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Read what the press and our customers say...
(or read all our online reviews via Feefo)

"Flawless service" "This is the third time that I have ordered from this merchant and on each occasion their service has been exemplary. You place your order on Day 1, its dispatch is confirmed on Day 2 and it arrives at your door on Day 3, well packed and in perfect condition. You can't really ask for more than that." Mr K via Feefo, 2nd September 2017.


 "Definitely use again". "Great website, easy to use and excellent selection of wines." Mr P via Feefo, 23rd July 2017


 2015 Vranec Classic, Tikves Winery - International Wine Challenge Gold Medal and Macedonian Trophy, June 2017. Try the 2013 Vranec Classic, Tikves Winery. 


Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal Winner & highest scoring Loire rosé - 2016 Le Carillon de Vendôme Pineau d'Aunis, Cave du Vendômois, June 2017


 "Discover delicious wines from interesting grape varieties" "I always look forward to opening and drinking one of the Daily Drinker's wines. The excellent and helpful tasting notes include recommended food pairings. It is great to discover new grape varieties and then look out for them on restaurant wine lists.The office are very helpful and the delivery process works smoothly." Mr W via Feefo, 15th June 2017


The Daily Drinker is one of the "9 best wine clubs in the UK", at least according to The Independent. We "keep you away from the "tried and tested" wine regions". IndyBest, Tuesday 16th May 2017


"Wine: Ancient wonders ripe for revival" by Will Lyons in The Sunday Times, Sunday 14th May 2017.  Including a review of 2014 Narince, Kayra.


"Caspar continues to amaze and delight with his boundless energy and unerring eye for a daily "classic." In my view, he [...] should be awarded medals and fame immediately, as well as a seat in the Upper House of any sane society's top citizens." Trevor B. Read the full, glowing review on our feefo review page.


"Easy to order, good value, great delivery service." - John K


2014 Cinsault, Leeuwenkuil from South Africa. Tom Cannavan's Wine of The Week on wine-pages.com, 24th April 2017.


2015 Chenin Blanc OVNI, Domaine Mourat from France. Tom Cannavan's Wine of The Week on wine-pages.com, 13th March 2017. 


2015 Zelen, Zorz from Slovenia. Tom Cannavan's Wine of The Week on wine-pages.com, 15th January 2017
And on @winepages twitter feed: "Wine of the Week: another flash of the unusual and inspired from : a crisp and aromatic white". 


"Excellent wines and very good service and delivery." Mr D via Feefo, 21st December 2016


Tom Cannavan of wine-pages.com succinctly sums up The Daily Drinker and all that we stand for. ""...this is a business that does not just pay lip-service to offering something different – something that’s a real alternative to the High Street – but which lives and breathes it. [...] It’s an innovative take on the ‘Wine of the Month’ club, and very different from some of the biggest players in the UK who operate such schemes." Read the full review on wine-pages.com, 8th December 2016


 2014 Dry Furmint, Megyer - Wine of The Week on Tom Cannavan's wine-pages.com, 30th October 2016


 Great review of Kayra wines from Turkey on, including the 2014 Narince, Kayra - wine-pages.com, 6th October 2016


 "Well done Daily Drinker and well done M&S. Others take note." Praise for our eclectic range of good quality wines on The Wine Gang's Blog, 2nd September 2016


Six Wines tasted from the Wine Club for Adventurous Drinkers. 
Tasted by Tom Cannavan and "found to be of really excellent quality, but more than that, to accurately reflect their ethos of potentially expanding the wine drinkers’ horizons." www.wine-pages.com, 25th August 2016


"Looking forward to sampling the latest delivery from The Daily Drinker Wine Club! It is a great way to try different grape varieties and makes you more adventurous when ordering wine in restaurants too. All the wines I have tried from them over the years have been good, and many have been wonderful! Give your taste buds a treat." Gavin W


 Steve Slatcher, www.winenous.co.uk, 14th March 2016
Great write-up of 2011 Rufete Roble from Arribes del Duero. Sadly now out of stock...


