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Never miss another delivery with Garçon Wines

By Chris Dawson January 13, 2017 - 6:27 am

In the UK we’re rapidly developed into a nation of wine lovers with many looking forward to getting home of an evening, kicking our shoes off and pouring a glass of red. Indeed it was only last night I was chatting with a friend and discussing if a standard bottle holds four glasses of wine or just three – we both agreed there’s no way there is a stipulated six glasses in a bottle.

Many will be closing the week off tonight with a cheeky glass or two and it’s a serious opportunity to make money as we quaff £6.7 billion worth of wine at home each year. The only difficulty is getting the wine home either without dropping it or waiting in for a delivery. Missed deliveries, from wine clubs using traditional couriers are a pain and the only other alternative to visiting the off licence is ordering from supermarkets with our weekly groceries.

garcon-winesNow a new company, Garçon Wines have come up with the solution. They started their business to address a problem that affects many ecommerce companies “How do we deliver as conveniently as possible for the customer?”

They’ve cracked the problem too, by redesigning the wine bottle to be made of plastic and flat so that it fits through a standard letter box. Instantly they’ve removed the delivery challenges and their bottles are still a standard size, that is they are 750ml and still hold three, maybe four (or supposedly six) glasses of wine.

garcon-wine-bottleIt’s worth pointing out that making stuff fit through a letterbox isn’t a new idea. Amaze Box have been delivering personalised letterbox shaped gift boxes for years, as have Graze with their snack subscription service. The only clever thing that Garçon Wines have done is apply other people’s ideas to wine and that really is a really clever idea. Do you really want to order some healthy snacks or would you much rather have a bottle of wine waiting on your door mat at the end of a long day?

The only one downside to Garçon Wines is that they’re not quite ready to launch and it’ll probably another couple of months before the first bottles start dropping through the UK’s letterboxes. If you sign up now however, you’ll also be entered into a draw to win a year’s free subscription of wine.

  • pressed and fermented
    6 months ago

    cant see the candle light flickering on a plastic bottle of plonk impressing the dinner party guests

  • 6 months ago

    What an amazing idea. Shows great confidence in the scheme though to invest in the technology to facilitate this. Bottoms up Garcon!!

  • Mark
    6 months ago

    I hope they make the packaging look a bit more annonomous to reduce the number of bottles going missing in the post.

    • Stephen Wright
      6 months ago

      They are probably posting them out tracked as Large Letter signed for or even Packet signed for is cheaper than a reliable courier for glass bottles & the associated packaging…

  • pressed and fermented
    6 months ago

    the very fact they can be delivered with no acceptance or signature
    will mean some will claim non delivery

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