Seeing in the New Year at Home with Vagabond Wines.
Surviving a socially distanced Christmas is one thing. If your plans, like mine, had to change at the last minute, I do hope you have still had a great day. Meanwhile, 2020 is drawing to a close – a year that most of us might prefer to forget. And, planning yet another celebration for New Year’s Even might just have passed you by. If your normal New Year’s Eve involves a party, a get together at the pub or even a slap-up meal in a swanky restaurant then this year is unlikely to be the same. Luckily there are some great options around. Before tier 4 was more than a twinkle in Matt Hancock’s eye, Vagabond Wines were planning a few tiers of their own.
Vagabond has three different virtual wine tasting experiences that are available for nationwide delivery in time for New Year’s Eve. It’s the perfect chance to do something fun with your own partner, your bubble friend or just by yourself – and get to pick your own tier too. So, make your own luck and pick yourself the best tier you can!
If you are lucky enough to be in Tier 1 (Vagabond Wines style) brings you a great flight of wines for two people, complete with tasting notes via a QR code.
• 2018 Weingut Schmitges Pralat GG Riesling Trocken
• 2018 Vagabond Winery English Chardonnay
• 2017 Cabal Pinot Noir
• 2016 Chateau Grand-Puy Lacoste Boire
• 2018 Thistle & Weed Nastergal
• 2018 Chateau Megyer Tokaji Cuvee F Harvest Furmint
There’s a special cheese hamper from Harvey & Brockless too complete with Peters Yard Crispbreads and Fig Conserve
• Oxford Blue 330g
• Cornish Camembert 200g
• Quickes Cheddar 150g
• Quickes Devonshire Red 150g
Perfect for sipping and exploring through the evening till it’s time to drink in the New Year. At that point, you’ll have a delicious bottle of NV Jean Comyn Brut Champagne to celebrate in true Vagabond style and welcome in 2021
Tier 2 will bring you the same selection of wines and cheese for two people – but you’ll have to find your own booze to bring in the New Year.
And, if you happen to be by yourself or if your nearest and dearest don’t want to join in with the wine tasting then Tier 3 won’t disappoint, with the same flight of wines to try. Actually, that wouldn’t be a bad way to treat a friend who you know is going to be alone on New Year’s Eve.
You can order the packages online for delivery by New Year’s Eve with a deadline of 27th December to guarantee delivery in time for the big night. Prices start from £49.50 from the Vagabond website.
What makes this selection really special is that the whole experience is from Vagabond. I remember their first store opening in Fulham in 2010 and it’s one of the things I miss about moving from that part of town. They offer a genuinely informative wine tasting experience with over 120 wines to try. And, you can even get your level 1,2 and 3 WSET certification through their Wine School. So I have no hesitation in recommending their wine flight tasting experience – I know it will involve great wines and some helpful background so that you’ll know how to pick more wines you like in the future.
Find out more and order from the Vagabond Website.