Which? Wine Guide
The following text is taken from our report listed in Which? Wine Guide
Aware of competition from supermarkets and (being in Kent) the French channel port, this team delves into the world of wine with infectious enthusiasm, and a determination to offer adventurous, good value wines. From the Rhône and Languedoc the quality-price ratio is superb; more unusual (but no less tempting) is a penchant for red and white Pfalz wines from Germany - also good value.
Conventional choices focus on similar smaller, quality orientated producers but bring in Spanish Navarra, Ribera and Rioja, rich Italian reds from the south, and carefully chosen wines from Western Australia, Chile (Montes) and Argentina (Michel Torino).
The (no joining fee) customers club offers regular bin-end and discounted cases, Bordeaux en primeur options, and mixed cases tailored to suit.
Criteria for inclusion
- Wide-ranging wine choices from the majority of wine regions covered.
- Over 30 wines to choose from.
- Quality; not everything listed has to be top rank, but there must be good opportunity to trade up from the basic everyday level.
- A wide range of price points and value for money.
- A certain percentage of trade must with the public.
- Good customer service and/or detailed information in-store.
- Innovation: the ability to reflect trends and source new and inspiring wines.