Has wine become a lockdown hobby of yours? Yes, it can be a hobby – not just a means to an end on a Friday night down the pub with your colleagues (remember those?!).
Although bars and pubs were ordered to close again under London’s lockdown measures, a sweet little loophole totally befitting the UK’s drinking problems habits means that, under current guidelines, off licences are allowed to keep their doors open. This has seen many of London’s best wine shops – and wine bars doubling as offies – cleverly adapt their business model to the takeaway and delivery market, keeping their communities in good supply of the grape stuff (and more) in the process.
Let’s face it, we could all use a good glass right now – and with these brilliant wine shops on the case (of 12, please), you don’t have to worry about leaving the house for a night in on the vino. Whether you’re selecting a nice natural wine (London’s big on it right now) or looking for a bargain, it’s bottoms up while staying squarely on your bottom.