Declaration of Vindependents


Independent wine merchants seem to have thrived across Britain over the last few years (as witness these several dozen articles). Against considerable odds, and invariably driven by the passion and enthusiasm of their owners, they are held aloft as exemplars of how enthusiastic and catholic the British wine trade can be. 

This spirit is encapsulated by the agency business Vindependents, which exists to serve the independent sector, and indeed is owned by the merchants who sell wines from the agency's portfolio. (Most of the wines in this range are not private labels, so for non-UK readers they may well...