Sofa Sommeliers by Once Upon a Bottle is offering fine wines delivered to your doorstep chosen by some of the city’s leading wine minds, in a bid to support liquor venues during these tough times.
Sofa Sommeliers was born when two of Brisbane’s hospitality leaders were discussing the dire situation that many of their clients and friends where enduring when, by Federal mandate, restaurants and bars were shuttered. David Bone from Cuttings Wine Co (a specialist wine supplier to the restaurant trade) and Amelia Taylor from Liquidity Marketing (a specialist hospitality marketing business) were also thinking about all that wine, the limited and artisan grape magic that you cannot buy in commercial retail outlets.
Together they have launched a practical way to meet the new market demand while championing the latent expertise of Brisbane’s most skilled wine palates in selecting the best wines for drinking on your sofa. Each month four of Brisbane’s leading restaurant wine buyers will curate their favourite six wines they are enjoying in isolation. That’s the wines of one venue showcased each week.
Inside a carefully curated six-pack will be notes from the person who has selected the wines, explaining why each wine has been included, suggestions for food pairing, and even occasionally adding recommendations on what to watch while sipping on the sofa. There will also be a short introduction to your wine curator, giving a glimpse into their passion and why they do what they do. “The best thing about Sofa Sommeliers is that with each six-pack of wine sold a share of the retail profits goes back to the selecting restaurant. So, it is guilt free drinking for a good cause. Surely, the more wine you buy … t more charitable you are!” Bone said.
Launching on May 1, wine lovers are encouraged to register their interest now as numbers are limited, and all wine orders will be contactless delivered to your door within 48 hours of ordering.
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