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

Wine for the rest of summer?

Usually we bring out a summer box but after nearly launching one we decided to stick with the mystery box as our feature.

If you’re planning to have some socially distanced meet-ups (where rules allow) or just plan on chilling in the garden during the rest of August then the mystery box is probably for you.

Go check it out on the featured product page and message us on WhatsApp or Facebook messenger if you want to talk about anything.

Enjoy!

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.

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.