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Delivering Wine in Stressful Times
In these times of stress and unprecedented adversity, many of us have been forced to work from home and/or simply stay in self-isolation.
With pubs, restaurants and cafes all forced to close for service since Friday, we realise our commitment to bring you the best wine from our passionate producers is more important than ever.
We want to make sure our customers keep having access to the best pours as these will provide much-needed moments of relief and pleasure in the midst of all the loneliness and turmoil.
On the other hand, [read more]
The Rosé Revolution
The recent movement of rosé wine being consumed in masses, it has become one of the most exciting categories to discuss. Founder, Richard is contributing editor for wine at The Luxury Chapter and has covered the topic ‘the rosé revolution’, discussing its huge growth in worldwide drinking trends. Read the piece below!
2018 was the hottest summer on record for England, and the Met Office is predicting that we are heading towards another glorious summer of sun, so just how do we keep our cool? With an ice-cool glass or rose, according to statistics, that also tell us that the ‘Rose Revolution’ is now worth over £600m in UK alone.
Let’s take a step back in history to understand just how this previously overlooked category in the wine world came to take centre stage, and what’s to come for this summertime companion.
Pointelle Pinot Gets Voted UK’s Best Oregon Pinot
Best Oregon Pinot Noir you can buy? Look no further. The Independent rated the 14 best Pinot Noirs from arguably, the best USA region for the delicate red grape. This was a tough competition – many wines were rated – quality vs price. John Clarke, wine journalist rated all and our Pointelle Pinot from the Willamette Valley in Oregon came out on top as number one! In his words:
Wanderlust Wine Club reviewed as one of the UK’s best Wine Clubs
London on the Inside (LOTI) recently reviewed the UK’s Wine Clubs, shortlisted two and we were one of them! They had some flattering things to say:
“[Wanderlust Wine] have more membership options than others so if you have a more specific idea about the amount and quality of the wine you’d like to receive then they certainly offer the greatest flexibility. It starts with a Silver membership at £24 per month, which features ‘everyday drinkers’ and goes all the way up to Platinum at
The Best Wine Lists in the World | Wanderlust Wine x Gentleman’s Journal
A restaurant does not become one of the best on food alone! As well as the service, atmosphere and decor, the all-important wine list and in-house sommelier is imperative to class a restaurant as great. Alongside wine consultant and writer Anne Krebiehl, our founder, Richard was called upon by the Gentleman’s Journal to share his expertise on the best wine lists in the world.
Read on to hear about why L’Enclume in the Lake District is their top choice for natural wines, and why it’s worth flying to Makaron at Majeka House, South Africa for the best wine pairing experience there is!
Click here to read all of Richard and Anne’s wine-list recommendations.
Square Mile Escape Artist – Richard from Wanderlust Wine
We were featured in Square Mile magazine’s February edition. Richard told his story of finding wine as a career and finding a way out of banking in their ‘Escape Artist’ feature.
The full story we had to tell can be found in our About Us section. Square Mile’s condensed interview summed up the journey into finding small producers to import to wine lovers in the UK:
“Returning from a stint in New York, I knew the foreseeable future as a Commercial Banker in London was going to be difficult with a restructure that had been announced. I started to think how I could entertain myself and that’s when I stumbled across wine school.
I started studying along the Masters of Wine qualifications and [ read more ]
The Independent Wine Retailer of the Year 2017: Wanderlust Wine
We were absolutely thrilled to find out just before Christmas our biggest news and milestone yet. The Independent announced that Wanderlust Wine had been named their Wine Retailer of the Year! This accolade rounds off a huge year of achievement in 2017 and reinforces exactly why we started this business – the belief in connecting wine lovers directly to the people that make them, with a focus on good practice and sustainability.
Here’s what the Independent had to say:
“We’re extremely lucky in the UK to have such a diverse number of wine retailers of all different shapes, sizes, styles and specialities. My choice this year goes to a retailer who has grown substantially in the past 2 years, with a solid focus on getting smaller producers with sustainable and high-quality wines in front of consumers. Through a tireless selection process, Richard Ellison (the owner) has developed a sensational list of wines that [ read more ]
Sauvignon Blanc release tasting: 25th July
‘hiahia’. That’s the name of our wine. It’s like a small round of applause, showcasing how proud we are to bring our own label wine which has been a big ambition of ours as the business has grown and flourished. Often people said “but where is the great artisanal Sauvignon?”, well, we decided to make our own and we think we’ve done a decent job of it. Come and try some later in July at the release date party.
‘hiahia’ is the Maori word for lust and desire, perfectly symbolising the wine we wanted to produce which is floral, delicate, and light with flavours of elderflower, crisp apple, pear, eucalyptus and gooseberry.