Wine News

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.

Men’s Health Week: Enjoy a Red Wine Guilt Free

Theres’s often argument over the health benefits of red wine, and we suggest drinking in moderation, so the health outweighs any other effects, however a quality organic red wine is jam-packed with antioxidants and inflammatory properties. These benefits come down to the concentration of polyphenols, particularly one called resveratrol, which can be found in the skin of grapes.

This week is Men’s Health Week 15-21st June and we want to talk about what part wine can play in that, in moderation of course!

Resveratrol is a plant compound that acts like an antioxidant. The top food sources include red wine, grapes, some berries and peanuts.

This compound tends to be concentrated mostly in the skins and seeds of grapes and berries. These parts of the grape are included in the fermentation of red wine, hence its particularly high concentration of resveratrol.

Red wine can do wonders for your mood, and science suggests it can be great for your heartyour brain, and your muscles, too. Some research suggests that red wine even has cancer-fighting properties.

So before you feel guilty about enjoying a glass of your favourite tipple, bare in mind that there are some positive health benefits to drinking red wine!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and enjoy! 🍷

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.

Life’s too short to drink bad wine!

Happy Bank Holiday weekend! Hope everyone is keeping well in lockdown and staying in positive spirits.

During lockdown we’ve had several conversations with people around wine quality. With lockdown in place its increasingly more difficult to get hold of particular wines in shops and supermarkets you might usually enjoy, supermarkets aren’t offering discounts like they used to and some have found they just aren’t receiving quality on the amounts they are spending with some of the wine they are getting delivered from some online wine merchants.

One Day Wednesday has a bit of a different approach to our wine curating to help you get the very best wine at a great package price.

Specialising in natural, organic and biodynamic wines, we offer some of the best wines the world has to offer that have been created by fellow wine lovers with passion, care and creativity.

We want to make your wine experience personal, offering you not only some of the best quality wine around, but we also speak directly with you to ensure we put a package together that suits your tastes and needs.

We are passionate about our customers and our wines, and we love making fantastic pairings that will keep you satisfied through the lockdown period.

Want to know more about our wines, make a one off order or learn about the subscriptions we have to offer? We would love to speak with you and get you some great wine delivered just in time for you to enjoy over the next May Bank Holiday if you missed out this time!

Get in touch with us today through WhatsApp or Messenger via our contact page.

On Wednesdays, we drink wine!

Did you know it’s actually been proven by researchers in Australia that a Wednesday is the best day of the week for having a glass of wine? It’s been said that enjoying a hump day glass of wine can help relax you and help you to celebrate and reward yourself for getting over the bulk of the working week.

Most people are opening their bottle of “Wednesday Wine” at 6:35PM, and this is happening more often than not at home, not in pubs and bars, and that was before lock down. With lock down in place at the moment, what’s stopping you enjoying a mid afternoon glass in the sun whilst you work from your laptop in the garden? Don’t let quarantine stop you enjoying yourself or taking pleasure from the little things!

We curate some fantastic selections of organic and natural wines perfect for a Wednesday wine tipple or any day of the week for that matter and deliver safely direct to your front door. Now the sun is out, we are currently working on a fantastic Summer Selection box which will compromise of hand-picked white and rosé wines, ideal for summer.

Want to find out more about our wine packages? head to our product page now, or alternatively chat to us on our WhatsApp!

Easter lockdown in full swing, don’t run out of wine!

Easter weekend us usually a great time to eat, drink wine and socialise but things are a little different this year! With lockdown in full swing, it may not be the usual celebration but that shouldn’t stop us from having a little tipple and enjoying ourselves in the spring weather.

Did you stock up on wine ahead of the Easter weekend? Wine sales have increased massively with lockdown and it’s becoming increasingly hard to get hold of some of our favourite wines off the shelf on an essentials trip to the supermarket.

This is a great opportunity to be trying something a little different. We promose you won’t be disappointed by some of our beautiful natural and organic wines selected from all over the world to accompany that Easter Sunday dinner, or perhaps just go with your takeaway pizza and enjoy in your comfiest pair of joggers.

Lockdown is challenging at the best of times without the addition of the Easter holidays creeping up, bored children at home and the stress of trying to juggle this with home working! We feel the pain, so why not treat yourself this Easter and give yourself something to look forward to in the evening!

If you would like to find out more about our carefully curated wine selections please check our our product pages or alternatively you can speak with us through WhatsApp through the link on our homepage.

Happy Easter everyone! There’s never been a better time to order yourself a box of wine!

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.