The Naked Grape was founded in 2004 in Alresford. Our moto is Life’s too short to drink bad wine, and with this driving our business we provide customers with quality wines, all tasted before we add them to our shelves, and none you will find in supermarkets.
In 2008 we added our Four Marks shop and we went online in 2008 allowing us to reach even more of our lovely customers.
We have added a few others drinks to our collection over the years including imported lager, real ale, vintage port, and our spirits selection is rather extensive now too! We stock over 30 gins, and our Malt Whisky range is quite extensive.
Throughout the year we run three large free wine tasting events. They are typically in November ready for Christmas and New Years Eve, April for Easter and spring drinking as well as showing off our new wines and and in July/August our Summer event often has a couple of sparkling options. The events are informal ways of trying a few (often 30+) wines to help you find one or two (or three or four) perfect bottles.
We also host smaller events throughout the year so please see our ‘events’ page for more details.
We try to know our customers, often on a first name basis, and this helps us to choose wines we know you will like. The tasting events are a great way to narrow down what you like and dislike making choosing wines in the future a little bit easier.
Over the years we have been asked for some weird and wonderful wines, spirits and the rest, and we are pretty good at managing to track them down! If you have a particular tipple which you love, or need help finding the perfect present just ask and we will see what we can do.
Drink planning for parties and events
We know planning the drinks for weddings, christenings, parties (big and small) can be daunting, but we can help make it a little bit easier. We used to also run a bar business alongside The Naked Grape shops so this experience together with the huge number of shop customers we have, means we can help in a number of ways.
If you know exactly what you want then you can simply order from us, but if you need a little bit of advice, or would like to try sample some options then get in touch and we can arrange the best solution.