The collected wine-tastings & wine-ramblings of one who prefers to describe wines with metaphors, not percentages

Naked Wines reviews

Logo of Naked Wines alongside photograph of a lineup of wine bottles

Founded in 2005 by a small band of castaways from Virgin Wines, Naked Wines is a spunky young newcomer to the world of online wine retail in the UK.

I’m rather fond of the company: they have some nice wines, and — above all — their customer service, responsiveness and internet-savvy is second to none in the UK wine trade.

You don’t need to be a member to order from Naked Wines, though all members receive a 33% discount off all purchases. Delivery is very quick indeed — typically next day.

Below, you’ll find a collection of my posts and reviews of Naked Wines. This is a wine retailer I recommend — especially if you're not too geeky about your wine, and like the idea of discovering new wines in an unpretentious, sociable online setting.

Portuguese wine diary — chapter 2

In which Old Parn continues his Portuguese travels, and actually encounters some wine, this time. Furthermore, he is plagues by linguistic guilt, only to be relieved at the very end of the day.

The Wine Wide Web (pick’n'mix delights)

In which Old Parn presents a dainty assortment of candied (wine-flavoured) treats, lovingly gathered from the vast sweetshop of the world wide web

Is Naked Wines capturing the winos of tomorrow?

In which Old Parn comments upon Naked Wines growth in the online wine retail market, and its apparent success in grabbing the interest of web-savvy customers and influencers — the gold-dust wine consumers of tomorrow?

Benjamin Darnault Picpoul de Pinet 2010 review

… is Pinot Grigio’s tearaway little cousin — who’s just come out of the sweet shop with a crafty grin on his face

When Clemmie Misses Her Bus

In which the eponymous heroine sets in motion a long and complex chain of events, including (but not limited to) the consumption of hefty amounts of wine

D’Aquino Reserve Merlot review

… is one Merlot that can grab onto Old Parn’s ankles any day of the week — soft yet taut; fleshy, springy, grabbable without being podgy

Naked Wines launches Marketplace. (Disruptive young scamps.)

In which Old Parn laboriously and digressively Deals The Scoop on a new marketplace venture by online wine retailer Naked Wines

Castillo de Tafalla Angel’s Selection Rose review

… is like a character in a trashy romance novel — for drinking now, asking questions later

Picco del Sole Falanghina 2009 review

… will give you jelly babies, aniseed and bolognese sauce — but only if you manage to decork the blighter

Mistral Sauvignon Blanc, Naked Wines

… will underwhelm you. But the people selling it to you? They’ll whelm yo’ ass right off.