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  • Lucy’s Wine

    At the vanguard of a new wave of wine sellers who are prioritising environmentally-friendly practices, Lucy’s Wine uses zero plastic while also offering buyers the chance to offset their carbon emission. Her monthly curated boxes come with a selection of hand-picked wines alongside explanations of why they are great, written in layman’s terms so that they are accessible to all. Wine connoisseurs won’t be disappointed, however, as all the official terminology is included too. The next drop focuses on orange wine – a current Instagram favourite – and is sure to sell out quickly.

  • Amie

    Born out of lockdown longing for summer drinks with friends, Amie is the hugely drinkable brand by Abbie Roden, her fiance Will Sandbach (of the Oxford Wine Company) and Hermione Underwood. Originally launched with a pale rosé, the friends expanded late last year into a red (Carignan) and white (a Sauvignon Blanc and Gros Manseng blend), with all three available to buy in cases of four or more. The chic bottle not only looks smart on your drinks trolley thanks to Jessica Yolanda Kaye’s artwork, but also raises money for Charity: Water, with £1 of every sale going to the safe drinking water charity.

  • Oranj

    If your Instagram feed has been awash with orange wine since last summer, you’re not alone, with the tipple’s popularity exploding in 2020. Want to dip your toe into the trend but not sure where to start? Turn to Oranj, a wine subscription service with boxes curated by guest sommeliers. April’s box has been hand-picked by Patrick Campbell, with bottles from Germany, Italy, France and Austria to enjoy with your roast lamb and rule-of-six picnics.

  • Highgrove

    Wine fit for a (future) King, the bottles on offer at Highgrove are second to none, with all profits going to the Prince’s Trust. This Easter, we’re bulk ordering the sparkling English rosé, a gentle fizz made from sustainably harvested Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes, with notes of strawberries and peach blossom, perfect for washing down those Easter Eggs…

  • Château Léoube

    Owned by the Bamford family, Château Léoube boasts the same organic credentials, with its award-winning Provençal wines on the dinner tables of the smart set all summer long. With no less than four different rosé bottles to choose from, not including its sparkling rosé options, its selection boxes are ideal for hosting summer BBQs and picnics, or even for elegant aperitifs en famille.

  • Babylonstoren

    Be transported to the sun-drenched vineyards of South Africa with one of Babylonstoren’s delectable bottles. Sold via sister-brand The Newt in Somerset, the Mourvedre rosé has been a constant continued hit with influencers on Instagram, who love its pale hue and smartly designed bottle. For Easter 2021 though, we would recommend trying the new vintage, a crisp, dry Candide or better yet the Sprankel 2015 fizz, because the easing of lockdown and the return of longer, warmer days is certainly something worth toasting.

  • Domaine de L’Ile

    Chanel’s latest winery launched its first vintage last summer to widespread acclaim. The Domaine de L’Ile Porquerolles 2019 Côtes de Provence is a rose-gold pale rosé, with sun-drenched notes of barley sugar, white flowers and juicy melon. Just close your eyes and you could be on Pampelonne beach.

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