Hickstead – Longines Royal International Horse Show

Team Hannibal Brown packed up our travelling wine stand and headed to Hickstead, Sussex, for the Royal International Horse Show.  Needless to say, it was very, very wet!  We still have some great Personalised Wine orders for winners which we designed on the spot.  A great gift or prize for any event.

We took a great range of wines, which varied from a classic Ribero del Duero through to a Biodynamic Gruner Veltliner from Austria.  The latter being our best seller!

We do love our hardy outdoor customers.  Adorned with sensible boots, good solid waterproof hats and a willingness to enjoy their day whatever the whether, the crowds came to enjoy the show and get stuck into the shopping and food offerings.

 

Our favourite food stand was undoubtedly The Curry Squad – fantastic Indian Street Food to go!  www.currysquad.com  Their Gluten Free Onion Bhajis went brilliantly with our Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé from Germany – try the combination to believe it!

We’ve included some pictures of our personalised label designs and general scenes from the event.

It’s not just at our outside events that we design fabulous labels, you can order online by clicking here, or you could visit our wine shop hannibalbrown.com to view our full range of wines – it’s free delivery on 12 bottles and no minimum order!  Enjoy!

BNI Kingston – Summer Wine and Food Pairing

Wednesday 19th July 2017 in sunny Raynes Park BNI Kingston and some plus 1s put their palates on the line and enjoyed a delicious wine and food pairing hosted by Hannibal Brown team Pamela Gregory and Jude King and the very talented chef, Elliot Johnson Paul of JP Dining.

Elliot produced a selection of canapés and bowl food to make your mouth water.  Each accompanied and complemented a different wine.  The list of the wines and canapés can be seen below along with some photos of the evening.

Wine Food
Sacchetto Spumante Blush NA
Ciu Ciu Croque Monsieur
Casas del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc Goats Cheese Cream, Beetroot chutney on Chilli Crostini
Sula Viognier Authentic Anglo Indian Samosas
Casas del Bosque Pinot Noir Duck Spring Rolls with Coriander and Tamrind Chuntney
Rioja Reserva Gavanza Charred Lamb Cannon, Smoked Aubergine and Roasted Piquillo Peppers
Casas del Bosque Carmenere Sausage and Chorizo Cassoulet

You can find out more about what Elliot has to offer on his website jpdining.co.uk.

If you fancy holding a wine tasting event in your own home, at work or with your sports club then please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0203 876 8008.  Wine tastings are a great way of getting people together, you don’t need a fancy location or to be a connoisseur, you just need to enjoy great wine, company, food and having a bit of fun!

Personalised Wine HQ just got bigger

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Hannibal Brown World HQ…. in our dreams!

As things hot up this autumn, our personalised wine gifts become ever greater in demand, here at Hannibal Brown we decided to take the steps to seek out new and improved – and bigger – premises.   And here they are…

OK, so maybe not quite as grand, but nonetheless they are ours and we are proud of them (the real pictures will follow once the outdoor painting is complete).  We are busy creating a collage of some of our personalised wine designs in the main office, so if you fancy visiting us in Worcester Park, then the wine fridge is up and running and you never know… twist Hannibal Brown’s arm hard enough and he may just offer you a wine sample or two.

But do not fear, all of our contact details remain unchanged.  You can still call us on 01372 253170 for all your personalised wine gifts or you can contact us via email 24 hours a day.

Dare I mention Christmas is just round the corner, so where better to shop with us – we’ll sort out all your personalised wine gifts for all your family and friends.

Success at The Old Curiosity Wine Tasting Adventure

The Mayor attends our Wine Tasting

In what was the first of the ‘Hannibal Presents…’ series, we struck up a wonderful collaboration with local charity, Wandsworth Oasis last month and together, put on an evening of wine tasting, food and musical entertainment, raising £1,500 for the charity.  The top prize in the raffle was a magnum of personalised wine –  this had been specially designed for this event!

Among the 100 attendees from across south west London and Surrey, we popped bottles for local business owners, residents and general wine fanatics, making for a relaxed networking opportunity as well as a great social event.

Those in the ‘know’ will have heard of the Oasis – a highly respected local charity, doing great work and supporting folk living their day to day lives with HIV.  Their charity shops need to be visited to be believed – we chose their flagship ‘superstore’ in Tooting as the somewhat unusual venue for our latest event.  Believe me, if you haven’t visited it, you must – it’s the biggest and best charity shop I have ever visited, packed to the rafters with all sorts of temptations at ludicrously great value.    One of our guests walked away with 3m x 3m framed image of the New York skyline for a mere £20!

We chose 25 of our more unusual wines to fit the theme of ‘Old Curiosity’.  The evening’s top choice was a relatively new wine to our portfolio. Parpinello’s delicious Vermentino from Sardinia was closely followed by Chateau Ksara ‘Prieure’ – which is a classic red that comes from this ancient Lebanese winery.  Our guests embraced the ‘unusual’ theme and we were delighted! It seems that, by all accounts, a great evening was had by all.  Our good friend Mark Ferguson also joined us – representing the award-winning Exton Wine Estate.

Oh, Wandsworth’s very own Mayor was also in attendance!  We were thrilled to have her there  and the coverage we received in the local Guardian  was the cherry on top of a fabulous cake!

You can view all of Hannibal Brown Wines by going to our online store>

Hannibal Brown PR: Data Breakdown

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At Hannibal Brown, we conducted a survey to find out what influences which wine(s) people buy and how much they spend on a bottle of wine. With possible answers varying from occasion to age and £0-£4.99 to £20 and over, we wanted to find out more about Britain’s wine buying behaviour.

