OLN salutes the best of UK drinks retailing

05 February, 2014

Off Licence News’ Drinks Retailer Awards took place in London’s Dorchester Hotel last night, celebrating success and innovation in the UK sector.

Multiple Wine Retailer and Supermarket of the Year went to Waitrose, Independent Drinks Retailer of the Year was Selfridges & Co, while Newcomer of the Year was won by Lancaster Wine Company.

The full results are listed below.

OLN editor Rosie Davenport (right) hosted the 400-attendee event wearing a dress made of cork.

She said: “Having a dress made out of cork to present this year’s Drinks Retailing Awards was the obvious choice and a real show stopper. It was also great to challenge perceptions about an everyday object like the cork closure and transform it into something so much more and a bit off the wall.”


Drinks Retailing Awards

1 Innovation  of the Year                                       Oddbins – The Palate


2 Newcomer  of the Year                                        Lancaster Wine Company


3 Drinks Wholesale of the Year                             Gordon & MacPhail


4 Convenience Drinks Store of the Year              Nisa Linwood


5 Independent Cider Retailer  of the Year           Green Valley Cyder Barn & Ale House


6 Multiple Cider Retailer  of the Year                   Tesco


7 Green / Ethical Retailer  of the Year                  The Co-Operative


8 Independent Beer Retailer of the Year              Real Ale


9 Multiple Beer Retailer  of the Year                     Tesco


10 Responsible Retailer  of the Year                      Premier Mo’s Convenience Store


11 Independent Spirits Retailer  of the Year        Tasting Room


12 Multiple Spirits Retailer  of the Year                Waitrose


13 Champagne Retailer  of the Year                      The Sampler


14 Independent Wine Retailer  of the  Year         Roberson Wine


15 Multiple Wine Retailer  of the Year                  Waitrose


16 Drinks Buying Team  of the Year                        Tesco


17 Independent Drinks Retailer  of the Year         Selfridges & Co


18 Online Retailer  of the Year                                 Tesco


19 Multiple Specialist Chain  of the Year               Corks Out


20 Supermarket of the Year                                     Waitrose


21 Lifetime Achievement  Award                           Cliff Roberson, Roberson Wines





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