Wine News

Christmas gifts for 2022

Here we are, rolling into Christmas 2022. I think someone said this week that Christmas is 9 weeks away. How crazy is that?!

Anyway, true to form, we’re launching our 2022 wine offers. They’re perfect for gifts or for sharing with friends and families at your house or theirs.

You can use our concierge service as usual to customise the boxes, but rest assured that if you’re don’t, they’re packed full of value and will be super tasty and great to be part of the entertainment

You can navigate to the featured products page where you can see the 2 boxes – you can click to buy, message us or explore the gift card options using the button near the bottom of the page.

Happy Christmas!!!

SUMMER 2022 is here!

It’s finally time for that big summer we’ve all been waiting for for ages. Beaches, parties, bbqs, loads of freedom and hopefully loads of hot weather.

We wanted to add to the fun with some featured products to try to add a little extra to your summer.

You can buy them direct from the page, buy gift cards if you want to treat your friends if you won’t see them or DM us and we’ll bespoke something for you.

Have a great summer everyone!

It’s been a while…..

It’s been a bit of time since we wrote on here. It was much easier during the lockdowns but since the. It’s been busy!

There been a lot going on in the world of wine, with price increases from Brexit, covid and related shipping increases and general inflation. It’s not that serious, but it’s happening.

We’re definitely happy with our service and how that fits against the economic picture. We’re not a service for absolutely everyone, but anyone that wants a bespoke personal service in picking their wine has come to the right place.

We’re going to launch our new featured product soon, it’s been too long.

We’re also working on some other great things including how to take pay,ent in crypto!

Have a great weekend everyone. We’ll get back to writing.

Don’t buy our wine today

It’s reopen day. Some great businesses on the high street have been closed for so much of the last year.

Bars, restaurants, make up shops, tattooists, piercers.

Please go out today and spend money with them instead.

This time last year

How crazy is it that this time last year we were all stuck indoors, figuring out how we could get alcohol and food delivered to our doors?

This time last year we were mega mega busy, and wondering if we’d still be allowed to deliver under the ever changing rules.

Thankfully we got a load of new customers alongside our happy existing ones, and a lot of those new customers have stuck around since. A chalked up win for us.

Now as we prepare to get the reopen underway, we’re asking you to support your local shops and restaurants as much as possible (while having wine delivered to your door of course). Those businesses have probably missed a big chunk of the last 12 months of trading and they’ll be so excited to welcome you back.

Stay safe.

Garden parties

Well it’s finally here, the weekend we’ve all been waiting for – we can meet, safety and following the rules, with small groups in gardens.

It feels like that element of society has been a bit hit and miss. Maybe we were allowed by default in the first lockdown (but probably not), then we could, then we couldn’t. Rule of 6. With kids or without kids. Can we go in for a wee?

One thing is for sure, with the recent heatwave and summer looming hanging out in gardens having a couple of quiet drinks is going to be a bit part of our social calendar for a little while.

We wanted to get involved, so we’ve created the garden party box so our customers can have some killer wines to share with their friends and family safely. It’s also free shipping since we wanted to be extra nice.

If you’re out there in the garden hanging with your friends or family, stay safe and enjoy the hell out of it.

Mother’s Day 2021

Mother’s Day 2021. Hopefully the last lockdown Mother’s Day for some time.

This year we’ve decided to put something together to help people show their mam/mom/mum/mummy or any step / in law variation you can think of some love.

Eve out a 6 bottle box together to help those mams celebrate in style. My mam is a huge fan of the cava we’ve included, and she’ll have some on Mother’s Day. There’s also some of our personal favourites in the 6 bottle box – with free shipping!

We’re pining for the day we can all be sharing drinks indoors, or at the very least in people’s gardens. Mother’s Day is a bit early for that, but we can still have a blast.

Happy Mother’s Day mams everywhere!

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