Share a virtual glass with your favourite winemakers...
We regularly catch up with our winemakers for a good chinwag - and we’d love you to join us!
Catch up... an evening with two Naked legends
Ever wondered how wines made from the same grapes can taste so different just because they are made at opposite sides of the world?
Catch up with great mates Ben and Rod to hear how they came together from opposite ends of the globe to make a world-first Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc... in France.
They also gave us a sneaky peek at their next project, arriving early 2022.
Here's what our Angels have to say...
Thank you so much for the wonderfully informative and fun Thirsty Tuesdays! I haven't the budget to be as adventurous as I'd like to be but I learnt so much and I'm keen to learn more how you are helping the wine growers
Huguette - Naked Angel
We've made some great wine discoveries through Naked and thanks to your thirsty Toosdays we've really got to know and understand the winemakers and their stories.
Peter - Naked Angel
The various Zoom sessions over 2020 became a window on the world for so many people last year - a moment of human contact, albeit at a distance, with like-minded people. I'm sure many of us have appreciated the time and effort that you all put into these.
Peter - Naked Angel
All the online Zoom tastings last year got us through lockdown and have been a big part of why I have stayed an angel and continue to buy more and more wine from Naked Wines each year!
From Aussie campfires, French grills to South African Braai there's nothing better than having a few friends round in the garden for a glass of wine and some tasty grub. Ray will be joined by Nina, Kat and Johan to give you the ultimate guide on what wine to pour your guests for every kind of alfresco dining.So pour yourself something summery and get some tasty nibbles at the ready!
Ray had a rosé-off with 2 pink-loving winemakers, Benjamin Mei and Carlos Rodriguez, to help you pick your favourites for this summer. Whether you like your rosé pale and delicate or fresh and fruity, these rosés will show you how varied and delicious a wine it can be.
Charles and Ruth Simpson joined Ray for a virtual tasting with a Scottish twist – to celebrate our partnership with the National Trust for Scotland. We discovered the role the Trust's heritage played in shaping the drink we all know and love today… and unearthed a fascinating connection to the Simpsons.
Ray was joined by Eddy Naim - our very own Lebanese winemaker. They journey back to the very beginning where Ray first met Eddy's dad, and how Angel support has given them a ray of hope in a country that’s hit tough times.
Carmen Stevens joined Ray to tell us about a very special Naked tradition. Every year our community of Angels give up the cost of one meal and donates the money to Carmen Stevens feeding scheme which provides vital nutrition to underprivileged children in South Africa. Carmen told Ray about the huge impact this has and how we can help to keep the kitchens open for another year.
Ray, our Wine Guy was joined by Carmen, Johan and Bruwer to talk about the crippling impact that another lockdown - and complete ban on alcohol sales - has on the suppliers and growers the whole wine industry depends upon.
Catch up on a very special Thirsty Toosday. Ray was joined by a quartet of talented winemakers to give us a behind-the-scenes look at harvest as it happens. Bill and Claudia wandered through the Marlborough vines as the grapes were being picked, while Sam and Nina gave us a whistle stop tour of Sam's high tech winery and a first glimpse at the 2021 vintages.
Reenen let Ray in on his mission to restore South Africa's forgotten Montagu region to its rightful glory. They also relive Reenen's rescue deal last summer and get a little geeky about the wines you rescued.
Eamon was joined by a couple of home grown heroes from the 2020 Big Christmas Case - and it really was a family affair. Charles and Ruth Simpson take us through the whirlwind story of how their Beora English fizz came about, and Charles' sister, Katy, reveals how she managed to transform some of their grapes into her luxury Noble Isle hand wash and lotion.
Eamon was joined by two award-winning gin making duos for a natter about all things craft gin. Catch up with David and Fiona from Shortcross Gin and Johan and Christian from Wilderer, as they let us in on how to make the perfect G&T - from the tonic, to garnishes and glassware - and the great cucumber debate is finally settled.
You won’t find a man more enthusiastic about whisky than Rupert Partick - catch up as Rupert joined Eamon to tell us all about his journey to revive his great great grandfather’s whisky. You'll also get a sneak peek at a couple of limited edition single malts he's got up his sleeves.
Ray and Eamon went head to head to head in picking their perfect drop for every festive occasion from the Deluxe Christmas Collection, and rummaged through the case to recommend the perfect bottles for all of your favourite festive dishes.
Ray and Eamon were joined by special guests Johan Kruger, JP Lacaze and Serena Cordero - three of the talented winemakers behind some of the wines in the Ultimate Christmas Collection. Catch up and get the inside scoop on how best to enjoy the wines over Christmas.
