In recent years we have been fortunate to earn the recognition from some of the most influential and highly-regarded wine experts and, while each achievement is important to us, gaining respect from our peers and industry colleagues brings a special sense
(PRWeb UK) February 17, 2011
A Crossgar-based fine wine merchant has been included in a list of the UK’s top retailers and is now set to compete for a prestigious award, it was announced today.
JNwine.com is the only Northern Ireland firm to secure a shortlising at the inaugural Top Merchant Awards which are sponsored by influential trade publication, Harpers Wine and Spirit, and take place on 23rd February at Vinopolis in London.
The wine specialist will go head-to-head with some of the UK’s leading independent merchants and bid to impress a panel of international judges in the ‘Best Retailer – Three Stores or Less’ category.
Organisers of the competition said the new awards initiative was introduced to recognise the most outstanding independent merchants in the UK that demonstrate excellence in key trading disciplines.
JNwine.com Managing Director, James Nicholson, said:
“In recent years we have been fortunate to earn the recognition from some of the most influential and highly-regarded wine experts and, while each achievement is important to us, gaining respect from our peers and industry colleagues brings a special sense of reward. "
“From first opening our doors, more than 30 years ago, we’ve worked to a simple philosophy – sourcing and selling the finest wines available at fair prices. We take great effort and pride to ensure that our customers can access services and products that are on a par with the very best locally and internationally. Awards like this are further evidence that we are achieving our goals.”
Winners of the Top Merchants Awards 2011 will be announced at a gala event on 23rd February at the chic London wine tasting venue, Vinopolis.
Based in Crossgar and employing more than 40 staff, JNwine.com is one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of fine wines to hotels and restaurants.
In the last year the firm was awarded the ‘Wine Merchant of the Year for Northern Ireland’ title at the International Wine Challenge and also honoured by Wines of Chile for its work in promoting Chilean Wines in the UK and Ireland.
JNwine.com recently unveiled its largest-ever portfolio of wines with more than 1,000 product lines and offers free delivery for 12-bottle cases bought for delivery in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Details on the firm’s popular wine tasting events can also be found on its website JNWine.com.