The nominations are in. Now the vote is open!
Hundreds of members joined in to suggest a name for the first ever member-designed wine, which will hit the shelves of a Co-op near you in October.
We’ve shortlisted four names from the 500 or so that were suggested and are now asking members to vote on their favourite.
White Wave – Suggested by Caroline Harpham, Co-op member from Manchester
Grigio & Co – Suggested by Helen Belshaw, Co-op member from Windermere
Pioneer – Suggested by Connor Lynch, Co-op member from Stirling, Ashley Rostron, Co-op member from Warrington, Tim Stevenson, Co-op member from Bolton, Peter Woodhouse, Co-op member from Manchester, Colin Anderson, Co-op member from Leyburn, Cathryn Armitage, Co-op member from Shipley, J Turner, Co-op member from Manchester, G Cottell, Co-op member from Melton Mowbray, Shelby Harrison, Co-op member from Manchester and Stephen Ronald, Co-op member from Newton-Le-Willows
Golden State – Suggested by Nancy Wilson, Co-op member from Rossendale
Shortlisting wasn’t easy – there were so many great, meaningful suggestions that drew on Co-op heritage, the wine’s sunny, Californian provenance and on the history of the winemaker, O’Neill’s. And then there was Winey McWineface, Pinot McPinot face – you get the gist. But we’ve chosen four names that we think are fitting, attractive monikers that will stand the test of time and hold their own with the competition.
Members have until Friday 28 April to vote for their favourite name, after which we’ll be coming back to them to ask them to channel their artistic talents into label design. There’s still plenty of opportunities for members to get involved in creating a little bit of Co-op winemaking history, so don’t miss out on your chance to Join In.
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