About Us 

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Wines With Attitude is an independent online wine merchant set up by Lindsay Cornelissen, a wine enthusiast, in order to meet the increasing demand for truly exceptional wines which are generally from smaller, family-owned producers and often not widely available.
 
Having worked for a number of years with many time-pressed professionals in the financial services sector and the corporate world and having gained the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s Diploma, considered the stepping stone to the Master of Wine qualification, Lindsay followed her passions for high quality wine and good customer service to set up Wines With Attitude.

Lindsay is also proud to be a judge for the International Wine & Spirits Competition.


Lindsay (above right) receiving her WSET Diploma from Jancis Robinson MW

What you can expect from Wines With Attitude:

     • well-made wines selected by us for their high quality and taste
     • wines in the £12 - £45 range from most wine-producing countries
     • our own unique tasting notes including food-matching suggestions
     • flexibility to chose your own wines in your case of 6 or 12 wines
     • free delivery to most areas of the UK on orders over £200
     • wines that are ready to drink now (we also let you know how long wines will keep)
     • friendly advice whether you are looking to buy a gift, stock a wine rack or fill a wine cellar
     • no hidden costs; all prices include duty and VAT
     • privacy; we will not pass on your details to third parties



You can find out more details below:

And for an independent review of Wines With Attitude, read here.

What We Are

Wines With Attitude aims to offer wine lovers a range of wines that punch above their weight and are from top class and often less well-known producers therefore offering excellent value for money. These are wines with something to shout about.

We want to help consumers make the right wine choices, so not only do we source high quality wines but we also put all our wines through rigorous tasting tests, provide unique tasting notes and detailed information such as food matching suggestions. We know from experience that rows and rows of wines bottles with no or limited information can be bewildering; similarly websites that simply reproduce the winemaker's tasting notes are not giving their customers an independent view of the wines.

Recognising the diverse tastes that consumers have in wine, our range consists of wines from most wine-producing countries including excellent examples of some of the classics such as white Burgundy, Champagne, red Bordeaux and some newer wines that may be less familiar to you such as Grechetto and Carmenère. What they all have in common is that they are amazingly tasty wines which represent good value for what they are.

The Wines With Attitude wine list is relatively short but quality driven - "small but beautiful" is our motto so that we can deliver a more personal service to our lovely customers. We have around 80 fantastic wines so if you want to keep updated when new wines come on board, don't forget to sign up to our newsletter.

We specialise in wines in the £12.00 to £45.00 price range and here's why. Despite the fact that £5.00 is the average off-trade retail price for still wine, as a general rule for a bottle of wine retailing in the UK at £5.00, only around 50 pence relates to the wine itself. The rest covers duties and VAT, packaging, logistics etc. For a £10.00 bottle that figure rises closer to £3.00 and for a £20.00 bottle to circa £7.00. In addition the supermarkets have the £5.00 to £10.00 range covered.

We also have access to a range of wines over £45.00 for those really special occasions - see our Limited Edition selection.

And if you don't see anything that you fancy in our portfolio, get in touch and let us know what you are looking for. You will see that we make recommendations of wines that we think you might enjoy based on the wines you select but if you want more specific recommendations or you cannot find something that you know you like, again, please feel free to contact us.

We are happy to offer advice on wine selection at any price range, for the smallest wine racks and the largest wine cellars or for specific events or occasions. Please contact us on 0333 772 0301 or at hello@wineswithattitude.co.uk.

Our wines are to be enjoyed and are not intended for longer term investment purposes; they are for drinking now or in the next couple of years - the tasting notes will give you guidance on drinking windows.

Unless specified all our bottles are 75cl.

We are listed in the Wine Merchant Directory.

We also host educational and fun wine tastings for client events, charity events, dinner parties, wine clubs etc; these are usually themed, for example New World vs. Old World wines, comparisons of different grape varieties etc and are all tailor-made to suit the occasion and the audience. For more details please see our Events & Tastings page or contact us on 0333 772 0301 or at hello@wineswithattitude.co.uk.

