Wine News

Stuck in quarantine without wine?

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.

Alternatively, please complete the contact form on our homepage and we will be in touch.

Xmas feature – first look

I’m totally pumped about this. I can’t wait to bring it out properly, although if you watch the insta stories you’ll already have some idea.

I completely missed Christmas last year which sucked. It wasn’t really in my control and I was gutted. This year I’m making up for it and coming in hot.

So I’m working on the feature, which is intended to be about gift giving but will also have something for the people who’ll be entertaining over Christmas and wanna break out some awesome stuff.

Releasing this week. Get ready.

100 days – update

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.

I’ll keep the updates coming as we go.

See ya. x

Quitting drinking for 100 days

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.

Love x

The first of a handful of updates….

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.

The new featured product will launch today too so check that page!

There’s a couple more exiting things coming too, so watch out.

MORNING COFFEE VLOG SERIES

I’ve started vlogging during my morning coffees, mainly for IGTV but also putting them up on our YouTube channel.

I’d love for you to take a look.

Wine is PART of the entertainment

This is something I’ve been saying for a while, and sometimes is taken out of context.

I’m a big believer that wine is an amazing addition to any social situation, and can be a part of the entertainment.

Cracking open a bottle of something new, or someone’s favourite can be amazing. Equally so if there’s something that’s not to everyone’s taste, like this.

But drinking wine is just part of the entertainment. It might be accompanied by food, music, TV, a film, karaoke – anything.

You’ll have seen me posting about serious wine with takeaway pizza. It’s all part of the fun.

It’s when wine is trying to be the main event that the whole thing falls down. I’m not a believer that wine is there for getting you drunk.

Sometimes that’s a happy outcome, but I don’t really believe that should be the goal when opening a bottle of wine.

What do you think?