Buy wine online and escape the autumn chill

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With the autumn equinox now behind us, the days are officially shorter than the nights - a perfect excuse to buy wine online and have it delivered to your door.

No matter if it arrives in daylight or not, when you buy wine online you save yourself a trip to the shop on days when the weather is bad.

And if the sun decides to shine, you can still take a trip to your local independent wine merchant and browse what's on the shelves for inspiration for your next online order.

It's the best of both worlds - expert advice in person from your independent wine merchant, without having to carry the bottles home with you.

Or if you want to make a purchase in-store as well, of course you can do so and set a spare bottle to one side for the next time you entertain guests.

For the coming season, consider full-bodied fruity European wines so you have something of good quality on hand to mull when the time comes.

As always, throw in some cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon, along with sugar or syrup and fruit juices, and warm through for a delicious and comforting mug of hot sweet goodness.