Welcome to Good Wine Online
For those of you who haven't visited the site before, let me introduce ourselves and explain what we do, and what makes us different from the plethora of other wine retail websites.Firstly we only sell GOOD WINE - all personally tasted and selected by Jane and myself. If a wine isn't good enough for Jane and I to sit and drink, we don't list it on our website! It's as simple as that. There are plenty of commercially driven websites out there who are happy to buy and sell any wine, and that makes good commercial sense for them. But for us our main unique selling point is the superior quality of all our wines. We have one of the largest portfolios of award winning wines available anywhere in the UK.Virtually all our wines are made with real passion and pride in small family owned wineries not large commercial factories. We seek out top quality hand crafted wines made naturally with minimal chemicals and additives. In fact we are the UK market leader for sulphite free wines offering some of the best examples available. We also offer some top quality wines from some big family owned producers like Zenato who are effectively a 'scaled up' version of the small family winery, with their emphasis firmly on quality first. We give honest, clear tasting notes (not just the text off the back label!) and a high reolution picture so you know what you're buying.We specialise in quality boutique wines from all major wine producing regions but are particularly strong on Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa. We offer wines from some well established wineries such as Dominio del Plata, Ernie Els, Boekenhoutskloof and Zenato, and these are imported into the UK through established agencies with whom we have good relationships. For these wines we have the cheapest prices in the UK (with only the occassional exception where a retailer is running a promotion or bin-ending a wine).However we now import the majority of our wines directly ourselves. We exclusively represent in the UK over a dozen top boutique wineries and we know the people and families behind these wines personally. Many of these wines are hand crafted in tiny quantities. These are great value for money as there is no importer to pay in the middle. Wine prices in the UK are rocketing with the ever weakening pound, VAT at 20% and excise duty increasing 40% in five years. So by importing ourselves (and using our own warehouse rather than paying for a bond) we are able to offer our customers unbeatable value.On our site you can mix and match any quantity of any wine you like, so you could select a Mclaren Vale Shiraz with an Argentine Malbec and a top South African Bordeaux Blend, add a quality sparkling wine from New Zealand and a dessert wine from Italy, all in one case delivered to your home or office on a next working day basis.We offer some very rare and limited production wines, many of which are exclusive to us in the UK. Unlike many internet retailers we hold all our wines in stock ready for next working day delivery. We also offer the most competitive prices in the UK - you're unlikely to find any of our wines for sale for less anywhere else (excluding the occassional one off bin end sales and introductory offers on selected lines etc).For anybody living locally you're very welcome to order via email or phone and come and collect your wine from the premises. Sadly we no longer have a display area as we've had to use all spare space for storage! So it is actually easier to see what we have by browsing the website.I hope you enjoy our wines and have fun browsing through the site. As always we're available on the phone or via email if you want any help or advice.John
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