United Kingdom - wine merchants
We have tried to assemble as comprehensive a collection as possible of contact details for useful wine retailers around the world. Please feel free to contact us with suggestions for additions or deletions. If you're going to auctions, see our auction tips
The retail arm (wine shop and wine bar) of wine importers Wines Under The Bonnet. Specialising in organic and low-intervention wine from small growers.
- Wine bar and quirky wine shop under the railway arches of London Bridge.
Specialises in American wines.
Founded by Amanda Gallou, an Englishwoman based in the Loire.
Family owned, national drinks distributor and specialist retailer, established in 1978. Trade suppliers as well as four London shops and online sales. Shops in: City (17-19 Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LR), Soho (Hammer House, 113-117 Wardour Street, London W1F 0UN), Knightsbridge (203 Brompton Road, London SW3 1LA), and Shoreditch (303 Old Street, London EC1V 9IA).
An independent wine shop and wine bar in Cambridge with a great selection of wines from unusual and undervalued regions, such as Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia, as well as all the classics. Regular, themed evening tastings usually served with nibbles.
Specialists in anniversary bottles.
Specialising in Burgundy and Piemonte
Mayfair wine merchant with an online wine shop.
Online and retail.
Online and shop offering free local delivery, wine-tasting evenings, corporate and wedding service.
A wine and cookery shop in rural Essex with a function room that hosts dinners and events.
Used to be Bordeaux Index.
A tiny wine shop in the corner of a salvage yard, selling predominantly organic or biodynamic wines, and run by winemaker Sam Jary (who has made wine for Rudi Bauer at Quartz Reef in NZ and Dom de l'Arlot in Burgundy). Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 5pm.
A personalised mail order operation specialising in unmixed cases but will mix cases if requested. It is run by James Goodhart – geddit?
Upmarket grocer chain based in the north-west of England.
Mail-order, specialising in French wine.
Independent wine and beer shop in Highgate Village for people who love wine and beer.
Bottle Apostle has four independent wine shops across London. Originally opened in 2009 in Hackney’s Victoria Park Village, it has expanded to Crouch End in 2012, Clapham in 2014, and Primrose Hill in 2015. All four shops are equipped with Enomatic® sampling machines.
Trade and private mail-order, plus a retail store in central Brighton. En primeur offers. Purchase and broker wines from well-cellared collections.
Sandia Chang, sommelier and founder of Fitzrovia’s Bubbledogs and co-founder of two-Michelin-starred Kitchen Table, decided to close Bubbledogs the restaurant post-COVID and open an online shop delivering grower champagne and home-kit hotdogs.
A wholesaler of fine wines for private and trade customers in the UK and around the world. Specialising in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Champagne & Vintage Port along with an increasing offering from Italy, Spain & Portugal.
Large independent wine merchant with shops in Cambridge, Ampthill, Royston and Salisbury and an online store.
Wine merchant based in North Hampshire with two shops in Basingstoke and Hook and an online store.
Niche supplier specialising in Australian back-vintage wine, with online stores in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK. They also sell Australian wine online on behalf of clients who store with them.
Family-owned wine merchant established in 1989 and a subsidiary of Champagne Thiénot, Champagnes & Châteaux have been selling to the trade for over 30 years. Their retail online shop was launched in 2019. No minimum orders and free UK mainland delivery for orders over £100. Many small family domaines. Mixed cases available.
Wine merchant with two shops in South Wales and an online store.
Wine merchant with branches in Solihull and Birmingham and an online store.
Online York-based wine merchant delivering UK wide and further by arrangement.
A group of five wine bars and shops with an online store. Branches in Chester, Timperley, Knutsford, Alderley Edge and Stockton Heath.
Small, family-owned Essex-based wine merchant offering nationwide delivery as well as same-day delivery to local customers across central Essex for orders placed before 8pm. They write that, 'we have created a unique method which allows our customers to completely customise their own wine tasting at home. We use a specialist canning machine, and decant wines from the bottle into cans, with an atmosphere of CO2 injected to reduce oxidation. Wines are packaged to order on the morning of the courier collecting to ensure that everything arrives in the best possible condition. We believe these bespoke tasting are not only great as gifts, but they allow wine lovers the opportunity to try a range of wines before committing to buying them by the bottle.'
- Online only.
Specialises in organic artisan Italian wine.
- An independent chain of 6 shops in Scotland, including Linlithgow, Helensburgh, Crieff, Auchterarder and Perth.
Importer not retailer.
Specialises in organic artisan Italian wine.
Wholesaler not retailer.
A shop in Tisbury, Wiltshire, which comes highly recommended by one of our Purple Pages members, who wrote in to say that 'both Tim (Gardner) and Nick (Beedle) are very friendly, helpful and knowledgable'. Not online, but you can phone in orders for delivery.
'Austrian and German wines handpicked from thoroughly selected winemakers.'
