This month marks the 20th Anniversary of Talking Wines. From humble beginnings of storing wine in my garage we have grown to supply many wonderful restaurants and pubs and enjoyed meeting thousands of wine lovers in our shop. We continue to be enthused by all our customers to seek out the finest wines we can.
To mark the 20th Anniversary we will feature a wine each week with a twenty percent discount. The selected wines will be open to taste on Saturdays and will be announced on social media and also on our website. You can follow us on instagram @talkingwinesciren and facebook. You can find all our range of wines at https://talkingwines.co.uk/
We hope to see you soon.
Simon and the Talking Wines Team
Twenty Years Later
Twenty years ago I made the decision to accept a redundancy package to set up my own wine business. On reflection I was a bit naive and no idea about what lay ahead, but one way or another we are still here and have become a successful company.
Having become a bit of a Francophile but also enjoying wines from around the world, I had studied wine but also had a great deal to learn. It is also one thing to know about wine but quite another to know how the industry works and who are the people to deal with.
After selling to friends and family through tasting events the first trade customers joined and after six months it was time for our first business premises. Eastcourt Farm near Crudwell was our first location, where we supplied the trade and could host retail customers who were intrepid enough to find us tucked away on the farm. We began shipping pallets of wine from Europe working with some fantastic producers, many of whom we still work with today.
Four years later we had a team of four and moved into larger premises in Love Lane, Cirencester where at last we were more visible and could host customers in a more suitable environment. Despite the interruption of the 2008 financial crash and subsequent recession, we survived and continued to grow. In 2014 we re-located to our current shop, warehouse and office in Emmervale Court, off Midland Road. The team has expanded to eight and the range has grown and improved with the knowledge and expertise of a tight knit group.
We have been lucky enough to work with some wonderful producers, to have visited many of them and hosted others at our premises. Our customers are a great crowd and we all love to meet them and showcase our wines. Every compliment we receive from customers about our wines makes us very proud that we have managed to successfully put together a great range of wines. We are committed to continue to bring you the best of the best and hope you continue to enjoy our range.
Petit Chablis Domaine Christophe Patrice, France £18.99
Chablis Domaine Christophe Patrice, France £22
Chardonnay Christophe Patrice, France £13.50
Merayo Mencia, Bierzo, Spain £11.99
Piedra Negra Alta Coleccion Organic Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina £12.95