Secret Santa… The Wine Version

I wish I could lay claim to this idea but it’s the brainchild of the current Monthly Wine Writing Champion, The Drunken Cyclist. In a recent post (click to read) he suggested a wine-related version of Secret Santa, with bottles being sent this way and that across the USA. At first I just sulked as I couldn’t be part of it but then I thought, hell, why not bring it to the UK? Some of my work colleagues are big wine fans and read the blog (not sure if the two are connected!) so I suggested the idea of a work wine-related Secret Santa, and lo and behold, there are now twelve of us taking part!

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The rules:

  • Those taking part had to highlight anything they didn’t want to receive (only 2 have said they only want red wine – don’t worry; I won’t name and shame… yet!)
  • The budget for each bottle is caped at £15
  • I will be drawing the names tomorrow so everyone has the weekend to make their purchase
  • We will reconvene next Wednesday and see who’s got what

The one catch is that I’ve asked all of the guys to write about the wine they receive so I can publish a post without doing any work! I want to know if it’s something they’ve tried before, their first impression, and their verdict. Finally, I want to know if they feel they benefited from the swap and whether it has expanded their repertoire.

So there we go… It’s the wine version of Secret Santa… Why not give it a go yourself?

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Posted on December 10, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This is a brilliant idea! I wish I would have come up with it (I didn’t)!

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