Now that the indulgence of the festive season is over, many of us decide it’s time to take ourselves in hand and get stuck into a whole host of new year’s resolutions in a bid to get back into shape. One of the most popular at this time of year is the ‘Dry January’ trend, where you pledge to give up alcohol for the whole month to give your body a bit of a rest and ‘clear out’ your system.

But if you can’t face getting through the dark and chilly first month of the year without at least a few sips of your favourite tipple, here at Lyme Bay Winery we advocate a slightly different approach: drink less, but drink better.

Choose quality

What we mean by this is buying better quality products – such as ours, of course – and taking your time to really savour your drink. Maybe even choose a drink with ingredients with supposed health-giving properties, and slow down or, if you’ll pardon the pun, sloe down.

Yes, we went there, but with good reason. Sloes (the fruit of the blackthorn) are believed to have many health benefits including stimulating digestion, curing dyspepsia, and lessening bloating – which many of us are no stranger to after the December feasting period.

If you’re partial to a glass of red wine, our award-winning Sloe Wine makes an ideal substitute. Best served at room temperature, this medium, smooth and mellow wine is superb by itself or with red meats, casseroles and cheese.

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And for those of you who can’t forsake your G&T, our award-winning Sloe Gin Reserve is a traditional English liqueur handmade in small batches using the finest ripened sloes, steeped in high-quality London Gin with a little added sugar.

About 25 soaked sloes go into each bottle, and just one of our bottles is enough for 14 single-shot gin and tonics, so you can invite all your friends round for a drink as well.

If you want to know more about our range of award-winning drinks then we’d love to see you here at the Winery shop so do pop in if you are passing. You can also get in touch with our friendly team here at the Winery via email at [email protected] or by calling us on 01297 551355 if you’d like to order by phone.