A small wine merchant devoted to selling English wines. Bricks-and-mortar shop in Cambridge and online shop delivering to anywhere in the UK.
Wine bar and wine shop run by ex wine importer and restaurateur Dylan Rowlands.
An online company specialising in 37.5 cl bottles.
Burgundian wine specialist also offering some other Pinot Noir from around the world. Online only.
Wine shop and delicatessen.
Also in Bristol, Dublin, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Leeds.
Independent wine merchant with shops in London, Stow-on-the-Wold and Whitchurch and an online shop.
Wine merchant with two shops in Pulborough and one in Petworth as well as an online store.
An online retailer specialising in English and Welsh, established by Katie Goodchild in 2019.
Online wine shop with regular tastings and events.
Importer of Italian wine from independent producers, craft beers and food, wholesaler and online retailer since 2003.
Seven locations across London.
London-based, online wine merchant trading since 2014. As well as selling wine, they offer clients the opportunity to check wine prices based on live market data, and can offer quotations for their wine collections if they're interested in selling.
Fine wine merchant based in Old Street, London. National delivery.
Wine importer founded in 2017 by Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew, the owners of Noble Rot, we supply authentic wines of place from Burgundy and Champagne, to Beaujolais, Germany and beyond.
Wholesaler with an online shop for retail customers, representing young ethically minded producers who respect the environment, farming organically and/or biodynamically, promote biodiversity in their land and bottle their wines with no additives except for some sulphur dioxide when needed.
Supplier of kosher wines and spirits.
Wine merchant with branches in Chiswick, Kensington, Barnes, Fulham and Chelsea and an online store.
A small, independent, online retailer of Italian wines with a focus on family-run producers that tend to fall under the radar outside of Italy.
Greek products including a small but good selection of wines and spirits.
"Loki is Birmingham's most awarded Wine Merchant and wine bar, and the only place in Birmingham where you can try 40 wines by-the-glass in our wine lounge. We have a range of over 600 wines from boutique or rare producers to choose from to drink on site or take away with you."
Local shop with online sales and a tasting room offering 20 wines to taste at any time.
Also in St. Andrews.
Specialising in small French producers.
Branches all around the UK.
One of the UK's leading suppliers and distributors of fine Greek food and wine – with lots of very good product information on their website. You can also find them at Maltby St Market, Bermondsey, on Saturdays and Sundays.
Selling his own burgundies direct to consumers.
Small wine importer working with winemakers from Australia, California and South Africa who are farming organically and sustainably and using minimal intervention in the cellar. Wines are available to buy online.
Cutting out the middleman, an online NZ-specialist merchant made up by 'a bunch of passionate New Zealand wine makers & wine buffs who live, breathe, think (and of course, drink) wine'.
A neighbourhood wine shop and bar specialising in artisanal wines from sustainable producers; over 250 European wines available to take away or drink in. Most wines are sourced directly from winemakers in Austria and a few of its neighbours. Their by-the-glass selection changes daily.
Eight stores within the M25. According to their website: 'The Nicolas UK stores were purchased by Spirited Wines and are now operated on a franchise basis. There has been no change as to how the Nicolas stores are operated and the range stays the same. However, many stores have been changed to the new Spirited Wines name and concept, which offers a wider range of wines from around the world, as well as some great local products in some stores. You can find many of your favourite Nicolas wines available to buy online at spiritedwines.co.uk'
Wine shop and online store owned and run by Master of Wine Richard Ballantyne.
Organic fine wine specialists.
53 shops around England.
One More Wine Shop is a specialist online wine shop focusing on exclusive or niche wines from the New World with a particular focus on Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Specialising in wines from California and Oregon.
Three branches in London.
Online wine merchant based in London but delivering to the UK mainland. Also offer tastings, wine-club membership, a fine-wine collectors scheme and a trade arm.
Independent wine merchant with a shop in Battersea and Marylebone.
A wine merchant with an unusual business model: the customers answers a few questions about her/himself and Pickers hand-select a six- or 12-bottle case of wines that they think the customer will enjoy, delivered with a personal tasting sheet, with information on each wine and why it was picked.
Specialists in French wine
Wine shop, wine bar, and restaurant (add £10 to retail price for bottles drunk at the table). Four locations around London.
Online only, specialising in champagne.
Seven stores around the north-west.
Importer, retailer and distributor of natural wines.
Independent wine merchant who also, laudably, offers the environmentally sustainable option of wine refills from barrel (usually a choice of about eight wines, and they will bottle wines for large events such as weddings) and a refill gin made in Birmingham.
Fine wine merchant and broker with a particular strength in en primeur wines. Stocks are held under bond at London City Bond at Tilbury, and the company offers in-bond and duty-paid storage for private customers. There is a retail shop in Aldeburgh and they do mail order.
Two shops, one in Banbury and one in Leamington Spa. Wholesale and online shop.
Online retail merchant specialising in certified organic and biodynamic wines from around the world.
