The Independent Wine Retailer of the Year 2017: Wanderlust Wine
We were absolutely thrilled to find out just before Christmas our biggest news and milestone yet. The Independent announced that Wanderlust Wine had been named their Wine Retailer of the Year! This accolade rounds off a huge year of achievement in 2017 and reinforces exactly why we started this business – the belief in connecting wine lovers directly to the people that make them, with a focus on good practice and sustainability.
Here’s what the Independent had to say:
“We’re extremely lucky in the UK to have such a diverse number of wine retailers of all different shapes, sizes, styles and specialities. My choice this year goes to a retailer who has grown substantially in the past 2 years, with a solid focus on getting smaller producers with sustainable and high-quality wines in front of consumers. Through a tireless selection process, Richard Ellison (the owner) has developed a sensational list of wines that focus on new regions, new styles and new winemaking methods – all the while keeping them at an affordable price point.
Continuing to bridge the gap between wine and consumer, Wanderlust Wine introduced it’s “Wine on Demand” to the London market in late 2017. This convenient service allows any wine within their available stock to be delivered within a 7-mile radius in just one hour. It’s this way of thinking that allows Wanderlust to continue to break down the barriers of wine pretentiousness on a colossal level, all the while allowing everyday consumers to peak their curiosity, discover more about wine and elevate their confidence. Bravo.
Embark on a wine discovery journey with Wanderlust Wine unique wine club, explore new favourites through their stunning selection and if ever in a bind, rest assured some sensational wine is only an hour away.”
We’re honoured to have been chosen and to have three of our wines were also featured in the Independent’s Christmas Wine guide as well. From all the team here at Wanderlust, thank you for all your support this year. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year, and chin-chin to all your friends and loved ones.
Here’s to 2018 and what’s to come!
Founder, Wanderlust Wine