What We Are Not

We are not about volume like many online retailers - we offer great quality wines at competitive pricing but from time to time offer promotions and discounts in addition to the 5% full case discount (i.e. for 12 bottles of the same wine). To receive notice of any promotions or discounts, don't forget to sign up for our newsletter. We are not out to undercut the competition but if you happen to see wines from our list elsewhere at lower prices please contact us with details at hello@wineswithattitude.co.uk.

We appreciate quality wines and, for reasons stated above, do not focus on wines priced below £12.00 though we do have a couple of really great wines below that price.

We do not sell wines "en primeur" but we are happy to help fill the gaps in our customers' wine cellars from older wines that may not feature on our main wine list or in our Limited Edition wines. Please contact us with details of your requirements.

Though we do not have a shop to display our wines, you can try some of Wines With Attitude wines at our public wine tastings held in London and the South East. Alternatively, why not arrange a private or corporate tasting?

Choosing Your Wines

We sell our lovely wines via the wineswithattitude.co.uk website. If however you prefer to make your purchases by phone or email or if you are looking for some guidance in your choices of wine please feel free to contact us on 0333 772 0301 or hello@wineswithattitude.co.uk.

The tasting notes are produced by us based on our own experience of tasting the wines in the portfolio on a number of different occasions, all to ensure that they are good enough to make the grade. The notes are therefore unique and intended to help you select the wines you think you might like or might wish to try; we recognise that everyone's tastes are different so we try to describes the aromas and flavours as realistically as we can to help you make your decision.

Where we think it will be useful for you, we also include the producer's notes and awards or accolades that have been given to the wines - we only include those that relate to the wine and the vintage that we have in stock (not always the case with some other retailers!). Don't be put off if a wine does not have a rating - it may still be far enough off the radar to have avoided much attention, which is not a bad thing. Wines are selected for their quality and taste following our tests and are not selected for the awards and ratings that they may have; but it is nice to have our good taste validated subsequently.

Customer reviews are genuine (we just use initials & the first part of their postcode to protect our customers' privacy).

We classify our wines into different style categories in order to help you in your choice:

  • Crisp Light Whites - generally light in body and very fresh in character
  • Aromatic Whites - made with grapes that tend to have stronger, distinctive flavours and aromas
  • Rich Creamy Whites - often but not always oak aged, wines with good body, fruit and more complex flavours
  • Fresh Rosés - all pink wines
  • Soft Fruity Reds - usually lighter in style with fruity flavours and low tannins
  • Smooth Elegant Reds - generally light to medium in body, with fine integrated tannins and a smooth mouthfeel
  • Big Bold Reds - medium to full-bodied with big, concentrated flavours and medium or high tannins
  • Rich Spicy Reds - medium to full-bodied with character - rich fruit and often more developed flavours
  • Beautiful Bubbles - refreshing sparkling wines and champagnes
  • Super Sweeties - dessert wines and vins doux naturels

Some wines may fall into more than one category, for example a sparkling rosé, which we try to mention in the tasting notes.

We try to ensure that our wines are described correctly but we are human and occasionally slip up; if we do slip up and you have placed an order, you can cancel in line with our cancellation policy. But if you spot an error before you order, please let us know via the usual channels.

If you don't know where to start, why not try one of our mixed cases? The beauty of our mixed cases is that they introduce you to a wide range of our wines - but if you don't fancy one of the wines in the box, you can replace it with another wine from the list - it's fully flexible to make life easier for you (such flexibility is sadly not possible on mixed cases which are on special offer). Note that, unlike mixed cases from some wine retailers, all the wines in the Wines With Attitude mixed cases are from our wine list, i.e. they have all passed the rigorous selection process to ensure that we only bring your great-tasting quality wines.

Ordering

As our packaging consists of six and twelve bottle cases (excluding our one-bottle wine gifts), in order to ease packing and minimise breakages, minimum orders are for 6 bottles after which wines have to be purchased in multiples of 6. You can choose any wines, 12 different wines in a case if you wish - and if you do decide to buy 12 bottles of any one wine, you qualify for a 5% discount on that case.

If you want to order large quantities for an event or private party, it is better to contact us by email at hello@wineswithattitude.co.uk so we can ensure that we have sufficient stock ready for the relevant date.

