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Wine Merchant Services

Tastings for You

The Oxford Wine Company's Theo Sloot would be delighted to organise an informal and fun wine tasting for you or your company on a wide variety of themes to suit you. (See The Blind Tasting Challenge). Please contact Theo Sloot by telephone on 01865 301144 or email him leaving your number and he will call you back. We prefer to talk through your personal requirements on the telephone rather than email so that we can best tailor the event to your needs.

You are also welcome to visit any of our shops where you can taste a wide variety of wines at any time.

You may like to visit our Events page for details of our regular scheduled tastings. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Fine Wine Services from Theo Sloot

There are a number of services that I provide. These include:

Keeping customers up to date with wines that are new to our list. Fine Wines are regularly being added and I am happy to keep you informed of what is coming in. Just email me at the address or telephone number below.

Sourcing individual wines for customers. I am regularly asked to find wines for customers who need a particular wine. Let me know your needs and I will source the wine for you if possible.

Conducting tastings that are informal yet informative.

Buying, broking and valuing. If you have any wines that you want to sell or have valued, then please contact me.

Advice on storage, optimum drinking times, glassware and general wine related matters.

Please feel to call me on 01865 301144 or email

The Blind Tasting Challenge

The Blind Tasting Challenge is an up tempo, fast moving and humorous interactive team game made easy. It works for anyone - no knowledge of wine required! It has proved extremely popular over the years - please click here to read more.

Call My Wine Bluff

Think while you drink - entertaining evenings for private fund raising or corporate entertainment click here to read more.

Corporate events

Motivate your staff or reward your customers with a wine tasting. We offer packages from the light hearted, fun and entertaining through to the more serious event for the seasoned wine buff.

Cellar planning

Thinking of starting or amending your cellar. Ask for advice from our fine wine experts for the best wines to last the time for drinking in years to come or offer the best return for a financial gain.

Party planning

Having a party? Need some wine? Give us a call and benefit from professional advice on style and quantities needed to make the occasion go with a bang.

WSET trained sales staff

The company has a large number of highly trained staff. Six of the company's staff hold the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma, the industry's top benchmark qualification which is one level below Master of Wine.

En Primeur Claret advice

Thinking of laying down a few cases for the years to come? Consult Theo Sloot for friendly advice on what to buy for your personal needs.

Wedding consultations

Take advantage of our free friendly advice for all your wedding wine needs. Chat informally for experienced guidance on what really works on the day.

Wine available to taste

All our shops have wine available to taste, especially at weekends.

Free local delivery

Free, safe delivery within 30 miles radius of Oxford.

Online Purchasing

Buy your favourite wines on our web shop - easy secure and convenient.

Free glass hire

Need extra glasses for a party? We offer a free glass loan service to accompany the wine you have purchased from us. And after the event - if time is short we can clean the glasses for a small charge to save you the bother.

All major credit cards accepted

The following cards are accepted at our warehouse and at our web shop.

Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express.

Sale or Return

We are happy to offer a Sale or Return policy to ensure you don't run out of wine for that all important dinner or drinks party.

Credit accounts

Trade or Private, we offer credit accounts to our customers. Please ask for details

Personalised Armagnac labels

We hold a selection of anniversary vintages available from the 1950s onwards. Please contact us for availability and note that we require one week's notice to personalise a label for you.

Gift ideas and vouchers

Stuck for ideas for that illusive present. We have intriguing solutions to difficult gift problems and gift vouchers available for those simple solutions.