about inspiring wines
Here at Inspiring Wines we love our wine, we really do! And if you are reading this you probably do too…(fist bump! 👊). Our main reason for getting out of bed in the morning is simple, to share this love of the pressed grape and to offer you great wine at great prices.
We are here to bring you gorgeous wine, innovative winemakers, top deals and to try to share with you our enthusiasm for all things grape related..
Wine is a wonderful thing, that’s a given and we have some fabulous wines on our list but we also understand that the enjoyment of wine is totally subjective, each to their own. We’re most definitely not here to preach, if you like it you drink it!
At Inspiring Wines we want to cut through the nonsense and pomposity often associated with the world of wine, in fact we enforce a red corduroy exclusion zone around Inspiring Wines HQ at all times, we almost never spit anything into a silver bucket and will never describe any wine as ‘supple’!
HOW DID IT ALL START?
Inspiring Wines was started in the summer of 2016 by Dean Spencer it’s Director, after many years of going on about it!
The original seed was sown several years earlier at the kitchen table when Dean and lifelong friend Derek Wootton, now the company marketing ‘guru’, were well on their way to polishing off a second bottle when the idea came about. Exactly who’s idea it was is still contested between the two of them, especially when they get to that ‘second bottle’ stage… Dean picks up the story:
“I loved the idea of starting a wine company with a difference but did very little about it except keep banging on to anyone who’d listen, whilst at the same time moaning in equal measure about how much I didn’t really enjoy what I did as a job anymore…So late in 2015, bored with listening to me keep going on, I got an ultimatum from my family to “put up or shut up!” Go and do it, they said, because you’ll never know if you don’t try. (Although I think secretly they just wanted me to stop going on about it…) oh and they added, you’re not getting any younger!
And so I jacked a well paid job in and Inspiring Wines was born, I had a background in wine service, as did Derek, both having spent early careers (back in the dark ages) in the hospitality business. We’d managed kitchens, bars and restaurants and even did a stint as Wine Stewards on board ship way back when Blue Nun was a popular choice! (..a story for another day!). However I was acutely aware that was quite a long time ago and there was much to learn. So, I ordered a shed load of books from Amazon and started reading… lots of books, many late nights and a formal qualification in wine later (there is a certificate on the wall and everything!) we were ready to start creating the website and searching for great wines to put on it. The ethos of Inspiring Wines has always been to ‘inspire’ people to try new wines, so many great wines rarely get the recognition they deserve in the UK and we are here to address the injustice…
We launched the site in the middle of 2016 and whilst it has been tough at times, (I’ve had a wobble on numerous occasions if I’d done the right thing!) I have loved every minute of it, I am learning everyday and look forward to finding and adding lots of new and exciting wines as we move forward. I sincerely hope you enjoy seeking out great new wines as much as I do.”
Cheers all, hope you enjoy Inspiring Wines
WHAT IS INSPIRING WINES ALL ABOUT?
The simple vision for Inspiring Wines is to get you trying new wines. There is loads of wine out there from some fabulously innovative producers that simply never get a look in. So we want to get you trying something new, our focus is on small batch, independent winemakers from all over the world.
We are a small business, small but perfectly formed we like to think, which is great for both of us, we keep our costs down and pass them on to you. Supermarkets and the large online retailers need to get economies of scale in their wine buying so often only work with the larger producers.
That leaves a whole raft of smaller relatively unknown winemakers for us to share with you, producing in many cases handcrafted, artisan wines on small family run vineyards.
And that is exactly what we want to bring to you
In fact, IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!
The customer is always king at Inspiring Wines, it’s no good us having a fabulous selection of wines on our site if we can’t get it to you safely and quickly.
To make sure we do, we send all our orders in ‘bottle safe’ high quality packaging and we only use premium courier services. You get a 1 hour timed delivery slot as standard and multiple additional ‘in-flight’ delivery options.
We only want happy customers so we offer a no quibble guarantee. If you are not deliriously happy with your wine for any reason send it back and we will refund you in full, no questions.
WHERE ARE WE?
Inspiring Wines is based on the Wirral in the glorious North West of England. We might not be in prime grape growing territory but we are in prime tasting territory! Inspiring Wines is committed to offering you a wide range of exceptional and interesting wines at excellent prices, if you already know what you like or if you haven’t got a clue and are seeking some ‘inspiration’ (see what we did there..?) we want to help.
Look out for us at events in and around the North West this year.
CAN I TRUST INSPIRING WINES?
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NOW OPEN YOUR MIND AND GRAB YOUR CORKSCREW!
We want to try to inspire you with something new or something a bit different because there is a fabulous amount of wine out there, there are some amazing winemakers and here at Inspiring Wines we are always in the mood to share
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