Introducing Hannibal Brown’s Wine Tasting and Networking Events


Now that summer is upon us – and let’s hope it truly is – what better way to spend those long, sunny, lazy afternoons than a picnic in the company of good friends, healthy food, and fine wine? Only, just think how great it would be if these moments weren’t quite so lazy, but rather a whole lot more dynamic – beneficial to you and your business. Think no more! Hannibal Brown, in collaboration with The Feel Good Bakery, are presenting the first in a series of Wine Tasting and Networking Events – that are the perfect way to network your business in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, enjoying Hannibal Brown’s excellent selection of new summer wines whilst munching on some wholesome ‘Feel Good’ sandwiches.

And not only will you be doing your business a whole lot of good, but you’ll be supporting a worthwhile cause. The Feel Good Bakery provides training and employment to young people looking to better their lives away from crime. They also partner with organisations aiding children living in poverty around the world. So join us at The Summer Picnic Event on Thursday 14th July. In a single evening (or more), by discovering new friends and clients, enjoying an amazing selection of wines and bubbly, and savouring a scrumptious choice of sandwiches, there will be a great deal to ‘Feel Good’ about.

Each evening will be themed, offering wine tasting and food pairings and informative presentations from local organisations. The Summer Picnic Event will be held at The Polka Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon, between 18:30 – 21:00. Tickets can be bought in advanced at £20.
Planning your own wine tasting party? Find out more about our wine tasting kits – perfect for hosting a party with a difference – and wine tasting events here.

Personalised Wine: Who, What, Why and When?

Why personalised wine

Personal, professional service that always delivers

At Hannibal Brown, we’re passionate about wine. From origin and flavour to bottle and branding, we love discovering new wines from around the world. Our customers’ satisfaction and the protection of the environment is at the heart of everything we do – and we love nothing more than hearing that our customers are happy with their finished products.

Today, we’re bringing you a guide to the who, what, why and when of personalised wine – helping you make an informed choice when it comes to buying your next personalised gift or planning your next event. Happy reading!

Birthdays and anniversaries


Whether you’re planning a birthday party or looking for a special gift, Hannibal Brown has you covered! From surprise birthday parties with the guest of honour’s face adorning the champagne labels to designing your own personalised wine bottle label for a truly memorable gift, we have a variety of personalisation options to suit all occasions.

We love an excuse for a celebration, and what better way to mark a special date than with a bespoke personalised wine gift? With our birthday and anniversary wine labels, you can design your own wine label and tailor it to the occasion. Whether it’s an 80th birthday knees-up, a diamond wedding anniversary or a retirement party, we don’t think your special occasion should pass by without being celebrated in style. If you fancy finding out more about what we can do for you, head over to our sister site and start designing your customised wine labels for your next celebration or event.

Branded corporate gifts and events

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If you’re thinking about planning a corporate event, we want to help! Branding plays a huge role within business – helping companies build familiarisation, which leads to return business and loyalty. From your business cards to your website’s design, cohesive branding is key to getting your business recognised – and branded wine bottles are a great way to show a more personal side to your business. If you’re planning a formal event or sit down dinner, why not use corporate wine labels to decorate the table wine? This is an effective and unique way of advertising your business – and you could even consider branding the bottles with the logo of the companies who are attending your event as a way of showing appreciation.

If you’re simply looking for unique ways to reward your hardworking employees, corporate champagne gifts are guaranteed to impress your staff! From bottles bearing the face of the employee of the week to annual bonus wine bottles displaying the company’s branding, who doesn’t love a bottle of wine?

Personalised Christmas gifts

Christmas wine tasting

Christmas is the season of giving – and personalised Christmas gifts always go down well! Corporate Christmas gifts are a great way to show your employees how much you value them and appreciate their hard work – and whether you do this by throwing a staff event or by giving them individual gifts, it’s guaranteed to get everyone in the festive spirit!

After years of buying gifts for the same friends and family members, it can be a struggle to come up with something original. Personalised Christmas gifts mean you can alter your message for the individual. So whether it’s telling your dad how much you love him or giving your boss a bottle of bubbly, you can spread the word and get everyone in the Christmas spirit!

Personalised wedding wine

personalised wedding wine

If you’re planning a wedding and looking for ways to put your own stamp on your big day, Hannibal Brown can help. From bottles of wedding wine for the toast to miniature wedding favours on the tables, you can ensure your big day is all about you – by having your image, song lyrics or something personal to you printed onto the bottle labels.

Whether you’re looking for a charming wedding breakfast tipple or want to design favours with individual messages for each guest, your wedding will be talked about for years to come thanks to our personalised wines. Ready to find out more? Why not sign up to our free consultation and wine tasting service to see how we can help?

Wine tasting events

wine tasting events

If you love wine as much as we do, there’s no better way to indulge than by throwing your own wine tasting party – and what’s a wine party without some delicious cheeses thrown in? We’ll happily come out to your home and provide you with an evening of delicious wines and canapes – and teach you everything we know about finding the perfect food to accompany your wine choices. Our wine tasting events guarantee an unforgettable evening – and you and your friends will be talking about it for years to come. With your cheese and wine set up, all you need now is some guests!

