Listen to Jude explain what makes a wine suitable for vegans consumption.

As we continue to endure Covid 19 and all the upheaval that it throws at us, we are pleased to say that we are still delivering across the nation.  But we’ve discovered two things.   Firstly, that as the local dumps are closed for the foreseeable, our store of disguarded cardboard wine cartons (used for shipping on pallets) is turning into a mountain.  Thank goodness for the use of a very large garage, courtesy of Mrs Brown, which we are using as a temporary storage facility.

We’ve also realised that whilst these shipping cartons are rather flimsy, they are absolutely fine for transporting our local orders, thus reducing our overall carton use.  They may not be particularly pretty (afterall, we do love our Hannibal-branded cartons), but they do the job just as well.  So, to our local customers, you may see future wine orders in re-used shipping cartons.  In any case, it makes no difference to the quality of our wines.

An important fact – we are way ahead of the supermarkets and wine shops on sanitisation because not one person has touched any of our bottles of wine since they left the wineries.  The only time the bottles are handled are when Hannibal Brown staff pick your order.  Rest assured that all of our staff are using hand sanitisers and gloves at all times, so the bottles are clean as a whistle.  This is something important (imagine how many people touch a bottle of wine in a supermarket…).
Today’s recommendation – our deliciously ripe Alsace Gewurztraminer from the Dopff winery.

 

Just an update from the team at Hannibal Brown to say that whilst we are sad to announce the cancellation of our Spring Wine Event (destined for 2nd April), we are quietly optimistic that we might be able to go ahead with our summer event in late June/early July.  Of course, we will let you know in due course.

In the meantime, you can be assured that our wine retail business continues.  Our office has had a deep clean, as have our vehicles and our dedicated couriers, and we have instigated on-going measures to keep us and you as safe as possible.

Should you wish to buy wine from us, our delivery service as normal.  But we won’t be asking for a signature upon delivery and we will be keeping a minimum 2 metre distance apart.  Packing is all being carried out using hand sanitiser and gloves.

We hope that you will have the confidence to purchase your wines from us in the coming weeks and months.   There are so many great wines to choose from these days, and our portfolio continues to emphasise organic wines as a healthier option.

Stay safe and healthy and feel free to give us a call anytime – we always have time to chat about wine – 020 3876 8008.  Best wishes, Pam & Jude.

Hillary, Edie & Barry

Everyone put your paws together and say a big ‘hoorah’ and ‘thank you’ for all the hard efforts and support and the funds we raised for the Guide Dogs at our Autumn Wine & Food Event.  Near on 100 people attended the event (held in Trinity Hall, Wimbledon) and were tantalised by a wide variety of specialist wines from around the world, along with the most delicious canapes from Elliot Johnson-Paul of JP Dining.  Imagine ox cheek croquettes with a Chateauneuf du Pape.

Drum roll please……we raised the grand total of:
£810.90!!!

This was through donations from tickets, wine sales, Bubbles Bar, ‘Name that Grape’ and the raffle.

Big Thanks to:

Elliot Johnson-Paul – JP Dining – jpdining.co.uk – He will transform your special occasion into something exceptional, with a unique private dining experience

Elliot Johnson-Paul

Samantha Carr – Magnetix – samantha.magnetix-wellness.comfor donating the magic Dog Collar, for the raffle, which contains magnets and negative ions for better health and wellbeing for your dog.   Check out the website for more info and fab items for humans too.


The Crowd

Hillary and Edie – for the wonderful presentation and demonstration!

All of you – for your generous contributions.

We hope you can make the next tasting on Thursday 12th December, in Wimbledon (same venue) where it will be full of festive cheer!

  • Taste 25+ Wines
  • Festive canapé pairing presentation
  • Live Music

Taste and select your Christmas wines and pick up some lovely gifts.  See you there!

Christmas wine tasting ticket

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See you on the 12th December!

Guide Dogs?  Yes, Guide Dogs!  This special Autumn wine tasting (Wed 23rd October) is being held in support of the Guide Dogs.  By simply attending, you’ll be helping us support this amazing cause.  And of course, YOU taste the wines, not the dogs! * sample 24+ fabulous artisan wines from around the world* enjoy mini wine masterclass with Michelin standard canapés from Elliot Johnson-Paul of JP Dining (jpdining.co.uk)* take part in our special fund-raiser competition to win the most curious prizes (you’ll have to attend to discover what they are…)* Meet the best trained dogs in the land! There will be representatives (human and canine) from the Guide Dogs to answer questions and talk about their fabulous organisation. If you haven’t been to a Hannibal Brown wine event recently, then you’re in for a treat.  Best described by one of our previous guests as an educational party”! EVENT DETAILSWeds 23rd OctoberTrinity Hall, Mansell Road, WimbledonDoors open :  18:45 – 21:30£28 per head To book, just respond to this email or :call : 0203 876 8008  /  team@hannibalbrown.com  /  hannibalbrown.com/autumn-wine-tasting We look forward to welcoming you there and please help us spread the word – the more people joining us drinking fabulous wine and eating delicious canapés, the more money will be raised for this great cause.  Help us help them change someone’s life.#guidedogsuk