It's our 2 year anniversary weekend!
On the 10th of October 2019 we invited about 30 VIP customers (from previous wine business) for a wine tasting - back when 'events' were normal - to announce our new business name!
A year later we celebrated our first 12 months, still in shock that our event plans were on hold ... but hoping for change!
Another 12 months has gone by in a blur of social distancing, masks and rules!
What have been the highlights from the last 2 years?
* In 2019 and early 2020 we hosted some great wine tasting events, with the usual 'story sharing' that you know we love (hence the business name) including a fabulous wine dinner with Federico Sandri (pairing some great local dishes like chicken rice rolls with his family's Dolomite mountain wines) and a tasting with Agnese Barbanera to showcase her family's new range of Tuscan reds.
* In addition to new vintages arriving in 2020 and 2021, we have also been pleased to stock new wines - like the PiWi grape (disease resistant vine) wines by Pravis and the Champagne-style sparkling from Apulian winemaker Nicola Chiaromonte - and also work with new wineries Cascina Gilli of Piedmont and Ridgeview from Sussex, England.
Plus, we continue to expand the range of products we offer beyond wine, including the Sagrantino juice and jam from Umbria; the grappa and brandy from Trentino; the amaro from Sicily; and the extra virgin olive oil from up and down the Italian peninsula ... all products from our beloved wineries!
* Thanks to the support of loyal customers here in Singapore (many we've known since 2015) we had enough demand in 2020 to justify repeat orders from our small-production, family-run estates in Italy (many we've worked with since 2013).
Those orders made a big difference to many small wineries. They continue to message us their thanks and this year we have been trying to support them as much as possible again. Just like here, much of F&B has been affected in Italy, so these family wineries that used to sell locally are struggling. Our orders for the Singapore market may seem small compared to the big wine merchants, but to our Italian wineries it can really help in tough times!
* We recently moved our home office (and coldroom - where we pack for same/next-day deliveries) to a location with more space for events. "If you build it they will come" said Kevin Costner (in 1989!!!!) so we are hoping that our new 'tasting space' (that can also accommodate 10-12 person wine dinners) will be in operation soon ... as soon as the rules relax on social activities!
And now ... we're looking ahead!
We are currently re-stocking many favourites that are low or sold out, as we prepare for Christmas and CNY2022 :)
2 years on and sadly tastings are still on hold, but we are feeling optimistic that we can meet soon for a wine tasting event, to try new labels and vintages together!
Until then ... celebrate with us this weekend with a 15% DISCOUNT code to use on our website (with a minimum spend of $200), applicable to ALL our fabulous wines (including magnums) as well as products like vinegar, oil, grappa, vermouth, jam and more - the entire online store!
Just don't wait too long ...
The code is valid until midnight on Sunday (10 October) and some of our most popular wines are back to 'low stock' numbers.
So be quick - go grab your favourites NOW.
Use the code below at checkout to SAVE 15% on your favourite bottles!