Head over to our blog for inspiration on planning your next event, or visit the Hannibal Brown wine shop to start exploring our personalised wines today.

Unusual Personalised Gifts for Father’s Day

There’s nothing trickier than buying gifts for your loved ones – especially for dads and granddads. As the years go on and you start running out of gift ideas, just how are you meant to find an original and exciting treat for them? Once you’ve exhausted gifts related to his hobbies and interests, going the extra mile each time can seem impossible.

At Hannibal Brown, we don’t think that showing you care should be a challenge. When socks just won’t cut it, we’re here for you. Our bespoke artisan wine can be personalised for that special someone – and we’ll never compromise on the quality. What gift could be more suitable than a unique wine for a dad that’s one in a million?

personalised wine design

Personalised wine gifts

Whether he’s an avid wine connoisseur or just enjoys the occasional tipple, personalised wine is the way to go. His favourite photo on his favourite bottle of bubbly – what’s not to love? You can even include a message on your personalised champagne bottle, showing the man in your life just how much you care.

If your dad prefers a drop of red rather than sparkling wine, we carry a wide range of varietals. At Hannibal Brown, we have everything from Merlot to Cabernet Franc, and Chenin Blanc to Rioja Blanco. The choice is yours.

Arrange an evening of fine wine

Is there any better gift than good wine and good company? Think outside the box with an evening of fine wine. It couldn’t be easier to arrange a wine tasting event either. We’ll handle everything, leaving you to spend quality time with your loved ones. Enjoy a selection of delectable wine and perfectly suited food accompaniments – just let us know when and where.

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Have the best of both with a wine tasting kit

If you’re looking for something to wrap up and give on the big day, enjoy the finer things in life together with our DIY wine tasting kit. You’ll have all the fun of an evening together, but there’s no pressure of when to host. Once you have the kit and the time is right, you’ll be able to spend quality time together and explore six different wines. Bliss.

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Give the gift of love with a personalised bottle of wine, or perhaps even a mouth-watering cheese and wine gift set.

Order your Father’s Day gifts online today or call our friendly team on 01372 253170 – opt for the fast track delivery and we’ll get your bespoke bottle to your door just in time for the big day.

Personalised Promotional Gifts: Mixing Business With Bubbly


Here at Hannibal Brown, we love thinking about how you can incorporate our personalised wine designs into everyday life. From weddings and birthdays to corporate events and business dinners, personalised wine can be a real conversation starter. Unusual corporate gifts are a great way to promote your business, engage with your consumers and connect with your employees in a bespoke and memorable way. So whether it’s buying a personalised bottle of wine, designing a label for your champagne or even indulging in a cheese hamper, our range of delicious wines and gifts can help put your business on the map.

What can personalised promotional gifts do for your business?

There are a number of benefits to using rewards and incentives in the workplace – and making it personalised is a truly unique way to engage and connect with your employees. Whether it’s adding personalised wine labels to prizes, organising team events or taking your staff out for dinner, breaking down the barriers between you and your employees can help you boost team morale, improving your business overall.


Boosting relationships and morale

Having a close team is key to any successful business – professionalism is vital, but you want your employees to be able to come to you with any problems or worries. Simple things such as prizes for hitting certain targets, barbecues in the Summer or corporate parties over the Christmas period are a great way to engage and build bonds with your employees. Here at Hannibal Brown, we provide corporate Christmas gifts like personalised wine and cheese and wine hampers – so you can make that party all the more exciting with raffles and games.

At events and expos, you can use our branded corporate gifts and wines to build bonds between you and other businesses – as well as promoting your brand to potential clients. Incorporating branded wines into your marketing strategy at expos and events is a truly unique way to get your audience’s attention – and will make your business all the more memorable!

Fancy mixing business with bubbly? Look no further! From corporate champagne gifts to corporate wine labels, we have it all – and at the best quality. Head over to our blog to find out more!

Branded Corporate Gifts: Why Do They Work?


Here at Hannibal Brown, we love any excuse to get the bubbly out – and branded corporate gifts are a great way to promote your business, build brand awareness and enjoy a delicious bottle of wine or champagne. We specialise in unusual corporate gifts – from personalised wine to cheese hampers – so you can trust us to provide the best option for your business.

Why do branded corporate gifts work for customers?

From a personalised bottle of wine to corporate champagne – gifts that are bespoke and personal can help a business build trust with customers and make your brand stand out from the crowd. At Hannibal Brown, we can create corporate personalised wine labels for your business that add a unique touch to promotional gifts and will help make your business memorable.

Personalised promotional gifts can also be an effective way of building brand awareness at events – and our personalised wine bottles are a perfect way to encourage people to visit your business stand. By offering something different to the sea of exhibitors, you can ensure attendees remember your brand, name and service.


So whether you’re interested in personalised wine labels or want to explore our full range of cheese and wine hampers, check out our unique and unusual branded corporate gifts to promote your business and build brand awareness in a fun and bespoke way.

Shop our full range on our website – or if you want to know more about how a personalised wine gift can boost your business, check out our blog.

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!

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