Uncharacteristically and unbelievably I am the bearer of glad tidings. After a couple of months of being short of both staff and cash, we are (possibly) on the brink of getting our shit together. You could almost say that Cornelius Beer & Wine is “Bouncing Back” (and I didn’t even have to drive to Dundee in bare feet whilst gorging on Toblerone)

Firstly (and most importantly)  we have managed to nab ourselves a new assistant manager. Some of you may know Mark as the tall, sardonic homebrewer who has been helping keep the good ship Oddbins afloat for the last couple of years. He’s a great bloke and knows his stuff, I’m really looking forward to working with him. Mark will be starting in June, sadly until then we will still be closed on Mondays.

Also we will be closed Sunday 5th, Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th opening late on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th. This is because I’m sodding off to Portugal to buy some wine and learn about the cork industry (this counts as work-honest)

Finally, after FIVE YEARS of haggling with the landlord, I am on the brink of signing a new lease (touches every piece of wood in sight) So hopefully, if I can get the money together, I’ll start spending money on infrastructure (new signage/kitchen sink/blinds etc) It’s wont mean much to you guys, but it’s reassuring to know that we’re here to stay (in some form) for another decade.