There's a new wine craze and it's not half bad...

Whether you are still working or happily retired, it’s great to come home, open up a bottle of wine and enjoy the view from your back deck with a glass of sauvignon blanc or whatever your favourite tipple is. The only drawback is that a bottle is often too much and putting it back in the fridge doesn’t always happen, for one reason or another.

Well, the problem has now been solved, courtesy of a new Australian website dedicated to the humble half bottle.

While there may have been the odd half bottle and piccolos (200ml) available at bottle shops in Australia before, is the first website devoted to the half bottle, and the good news is they can courier anywhere in Australia.

The staff at the Bellevue Hill Bottle Shop in Sydney came up with the idea.

“Sick and tired of a poor selection of wine and champagne half bottles?” they wrote in introducing the new website.

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“Bellevue Hill Bottle Shop are too, so we decided to fix it by creating this half bottle dedicated site!”

Staff say the idea has been an immediate hit with the wine-buying public.

And why not? Sometimes a bottle is just too much and like-wise, a piccolo can be too little – one sip and it’s gone. is already stocking a good cross-section of wine, including red and white, rose, sparkling, champagne and fortifieds, wouldn’t it be great if more restaurants started stocking them too?

They are also inviting customers to let them know of any great half bottles they have encountered so they can add it to the list.


Do you think this is a good idea? Would you buy half bottles of wine?