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Fran Krajewski, who deals with PR for Naked said to Sussex Wine List,

We’re really looking forward to heading to Brighton on 26th June, our second stop on our UK Tasting Tour.

We’ll have a gaggle of Naked Winemakers joining us at the event, so a great opportunity for wine lovers to

Ryan O’Connell from O’Vineyards will be there - will you?

meet the producers themselves.

And there will be over 100 different wines to try – all funded by our customers.

Tickets are just £10 a pop BUT order on the night and get your money back.

The tasting will take place at the Hilton Metropole, and tickets are available at www.nakedwines.com/tastingtour

I have just looked, and there are still 146 places left!


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So that was an explanation of the Naked Wines philosophy as espoused by Rowan Gormley, the founder of the company.

You will notice if you visit the Naked Wines site (someone please correct me if I’m wrong) that there are no Sussex wines available to buy – as yet. 

Maybe this is because Rowan & Co. have not yet enlisted the services of any of our winemakers – I know not.  But I hope that English wine does start to feature, because one of its drawbacks for middle-income winelovers at the moment is price.  Check out Malcolm Gluck’s comments in The Guardian here.

In the first post on this site, I mentioned that we are ‘low yield’ in Sussex.  Premium and low yield wine is special occasion wine as far as I am concerned.  So, for everyday drinking, we in Hastings – not so in other parts of Sussex and we will come on to that in due course – have not had many options other than the supermarket, or the internet, to buy wine.  There is now, thankfully, the notable exception of Cooden Cellars\’ Cellar2Glass.

But, in short, it was the Gormley philosophy, the prices of Naked, and the relative lack of retail options in my part of Sussex that led me to become a Naked Wines Angel.

The event on 26 June in Brighton will be a very exciting moment for winelovers in Sussex!

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