News, Reviews & Awards
Read what the press and our customers say...
(or read all our online reviews via Feefo)
"Cretan wines are the stuff of legend - and these are the bottles you should buy." Victoria Moore in The Telegraph on Saturday, 29/04/2019, writing about the wines of Domaine Lyrarakis in Crete
2016 Assyrtiko, Akrathos - selected by Joanna Simon in her "Festive White Wine Guide 2018", December 2018
The Daily Drinker shortlisted for Decanter 2018 Subscription Wine Club of the Year.
Sadly, we didn't win (again!) and were beaten by Lay & Wheeler's Wine Discovery Club.
The Daily Drinker shortlisted for International Wine Challenge 2018 Wine Club of the Year.
Sadly, we didn't win the title but were beaten by The Wine Society. Better luck next year!
"Txakoli - a must-try wine (even if you don't want to pronounce it)" Joanna Simon's blog post about Bodegas Astobiza and the delicious 2016 Txakoli Gorabie, Bodegas Astobiza, 11th April 2018
"Expanding wine drinkers' horizons: The Daily Drinker". Joanna Simon's blog post about The Daily Drinker Wine Club and some of our wines, 6th March 2018
"Genuine Customer Care" "In taking advantage of an excellent offer, I was particularly impressed by the way Victoria Bowes followed up by email immediately I had made my order, to ensure that everything was in good order. The delivery time was very swift ..." Mr B via Feefo, January 2018
"Amazing, brilliant, professional" "A really great service. I have got this for a friend and she loves it. Renewed it again and got someone else it for Christmas. No fuss, great communicators and really nice products. Thanks." Mr W via Feefo, December 2017
"What a pleasure - genuinely interested people when I phone" "I have bought from Daily Drinker for a number of years now and appreciate their personal service. They make sure I get exactly the package I want and, in fact, usually recognize me over the phone. The person who receives the yearly package is always delighted to taste and learn about wines and grapes of which we have never heard." via Feefo, November 2017
"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
"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
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 dailydrinker.co.uk : 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
"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
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
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
"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".
"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
“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, 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!)
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
"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
"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.
"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
"Many thanks for such good service." Graham B