Our Wine Policy? The Truth and nothing but the truth!
Supermarkets do a great job at blending wines that taste pretty decent given the huge volumes needed to fill the shelves in 500+stores (Matt worked with Morrisons for 6 years so knows happens behind closed doors). However with blending and huge volume comes dilution and loss of identity. Daygustation only sell ’real’ wines that taste of the grape and place they come from. We have selected each wine as we think it is the best, most delicious example of that grape from that place in the world. Too much choice isn’t necessarily a good thing- most supermarkets have 20+ Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs – we have one – the one we think offers you the best taste at a *reasonable price. *Some regions like Burgundy are just unreasonable when it comes to price!
Small is beautiful – sometimes!
Our range is small, but perfectly formed with something for everyone at every price point. You may be surprised to see that we offer a wide range of bag-in-box on refillable bottles from the keg, but in truth the bigger the vessel the fresher the wines taste and these formats offer economies of scale and are better for the environment. Historically the problem with boxes is that they only filled them with mediocre wines – prepare to eat your hat! We deal with small producers (I would use the word artisan if it wasn’t such a cliché!) – our Champagne producers Artéis & Co bottle less than 15,000 bottles a year. In comparison Dom Pérignon make 5m and Möet & Chandon a cool 30m – no comment. We know each wine inside out and will tell you how to serve it, at what temperature and with what food (and if it is worth aging).