The highly anticipated shortlist for The Drinks Business Awards 2021 has been announced, and Independent Wine is proud to be up for the title of Fine Wine Retailer of the Year.
We’re pleased as punch that we’ve been recognised for our dedication to sourcing fine Italian wines from some of Italy’s best independently-run vineyards. The Drinks Business Awards are som`e of the most prestigious in the business, celebrating everyone in wine – from retailers and importers to PR professionals and designers.
We’re up against three other fantastic retailers, and we wish them the best of luck.
Dedicated to fine Italian wine
Our passion for Italian wine means that every bottle we stock is carefully sourced. We travel to Italy each year to meet with winemakers, taste their wines and examine their production methods to ensure that only the best bottles make it into our cellar. As a result, our collection of fine Italian wines includes some seriously prestigious bottles that could happily spend another 10-20 years in cellar. You’ll find Barolo wines from prestigious cru vineyards, multiple award-winning Chianti Classico wines, and fine Negroamaro wines where each bottle is individually numbered to show its rarity.
Buying fine wine online, the easy way
Our goal is to make it easy for anyone to find and buy fine Italian wine from the comfort of their own home. As WSET-educated professionals, we take tasting very seriously (it’s a tough job…). That’s why each fine Italian wine on our website is accompanied by detailed tasting notes so you can understand whether it’s going to suit your taste. We also include details about the vineyard – from soil type to its owner’s winemaking history – to give a sense of provenance. Finally, we provide detailed information about all of the awards the wine has won.
Fine Italian wine with next day delivery
Another way we make it easier to buy fine Italian wine online is by offering free next day delivery to most of the mainland UK. There’s no lower-limit on how many bottles you can order, either. So, if one bottle of fine Barolo catches your eye, we’ll send it solo. With free gift-wrapping options, and premium wooden boxes for those extra special bottles, it’s easy to send a fine wine gift to friends, family and colleagues.
The Drinks Business Awards ceremony will take place on 23 September in London. The results will be published online afterwards. Until then, we’ll be keeping our fingers and toes crossed!