specialist wine merchants listed & mapped! (June 2019)


HANGING DITCH – Manchester

In the heart of Manchester is a wine merchant/wine bar/bistro.

hangingditch wine merchants is an independent wine specialist, ideally situated in Manchester’s historic surroundings, next to the Cathedral and Harvey Nichols. The shop opened in July 2008 and is modelled on a ‘vinoteca’ concept. Wines by the glass are available from a rotating selection or by the bottle for retail price plus a fixed £6 corkage. Locally roasted coffee, speciality teas, bottled beers and soft drinks are also available
Most shops are laid out by country, but to navigate them you have to have extensive knowledge or know what you like. Here each shelf is based on what people come in and ask for; for example, we have a ‘Light and Juicy Reds’ and a ‘Shiraz/Syrah’ section alongside a ‘Dry and Crisp Whites’ shelf.

A well-crafted selection of wines is available supplemented by a series of regular tasting events.

There is a rudimentary online shopping system, but not all wines are available online – but a visit to their store should prove an enjoyable experience.

Voted as one of the UK’s Top 50 Independent Wine Merchants 2017 in the wine trade magazine Harpers.


Hanging Ditch, Britannic Buildings, 42-44 Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1ST t: 0161 832 8222

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