Less than a year after launching, Devon-based independent online wine and spirit merchant, Wickhams has been included in the Decanter Retailer Awards 2021 shortlist, in not just one but two categories. Launched in November 2020, new start-up Wickhams is included in the fiercely contested ‘Newcomer of the Year’ and ‘England & Wales Specialist’ category shortlists. With a record number of entries, 2021 was the biggest year to date for the awards with the winners due to be announced on Wednesday 6th October.
The Decanter Retailer Awards offers wine drinkers in the UK an indispensable guide to the best wine shops, online retail, wine support services, experiences and wine lists across the nation. Born out of lockdown, Wickhams was the brainchild of founder Dan Farrell-Wright, with the aim of providing easy access to great wine for everyone. Wickhams now offers over 150 wines and spirits, including individual bottles as well as curated cases - encouraging customers to try new slightly more unusual varieties, all at accessible price points.
Commenting on being shortlisted for the Decanter Retailer Awards, Wickhams founder, Dan Farrell-Wright, says: "Having launched in only November last year, Wickhams is a new and innovative online wine and spirit merchant, to be shortlisted in two categories and competing against established companies in such respected awards is extremely important for us and elevates our position in the wine trade.”
Dan continues: “We’re passionate about knowing the story behind the wines we sell, more than 25 per cent of the wines listed on our website are from England, the majority of which are from Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. As a south west-based business, it’s a huge seal of approval that we’ve been included in the ‘England & Wales Specialist’ shortlist. We’ve taken time to get to know the wine producers we work with personally, it’s therefore great recognition not only for us, but for the producers including Sharpham Wine, Huxbear and Lyme Bay Winery that we work with too.”
Wickhams’ website has been purposefully designed to give confidence and peace of mind when ordering wine online to those, who prior to lockdown, may not have regularly shopped online. Sourcing the finest Estate bottled wines from around the world, they curate collections from the everyday to the classics, so there's something to suit all tastes. Wickhams passionately believe in stocking wines, spirits and gift sets at a range of price points to ensure their products are accessible to all. Delivery is available to mainland UK with all orders packed in 100% recyclable packaging. Orders over £40 are shipped free of charge, orders under £40 incur a delivery charge of £6.
For more information about Wickhams’ products visit www.wickhamwine.co.uk. You can also follow them on facebook and instagram @wickhamwine.