to The Oxford Wine Company website, first for online wine in Oxfordshire. You can now browse through our wine list from the comfort of your home and order securely online.
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 - July
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 8th July 6.30pm - Oxford Wine Cafe
THE BEST OF SOUTHERN FRANCE - VINETRAIL
Thursday 10th July 6.30pm - Oxford Shop
THE WINES OF DOMAINE BARON ROTHSCHILD
Thursday 21st August 6.30pm - Oxford Shop
AN EVENING OF GIN!
Thursday 4th September 6.30pm - Oxford Shop
THE WINES OF FAMILIA FALASCO
Tuesday 9th September 6.30pm - Oxford Wine Cafe
THE WINES OF TAPIZ – ARGENTINA’S FINEST
Tuesday 7th October 6.30pm - Oxford Wine Cafe
THE WINES OF GRANT BURGE – AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS
Tuesday 14th October 2014 6.30pm - Cherwell Boathouse
PIO CESARE PREMIUM ITALIAN DINNER TASTING
Thursday 30th October 8pm
FINE WINE BY CANDLELIGHT: CHAMPAGNE
Tuesday 11th November 6.30pm - Oxford Wine Cafe
TERRAS D’ALTER, PORTUGAL – THE WINES OF PETER BRIGHT
Friday 14th November 2014 4-9pm
THE ANNUAL OXFORD WINE FAIR
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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WINNER BEST WINE WHOLESALER OF THE YEAR 2013
The Oxford Wine Company has won the prestigious Best Wine Wholesaler of the Year award at the Harpers Wine & Spirit Awards held at The Honourable Artillery Company HQ in London last night, Monday 20th May.
It is the third year in a row that we have won this highly sought after award and the win reflects the hard work of Trade Sales Director Neil Gladding and his team who have been recognised yet again by top wine trade judges as the best in the independent sector of the wine trade.
Ted Sandbach MD said:“I’m very pleased to have won this award again and would like to congratulate the sales team on all their hard work.”
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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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Video of the Month - Lee tastes Bocca
Talking Wine with Ted Sandbach - July
I am still amazed by how many people are totally unaware of English wine, whether it be sparking or still. It is well recognised however by many that we have the potential for making some excellent wine but is it all a false dawn or are we here for the long term?
Let’s start with sparkling wine - undoubtedly the success story of the industry so far. In the early days non Champagne grapes were being used and the results were less than impressive. These days site selection and technology has improved and the grape varieties used are the same three that are used in the making of Champagne, namely Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Real Champagne of course can only come from the famous designated region in Northern France but we are now growing the same grapes here on very similar soils mostly in the south east regions of Sussex, Kent and Hampshire although there are some stunning examples from Devon too. The latitude is not dissimilar to the Champagne region either so, all things being equal, we should be doing it just as well!!