Our premises, 71 Highbury Park, has been a drinks shop since the building was constructed in the early 1900s. Over the years, we developed from a traditional off-licence into one of London's best wine merchants serving Highbury and beyond. Owner, James Nicholson, took over stewardship in 2019, bringing his wealth of experience, having recently celebrated 40 years in the trade.
Being independent gives us extraordinary flexibility with our wine range. James and the team are constantly searching for new wines to offer you fantastic quality and great value for money. We stock close to 1400 wines from all over the world, so there is something for everyone. We like to focus on smaller producers that you don't find in supermarkets or larger retailers. These wines are typically small production, organic, family-run and share similar values–fantastic quality and great value for money.
Everyone working in our team is tremendously passionate about wine, and between us all, we have sampled and enjoyed every drink in the shop! In addition, all staff members have completed WSET Advanced Certificate courses to give you good advice on anything from food matching to unusual grape varietals.
Our recent awards:
International Wine Challenge Small Independent Merchant of the Year 2021 and IWC Best Regional Merchant - London 2021
Decanter Retailer Awards Best London Wine Shop 2021 and Runner up Best Specialist Retailer Spain 2021
Top 10 in the UK's 50 Best Indies 2021
Not just wine...
We stock an ever-changing range of 400 different microbrews, specialist beers and ciders from around the world. We have managed to squeeze in over 500 different spirits including independent single malts, interesting liqueurs and all the tools necessary to make your favourite cocktail.
Sustainable in our approach
We are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and focus on sustainable producers who care about the environment.
We have eliminated single-use plastic from our business with all our packaging being compostable and Rainforest Alliance Certified.
Our energy supplier is 100% green and we operate an electric van for deliveries also charged from a renewable source.
Please drink responsibly. For alcohol advice and to find out the facts about alcohol, please visitdrinkaware.co.uk.