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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supermarkets, shops and off-licences could soon run out of wine and beer after pubs, bars and restaurants close across the nation, and an unprecedented demand for alcohol to get people through the Covid-19 lock down drives stockpiling and bulk buying.
Shoppers have already been greeted with empty shelves in many areas as customers stockpiled from Friday 20th March, after the government announced the closure of all pubs, bars and restaurant. This has left many people without wonderful wine.
Majestic Wine’s website crashed as shoppers inundated the retailer with orders for cases of red and white to get them through the isolation of a shutdown, and we have already seen Naked Wines stop taking orders due to low stock.
It leads to worry that the country could soon run out of wine with importers prioritising food and other essentials over wine, spirits and beer… But look no further, we still have plenty of stock to go round and are still delivering direct to your door with one day delivery available!
Get stocked at the weekend – Speak to us today to find out more about our one off boxes and on going wine subscription services.