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!

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.

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.