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Interview with Laura Riches & Laura Rosenberger, Co-founders of Laylo

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What impressed you to begin Laylo?

We love a glass of scrumptious wine. However typically couldn’t justify opening a bottle as a result of the wine would spoil after a few days. 

The ‘eureka!’ second got here after we realised that tremendous wine might be put right into a field AND it stays recent for six weeks. Who knew?!

The corporate went from an thought to an precise enterprise after a second of serendipity through the 2020 summer time lockdown. We each independently had the concept to create a luxurious boxed wine model, but it surely was solely an opportunity textual content trade that exposed the coincidence. 

It was a no brainer to affix forces – and Laylo was born. 

How did you each meet?

We have been colleagues at Bare Wines – Laura Riches was the Advertising and marketing Director and Laura Rosenberger was the COO. However by the point we began Laylo we have been additionally nice associates.

Why boxed wines – how are they higher for the planet?

The design of glass wine bottles has barely modified in 200 years. However the quantity of bottles and the way we ship them world wide actually has – and it has develop into unsustainable.

Glass bottles want temperatures over 1,500 levels to create and are extremely heavy to move. Compared, boxed wines are gentle, compact and generate 90% much less carbon over their lifecycle. 

Is it true Laylo can final for as much as six weeks?

Sure, that’s proper! They final for six weeks as soon as open, so you’ll be able to have the odd glass of scrumptious wine wherever you fancy.

Your packing containers are so superbly illustrated – are you able to inform us extra about this?

Every of our designs is impressed the wine, the area it’s from and the winemaker’s private story. The intention is that it’s a dialog starter  – and one thing you’ll be able to proudly show in your countertop.

What’s your primary piece of recommendation for different ladies seeking to begin their very own enterprise?

If you happen to can, discover a Co-founder! We’ve actually valued working collectively… For a trusted opinion on tough selections, difficult the established order and celebrating the wins!


Wine of the Month: Tinto de Estremoz

Please are you able to inform us extra in regards to the Tinto de Estremoz wine?

This can be a huge, juicy purple mix from Estremoz, within the Alentejo area of Portugal. It’s constituted of 5 impossible-to-pronounce native varietals with a splash of Merlot.

It’s Laylo’s greatest promoting purple – and even picked up a 5* evaluate in The Occasions.

Why do you’re keen on this wine?

Portugal is an excellent area to seek out huge, juicy reds at a incredible worth.

Earlier than the 1974 revolution in Portugal, it wasn’t actually thought of a wine area past Port. Which is why you’ll be able to nonetheless discover scrumptious, indigenous varietals that style fully totally different to different wines on the cabinets. 

We additionally fell in love with town the place the wine is made – Estremoz. It’s well-known for lovely orangey pink marble, which is what impressed the field design.

Is it true this wine is made by a feminine grower?

Sure, Donzilia Copeto. And he or she’s completely unbelievable!

Donzilia was a trailblazer of sustainable winemaking practices earlier than most individuals have been fascinated with it… choosing up the odd “Winemaker of the 12 months” gong alongside the way in which. Nicely deserved, we predict.

What are the tasting notes?

This can be a daring, inky wine that’s all plump cherries and darkish, mature fruit. A slight contact of French and Hungarian oak provides it a lick of spice, with tannins that style like liquid velvet. Mainly, it’s like an incredible huge hug in a glass.

Does this wine use any particular rising strategies?

Alentejo is an especially sizzling area. However Donzilia and her group use the newest expertise to scale back water consumption on the vineyards.

How do you prefer it served?

In a big glass. Room temperature or barely above. Loved whereas sinking into your comfiest couch.

Is there a specific meals you’d pair with the wine?

If you happen to eat meat, chargrilled lamb tastes phenomenal with this wine. Shut your eyes and you may genuinely be in Portugal. 

A plant-based different is roasted aubergine with tomato and garlic. The robust flavours actually make the wine sing.

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