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press

Read our recent press reviews and articles.

To arrange an interview with a member of the Oxford Wine Company or for PR/Press information please contact Theo Sloot

 

Cirencester Scene Magazine – March 2014

 Corinium Radio’s Oxford Wine Tasting at Cirencester Click here for article

Harpers – January 2014

My Top Three – John Chapman Click here for article

Harpers – January 2014

2014 Hopes & Fears Click here for article

Cellar Maison Interview with Ted and Theo

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Off License News – December 2013

At the Cutting Edge Click here for article.

Harpers – December 2013

 At Your Added Service, Sir? Page one Page two

 Pulling in the Same Direction Page one Page two

Harpers – November 2013

Independents Page Click here for article

Harpers – November 2013

Are You Making the Most of France? Page one Page two

The Guardian – November 2013

Supermarket wine sales: wine rack or wine racket?  Click here for article

Off Licence News – October 2013

Coming to a Screen Near You Click here for article extract

Harpers Spain Supplement – September 2013

Ask the Gatekeepers Click here for article

Harpers – August 2013

All for one! One for all! Click here for page one Click here for page two

In Business – July 2013

 Movers and Shakers Click here for article

Harpers – May 2013

The Oxford Wine Café. Click here for article

The Wine Merchant – May 2013

‘A Strange Breed’ by Ted Sandbach. Click here for article

Off Licence News – March 2013

Independents Look to Join Forces in Growing Business Click here for article

Off Licence News Online – February 2013

Oxford Wine Company to Open Café Concept

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The Oxford Mail – January 2013

Raising a Glass to Return of Wine Café

"The Oxford Wine Company has taken over the building formerly occupied by the Summertown Wine Café in South Parade and will relaunch in April. It will be the first time the Standlake-based wine dealer has opened a licensed premises which will be renamed The Oxford Wine Café. Managing Director Ted Sandbach said: "The Oxford Wine Cafe gives us the perfect opportunity to tap into the discerning North Oxford market and to give all our customers an opportunity to taste quality wines in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere."

Bosses at The Oxford Wine Company, which also has a shop on Oxford’s Botley Road, intend to keep many aspects of the old business but say prices will be cheaper with a choice of up to 100 different wines. A refurbishment of the business has now started and the business will be managed by Louise Ferreira, who has been working on the sales side of The Oxford Wine Company but spent eight years running the Blue Boar at Longworth. She said: “We are not going to change too much because the locals really liked it. For example we are using the same coffee supplier. The food is going to be simple and we are talking to local suppliers. We want to build a good atmosphere – the sound of people having a good time is music to my ears.”The aim is to attract a wide client base from business people to parents dropping in after the school run. Regular tastings will be held and wine will also be for take home sale. A sommelier, Callum Peaston, who previously worked at The Feathered Nest at Nether Westcote will also be employed, along with up to six other full and part time staff."

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Old Honitonians Magazine 2013

Editors choice featuring the Oxford Wine Company - Article

Off Licence News – December 2012

TOWC shortlisted for Drinks Retailing Awards 2013 – Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year

Off Licence News – December 2012

TOWC shortlisted for Drinks Retailing Awards 2013 – Independent Wine Retailer of the Year

Off Licence News – November 2012

Oxford Wine Puts the Boot In - Article

The Oxford Times – September 2012

Wine Merchant Enjoys Sweet Taste of Success

“A wine merchant is popping open the Champagne after winning a forth award this year. The Oxford Wine Company brought home the Regional Wine Merchant of the Year award for the South of England on Tuesday. The prestigious title joins three others on the trophy shelf, Best Customer Service and Best Wholesaler of the Year from harpers Wine & Spirits, and Independent Wine Retailer of the Year from the Drink Retailing Awards. Theo Sloot said: “We are extremely pleased, it is always an honour to be recognized by your peers. There are a lot of good companies out there, and we won this with a team effort. We have won three awards this year already but this tops it off, this really is the one to get.” The company’s chief buyer, Marcia Waters, has the highly-sought-after MW (master of wine) qualification.”

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The Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard – September 2012

Firm Toasts Awards Win

“The Oxford Wine Company, which opened a shop in West Way, Cirencester, this summer, has been named winner of the prestigious Regional Wine Merchant of the Year 2012 by the top wine trade body. Judges of The International Wine Challenge (IWC) include many Masters of Wine and well-known journalists such as Oz Clarke. Charles Metcalfe, Chairman of the IWC, said: ‘The fact that The Oxford Wine Company has a great range of wines was shown clearly in this year’s International Wine Challenge, where they won 19 Gold medals. That’s something very few other companies in the UK managed. They run a great programme of tastings and events, have just opened another shop (in Cirencester), and taken on Marcia Waters, a very respected mater of Wine, to help on the buying side. It’s so good to see a well-run company expanding, making decent profits and giving a cracking service to its customers.’”

