London wine merchant Red Squirrel Wine is a new independent online merchant, with a rather different approach – run by Nik and Georgie Darlington.
Wine that’s a bit different – Our wines are rare, endangered, bold and stylish. You won’t find them in supermarkets – in fact, many of them you’ll be hard pushed to find in Britain at all. Like red squirrels, you’ve got to do some keen searching. But everyone’s busier than ever these days, so let us do the searching for you!
Drink our wines and you’ll be helping out winemakers in far-flung corners of the world who cling on to the old way of doing things with indigenous or unfashionable grapes and tried-and-tested styles. There are so many fabulous wines being made in the world but in our contemporary consumer culture, too often they’re square pegs in the supermarkets’ round holes.
There’s a a bit of excitement in wondering whereabouts in the world you’ll be taken to each month. But we know surprises can be scary as well as fun, so we promise we’re not just out to shock you or look clever. We’ll only put wines in your box that we’d want to drink too.
They have been successfully trading for a few months and specialise in rare and unique wines from around the world, mainly sold in their monthly wine box format.
Basic online ordering with decent tasting notes. Interesting and easy-to-navigate website.Small range including wines from Brazil, Croatia, Slovenia and Romania as well as more mainstream wine countries.
Red Squirrel Wine, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1SL