Many of us were guilty of underestimating the effects of COVID-19 when news of the outbreak first started to emerge.
We have to admit that we were amongst those people.
Early on, it seemed like this was just another case of a type of flu that would disappear fairly quickly. We’d seen similar with SARS, Avian Flu, and so many others.
It seemed natural to assume that COVID-19 would go in the same direction.
But we were wrong.
Today’s climate is very different from what it was just a month or two ago. Most major countries have implemented lockdowns to keep their people indoors unless it’s absolutely essential. And hopefully, these measures will go a long way to restricting the spread of the virus so that we all stay safe.
But as an Italian wine enthusiast, you’re feeling the pinch. You still want to get your hands on your favourite wines. However, you don’t want to leave the house to get them. The idea of going to the store for anything other than the stuff you really need is anathema to you right now.
The good news is that we’re here to help.
These are the reasons why Xtrawine should be your Italian wine provider during such a difficult time.
Reason #1 – We Get the Non-Essential to You
We know that a lot of wine lovers just got upset about us referring to Italian wine as non-essential.
But the fact is that wine is something of a luxury. And that means that popping to the store to grab a bottle for your evening meal isn’t really an option anymore. You don’t want to risk coming into contact with other people and lockdown rules may mean that you just can’t do it, even if you wanted to.
Thankfully, we’re here to get your wines to you.
If you can’t leave because of lockdown, order your wines from our site instead. We’ll ensure that your wine gets to you safe and sound using the essential postal services that are still operating throughout the world.
Reason #2 – We Have All Safety Measures in Place
Now that we’re a couple of months into the COVID-19 outbreak, we at least understand a little more about the virus. We know about its symptoms and how it spreads. We also know how social distancing can help, as well as regular hand washing.
These are all safety measures that our team has implemented when handling your Italian wines.
We’re following all government guidelines to ensure we provide a service that’s safe for you to use. That means you don’t have to worry about any negligence on our part introducing COVID-19 into your home.
Reason #3 – Wine (And it’s Packaging) Don’t Transmit the Virus
COVID-19 emerged during the latter part of 2019. And it really only became an issue a couple of months into 2020.
Now, what do we know about all of the wines that are available on the Xtrawine website right now?
Every single one of them was made long before COVID-19 existed. In fact, many of them were made years before the virus came into being.
And that means you don’t have to worry about it getting transmitted through your wine.
There are other reasons too. Even if we sold wines produced right now, the virus can’t survive in Italian wine. It requires contact and the exchange of certain fluids. Of course, every wine producer in the country ensures that no contaminants get into their wines. That includes those that come from people.
You also don’t need to worry about catching COVID-19 from the wine’s packaging.
The experts say that the virus can live on cardboard for, at most, 24 hours. It’s likely that it dies a lot faster than that, which means your packaging isn’t a concern.
And if you’re worried, there’s nothing stopping you from wiping the packaging and the bottle down with an antibacterial wipe.
The point is that the possibility of COVID-19 getting transmitted via a wine delivery is extremely low. And that means you don’t have to deny yourself your wine out of worry!
Reason #4 – You Don’t Need to Leave the House
A lot of countries have put rules in place for when you can and can’t leave the house.
Take the UK as an example. In that country, you may only leave if you’re an essential worker or you’re going to a store to buy essential items. You may also leave for an hour of outdoor exercise, as long as you do it in a place that ensures you can keep your distance from others.
That doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room for going out and grabbing a bottle of wine.
And would you even want to? After all, coming into contact with just one person who has COVID-19 could lead to you getting the virus too.
Again, Xtrawine comes to the rescue.
When you order from our online store, you don’t have to worry about leaving the house. You can get what you need while lounging around in your pyjamas if you want to!
Reason #5 – We’re Still Here to Help You
Got a question about the Italian wine that you want to buy?
You won’t be met with silence if you get in touch with us. Our team are still here to help you with any queries that you have. And that means you won’t end up buying while still having a bunch of unanswered questions in your mind.
If you need to get in touch, just head to our Contact page and send us a message. A member of the team will get back to you so you know everything that you need to before buying.
Don’t Go Without Italian Wine
COVID-19 has changed the entire landscape of the world.
But you can still get your hands on quality Italian wines from our team. Our catalogue contains thousands of choices, all of which we deliver under the safest of circumstances.