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TANNERS in Shrewsbury and elsewhere

Highly respected independent Shropshire wine merchant Tanners has a number of branches around the south Midlands and Welsh borders.

 

Tanners logoTanners is family-owned, family-run and resolutely independent. It is run by James Tanner managing director, who is the fourth generation of the family to work in the company.. Good traditional service is what Tanners is about, but ‘traditional’ in the best sense of the word. To ensure quality and continuity it is essential to talk to a grower in his own cellars or winery. No two years are the same and an indolent farmer can make a good wine in a year that has favourable weather. Useful producers make good wines in the difficult years. It is only by seeing a grower’s cellars and assessing his or her attitude during conversation that one can get a proper idea of what sort of wine will be produced on a continuing basis. It is also only by careful questioning that one can establish just how ‘organic’ a producer really is, finding out whether they are just paying lip service while continuing on with as many chemicals as ever! Fortunately many of our suppliers were at the forefront of the organic and biodynamic movement.

Probably one of the very best wine merchants outside London, there is an excellent website   with online ordering and some great shops to browse, especially at the old Dickensian HQ in Shrewsbury. Tastings offered.

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

Tanners Wine, 26 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1XD   t: 01743 234500       Also at

  • 27 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1XB
  • 150 Christleton Road, Chester, Cheshire CH3 5TDnew
  • 4 St Peter’s Square, Hereford HR1 2PG t: 01432 272044
  • 36 High Street, Bridgnorth WV16 4DB t: 01746 763148
  • Severn Farm Enterprise Park, Welshpool SY21 7DF  t:01938 552542
  • 102/103 Tremarl Industrial Estate, Ffordd Maelgwyn, Llandudno Junction, Conwy LL31 9PN t:01492 874099

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