The Daily Drinker Quintet by Tom Cannavan on www.winepages.com, 24th February 2016
"...join in a voyage of discovery that's unlike most other wine clubs..."
Read the full, glowing, review of The Daily Drinker http://wine-pages.com/tasting-articles/daily-drinker-trio/ 


Tom Cannavan's Wine of the Week on www.winepages.com, 11th January 2016
2014 Xarel-lo Desig, Mas Candi - "a terrific white from Penedes, Spain"
And a great review of The Daily Drinker in general. Watch his review youtu.be/AW9fzXjwpQ0 


Jamie Goode in The Sunday Express Magazine, 11th October 2015
2014 Verdejo Monte Blanco, Ramon Bilbao - one of "The 7 Best Spanish White Wines"


Tom Cannavan's Wine of the Week on www.winepages.com, 20th Sept, 2015
2014 Carignan Vieilles Vignes Pietas, Producteurs Reunis. Watch Tom's video review here http://bit.ly/1OKldrD


Tom Cannavan's Wine of the Week on www.winepages.com, 26th July, 2015
2013 Melnik 55, Logodaj. Watch Tom's video review here http://bit.ly/1V5im1x


Wall Street Journal "What's The Point of Scoring Wines", Frdiay 4th Sept, 2015
Will Lyon's review of our delicious 2014 Padeiro, Quinta de Gomariz, plus a quote from Caspar Bowes regarding the practice of scoring wines... http://on.wsj.com/1UrmIzQ


Wall Street Journal "Common Wine Faults Explained", Friday 8th May, 2015
Our 2014 Loureiro, Quinta de Gomariz and 2012 Primitivo Cantele
http://on.wsj.com/1JTIgyR


Wall Street Journal "Off Duty", Friday - Sunday, November 7-9, 2014
Our 2013 Grillo Aquilae, Canicatti comes to the rescue of Will Lyon's palate...
 Read the full article here.


"I have very much enjoyed the Daily Drinker over the last 5 years; it's been a fantastic way of discovering great wine at sensible prices that I'd otherwise not choose if buying from a shop (which of course can't be done anyway)." Patrick S.


"An excellent service!!!" Paul D.


Wine Woman & Song, 30th September 2013
A blog post by wine-writer Juel Mahoney, Sketches of Summer 2013: The Eastern Mediterranean Moment in London - http://bit.ly/1bosCeX

Outstanding praise for our Greek wines plus our wine club, "a brilliant wine club for those who want an adventure to accompany their wines". 


The Drinks Business, 20th August 2013
Top 10 Wines in the UK Press - http://bit.ly/1dphBbr
Includes our 2012 Robola, Gentilini as written up by Rose Murray Brown (see below)


The Scotsman, 10th August 2013
Rose  Murray-Brown on our 2012 Robola, Gentilini
W
ine: Beat the heat with summery white wines - http://bit.ly/19GFuvU


"I had hardly finished talking to you when the wine was delivered; what service!!" Elizabeth L


Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, 12 April 2013
Review of The Daily Drinker by Jancis Robinson.
"Caspar [...] sets the bar pretty high."
If you are a member of Purple Pages, read the full article here - http://bit.ly/10QS1Uq. If not, open this PDF file 


Customer review of 2011 Teran, Kozlovic Winery
"We had our neighbour around last night and opened the April DD Croatian wine that arrived yesterday. My goodness me, this was a surprise. It is stunningly good wine, one of the best I've drunk for a long time. It has such richness and in spite of being bone dry, a sweetness that's hard to describe. It tastes like wine worth several times its retail price and I shall definitely be getting more of this one - what a find. It's the first time I've knowingly drunk Croatian wine and I would never have chosen to buy it - I do love the Daily Drinker!"


