The Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Whoever you’re treating this Mother’s Day, we have the perfect gift waiting. 

Enhance an evening in with a warming bottle of red. Or, what about an award-winning champagne so they can toast their loved ones?

Our sommelier and co-founder, Daniel Curro has pulled together his ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Special bottles that will bring a smile to someones face and are all available for UK wide delivery. 

Greco Di Tufo DOCG Special Edition: £28-£62

A fresh, dry white wine from Claudio Quarta with fruity and floral notes, that was produced on volcanic soil. 

This is an elegant wine and a wonderful present, that perfectly accompanies a board of fresh cheese, or even a buttery vegetable risotto.

La Trame Toscana IGT – £41.00

This rich red wine comes from Giovanna Morganti, who is being named one of the best new generation Tuscan winemakers. 

It has rich notes of black fruit and a deep oak undertone. A beautiful way to enhance someones cosy evening at home. Its smooth and rich taste will perfectly enhance a beef or lamb dinner

Brut Rosé Traditional Method – £34

A special sparkling wine that looks perfectly exquisite.

Delicate pink, with copper flecks and the most beautiful aroma of morello cherries and raspberries. Perfectly balanced with scents of vanilla and coffee.

Esprit Nature: £26-£225

This is a very special gift. A multi-award winning champagne from Henri Giraud, which is perfectly inviting. Red berries and brioche are brilliantly sparkling and offset with the most exquisite creaminess.

Order the 150cl or 300cl bottle, and your champagne will be delivered in a wooden presentation box.

Villero Barolo DOCG: £60

This is an exceptional wine for your loved one to enjoy immediately, or a fantastic wine for a wine collector to store away carefully. After 10 years, you’ll discover new and beautiful qualities that are not yet ready.

A warm, red wine with good tannic sweetness that will pair wonderfully with red meat dish or seasoned cheeses.

You can browse the full range by visiting The Archive online.

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Yorkshire Post – Lizzie Murphy with Daniel Curro

Yorkshire Post – Lizzie Murphy with Daniel Curro

January saw business journalist Lizzie Murphy, from The Yorkshire Post, interview our co-founder and sommelier Daniel Curro. Lizzie took the time to understand the motivations behind opening The Vices York, which gave a fantastic insight into Daniel’s customer-led approach to business.

Speaking to The Yorkshire Post, Daniel said, “I was a chef in a restaurant in York and I realised that, although it was a big passion of mine, I didn’t have enough of a relationship with the customer.”

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Fast forward to now and Daniel’s role is all about the customer relationship. Although circumstances mean that he can’t spend a lot of time directly with our customers, every task is still perfectly customer-centric.

From choosing and sourcing wines that will wow our clientele, to responding to customer enquiries around choosing the right wine. From sourcing the right packaging that will delight our customers, to perfecting the customer journey for the upcoming hotel experience.

The article also gave an exciting insight into what’s to come with our York-based hotel. Renovation is ongoing on what was once a Victoria Police Station, but will soon be a stylish hotel with three dazzling suites, a restaurant and bar.

“The finishing touches are where the customers are going to really see the attention to detail that went into the renovation.” Mr Curro said.

Artists, designers and suppliers such as Davide Groppi, Abimis, Ex.t, Listone Giordano and Iris Ceramica are part of these finishing touches. Geniuses in their fields, and innovators in their industry – we can’t wait to show you how they fit into the vision for The Vices York.

To read the full article from Lizzie Murphy, click here.

Our Top 5 Valentine’s Gifts

Our Top 5 Valentine’s Gifts

A bottle of something special can be a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift. Choose the right bottle and it will instantly enhance a romantic moment with the person you love.

And every time you taste that familiar blend again, or when you breathe in its fragrance in the future, you’ll be taken straight back to that perfect moment.

Daniel Curro, our sommelier and co-founder, has pulled together his top 5 wines and champagnes that will make the perfect Valentine’s Day memento.

Merlino 16/02 Rosso Fortificato – £35.00

This is a delicious dessert wine, that is beautiful when paired with chocolate or coffee-based desserts. Or, enjoy it with a bowl of fresh strawberries to bring out the fruity notes of marasca cherries and blackberries.

A beautiful gift that is one of the first wines of its kind to come from Italy.

Vermentino Di Gallura Vendemmia Tardiva Sciala DOCG – £39.00

A fresh white wine, that won gold in the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Soft, balanced and persistent with notes of fresh herbs and exotic fruit. This is the perfect, wine to pair with your romantic Valentine’s dinner of creamy pasta, or perhaps a salt-baked fish dish.

Alta Langa Extra Brut DOCG – £34.00

This sparkling wine is the perfect balance of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. A bubbling blend with notes of honey, apple and jasmine.

This is an award-winning wine that will perfectly enhance your fish or white meat dinner.

Dame Jane Rosé – £73.00

This award-winning champagne is an exceptional journey to experience with a loved one. From an exquisite label, through to its complex yet delicious taste.

It’s a rosé champagne, with a luminous hue and vibrancy that will delight your tastebuds.

Oro Di Emera Primitivo Di Manduria DOP – £38.00 – £170.00

This vintage (2017) won the “Premio Cupido” (Cupid Award) from the Italian Sommelier Association. The Cupid Award identifies wines with an intense emotional value that in tasting aroused love at the first sip – making it the perfect red wine for this Valentine’s Day.

This is an exuberant wine with hints of cherry and citrus, and you’ll breathe in the most delicious notes of blackberry.

You can browse the full range by visiting our Archive online.