short or long term health.
I also want to promote responsible drinking. Yes, I run a wine business, but that doesn’t mean I want to promote unhealthy habits. I’m a slave to my impulses, readers of this may or may not be. I want to be clear that it’s not all about balancing your social events around alcohol. That’s not healthy either.
I also want to take better care of my body. I train a lot. It’s harder with alcohol especially when it’s compounded over days and weeks, so I’m focusing on getting back into great shape during these 100 days. You’ve only got one body that carries you around for your entire life so looking after it is important.
I’m keeping everyone on insta updated daily via the MORNING COFFEE vlogs I do, but I’ll also be posting regular updates here so please check them out.
We’ve just changed our products page with our new offering. We’ve dropped our 3 bottle subscriptions and added 12 bottle subscriptions.
We’re planning to create a split shortly, where you can get each of the subscriptions as either a low and/or no added sulphite pack or a straight organic pack. We’re just trying to get to the price point difference before that comes out, but it won’t be long.