Amps Wine Merchants
The Bottle Shops
100’s of Wines, Craft Beers, Artisan Spirits and a dog all crammed into one Independant Wine Merchant
Bottles Wine Bar & Merchants
‘Worcester Wine Ltd & Bottles Wine Bar & Merchants are an independent hybrid wine merchant operating as wholesalers to the hospitality sector under the Worcester Wine banner and mixed retail and on trade operators under the Bottles Wine Bar & Merchants business. The businesses are owned by Richard Everton who is the third generation of the Everton family who have been involved in the trade for over 100 years. Bottles Wine Bar & Merchants is located in Worcester City Centre and Worcester Wine Ltd wholesales within a 35 mile radius of Worcester.’
Butlers Wine Cellar
Cambridge Wine Merchants
Caviste are based in Hampshire with a shop in Overton and an outlet at Newlyn’s Farm Shop near Odiham. Caviste specialise in selling outstanding, handcrafted wines from small producers. We aim to offer our customers outstanding value for money at whatever price level, offer outstanding levels of service and wines that are fit for any occasion from daily drinking to the finest wines.
The Dorset Wine Company
Define food & wine
Flourish and Prosper
Founded by Sean Welsh and his wife Julie in 2010 Flourish & Prosper is situated just off the Market Place in the lovely town of Howden in East Yorkshire. Offering a range of over 500 wines, craft beers, Spirits and Ports we also have a small Deli selling Cheese, Hand Made Chocolate, Gift Hampers and Glassware. Customers can buy wine to take away or enjoy a glass or bottle with a Cheese Board in the shop or in our large rear courtyard. We also have a luxury serviced apartment above the shop if you fancy a night or two away. Howden is a small town full of independent retailers and we often work together to support each other. Customers regularly pop in having visited our local butcher looking for recommendations to match with their choice cut.
The Good Spirits Co.
The perfect wine for every occasion
We have three simple sections. Everyday kitchen supper wines, brilliant to drink but outstanding value – everything under £12. Rather special wines, perfect for dinner parties or just to treat yourself – everything between £12 and £24. And finally wines to keep, to gift, to invest in – everything over £24.
Whatever the occasion, every single wine has been hand-picked from the best winemakers, cuvées and vintages. Cheers!
Hennings Wine Merchants
Hercules Wine Warehouse
Mr & Mrs Fine Wine
Nickolls & Perks
Nickolls and Perks is the UK’s oldest provincial wine and spirits merchant; established in 1797, the company has been trading independently ever since. Today Nickolls and Perks remains a close knit organisation, operating from the heart of the West Midlands with a small dedicated team under third generation family ownership. Specialising in Cru Classé Bordeaux, Champagne, Whisky and Vintage Port, they also have a rapidly growing concern in fine Burgundy and top cru Rhône wines.
Noble Grape was founded by Master of Wine Richard Ballantyne in late 2017 in Cowbridge, South Wales. Noble Grape is an Italian wine specialist seeking out wines which speak of their place, wherever they may come from, what Richard likes to call ‘authenticity of style’. With an ever-growing range of 400 or so wines, and a small but beautiful selection of spirits, Noble Grape is delighted to be one of the newer members of the Vindependents group.
NY Wines of Cambridge
NY Wines of Cambridge was founded in 1991 with the aim of sourcing high quality, interesting, individual wines marketed with a lack of pretension. Multi award winning NYW still adhere strongly to this; with an ever changing hand picked range of over 1750 wines and a full mail order service. www.nywines.co.uk Tel 01223 566744. Noel also co-owns and helps make the wines of Magpie Estate in the Barossa Valley, Australia.
Old Chapel Cellars
Planet of the Grapes
Quaff Fine Wine Merchant
Ruby & Claret
Located at the heart of the thriving village of Earls Barton, Northamptonshire. Ruby & Claret is a friendly local wine shop, vibrant wine bar and cosy little bistro all beautifully packed as one. Whether you’re looking for a bottle to take home, or joining us for the evening, we’re here to help you discover your new favourite wine.
The Salusbury Wine Store
The Salusbury Winestore opened 2011 and since then has become a much-loved Queen’s Park institution. Like most Vindipendents members we are passionate about food and drink and look to source the best quality goods from producers of all shapes, sizes and locations. We try to have an ear for the changing tastes of customers without falling victim to fashion and endeavour to communicate our knowledge and passion without condescension. Our range is an eclectic mix of classics, funky natural things, big names and tiny producers, fine wines and bottles for everyday. We have great cheeses, pasta, delicious salami and saucisson, and stacks of amazing chocolates. Can’t wait to get home before trying something? – Grab a seat at one of our outside tables and enjoy a glass of wine and a plate of something tasty. Ultimately we hope we are a source of delight and discovery for all who love delicious, honestly produced food and drink.
Satchells of Burnham Market
Established in the 1880s, Satchells now boasts a huge selection of wines and spirits from all over the world. We’re happy to advise you on choosing the perfect bottle for your tastes and requirements and also offer tutored tastings for private and corporate events, informal tastings and lectures.
