An alphabetic list of independent merchants and retailers of wines posted on this site.
- Aitken Wines, Dundee.
- Alpine Wines, online.
- Ann et Vin, Newark.
- Bellinis, Ilkeston, Derbys. Not a huge number of bins, but their range runs from Ridge Monte Bello 1999 (£99) to DOCG Chianti in traditional raffia (£10).
- Berry Bros and Rudd, London. They have the range, the knowledge and surprisingly good pricing – it always pays to shop around.
- Catalan Wines, Liverpool.
- DBM Wines, Clifton, Bristol.
- Delilah Fine Foods, Nottingham.
- Fareham Wine Cellar, for Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon ..
- Gauntleys, Nottingham.
- Great Western Wine, Bath.
- Hennings Wines, West Sussex branches.
- Jaded Palates, Chagford, Devon.
- John Gordons, Cheltenham.
- Le Vieux Comptoir, Moxon Street, London W1U 4EU.
- Leon Stolarski Fine Wines, Nottingham. Specialises in, and acts as sole importer for most, of wines from some of the best small growers in southern and central France. Prices seem to start at about £8 and rise to £40, median of about £12 I would say.
- Nickolls and Perks, Stourbridge.
- Oakham Wines.
- Out of This World organic supermarket, Nottingham.
- Philglas and Swiggott, London.
- Portland Wine, Alderley Edge, Hale, Macclesfield, Marple Bridge, Sale, Tarporley, Whaley Bridge.
- Roberson Wine, London.
- SA Wines Online, South Wimbledon.
- The Clifton Cellars, Clifton, Bristol.
- The Co-operative Group, owned by its members, most areas are commonplace, but this is not the case with their wine section. I have been crowing about their eclectic wine selection for years, people are always surprised when I show their wines at blind tastings – both on quality and on price. Whoever is doing the buying knows a thing or two.
- The Fine Wine Company.
- The Oxford Wine Company.
- The Wine Society.
- Vinology, Stratford-upon-Avon.
- Vintage Wines, Nottingham; mainly serves the on-trade, and provides a knowledgeable welcome to foot traffic.
- Vintage Wine and Port, Hampshire.
- Weavers Wines, Nottingham.
- Yapp Brothers, Wiltshire.
- Caves Caprioglio, Rue de la Prefecture, Nice (Vieux Nice). The website is bare apart from the location map, but if in Nice it’s a must visit.
- Des Cévennes à la Camargue, Sommieres. A good range of quality wine from the region.
- Vinophilie, Montreuil-sur-Mer, in the town, near the Citadelle; from basic to premium, an eclectic range, the best merchant locally. I recommend this quiet B&B in the centre of town – L’Art du Temps.
- Conad Supermercato, Latte, near Menton. One of a small Italian chain, just across the border from Nice/Monaco. Worth a visit for an eclectic range of Italian wines, cheeses, sun-dried pepper and aubergine, and everything else Italian, all of good quality and price. Note that the location on the linked map is incorrect, it is on the left hand side of the road (from France) on the tight bend in the middle of Latte.
- Okhuysen, Haarlem, The Netherlands, a must visit when in Haarlem, for their wide eclectic range.