We like weddings. Especially big ones.
It’s the time of year when we get asked to quote for many special occasions. Thankfully our wines often seem to fit the bill, as far as quality, versatility, prestige, provenance, a smart label and price is concerned. And you won’t see it everywhere.
Receiving this sort of feedback too is encouraging for any wine grower:
“The Bauduc wines drew a remarkable number of positive compliments, way outside the usual drunkard expletive. Really, so many people came up to me to say how good they were… My purpose in writing is merely to say thank you for a) the Bauduc which you must never be complacent about – it is seriously good b) the sound advice on bubbles.”
(Mark Johnstone, 25 June 2010)
Another advantage is that buyers can collect the wine from our Calais collection point, saving £25 duty per case in the process. As long as the wine is for your own use, such as for a wedding, there’s no limit to the amount you can take home from France.
So we’ve decided to go one step further for a trial period, following an idea from a customer who wanted to buy a barrel (all 25 cases) of wine. For a substantial order, we’ll print the names of the happy couple and the date on our Château Bauduc label. We are, after all, known for putting the names of famous chefs on our label, not least Rick Stein and Gordon Ramsay. The same applies for anniversaries, birthdays, special events, and so on.
The prices are as follows:
Minimum order 10 cases of 12: £3 per bottle surcharge (or £360 minimum).
15 cases: £2.50 surcharge per bottle.
20 cases: £2 per bottle surcharge.
25 cases: £1.50 per bottle surcharge.
50 cases: £1 per bottle surcharge.
The wines can be mixed between white, rosé and red. We use the Chateau Bauduc label on high quality matt paper, with raised type, and then a man in Bordeaux prints the bespoke name(s) over the top of the label. We will fix the labels on the bottles ourselves, so it’s a handcrafted process. Any leftovers will make great keepsakes or gifts for the future.
The wines can either be delivered to the UK or can be collected from Calais or the Chateau. Please allow six weeks from order to delivery, unless otherwise agreed.
Finally, we loved these recent tweets from the hostess with mostess, Anna Barwick at Chateau Rigaud @thischateaulife
“Tasting white wines for the weddings tonight. The sharper & greener the better as far as the modern bride is concerned. Bring on the Zing!”
“… Chateau Bauduc came out tops again”