Seasonal coverage in Decanter.com, 30 November 2012
Christmas Champagne Deals - http://bit.ly/11VGWTH 
Featuring our Larnaudie-Hirault Champagnes

Christmas Gift Guide 2012 - http://bit.ly/TKaHSb
Featuring our wine club membership


Wall Street Journal, 1 November 2012
Will Lyons, There's a Wine For Every Margherita - http://on.wsj.com/VvmecM 
Especially our 2010 Uva di Troia Posta Piana, Cantine Paradiso


“We have thoroughly enjoyed the wines and had great fun tasting and comparing notes. It was so nice to sample these rare and unusual wines. I wish you continued success and happiness.” Dennis M


"I have been getting bottles of DD wine sent to me on a monthly basis now for more than 3 years and in my opinion the Favorita is the best white sent so far. It has a fantastic balance between intense fruit and acidity which makes for a truly delicious wine. Favorita is a very apt name for it!" Patrick
2011 Langhe Favorita, Azienda Agricola Marco Porello sent out as August 2012 white wine. 


www.timatkin.com, 24 August 2012
A ferment about Furmint by Matt Walls - http://t.co/KsGzMCVG
including a review of 2009 Sipon, Dveri Pax


www.timatkin.com, August 2012
Review of 2009 Xinomavro Naoussa Jeunes Vignes, Apostolos Thymiopolous


Twitter, 13 July 2012
Tweeted by William Lyons ‏@Will_Lyons
"I'm beginning to think @TheGrapeJockey has one of the finest palates in England. #wine #vin"
(For those of you who don't know, @Will_Lyons is the well-respected wine journalist for the WSJ Europe and @TheGrapeJockey is our very own Caspar Bowes!)


www.timatkin.com, July 2012
Review of 2011 Mantinea Nassiakos, Semeli


Wall Street Journal Europe, 30 June 2012
Will Lyons, Greece's Red and White Hope - http://on.wsj.com/MCxP5n
With particular reference to 2009 Tsapournakos, Ktima Voyatzis


The Daily Mail, 23 June 2012
Matthew Jukes' Five terrific summer wines - http://bit.ly/LPixuk
Includes our 2011 Aubun Rosé Les Quatres Reines, Domaine de Lansac
He actually lists another stockist for this wine but our price is more competitive!


Wall Street Journal Europe, 15 June 2012
Will Lyons' Summer Drinking: A Case of Wines - http://on.wsj.com/LKQ47d 
Includes our 2011 Aubun Rosé Les Quatres Reines, Domaine de Lansac


"I'm a big fan and around 50% of the wine I drink originates from The DD." Patrick S


The Scotsman, 10 June 2012
Rose Murray Brown, The Spice of Life - http://bit.ly/MS6Kdh


"Such brilliant service! Wines just delivered to our door - in torrential rain!" Gill H


Wall Street Journal Europe, 23 March 2012
Will Lyons, Everyday Drinking - http://on.wsj.com/KBUolh
2009 Freisa Braghe, Claudio Mariotto


"I love getting my daily drinker delivery precisely because I don’t know what to expect, and I love the tasting notes...quite often a friend who also enjoys his wine and I will taste blind, make all sorts of knowledgeable-sounding comments and expressions, and then read the notes to discover just how wrong we were. All good fun." Richard H


Homes & Gardens, Jan 2012
3 of the best wine websites -


"Here's to another great example why I love the concept of The Daily Drinker! A grape I have not heard of and a wine from Romania - I would probably give this a miss if I saw it in a shop or on a wine list, but what pleasures I would have missed! Yet another great find - thank you!" Gavin W.


An Empowering Tasting, 19 Sept 2011 by Jancis Robinson
2009 Novac, Prince Stirbey but read her full report on JancisRobinson.com - http://bit.ly/KbWn5F


"Can I just say how much I have enjoyed my Daily Drinker membership over the last 12 months. It has really opened my eyes to the different wine varieties around, and we've had some gems." Robin H


Horse & Hounds, Nov 2011
H&H Top Pick - Christmas Presents for Him -


"Many thanks for such good service." Graham B


The Field, Nov 2011
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