Voted Top 50 Indies 2017 by Harper

We were absolutely delighted to receive the news last week that for the second year running we have been voted as one of the top 50 Independent Wine Merchants in the UK!

50 Best Indies 2017

“Once again 50 Best Indies has delivered a cracking selection of quality focused merchants that are at the top of their game. And it’s a pleasure to celebrate and honour many of the best in this vibrant and crucial sector of the UK trade.”

Andrew Catchpole Editor of Harpers Wine and Spirit.


To arrive at this list Harpers Wine and Spirit used a similar methodology to the one that has proved so successful on there company’s flagship World’s 50 Best Bars, which has gained thousands of column inches across the globe. The country was divided into 10 zones, including splitting London up, and chose five experts for each region. Each expert was asked to nominate three retailers from their region, plus two from outside the region, and rank them from one to five, with a weighting attached to each vote. It was then a case of using a mathematical formula to create the final list.

“All of the UK’s 50 Best Indies proved what a buoyant, dynamic sector of the market this is with their fantastic approaches to buying, ranging, eductation and customer service.”

Andrew Catchpole, Editor, Harpers Wine and Spirits Magazine 2017


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