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specialist wine merchants listed & mapped! (March 2017)

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Map of UK wine merchants

This is UKwinesonline’s interactive map of UK wine merchants – just click to enlarge and scroll to focus on your area- just like a Google Map! From small independents to larger specialists with multiple stores – all with a  main focus on wine, offering advice and choice – over 700 listed.

Know of a great specialist wine store not listed?? – then let us know!

ukwol_newlogo_150UKwinesonline’s mission is to encourage people to use their local independent specialist wine merchant for valuable and free advice and wider choice of wines, carefully selected often from smaller wine makers in both New and Old World. Many merchants offer the opportunity to taste before you buy and offer free delivery above a minimum order value, or offer click and collect. Many offer discounts for cases, mixed and unmixed – or wine clubs. Online wine merchants are also listed, but may not have a shop/warehouse to visit, but you may be able to arrange local collection or delivery and find out about tastings tec.

UK consumers are well served by UK wine merchants, and the UK consumer probably has the best choice of wines of many countries, both due to our history and the fact that until recently UK wines represented such a small proportion of wine sales. Yet, the UK has one of the most burdensome tax regimes – the duty on alcohol/wine  combined with VAT, means that s significant proportion of the price of wines goes to the Taxman, especially as lower price points. This will often mean that if you buy a wine which is twice as expensive then the wine content will be more than double!

 

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