Christmas boxes!

So it’s here. Finally.

Christmas is coming up fast. It’s going to be an odd old time we think, but hopefully everyone will find a way to be thankful and share joy regardless of restrictions.

Some people will remember last year that we did a Prosecco box as our Christmas feature. This year we decided to take it a step further with a champagne box and a mixed box too. We did that with 2 things in mind.

First of all, some people want more than just Prosecco. The mixed box is definitely a nod to this, with a bit of everything included. If we’re allowed to be together for Christmas this one will have something for everyone.

Also, we thought it was important to find a way for our customers to share some love with their friends who they might not be able to see, or might not be able to shop for, so along with our gift cards you can share some tasty wine and some love with anyone you want.

We’re hopeful we’re going to get to spend as much of the festive period with as many loved ones as possible, but if not remember that better things are coming. We’re sure of it.

Enjoy!

Thank you new customers!

Over the last 6 months we’ve welcomed a lot of new customers in our fastest period of growth since founding in early 2019.

We couldn’t be happier or more grateful

We stick hard and fast to our personalised service & recommendations model which sets us apart a little from other online wine shops even if it does narrow our customer base.

The customers that use our messaging services find it simple to ask about a wine or order more, or even just message to say how much they’re enjoying a bottle in the moment.

Thanks so much to all of our new customers!

Do you remember my 100 days off alcohol last year?

Every year, from 1st September to 9th December I take 100 days off drinking, other than a limited number of VERY special exceptions.

As much as drinking wine is fun, it’s always good I feel to give my body a rest for a while. I don’t drink that much, it’s just about some balance.

We’re big fans of responsible drinking. It’s a huge part of drinking. Understanding your limits and your intake is vital to wine being a positive influence and part of your entertainment.

For my last day of drinking last year I visited my pals at St Vincent, Newcastle and drank a bunch of Tillingham wines, ate some wonderful bread and cured meats, then went in search of chicken and waffles. An angry lady on a bike shouted at me too.

Who’s joining me?

Steve

Wine for the rest of summer?

Usually we bring out a summer box but after nearly launching one we decided to stick with the mystery box as our feature.

If you’re planning to have some socially distanced meet-ups (where rules allow) or just plan on chilling in the garden during the rest of August then the mystery box is probably for you.

Go check it out on the featured product page and message us on WhatsApp or Facebook messenger if you want to talk about anything.

Enjoy!

Do you spend £500 on wine a year?

Be honest.

The chances are you do. That’s not really that much when you think about it. Probably more – way more.

£500 a year is about £9.60 a week. Even £1,000 a year is only about £19.25 a week!

It’s one of the reasons we set up in a subscription format.

It’s likely that wine is bought by “nipping in” to somewhere and grabbing a bottle. Maybe something familiar, maybe something new. But it’s often in the region of £7 a bottle we think.

It’s possible to really level up the quality of the wine with just a few £s extra spent with us, plus the convenience of your wine being at home when you want it and delivered regularly.

It’s almost a no brainer.

It’s all about messaging apps 🍷

We sell wine. That’s a given.

We’re mad about natural and organic wines, great value, great taste and quality workmanship that goes into making the wines.

But what we’re most into is the bit that comes just before the purchase. Human contact.

Yes, you can order really easily with one click from the site for some of our products but the real focus of our brand is personalised recommendations and detailed wine conversations through WhatsApp and Facebook messenger.

We love to get involved in deep conversations about what wines our customers might be into; what they’ve tried or haven’t tried or even helping people who aren’t sure what they want and want to learn.

Recently we helped a Malbec lover try their first Malbec led blend (with Cabernet Sauvignon); we helped a couple try a bunch of organic Sauvignon Blancs and a lady find her favourite sparkling wine as an alternative to Prosecco (after about 20 bottles tasted).

Chatting through wine with us is super easy. Give it a go! You can find the links on our site or use our social pages.

Happy weekend everyone.

We’re celebrating English Wine Week

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.

Want to know more or join in the celebration? Let’s celebrate together and have a chat about these wines today!

We hope you’re celebrating English Wine Week too.

Perlage No Added Sulphites Cabernet

This was last night’s jam.

Perlage no added sulphites Cabernet

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.

Drinking responsibly in lockdown

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.

Recent Tastings – April 2020

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.