About Independent Wine

The UK’s leading specialist in award-winning Italian wine

What is Independent Wine

Independent Wine is the UK’s leading specialist in award-winning Italian wine. We stock a record number of Italian wines that have won top awards (Decanter Magazine: “Meet Italian wine’s online champion, boasting more than 50 Decanter medal winners”).

Our warehouse is in the centre of Edinburgh, and we provide free next day delivery to Mainland UK. All our wines are already in the UK, and when you buy from us you will not be hit with surprise customs charges.

We are a 100% British company (Company no. 12056729). We are registered in the UK Government Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme. We are a member of The Italian Chamber of Commerce, and we work directly with some of the best boutique wineries in Italy.

Our team aims to provide superb customer service. Of course not everything is in our control, but if you have any questions please contact us.

Why “Independent Wine”?

There are more than 381,000 wineries in Italy – how do you choose a wine that’s good? We thought someone had to sort it out. We specifically choose award-winning wines because it’s an independent proof of quality – that’s why we call ourselves Independent Wine.

We also focus on championing Italy’s best independent wine producers: from family-run wineries passed down through generations to modern vineyards using innovative production processes, we believe that smaller is better.

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UK Government Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS), License no. XGAW00000113868

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IWC Specialist Merchant Awards

Italy Finalist 2021

International Wine Challenge - Specialist Merchant of the Year 2021 - Italy Finalist

The Drinks Business Award 2021

Fine Wine Specialist of the Year, Shortlisted

The Drinks Business Awards 2021 - SHORTLISTED

Company details

  • Registered in England. Company no. 12056729
  • VAT number GB333890293
  • EORI GB333890293000
  • DUNS 225153298

UK wine cellar and warehouse

We take wine storage very seriously. Bottles are always kept on their sides, to make sure the corks are wet and no oxygen can sneak in.

Our warehouse is situated inside a stone Victorian building in Edinburgh, in a glen cooled by the river, and the temperature is kept at 10-15°C all year round.

We only import wine from Italy between October and April to avoid heat damage in transit.

Put simply, we love what we do because we are really passionate about high quality Italian wine. We are delighted to serve customers who share this passion.

Office of Independent Wine Ltd at 12 Miller Row, Edinburgh

Meet the team

Elvira Dmitrieva – Founder and CEO

BA and Diploma in Accounting, Audit and Business Administration

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines (with Distinction)

With more than 20 years of experience in project management, accounting and finance, operational strategies and health and safety, Elvira has a truly holistic view of business.

Before starting Independent Wine, she served as Operations Manager at Pufferfish Ltd – a pioneer of dynamic spherical display systems with clients such as NASA, Deloitte, Rolls Royce, Audi and the BBC. She’s also worked as an Operations Manager at a compressor factory in Edinburgh, as well as in finance with Deloitte, Arthur Andersen and several start-ups.

Elvira Dmitrieva, CEO of Independent wine

Oleg Dmitriev – Founder, Wine Portfolio Director

MBA, London Business School; MBA, Columbia University

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award in Wines (with Merit).

Twenty years of management experience in the software engineering, telecommunications, manufacturing and space sectors.

Awards: Innovator of the Year, Scotland (2018), Inventor of the Year, Scotland (2017); winner of the British Venture Capital Association’s “Venture-backed Management Team” award in Scotland. Three patents, five peer-reviewed research papers published by the IMechE.

Oleg Dmitriev in the press

Oleg Dmitriev, Wine Portfolio Director of Independent Wine - doing wine tasting of Francone Barolo and Gagliole Chianti Classico

Jemma Porter – Editor

Jemma holds a BA(hons) in Public Relations and Media, as well as a Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award in Wines. She’s currently reading towards the WSET Level 4 Diploma.

She has over ten years experience in digital copywriting and editing for numerous British household names across the fashion, travel and lifestyle industries.

Jemma Porter, Assistant Editor
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Independent proof of quality

Our wines have won awards or high scores from independent experts

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No joining fees. No monthly charges

Pay exactly what’s on the price tag – and enjoy top quality wine

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We love helping customers

Get in touch! 0333 577 1417