To us, wine is not simply a drink. It’s a way of life….
Sheldon’s Wine Cellars
Sheldon’s Wine Cellars are one of the UK’s oldest Independent Merchants trading from the same premises in Shipston-on-Stour since 1842. Sheldon’s made its name supplying wines and spirits to most parts of the British Empire and today we supply customers, educational and ecclesiastical establishments the length and breadth of the country. We also boast fantastic original cellars measuring 12,500sq ft and these are the venue for many of our dinners and tastings as well as regular tours. We are proudly independent and our mission has always been to provide an eclectic range of fantastic value wines from all corners of the globe while offering a friendly knowledgeable service.
The Secret Wine Celler
We are an independent, quality focused wine merchant with shops in Tunbridge Wells, Oxted and Wadhurst. Whilst we are predominantly retail focused with lots of customer interaction and tasting events, our wholesale business grows steadily. We operate two websites – The Secret Cellar and our corporate gift business, Wooden Wine Box Company. Aside from sourcing and selling some seriously great wines, and making sure we look after customers incredibly well, we try not to take ourselves too seriously.
The Sampler is a leading independent wine merchant with two shops in central London and a restaurant wholesale arm. We pioneered the use of Enomatic sampling machines in retail shops, believing that customers should be able to try wines before deciding what to buy rather than relying on brand or discount or promotion to guide their buying. We stock over 1,500 different wines and have particular strengths in grower champagne and mature vintages back to the 19th century.
The Stroud Wine Company
Located right in the center of Reading, Tasting House is a wine merchant/bar, serving up a selection of over 200 wines to the Berkshire community. Established in 2013, this independent shop has both a strong on and off-trade business, with eCommerce integral to it’s set-up. Ever-evolving, Tasting House is always keen to explore new wines and never afraid to embrace new trends. We are wine nuts and if we can take our customers along on our journey, then we’ve achieved our goal.
Taurus Wines is an award-winning, independent wine merchant and importer in the Surrey Hills. Opened in 2001 by Rupert Pritchett, who initially started it as a mail-order business in an old cow shed (hence the name), Taurus has been keeping the good people of Surrey and Sussex in expertly sourced fine and party wines since then. The current shop now occupies a renovated 400-year-old barn just outside Guildford and Rupert will be opening a second Surrey-based store in 2018. Taurus is a hotbed of WSET qualifications, with almost all staff either WSET Diploma qualified or studying for it – plus Rupert likes to keep an MW on the books just so he can say that Taurus has a more qualified buying team than most supermarkets!
It is all about the wines really. The stories, the history, the places, the people, the passion, the aromas, the flavours and more. All of that from fermented grape juice…Amazing! Based on the South Northants/Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire boarders, Trelawney Wines was born with the aim to source and supply fantastic wines from the dedicated independent growers around the world, by working with some of the best independent specialist wine importers in the country and importing through Trelawney Wines. We are proud of the wines we find and love to share them with our friends, we hope you do too…who doesn’t love ‘Wine Time’?
Le Vignoble is an independent wine merchant, wine lounge and wine education business with outlets in Plymouth, Bath & Bristol. Wine is their passion and they offer over 350 different wines by the bottle to drink in or take home, with up to 64 wines also available to taste from their Enomatic wine serving systems.
The Vineking was founded in 2003. From the humble beginnings of a kitchen table, we now have three Surrey based shops, a warehouse and of course a website. We are always hosting tastings and we are currently running a series of “Pop Up Restaurant’s” within our shops, please check our website for more details. Our motto has always been “great wines, no nonsense” and so far, it’s not let us down!
The Whalley Wine Shop
The Whalley Wine Shop is an award winning fine wine merchant based in the Ribble Valley in the picturesque village of Whalley. At The Whalley Wine Shop you can buy Fine Wines, Champagnes, Local Real Ales, National Bottled Beers, Ciders, World Beers, Malt Whiskies, Premium Spirits, Ports and a good range of quality cigars. We aspire to be a ‘new generation’ of wine shop, and our ambition is to become the most exciting and happening wine shop in our market.
The Wine Cellar
The Wine Cellar are a local, family-run, independent wine retailer, with over a decade of industry experience. With shops located in the heart of Woburn village, Olney and Felmersham they are passionate about good quality hand-crafted wines, from family-owned wineries that represent good value for money.
WoodWinters emerged from our desire to share the outstanding and diverse wines that we had experienced on our travels. We wanted to connect with like-minded wine drinkers and let them taste and buy the wines that we had come to adore. Our first shop opened in Bridge of Allan, near Stirling in Scotland in 2005. From day one the mission was to help our customers drink better wine. Our enjoyment of wine is rooted in its quality, whatever the price point and we are excited by flavour, by provenance, by the myriad of natural elements and human decisions that combine to make truly exceptional wines.
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