Joseph Barnes Wines…spring drinking is possible people!

Hello folks. I hope everybody is staying well. Here is the latest from Joseph Barnes Wines.

Firstly, many thanks to all those who have continued to place orders for our ‘Isolation Cases’.  They have proved to be very popular and we are now taking repeat orders.

There are no more delivery slots left this week, but we go again as from next Monday 20th. So if you fancy a case then please email us at in the first instance and we will revert with payment details and a likely delivery day.

The cost is £45.00 for 6 bottles, £90.00 for 12, including free local delivery and you can choose from a range of excellent reds, whites and pinks.

Secondly, the Market Row Shop will be open this afternoon (Thursday 16 April) from 1.00pm-4pm for bottle sales and enquiries. We will be back tomorrow (Friday 17 April) from 10am-4pm and also Saturday 18 April during the same hours.

All the usual hygiene protocols will be observed and only 2 people will be allowed in the shop at any one time. So put your 1 hour a day of freedom to good use and pop by to pick up a couple of bottles for the weekend.

In other news, we have now got good supplies of Saffron Walden’s very own Saffron Gin and all being well we have finally managed to get a cider delivery for this Friday 17 April. I am sure you’ll agree these are both essential Summer drinking…no?

Finally, thanks again to all those who have continued to support us through this difficult time. It is much appreciated, and be aware that if the lockdown is lifted before the end of the Summer we are already in delicate negotiations with the shop house band (Blue M & M’s and white orchids in the dressing room is proving to be a sticking point) to throw a Street Party to end all Street Parties!

Look forward to seeing you soon.  Stay safe and well

Charles at Joseph Barnes Wines


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