It’s not every day you get the chance to chat to a two-time New Zealand Winemaker of the Year. Kiwi trailblazer Dom Maxwell joined Ray to prove that NZ is about so much more than just Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Ray and Eamon introduced us to Olivier Cazenave, a radical who’s pushing the boundaries in one of the most traditional and expensive wine regions in the world - Bordeaux. Olivier talks about how he heard about Naked, and what he thought when two eager Irishmen turned up at his house banks of the beautiful Dordogne.
Núria and Rafael are a winemaking couple making seriously good wines in Terra Alta, one of Spain’s hottest up-and-coming regions. Hear them talk about what it meant to them when 3,000 Angels snapped up their unsold wines after Covid closures threatened their business. Angels have been begging us to make them a permanent fixture on our virtual shelves... find out if they decided to get Naked.
Your 2019 Winemaker of the Year Sam Plunkett and our darling from down under Nina Stocker gave us an insight into life as a winemaker in Central Victoria. The pair are great mates, so pour a glass, sit back and enjoy.
Stefano di Blasi, the former winemaker of Italy’s two most famous wines Tignanello and Solaia, joined Ray to let us in on the secret about why spending an extra couple of pounds can sometimes make all the difference.
Johan Kruger and Reenen Borman have been friends for years, now that Reenen has joined the Naked fold, what better time to catch up with them for a glass of wine and hear about the latest projects coming your way.
Eamon was joined by 3 new French winemakers, Thomas Le Grix De La Salle, Anne Arbeau and David Ciry – to chat about all things French wine... and find out why so many French winemakers are resorting to turning it into hand sanitizer due to Covid.
Katie Jones introduced us to Emma Kershaw, a good pal of hers, who runs a food and wine school in the Languedoc. While Katie and Eamon sat back and drank along, Emma talked us through some of her perfect food pairings.
Benjamin Darnault and his wife Kat are joined by new Naked recruit Jen Buck and her husband Didier joined us from their home winery in the tiny French village of Douzens. Enjoy a virtual tasting of the deliciously unique wines Angels rescued back in June – plus a chat about what it all means to her.
Some say it’s a tough gig, but Ray and Eamon spend a lot of their time on the hunt for exciting new wines. They introduced us to a few familiar faces who are experimenting with regions or grapes that you may not have tried before.
Eamon and Connie Schwaderer gave a big Naked welcome to one of our Chilean discovery, Jorge Gutierrez. He talks about how he followed his dream as an independent winemaker, his sideline in underpants, and his delicious new Pinot Noir.
Need we say more. Naked legend Stephen was the first winemaker to work with us - and boy is he proof that the system works. Stephen and his son, Jamie, joined us to and described how his all-time-best-selling Arabella wines came about.
Eamon and Ray shared a G&T with Stefan, where we found out more about Stefan's countless skills. From baking pies to making wine and finally how he ended up making Rambla gin for our Angels. And you get to learn how to make a perfect G&T by a true expert.
Eamon and Ray were joined by two all-star American winemakers. Our 'King of Cab', Napa hero Matt Parish and our 'King of Chardonnay' Sonoma legend Scott Peterson. The dynamic duo chatted about why they decided to get Naked...
Eamon and Ray were joined by our second Covid Rescue fund winemaker, Jennifer Buck. Jen explained how this fund is helping her business and their future, how she ended up in France and her friendship with our very own Benjamin Darnault.
Eamon and Ray were joined by husband and wife winemaking duo Charles and Ruth Simpson. Charles and Ruth started in the Languedoc but their dream was always to return to their roots and make English wine. A few years ago, they risked everything to plant their first English vineyard near Canterbury. Angels helped them make English wine history by crowdfunding the first vintage of their English Sparkling Wine.
Eamon and Ray were joined by our superstar winemaker, Carmen Stevens! Carmen gave us a lowdown on how your donations are helping her soup kitchen in South Africa, the obstacles she faced to get where she is now and how became a Naked Wines winemaker.
Eamon and Ray were joined by a talented trio of women winemakers. Claudia Small, Jen Pfeiffer and Katie Jones talk about their friendship that developed from being winemakers for Naked and what they love and hate about winemaking.
Our Angels support independent winemakers by investing £25 a month into their Naked Wines account, to spend whenever they want - in return for discounts, freebies, exclusive wines and more.
Smart move - you've found the Sweet Spot
When it comes to wine, a small step in price = a HUGE leap in quality and taste.
By spending £8-£11 for a bottle of wine, you're actually getting more than DOUBLE the quality of wine than a £6-£7 bottle.
Here's how it works...
In your average £6-£7 wine most of the price goes on fixed costs like taxes, duty, bottling and transport... leaving fewer pennies for the wine itself.
But by spending just a pound or two more, the majority of those fixed costs stay the same, so more pennies are going straight into the stuff you can actually taste, creating a big leap in quality.
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