Shop Cuvée offers free Vinho Verde to the nationBy Rupert Millar
UK independent retailer Shop Cuvée is offering a free bottle of its best-selling Vinho Verde with every order over £20 – while stocks last – after defying the highs and lows of the pandemic over the past year to sell tens of thousands of bottles of natural wine.
North London-based restaurant and now bottle shop Top/Shop Cuvée has been a standout success of the last year.
When the on-trade was shut down during the first lockdown last spring, owners Brodie Marsh and Max Venning turned their restaurant, Top Cuvée, into a bottle shop with an online retail arm called Shop Cuvée, which in turn has led to them opening an actual shop just around the corner to the original site.
As well as delivering to locals within five miles by bike, demand has been such that the service has gone national and the business has sold a reported 30,000 litres of natural wines in the process.
One of the most popular wines has been the ‘Chin Chin’ Vinho Verde produced by Quinta do Ermizio and Noble Rot. Launched in 2018 it has since become a firm favourite among UK drinkers in both wine glasses and Instagram feeds.
Shop Cuvée has said that those who sign up to the online store will receive a free bottle of Chin Chin with every order of £20 or more – subject to availability and while stocks last.