So what makes us special?
- We are independent. We are not tied to a buying group and are committed to ensuring premium quality at reasonable prices
- We care and strive to go that extra mile where our competitors fail.
- We retain our original founder’s philosophy "quality is of the utmost importance” - whether it’s product or service
- We source many of our wines direct from producers around the world
- We have our own in-house dedicated buying team
- We are specialist shippers and suppliers to hotels, restaurants and retail outlets. We provide staff training, tastings, bespoke wine lists, arrange visits to producers.
- We have been established for almost 50 years.
- We have our own registered brands supplemented by a strong agency business
- Our retail outlet has won a myriad of awards including:
- Independent Specialist of the Year” – Off License News
- "Discover the Origin” – Best UK Retail display
- "New Zealand Wine Merchant of the Year” Runner Up – Wines of New Zealand
- "Chile Wine Merchant of the Year” – Wines of Chile
- And most importantly we have a dedicated winning team. Our team headed by Steve Leonard, managing director and owner has a wealth of experience. Most members have worked in the hotel, restaurant and retail trade and hold professional qualifications from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust or equivalent. All members of our team are encouraged to further their education, carry out tastings and make regular producer visits. We have an excellent reputation within the trade.