Local store supplying public and trade in North Cornwall on the same site as a bistro and deli.
Specialist importer of sustainable grower champagnes based in Highbury, London.
24A Pyrland Road
Online wine shop specialising in small, quality French producers and natural, organic, biodynamic wines.
Importer and online retailer specialising in boutique Austrian wine.
Independent wine merchant with two shops, a wholesale arm and online store.
Eight stores in west London. See also Nicolas, above.
Online wine merchant working only with small producers.
An independent, award-winning wine shop in St Andrews, Scotland. Bricks and clicks. They deliver nationwide and local delivery is free.
The retail branch of fine-wine importer and trade merchant Flint Wines
Independent wine shop, Italian restaurant and deli in London E3. Wines are predominantly from small, organic/biodynamic/natural Italian wine producers.
Seven branches across Wales and western England.
Online Turkish wine and raki specialist.
A shop in St Helier selling artisan Italian wine, food and books.
Specialising in English wine.
Specialising in English wine, with an online ordering and delivery, as well as a bricks-and-mortar shop featuring a tasting bar.
Online specialist in same-day (London) or next-day (outside London) delivery of top-end champagnes.
The only independent vintner in Glasgow city centre, with a branch in the West End as well.
Independent wine merchant with shops in Chiswick, Teddington, Kew and Richmond. Online shop too.
A monthly wine-subscription club founded in April 2018 by two young wine enthusiasts, Seb and Justo, hailing from the UK and Spain.
Run by Master of Wine Victoria Stephens-Clarkson, this online retailer launched in 2019 with an aim to provide 'wonderful wines in half bottle sizes'.
Wine merchant with three shops in Hampshire.
Three branches around Oxfordshire.
Quirky wine shop in a converted car garage, with online sales as well as tastings.
Independent wine merchant with shops in Wimbledon and Islington.
Independent online wine merchant with shops in Tunbridge Wells, Wadhurst and Oxted.
Online wine and spirits shop.
Five branches across Sussex and Surrey
Wine-warehouse shop and online retailer.
Independent wine merchant, bar and online shop.
German wine specialist.
A small, independent, family-run, online wine merchant.
Three branches across London.
Specialising in unusual grape varieties and little-known wine regions. A shop in Bolton and online shop with delivery.
Piedmont specialist fine-wine importer.
Six locations around London.
Delicatessen, caffè and Italian wine merchant with an online shop.
Specialist importer and retailer of Balkan wines.
Bristol-based vegan wine merchants who mainly sell online. All our wines are vegan (free of any animal-derived finings) and sustainable. We consider grape growing, winemaking and logistics when choosing our wines to ensure they are ethical choices. Mixed cases and monthly subscription boxes offered.
Selling wines that are always vegan, always organic.
Online specialists in wines from Greece, Croatia and New Zealand.
Independent wine merchant with a shop in Edinburgh and Peebles and an online shop.
Online wine merchant based in London and delivering nationally.
French online wine merchant with a UK delivery base.
Specialist in organic, vegan and vegetarian wine.
Online specialist in fine South African wines.
Online specialists in small French producers.
Californian fine wine specialist.
Based in Spain but have websites in German, Italian, French, English and Spanish, and ship throughout Europe at good rates.
Lockdown pub turns wine shop. They stock a great selection of well-priced wine as well as their own Brewshed cans and mini kegs, a range of gins (including local suppliers Norfolk Gin & Suffolk Distillery) plus other spirits, Crude coffee packs & pods, soft drinks and gift vouchers. Will do local delivery.
Independent Wine Retailer of the Year 2018, Drinks Retailing Awards.
Six branches across London.
Was Haslemere Cellar.
Specialising in organic and biodynamic wines. Online only.
Specialises in one-off bottles of old wine, cognac, armagnac, whisky and port. Useful for celebrating significant birthdays. Online only.
Online wine retailer delivering across the UK (including outside mainland UK), Ireland and Europe.
Restaurant and wine shops in London Bridge and Farringdon.
Independent wine merchant sourcing sustainable, quality wine made by small producers; all the wines they sell are organically farmed, organic or biodynamically certified.
Specialising in English wines and British produce.
Small chain of wine shops with branches all over England. 'Reserve and collect' service available online.
Fine-wine sourcing company offering 'a negociant-style sourcing company in France supplying international service hubs... local service through an assured, premium, international network'.
Offices in London, Paris, Singapore, Macau and New York.
Online shop and stores in Winchester and Stockbridge.
Specialising in Croatian wines, tiny selection, online only.
Personalised wine and champagne for corporate customers.
Online wine merchant.
Supplier of all things wine related including the Jancis Robinson wine glasses.
Wine Merchant with shops in Inverness, Edinburgh and Bridge of Allan.
Two shops in Derby and Lichfield.
Natural wine shop and bar, offering small-plate nibbles, cheeses and charcuterie.
An independent wine merchant, specialising in bordeaux wines.