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We offer free delivery to any customers within a 30 mile radius of our Standlake Warehouse in Oxfordshire. For customers outside this area, a single delivery charge (£10 inc VAT) will apply regardless of the amount ordered. As well as selling wine to our public and trade customers, we organise many wine tastings and other events. Check online for forthcoming events.
Selection of the Month - October
Marcia Waters Master of Wine joined The Oxford Wine Company as Wine Consultant in January 2012. She is currently the Chairman of the Education and Examination Board of the Institute of Masters of Wine and started as buyer for Victoria Wine before becoming Wine Controller at Tesco, Wine Buyer at Rothschild Waddesdon and General Manager at Anglo American Farms UK.
We run a variety of informal and fun wine tasting events throughout the year – please see our Tasting Events page for full details of upcoming tastings and find the diary dates displayed below.
THEO'S THIRSTY THURSDAYS (Monthly Free Tastings) OXFORD WINE, OXFORD SHOP
THEO'S TASTY TUESDAYS (Monthly Tastings)
OXFORD WINE CAFE, SUMMERTOWN
Tuesday 7th October 6.30pm - Oxford Wine Cafe
THE WINES OF GRANT BURGE – AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS
Thursday 16th October 6.30pm - Oxford Shop
INCREDIBLE & INSPIRING ITALY!!
Thursday 23rd October 6.30pm - Oxford Shop
BLIND TASTING WITH LOCAL WINE AUTHORS!
Saturday 25th October 12pm-6.30pm - Oxford Shop
FREE SPANISH WINE TASTING
Thursday 30th October 8pm
FINE WINE BY CANDLELIGHT: CHAMPAGNE
Tuesday 4th November 6.30pm - Oxford Wine Cafe
TERRAS D’ALTER, PORTUGAL – THE WINES OF PETER BRIGHT
Thursday 20th November 6.30pm - Oxford Shop
AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 WHISKIES
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 6.30pm - Cherwell Boathouse
CHAMPAGNE GOSSET DINNER TASTING
Tuesday 9th December 6.30pm - Oxford Wine Cafe
QUINTA DE LA ROSA – FINE BOUTIQUE PORTS
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The Oxford Wine Company Wins Best Independent Wine WHOLESALER of the Year for Fourth Year Running!
The Oxford Wine Company has been awarded Best Independent Wine Wholesaler of the Year 2014 by the trade magazine Harpers Wine & Spirit during a glittering ceremony held on Monday 2nd June at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in London held in their grand Georgian clubhouse set in 42 acres of grounds in Fulham.
The company has won this prestigious award no less than four times in a row – a feat unparalleled in the history of the awards. Ted Sandbach MD said:
"To win this award yet again is a great credit to our sales and support team. The unique achievement in winning this prestigious award for the fourth year running was highlighted by the judges and my thanks go to Neil Gladding (Sales Director) and his support team for all their hard work and dedication."
(Image left to right: Richard Siddle - Editor Harpers, Neil Gladding - Sales Director OWC, Ted Sandbach - MD OWC and Nigel Barden - TV Personality and Awards Host).
JAZZ AT THE OXFORD WINE CAFÉ
Every Sunday 6.30-9.00pm (free)
Since September we have been featuring the cream of the jazz scene from all over the South of England every Sunday evening in the Café. We present a different style of jazz every week, from gypsy through swing, latin and blues and many more styles besides. About two thirds are vocal acts and standard of the playing is impressively high. The evenings are proving very popular with our customers and there’s a great atmosphere in the back room with people enjoying quality music and wine together – surely a match made in heaven! Come along and see for yourself.
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THE OXFORD WINE COMPANY SECURES SOLE UK DISTRIBUTON RIGHTS FOR DOWNTON ABBEY WINES
The Oxford Wine Company has secured the sole UK distribution rights from Bordeaux producer Les Grands Chais de France to distribute a Downton Abbey range of wines in the UK.
The wines have been created to mark the relaunch of the series this Autumn much of which is filmed in the village of Bampton very close to The Oxford Wine Company’s head office in Oxfordshire.
When Mr Carson pulled a bottle of wine from the cellar for Lord and Lady Grantham, one could be assured it was a fine French Claret from Bordeaux, the wine of choice amongst the British nobility in Edwardian England.
Honouring those same wine-making traditions, the Downton Abbey Wine collection is crafted with premium fruit from the famed Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux, France by fifth generation winemaker Jean-Marc Dulong (whose ancestors might well have made the very wines enjoyed at Downton).
Downton Abbey Blanc 2012 is made from 70% Muscadelle and 30% Semillon grape varieties and has hints of tangerine and lemon citrus notes with a honeyed apricot palate. Soft, rounded and refreshing.
Downton Abbey Claret 2012 is made from 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec grapes and has wild berry fruit and spice with a hint of violets and soft velvety tannins.
To order - the wine arrives in the country during the first week in August and will be available in all our shops from the weekend of 9th/10th August. Both wines retail at £12.99. To order them online click here for the Claret or here for the White Alternatively please call 01865 301144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MASTERCHEF FINALIST COOKS SUSHI FOR CIRENCESTER SHOP FOOD AND WINE TASTING
Koj Kojima co presented a brilliant tasting of sushi matched with top class wines at our Cirencester branch on 25th July which was an instant sell out. David Almeida, our Cirencester branch manager said: “I couldn’t believe how fast this event sold out. Our food and wine tastings are always popular, but this was something else – we will be having Koj back for another event soon.”
Koj (perhaps better known to you as Andrew Kojima from Masterchef 2012) left a career in the City to retrain as a chef at restaurants ranging from a Japanese noodle bar in Soho to Gordon Ramsay's three star flagship restaurant on Royal Hospital Road, London. Now based near Tetbury in the Cotswolds, he cooks privately for dinner parties and the occasional gala dinner to celebrate special occasions. Although he is very at home with British-European food, he has a particular love of Japanese food through his father who was from Tokyo. Koj has appeared as a guest chef at various venues across the UK, including a three day stint at Soushi in Cirencester. He also teaches Japanese cooking as a guest chef at Lucknam Park Cookery School near Bath and the Dancing Trousers Cookery School near Lechlade. He writes for magazines such as Cotswold Life, Crumbs and Spears and is a judge in the Great Taste and World Cheese Awards.
To register your interest in any tastings at Cirencester please contact David on 01285 659792 or email@example.com
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Talking Wine with Ted Sandbach - October
Does anyone ever remember the names of Australian Prime Ministers? The Australian Prime Minister - think it might be a chap called Tony Abbott - has been ridiculed for the contents of his wine cellar which apparently holds an unbalanced range of below average wines many of which should have been drunk some time ago. A little harsh I feel especially as that criticism could probably be applied to most of our own cellars!! Australia is not the only country to come under scrutiny regarding its official cellar as taxpayers there expect a delicate balance between national pride and extravagance. The UK government's cellar has been reduced by about 15% and is apparently now self funding in complete contrast to the deposed Ukrainian President whose cellar, when raided by protesters, revealed a penchant for Cristal Champagne, Vintage Port and exclusive Cognac - mostly drunk by his cronies and certainly not kept for investment purposes!!