Wine merchant sets up Coldstream base
The first online wine merchant in the Scottish Borders has opened in Coldstream's Home Place, delivering across the UK.
Borders Wines is a family firm, describing itself as passionate about wine – selling fine and everyday wines for every budget ‘from the classic appellations of Europe and the New World, with a growing selection from exciting producers in Greece, Hungary, Uruguay and beyond’.
Director Ken Miller spent 20 years in the drinks industry, working for some of its biggest players.
Ken said: “I’ve taken the opportunity to get back to what I really love: Sourcing wines and spirits from small artisanal producers and the new wave of excellent co-operatives around the world that help small producers make great wines.
“The quality of wine from these producers, sometimes coming from obscure places, has increased so much in the last 10 years, I’m delighted to share some of our discoveries.”
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A Germanophile, fond of long summer holidays in Gascony, and years of travel to Hungary have created an eclectic range of tastes and interests, which are reflected in the company’s wine choices.
Ken is WSET level 3 qualified in wines and spirits.
Borders Wines delivers free across the Scottish Borders and Northumberland, with no minimum order.
To celebrate the opening, Borders Wines is offering the chance to win £195 worth of wine – visit www.borderswines.co.uk for details.