We try to ensure that sufficient stocks are kept in our warehouse to meet all orders but if a wine you have ordered is unavailable for any reason we will email as soon as possible after order to indicate how long it will take to get your order to you, to suggest an alternative or to offer a refund.

Please note that customers may only order wine from this website if they are eighteen years of age or older. There is no maximum age limit however.

Pricing

To make things clear for you, unlike some online wine retailers, we include all duties and VAT in our prices - what you see is what you get. If you are spending over £200, delivery to most UK addresses is also included in the price. Make sure when comparing our prices to other retailers' prices, that you are comparing apples with apples or Chablis with Chablis.

We aim to offer free delivery but as delivery is one of our highest overheads in order to qualify for free delivery orders must be of £200 minimum value. Unfortunately, because the delivery companies impose higher delivery costs for certain UK postcodes we have to do the same - please see Deliveries for further information.

We accept the following cards: Amex, Mastercard Debit, Mastercard Credit, Visa Credit, Visa Debit, Visa Electron and Maestro; payment is via Sage Pay. If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please email your order to hello@wineswithattitude.co.uk with your contact details.

Deliveries

Wine cases:
We deliver throughout the UK
and as we know you will be keen to try your wines we aim to get them to you three to five working days after order. If it looks like there will be a delay we will contact you to let you know. Don't forget to let us know if you have a specific date by which you require your wines and we will do our best to meet your request.

Delivery is free for orders over £200 to most postcode areas in England & Wales. Orders below £200 to those areas incur a £15.00 delivery charge per case.

Regrettably, as delivery is one of our highest overheads, we have to pass on higher charges for delivery to some postcode areas further afield - see Delivery Information for details.

Please note that all above prices include VAT.

Local Delivery Service

We can arrange evening and weekend deliveries at no extra cost to the following postcode areas: AL1, AL7 to AL10, EN2, EN6 and SG13.

Just select the Local Delivery option at checkout and we will contact you to arrange a convenient time for delivery.

Main Delivery Service

All other deliveries will be via a courier who will send you a text message the evening before your delivery is due to be made as long as you have provided us with a mobile telephone number. It would really help keep costs down if you could provide a secure location or the house number of a neighbour who could sign for the wine if you are out when the courier delivers. 

Please see Delivery Information for full details.

Wine gifts:
Our wine gifts are delivered by Royal Mail's standard second class postal service unless agreed otherwise. 
We aim to send out wine gifts one or two days after order. If it looks like there will be a delay, we will contact you to let you know. If you have a specific date that you require your wines by, we will do our best to meet your request, but please let us know when you order.

We will email you to confirm that the wine gift has been posted.

Spreading the Word

Privacy

As a small business we rely on word of mouth recommendations so if you have enjoyed your Wines With Attitude wines, please consider recommending the wines themselves and / or the company in one of the following ways:

•   Phone us on 0333 772 0301 or email us at hello@wineswithattitude.co.uk
•   Review the wine or provide a testimonial on the company via your account on the website or via email at hello@wineswithattitude.co.uk
•   Follow and "Like" Wines With Attitude on social media via Twitter (@wineattitudes), Facebook, Pinterest (wineattitudes), Linked In and Google+
•   Recommend Wines With Attitude to your friends and suggest they subscribe to our Newsletter for our blogs and wine recommendations

We strive to make sure that all our wines are top rate but faults do occur from time to time; if you believe your wine is faulty please contact us within 48 hours on 0333 772 0301 or at hello@wineswithattitude.co.uk and keep the bottle as we may need to return it to the producer.

For the detail, Terms & Conditions including your Statutory Rights, are available here.

Not Spreading The Word-Privacy

Privacy

Wines With Attitude will not pass on your details to any third party, other than where we have to do so in order to transport the wine to you e.g. the delivery company or where we are legally required to do so.

We do not store details of your credit cards on our website and nor do SagePay; whilst we understand that this means you will need to enter your card details each time you make a purchase, we believe it is more secure for you. Your privacy matters to us - see Privacy Policy.

If you decide that you do not want to subscribe to our newsletter, you can unsubscribe here, by calling us on 0333 772 0301 or by emailing us at hello@wineswithattitude.co.uk.

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