Bored with supermarket plonk? Try Charlton’s new wine merchant

Before we begin I’d just like to mention I’m a die-hard stout drinker so what I know about wine you could write on the back of a first class stamp.

A few weeks back I travelled to the excellent Blackheath Cooks for a free night of wine tasting. There waiting for me was an evening with Everyday Wines and some very pleasant company from fellow SE7 and SE3 residents. Everyday Wines is Ben and Svenja. The office is in their conservatory and the warehouse is in Belvedere. It was set up last year to stop the need for people rooting around supermarkets looking for the best deals. All the wine is from the Languedoc Rousillion region of France. Ben explains, “I picked grapes down there when I was a student so I know the area quite well”. All bottles are £5.50 and are available in crates of six, and yes, you can mix and match a crate.

There’s seven wines on offer and I’m told this will grow over time. Each is accompanied by an audio clip from the evening so they can explain each for themselves:

Rosé BIO Cinsault Grenacherose

Picpoul de Pinet Le Jade 2009picpoul

Viognier Le Jade 2009viognier

Muscat Sec ‘Larmes d’Alexandra’muscat

Domaine Pujol Izard 2008pujol

Jaja de Jau – Syrah 2009syrah

Jaja de Jau – Carignan 2009

carignan

 

It was an enjoyable evening. At one stage I felt far too drunk to be talking civilised to strangers. After mingling some more I quickly realised we were all in the same boat. I left with a mixed crate under my arm and I am currently in the process of ordering a couple more. I can highly recommend all the wines but the one that stuck out for me was the Syrah. It says on their website that they are “so confident that you will like all of our wines, that we offer a full exchange or refund guarantee on unopened bottles”. I’m such a fan of the Syrah that if you don’t like it I’ll probably give you the money myself .

Everyday Wines have an online shop and can deliver to your door. I believe they currently only deliver to the SE3, SE7 and SE10 post codes. They are also willing to arrange a wine tasting evening so you can experince them before buying. If you’re a local group or association and you want Ben and Svenja to visit then contact them. They can even send you a box to try by yourselves if you like. I’m not on commission by the way.

Here’s some audio of them explaining a little more about the company:

About Matt

SE7 resident, journalism student.
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One Response to Bored with supermarket plonk? Try Charlton’s new wine merchant

  1. mikey says:

    Not only are Ben and Svenja cracking people, but their wine is excellent! Hope it goes well for them.

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