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Click here to see an image ofTheo Sloot (left), Marketing Manager of The Oxford Wine Company receiving the Regional Wine Merchant of the Year award 2012 from Sam Harrop, Master of Wine.

Harpers – July 2012

Independent wine merchants should stand together – Ted speaks out

Harpers – July 2012

Great Minds Think Alike – Ted and John give their views in an Independent wine merchant seminar Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4

Tetbury Life – August 2012

Food & Drink – Summer wines at the Tetbury shop Page 1 Page 2

The Wine Merchant

Merchant Profile: The Oxford Wine Company – Ted and Theo featured in interview. Page 1 Page 2

Cotswold Life

Cotswold Society – photos of The Oxford Wine Company’s launch party for the Cirencester shop

Cotswold TV – June 2012

See filmed interviews with Ted and Manager Nikki Jarrett at the Cirencester shop dual launch party for The Oxford Wine Company and Forum Interiors – please click on link below:

Dual Launch Party –1st June 2012

In Business Magazine – March 2012

Movers & Shakers – Ted Sandbach

Harpers Wine & Spirit – March 2012

Ted speaks out at the Champagne Summit panel debate

The Oxford Times – March 2012

Top Tips for Venturing into Buying Wine Online – by Jessica Mann

Jessica Mann recommends The Oxford Wine Company amongst others as a reliable merchant to buy wine from online, and adds:

“Kudos to the Oxford Wine Company for winning the Independent Wine Retailer of the Year from the Drinks Retailing Awards. This trophy will shine next to the two Top Merchant Awards from Harper’s Wine & Spirit in 2011 for Best Independent Wine Retail in the UK and Best Independent Wine Wholesaler in the UK. Congratulations, Ted, Theo and gang.”

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In Business Magazine - February 2012

Thriving on the Vine – Marcia Waters MW

OH Magazine – 2012

Ted’s journey from teaching to ‘leaning on thegrape.’ Page 1 Page 2

Off License News – February 2012

Drinks Retailing Awards Ceremony – Theo receives theIndependent Wine Retailer of the Year 2012 Award

Harpers Word on the Tweet – December 2011

A tweet from Ted makes it into Harpers

Off Licence News – January 2012

Tetbury Shop Manager Richard Walley is profiled in Off Licence News

Harpers Spreading the Word About IGP – December 2011

Oxford Wine took part in a Harpers promotion in association with the Top 100 French IGP Competition. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3

Harpers Wine & Spirit September 2011

A life-saving lunch between two wine merchants

Harpers Wine & Spirit July 2011

Ted Sandbach attends the Harpers Wine & Spirit Top Merchants Summit.

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Blind Tasting - Theo's account

Read our very own Theo Sloot's account of the tasting between Oxford Wine and Cambridge Wine Merchants.

Harpers May 2011

'Oxford tips Cambridge in merchants' blind taste off.’  Read Harpers review of our recent blind tasting match.

Oxford Times May 2011

‘Dark Blues Win Red and White Fight’ – The Oxford Times reported on our victory in the blind tasting match that MD Ted Sandbach challenged The Cambridge Wine Merchants to in May. (We are unable to reproduce the full text due to copyright regulations).

 

New Directors at Oxford WineHarpers Wine & Spirit - February 2011

Harpers introduces two familiar faces in new roles; John Chapman becomes Operations Director and Neil Gladding takes on the role of Sales Director.

 

Harpers Wine & Spirit Top Merchant Awards

Harpers Wine & Spirit Top Merchant Awards

Ted Sandbach is presented with two winning awards in the Harpers Wine & Spirit Top Merchants Awards for Best Independent Wine Retailer in UK (Three Stores or Fewer) and Best Independent Wine Wholesaler in UK from Richard Siddle (Editor) and Michael Cox (Wines from Chile).

 

Oxford Times March 2011

‘Local Wine Company Wins a Brace of National Awards’ - The Oxford Times reveals the Oxford Wine Company's success at the recent Harpers Wine & Spirit Top Merchant Awards at which the company was named as Winner: Best Independent Wine Retailer in the UK and Winner: Best Independent Wine Wholesaler in the UK. (We are unable to reproduce the full text due to copyright regulations).

 

Wine Tasting with Jackie Wheels and Chesterton HumbertsCotswold Life March 2011

Jackie Wheels from the Oxford Wine Company's Tetbury shop helps Chesterton Humberts Tetbury office to raise money for the Friends of Tetbury Hospital with a wine tasting evening

 

inbusiness September/October 2010

Oxford Wine wins Regional Wine Merchant of the Year award.

Region Wine Merchant of the Year Winner Oxford Wine

Harpers Wine and Spirit, July 2nd, 2010, Issue no 036

Richard Siddle from Harpers Wine and Sprit Trades Review visits the Oxford Wine Company during their Tour of Britain.

 

Oxford Wine in Harpers Wine and Spirit