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.
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.
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.