Annus Mirabilis or Annus Horribilis: Organic Wine Club’s Gratitude to 2017

Posted on December 16, 2017 by Alexander Thomson-Mclean | 0 comments

Organic Wine Club gratitude to 2017

On 25th December 1992, Queen Elizabeth summed up her year, but in 1667 John Dryden published a poem that summed year after the Great Fire of London. The translation is the ‘year of miracles’ and what a year 2017 has been for us here at Organic Wine Club.

Over the course of this year, we have sold thousands of natural wines that are now being enjoyed by our members and customers. We have had dozens of new winemakers supply us with their inspirational artisanal produce. We are truly beyond grateful to everyone for their continuous support. As we are an ethical business focusing on fair trade conditions for the growers, producers, distributors and, finally, us as an organic wine retailer.

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Organic Wine Club's green code of sustainable wine business

Posted on November 15, 2017 by Dimitri Safonov | 0 comments

Organic Wine Club's green code of sustainable wine business

Since the very beginning, Organic Wine Club was created to serve customers who are taking care about themselves, wider community and also environment.

Is it where mindfulness extends to wine? We do not know.

Our mission is:

to help people drink less but better wines.

This post is about our own green code for a sustainable wine business.

We invite all of you on this journey with us. Please do share your feedback. Maybe you have some suggestions for our business how to do even better in our green code?

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An Indie Retailer's Response to Black Friday

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Alexander Thomson-Mclean | 0 comments

Black Friday at Organic Wine Club

So Black Friday is almost upon us! I have to say, it has never a date that I ever set out to remember, but there is a point in November when your inbox is bombarded with emails that has headers like:

NOVEMBER DEALS, BLACK FRIDY SALE, CYBER MONDAY DISCOUNT!

Honestly, why do we really need to have so many sales?

Should we just embrace Black Friday, jump on the band wagon and accept the huge loss that we know we will end up occurring?

No! We at Organic Wine Club we are saying NO to Black Friday and Cyber Monday! They are not the events that support sustainable businesses. 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday at Organic Wine Club 

This year, we want to do something different. We will re-invest it instead by making a £5.00 donation from every pre-mixed case of wine that we sell to The Cybersmile Foundation.

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Wine & Mental Health

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Alexander Thomson-Mclean | 1 comment

Il Terraio wine and mental health donation Wine, don’t we all just love it? If you are reading this I am sure you probably do, just as we certainly do here at Organic Wine Club. This post is something that I have chosen to share as I do not want my experience to be hidden from view and I hope that it will help bring some positivity to the lives of anyone who may also be struggling. So, this is my story.

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Vegetarian festive wine and food pairings

Posted on November 07, 2017 by Dimitri Safonov | 0 comments

vegetarian festive feast: organic wine recommendations

This festive season I am on the mission to get more into a healthier plant based diet. It means I am not going to name myself as a vegetarian or vegan, but I will limit my meat intake as much as I can. I am succeeding thus far, but in the last 3 weeks I was trying to research (thankfully I own dozens of cookbooks) and devise a plan for a truly festive but vegetarian dinner. This post is to feature my recipe shortlist and specially selected organic wines for them.

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Traditional Christmas with an Organic Twist

Posted on November 07, 2017 by Alexander Thomson-Mclean | 0 comments

organic wines for a traditional Christmas recipes and suggestions

What do you do when it comes to traditional Christmas dinner? I remember starting with a prawn cocktail, followed by homemade soup and a traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings. Once we even had Yorkshires! There was always the dog hiding under the table hovering up all the unwanted sprouts. Then how do you finish, a traditional cheesecake, pavlova or your aunts very special homemade trifle?

Now that life has moved on and I have become a specialist organic retailer who now gets to relish in the eccentricities of Christmas Day, how am I going to celebrate?

The most straightforward answer is with organic champagne, organic wines, organic port and organic beers! Possibly going slightly over the board with filing the organic drinks cabinet, but I cannot wait to explore this!

Even more so, I want to consider traditional Christmas staples and serving them with wines that have the added benefit of having no added sulphites. Even as a very well-known day for over-indulgence, please do not forget that the word should be, in lots of senses, moderation! Now, here are my festive organic wine suggestions in this short post

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Organic Wine Club Delivery Changes

Posted on October 29, 2017 by Alexander Thomson-Mclean | 0 comments

shipping and delivery

There is a huge number of things that you are faced with, finding a job, making friends, finding a spouse for instance. When it comes to owning a business the difficulties and challenges can be tremendous.

Here at Organic Wine Club, we have encountered some incredible things, but with very careful planning and our insatiable desire to see our business succeed. With all this we have almost managed to overcome almost everything, with only one single exception. Sadly, this is the ability to get customer’s orders delivered from store to door in one piece 100% of the time.

In this short blog post we discuss difficulties in managing courier deliveries and our changes and new developments for our customers.

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