Here are a few words on how the Coronavirus situation is affecting (and not affecting) business at The Oxford Wine Company.
Based on government guidelines, our shops in Standlake, Botley Road, and the concession shop at Millets Farm are open.
We are permitted to open, as we are covered by the exception for 'off-licenses and shops selling alcohol' in these guidelines. We are confident that the large size of these shops will allow us to maintain the recommended two metres' social distancing. Unfortunately, though, we will not be re-opening our Turl Street shop at this point, due to its small size.
If you would prefer to stay at home, we understand and (as always) offer free delivery in the local area.
This is quite a large definition of local, and a list of postcodes can be viewed here, for six bottles or more. You can order online via our website or give us a call.
As for tasting events, we are currently postponing all confirmed events up to the end of April.
We will be in touch with new dates over the next few weeks as the situation becomes clearer.
In the meantime, we encourage all of you to, where possible, support local businesses. We have already seen many fantastic initiatives from independent shops, bars and restaurants in the local area, and we are sure there is more to come.
Stay safe, take care, and do get in touch if you have any questions.
With very best wishes,
The team at The Oxford Wine Company