Sometimes there truly is a silver lining to a crisis. In this case, it's the fact that an ex-Noma sommelier (yes, Noma—the coveted René Redzepi restaurant) has launched a brand new wine subscription for Sydney so we can sip our way through COVID-19.
James Audas, who also worked as the somm at Silvereye, typically sold natural wine wholesale to restaurants alongside business partner Tom Sheer (former Love Tilly Divine and Oscillate Wildly sommelier). With the pandemic in full swing, Audas and Sheer decided to launch The Borough Box.
Very basically, it involves a finely curated selection of six hard-to-find natural, organic and biodynamic wines from Australia and all around the world, delivered to your door on the first Monday of the month.
"We’ve noticed a lot of people forced to stay at home and still wanting a slice of normality in their lives. The plan was to launch in a few months, but instead, we did what we could to fast track things and bring about some excitement," explains Sheer.
"Our wines are made with minimal intervention, in both the vineyard and the winery, and are at the forefront of exciting natural wine drinking," adds Audas. "While the selection of styles will vary from month to month, we will continually share a balanced and considered range of wines that favour quality and drinkability.
"Many of the wines are extremely limited by nature and likely to appear only once in the box. Luckily as we have been getting ready to launch, we are stocked up and ready to supply the city's lockdown.”
The Borough Box subscription will set you back $180 per month (so, $30 per bottle) and you can opt-out at any time. No contact delivery is also available.
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Image credit: The Borough Box