“Quality is of the utmost importance” – Rodney Densem (founder).
We retain our original philosophy and strive to go that extra mile where our competitors fail.
Annually, we hold two large prestigious tastings where a myriad of quality wines are available for you to taste. Not only is this a must in the social calendar, but it gives you the opportunity to meet fellow restaurateurs, hoteliers and our team. Often many of the wines we select for listing, we taste with our clients first…..and we listen carefully to the feedback.
WE ARE SPECIALIST SHIPPERS AND SUPPLIERS TO HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL OUTLETS.
We buy direct from key producers. We provide staff training, tastings, provide bespoke wine lists, arrange visits to producers and strive to help you in any way we can!
WE ARE INDEPENDENT
We are free from any buying groups, committed to ensuring premium quality at reasonable prices, sourcing many of our wines direct from growers around the world. We have our own dedicated buying team.
WE HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR OVER 40 YEARS
Originally set up in the early 1970s, importing personally selected classical French wines the company now imports wines directly from around the world.
WE HAVE OUR OWN BRANDS SUPPLEMENTED BY A STRONG AGENCY BUSINESS
Our registered brands include:
La Laguna, Chile
Goose Beret, New Zealand
Painted Bird, California
Millers Creek, Australia
Champagne Charles de Villenfin, France
Campo di Fiori Pinot Grigio, Hungary
Rioja Adivino, Spain
Prosecco Siva, Italy
Eleonas Estate, Greece – Family owned Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Our agency business
Chateau Lamothe Gold Medal Winner year – Represented for over 30 years.
WE ARE HIGHLY RESPECTED
“Independent Specialist of the Year” – Off Licence 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 (see meet the team). All members of our team are encouraged to further their education, carry out tastings and make regular producer visits.