Join the Clipper Cru

by Clipper Wines in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

Join the Clipper Cru


raised of £10,000 target
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 5th June 2020 at 12:25pm

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for  millions of British small businesses, Clipper Wines is one of those

by Clipper Wines in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

My name is Russell Paine, when I set up Clipper Wines the aim was to bring a fresh approach and greater quality to the wines offered  to us in Hotels, Restaurants and Bars. Since then I've worked exclusively with a group of prestigious, local, independent businesses creating bespoke wine lists for them and supplying hand picked wines from leading producers. On the 21st of March our entire customer base closed for who knows how long? Orders stopped and along with that so did all our income. As things look the re-opening of the Hospitality Sector is going to be some time away.

On the flip side, since that closure, I’ve had the real pleasure of meeting and sharing our wine with some new, enthusiastic and passionate Private Clients. Their feedback has been amazing and truly affirming and is very much appreciated. Being able to develop these contacts and spread the Clipper name wider would be an exciting new course to take. So, the aim is to raise some extra funding to develop a combined website and educational resource which will make the Private Client experience easier and more rewarding. This will also help ensure the Clipper ship is still afloat once we start to see the sun rising over the post Covid-19 horizon.

By joining us now with a pledge, you will become part of the Clipper Cru and will play your part in helping us navigate these uncharted and choppy waters. In return you will be the first to receive a range of special offers, discounts and tasting invitations when we set sail again. In the meantime, if you are locked-in and find yourself in need of mixed case 'Wine Care Package' we have a wide range of wines we can get to you immediately to help you through these stormy waters. Just choose that instant reward and we will do the rest.

Come on board, join the Cru and enjoy the fascinating jouney to come!

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£150 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Home Tutored Wine Tasting

A private, tutored tasting of 6 wines for you and and up to 5 friends in your home (subject to COVID-19 restrictions and locality)

£25 or more

£25 Donation

Donate £25 as a gift to help fund development of a website and an on-line selling platform and then come back and test it!

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£50 Cru Sign Up

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with a fabulous 13th bottle of wine in the box and a 10% discount of your first Clipper Case.

£100 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£100 Fizz+

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with a fine bottle of Champagne and 15% off your first Clipper Case.

£150 or more

Mixed Case 'Care Packages' available immediately!

Locked-in now and in need of some 'wine care'? Or do you have a local loved one that you just can't be with at the moment? Donate now and we will bring a case of wine to your home or send a 'wine hug' from you to someone you love. Plus every week one 'Care Package Case' order will include either a copy of a Classic Cookbook or Wine Study Guide to enhance your wine & food matching experience.

£500 or more

6 of 10 claimed

£500 Reward

Host a full-on tutored wine tasting event for yourself and up to 25 friends or colleagues, you provide the venue & we'll do the rest. Learn 'how to taste' and then journey through a range of wines including Fizz & Dessert wines all accompanied by a selection of themed 'tapas style' nibbles. This event is subject to age & locality restrictions and is governed by any ongoing COVID-19 advice/limitations

Let's make 'Join the Clipper Cru' happen

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