An 'open mic' platform for small food and drink producers, importers and retailers to talk about what they do giving five reasons why you should buy from them.
”Many people don’t see the point of an alcohol-free version of their favourite drink, but we all deserve a treat sometimes and it's better if we don’t drift into a dependence on alcohol" writes Bax Botanics founder Rose Bax. "This isn’t a time to be putting any extra strain on our bodies or our minds."
In the first of our 5 reasons food posts Mark Robinson and Victoria Monaghan of The Fresh Sauce Co explain how their chilled sauces can turn basic ingredients into a restaurant quality meal (see my comment below on the one I've tried)
James Hocking Wine is one of the U.K.’s leading specialist Californian importers.
Italy has been one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 so here’s a way of supporting one of the small importers of Italian wines from “hidden cantinas who produce wine that until now has only been drunk by the Italians themselves”.
Hal Wilson, founder of Cambridge Wine Merchants explains how his staff have been going the extra mile - and how his customers have been responding.
So the first company to step up to the open mic slot is York gin in York. Here are the 5 reasons they say you should seek them out:
I’ve been wondering how best to help drinks businesses who have been hit by the Coronavirus crisis (i.e. pretty well all of you). Initially I just thought of reviewing more wines and other drinks in the Best Buys section - and I will do that - but it’s difficult and expensive to get wines delivered at the moment, a hit smaller companies could do without.
Naked Wines has been controversial since it launched 4 1/2 years ago but there’s no denying its popularity. The company claims to have over 200,000 customers who buy from it regularly, 125,000 of which are ‘angels’.
A new online wine store whose USP is only selling 100 wines at any one time - apparently we get confused by more than that.