We asked 10,000 Brits to give us their insight and we’ve recorded the results below – segmented by gender, age bracket and location.

What influences which wine(s) you buy?

Topline results:

● Cost: 50.4%
● Occasion: 27.2%
● Origin: 20%
● Packaging/branding: 17.2%
● Age/vintage: 12%
● Organic: 7.2%
● Other: 5.6%

Males:

● Cost: 51.5%
● Occasion: 30.7%
● Origin: 25.7%
● Age/vintage: 14.9%
● Packaging/branding: 9.9%
● Organic: 4%
● Other: 3%

Females:

● Cost: 50%
● Occasion: 29.5%
● Packaging/branding: 27.3%
● Origin: 18.2%
● Organic: 10.2%
● Age/vintage: 8%
● Other: 8%

18-24s:

● Cost: 61%
● Occasion: 41.5%
● Packaging/branding: 29.3%
● Age/vintage: 19.5%
● Origin: 12.2%
● Other: 7.3%
● Organic: 4.9%

25-34s:

● Cost: 38.8%
● Occasion: 26.5%
● Packaging/branding: 22.4%
● Origin: 16.3%
● Organic: 10.2%
● Other: 8.2%
● Age/vintage: 6.1%

35-44s:

● Cost: 54%
● Origin: 32%
● Occasion: 30%
● Packaging/branding: 14%
● Age/vintage: 10%
● Organic: 4%
● Other: 2%

45-54s:

● Cost: 55%
● Occasion: 25%
● Origin: 20%
● Other: 10%
● Age/vintage: 5%
● Packaging/branding: 5%
● Organic: 5%

55-64s:

● Cost: 48.2%
● Origin: 42.9%
● Occasion: 25.1%
● Age/vintage: 14.3%
● Packaging/branding: 14.3%
● Organic: 3.5%
● Other: 1.8%

65+:

● Cost: 44.4%
● Occasion: 33.3%
● Origin: 33.3%
● Organic: 19.2%
● Age/vintage: 11.1%
● Packaging/branding: 11.1%
● Other: 3%

England:

● Cost: 48.7%
● Occasion: 31.1%
● Origin: 18.7%
● Packaging/branding: 16.6%
● Age/vintage: 13%
● Organic: 6.7%
● Other: 5.7%

Scotland:

● Cost: 58.1%
● Packaging/branding: 16.1%
● Origin: 16.1%
● Age/vintage: 12.9%
● Organic: 12.9%
● Occasion: 9.7%
● Other: 3.2%

Wales:

● Cost: 50%
● Occasion: 28.6%
● Packaging/branding: 28.6%
● Origin: 28.6%
● Age/vintage: 7.1%
● Organic: 7.1%
● Other: 7.1%

How much do you spend on a bottle of wine?

Topline results:

● £0-£4.99: 35.4%
● £5-£6.99: 29.9%
● £7-£9.99: 21.1%
● £10-£14.99: 7.5%
● £15-£19.99: 0.8%
● £20+: 5.3%

Males:

● £0-£4.99: 32.7%
● £5-£6.99: 27.1%
● £7-£9.99: 20.6%
● £10-£14.99: 9.3%
● £15-£19.99: 1.9%
● £20+: 8.4%

Females:

● £0-£4.99: 41.6%
● £5-£6.99: 27%
● £7-£9.99: 22.5%
● £10-£14.99: 4.5%
● £15-£19.99: 0.4%
● £20+: 4%

18-24s:

● £0-£4.99: 32.3%
● £5-£6.99: 27.9%
● £7-£9.99: 18.2%
● £10-£14.99: 8.8%
● £15-£19.99: 2%
● £20+: 10.8%

25-34s:

● £0-£4.99: 45.5%
● £5-£6.99: 22.6%
● £7-£9.99: 25%
● £10-£14.99: 0.5%
● £15-£19.99: 2.3%
● £20+: 4.1%

35-44s:

● £0-£4.99: 28.7%
● £5-£6.99: 30.9%
● £7-£9.99: 24.1%
● £10-£14.99: 8.3%
● £15-£19.99: 0.3%
● £20+: 7.7%

45-54s:

● £0-£4.99: 42.5%
● £5-£6.99: 29.5%
● £7-£9.99: 22.1%
● £10-£14.99: 4.5%
● £15-£19.99: 0.2%
● £20+: 1.2%

55-64s:

● £0-£4.99: 41.7%
● £5-£6.99: 16.7%
● £7-£9.99: 8.3%
● £10-£14.99: 25%
● £15-£19.99: 0.4%
● £20+: 7.9%

65+:

● £0-£4.99: 19.6%
● £5-£6.99: 46.8%
● £7-£9.99: 27.5%
● £10-£14.99: 2.5%
● £15-£19.99: 3.2%
● £20+: 0.4

England:

● £0-£4.99: 38.2%
● £5-£6.99: 25.5%
● £7-£9.99: 20.7%
● £10-£14.99: 8.4%
● £15-£19.99: 1.1%
● £20+: 6.1%

Scotland:

● £0-£4.99: 39.4%
● £5-£6.99: 26.2%
● £7-£9.99: 21.2%
● £10-£14.99: 3%
● £15-£19.99: 1.1%
● £20+: 9.1%

Wales:

● £0-£4.99: 11.1%
● £5-£6.99: 43.2%
● £7-£9.99: 21.9%
● £10-£14.99: 1.2%
● £15-£19.99: 0.4%
● £20+: 22.2%