2 December 2021 – With Christmas only a few weeks away, attention is turning to ticking off the gift list and stocking up the wine shelf in time for the festive period.

With sustainable shopping high on the agenda this year, Collectivino Co-Founders Martin Stead and Toby Radcliffe, have revealed their top tips for shoppers looking to stock up sustainably this Christmas with wine deliveries and offer festive gifts with a positive impact on the environment. Whether its shopping for that tricky someone who’s difficult to please or looking for a gift the whole family or group of friends can enjoy together, there’s a present idea and tip for everyone.

Martin and Toby’s top tips include:

  • Stock up Early – To be sure of a very ‘merry time’ this Christmas, don’t leave it until the last minute to stock up on festive fizz. There’s been a significant strain on the supply chain for high-quality wines, with some orders from France taking up to six months to arrive in the UK, so avoid wine shortages this Christmas by stocking up now or reserving wine gifts, with a delivery date for closer to Christmas. Ordering through sustainable wine companies such as Collectivino ensures the wine is sourced from independent, artisanal vineyards and every bottle is climate positive with the carbon impact of its wines calculated from grape to glass.
  • Plan a New Experience with Friends and Family – The post-pandemic desire to reconnect with one another and try something new is making experience gifts a popular choice this year with 58% of UK consumers favouring an experience-based present*. Treat family and friends to a group event such as a private, organic wine-cheese tasting experience which will not only create a lasting memory but is also a thoughtful eco-friendly gift choice. Collectivino offers 90-minute private tasting events which feature at least five delicious curated, ethical and sustainable wines, paired with cheese from Neal’s Yard Dairy. Priced at £125 for five people and £250 for 10 people.
  • Enjoy a Stress-free and Guilt-Free Purchase – Perfect for the last-minute Christmas shoppers out there, gift vouchers are the ideal choice. Not only can vouchers be bought and downloaded right up until Christmas Day, but Wine Gift Cards also allow you to choose the amount and the user to choose the wine across the company’s entire selection of wines, including mixed cases and subscriptions. With no packaging or waste, you can also feel good showing your support for the planet.
  • Give the Gift of Sustainable Wine – All Year Round! A wine club membership is the most ‘wine’-derful gift for both brand new drinkers and seasoned wine enthusiasts. Help wine lovers stay stocked up all year round with a sustainable wine club membership, such as The Collective through Collectivino. Shoppers can choose from a range of options to suit any palate, including a premium 12-bottle Discovery case of ethical wine home delivered on a quarterly basis with net-zero carbon emissions. Members also receive priority access to the newest wines, exclusive access to private tasting events and private tours at selected sustainable vineyards as well as wine discounts, available for family and friends.
  • Less is More – Gifts don’t have to mean wrapped up presents under the tree. The average person in the UK has a carbon footprint of 12.7 tonnes (CO2e) per year so help to off-set these emissions by supporting a great environmental cause such as a reforestation programme. There are a range to choose from including Collectivino’s Carbon Off-Set gift which has the option to choose from a one-off payment of £15 off-setting one month of an individual’s carbon emissions or a Go Net Zero monthly subscription of £15 each month (£180 per year), which will off-set 12.7 tonnes of CO2e across the year.

For further details on Collectivino visit www.collectivino.com.


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Photo Captions:
Image 1: Twin Fizz gift pack from Collectivino including two bottles of English sparkling wine, Chapel Down Brut NV and Oxney Organic Estate Brut NV
Image 2: Collectivino was created by Martin Stead and Toby Radcliffe, best friends who have enjoyed drinking great wine together for over 20 years since their days at Cambridge University.
Image 3: Collectivino Bronze Gift Set including one bottle of Yannick Petit Chablis white wine and one bottle of Dominio de Carabo Rioja Confessionari red wine.

About Collectivino
Collectivino was created by Martin Stead and Toby Radcliffe, best friends who have enjoyed drinking great wine together for over 20 years since their days at Cambridge University. Their aim is to make exquisite sustainable wines mainstream. Collectivino’s focus is on providing ethical wines from vineyards using sustainable farming practices, many of its featured wines follow organic farming practices and are naturally low in sulphites, and bottles are delivered to customers with net zero carbon impact through the entire supply chain.

About the Founders
Martin Stead is the former CEO of leading UK FinTech Nutmeg Saving & Investment Ltd. Prior to that he spent 7 years in the energy sector focused on getting the nation to switch their supply to low carbon energy sources. Toby Radcliffe is a former professional Iron Man and has a varied business background from commodities trading to customer experience design, to sustainability auditing and consulting. Both the founders love to enjoy good wine together and with friends and family, and they often pop up at Collectivino’s customer tasting events.