With restaurants and bars closed due to COVID-19 lockdowns across the UK, alcohol sales for at-home consumption have spiked, increasing by 19.4% in 2020 compared to 2019.  London-based wine delivery start-up Oranj is one company that has capitalised on that opportunity. Originally intended to open as a wine bar, the pandemic forced company founders Edwin Methu-Frost and Jasper Delamothe to pivot, and in mid-2020, they launched Oranj as a subscription service. Oranj delivers monthly wine boxes consisting entirely of natural wines (sometimes called low-intervention or biodynamic wine), referring to wines that have no extra additives (such as sulfites, used to preserve wines), and that use grapes free from pesticides. Oranj’s wines are hand-picked each month by established sommeliers from a number of London restaurants.