It’s not for the curse averse.
But if you’re attempting to make someone smile during the worrying days ahead, a case of ‘F*ck Covid’ wine could be just the thing.
Wines Direct has been sending boxes of the tongue-in-cheek bottles to customers all over Ireland and they make the perfect consolation gift for anyone who has had their wedding plans scuppered or their business destroyed by coronavirus.
Each case contains one bottle of Antolini Amarone Classico Morópio, one Antolini Corvina – Veronese IGT, two bottles of Antolini Classico Superiore – Valpolicella Ripasso DOC and two Antolini Valpolicella Classico and you can order the lot for €145 including delivery.
“We realise some of you may express this emotion using more sophisticated vernacular,” says the Wines Direct team.
“Still, we can most likely get together on the overall sentiment. Thanks to our good friend and winemaker Pier Paolo Antolini in Italy, we can express this overwhelming feeling by pouring a glass of fantastic wine. Pier Paolo sent Wines Direct a bottle of Amarone with the “F**K COVID label” when this all began and as days turned into months…well, it grew into a big F.U.
“Wines Direct takes the Covid-19 situation very seriously and incidentally are on team #wearamask. We have changed our operations completely to allow for the safety of our customers and staff and stand by friends and family affected by the virus. But like you, we cannot wait to freely break from restrictions and instead freely break bread and pour a glass of wine with you again.”
“At this stage, together with Pier Paolo, we decided to create an exclusive case with a fabulous mix of wines to share in commiseration (and our passion for great wine) with you. So here it is, F**K COVID-19!”
As well as being a delicious distraction from the evening news, the case also has excellent ageing potential.
“It may be the best time capsule from this crazy moment in time. Who cannot wait to look back on all of this in the rearview mirror while sipping a smooth and beautifully aged Amarone?” said a Wines Direct spokesperson.
“The Valpolicella Classico is ready for drinking now but can be put away for a few years. The rest can be put away for 5+ years and the Amarone for 10+ years! Just be sure to age your wine in a cool, dark place where temperatures do not fluctuate.”
We’re almost certain it wouldn’t make it past the weekend.
If you’d like to send someone a case of ‘F*ck Covid-19’, you can place an order on the Wines Direct website.