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IWSC Independent Retailer of the Year


On the 26th of last month the IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition) awards banquet took place at London’s Guildhall.

The awards are now in their 46th year and renowned amongst wine and spirit producers globally. The Independent Retailer of the Year Award was launched in 2008.

“…created to recognise the importance of the independent wine and spirit merchant, and their role in assisting UK wine and spirit buyers when making their selection. It is the knowledge and enthusiasm of the independent retailers which encourages consumers to try different products and gain a deeper knowledge of wines and spirits.”

We’d been notified a few weeks prior that we’d made the shortlist for Independent Retailer of the Year along with Christopher Piper Wines, Direct Wine Shipments and The Whisky Exchange.

So in case you haven’t heard…we actually won!

For a small team it’s an achievement everyone is very proud of and what a moment for Lucy too, owner and founder, who was there in person to collect the trophy.

Thanks go out to all those who initially voted for us which helped propel the business onto the shortlist and of course to all our customers for their ongoing support. This is our third award of 2015, what a year to remember.

We’re all set for a busy (and probably manic) December in the run up to Christmas; a key time of the year for any independent merchant.

So lets get down to business, if you’d like to buy your festive drinks from one of the top merchants in the country - it's official! -  then look no further.

Online is an option if Sussex is too far away or otherwise make the trip to either one of our shops in Hurstpierpoint or Lindfield, we’d love to see you,

Here’s to a very Merry Christmas. Cheers!

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