You are currently viewing the International Edition. You can also switch to the Hong Kong Edition.
Monday 6 July 2015

Simon Baile

Former Oddbins owner Nick Baile dies

Nick Baile, the man who ran UK off-licence chain Oddbins for over a decade during the 70s and early 80s, died yesterday.

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 3 Comments »

Baile’s ExCellar goes into administration

The ExCellar chain owned by former Oddbins director, Simon Baile, has been placed into administration.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 7 Comments »

Baile forced to close two Excellar stores

Simon Baile has had to close two of the stores in his Excellar chain, including the Paris site.

Monday, December 17th, 2012 No Comments »

New owner for Nicolas

Benoît Thouvenin, owner and managing director of Spirited Wines, has acquired the off-licence chain Nicolas UK from the Castel family for an undisclosed fee.

Friday, March 9th, 2012 No Comments »

Oddbins payout welcome news

The unsecured creditors of Oddbins, which collapsed into administration at the end of March, will get some of their money back.

Friday, November 11th, 2011 1 Comment »

Baile: Back end “killed” Oddbins

Simon Baile has admitted it was the back end of the Oddbins business that “killed” the off-licence chain.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 6 Comments »

Most Read

Top 10 estates for en primeur returns

8th April, 2015 by Rupert Millar

How to become a 'wine expert' in four hours

7th April, 2015 by Lauren Eads

Top 10 banned alcoholic drinks

1st May, 2015 by Lauren Eads

Top 10 architectural wonders of the wine world

14th April, 2015 by Lauren Eads

World's most extravagant wineries

5th May, 2015 by Lauren Eads

Top 10 wine brands 2015

7th April, 2015 by Gabriel Stone

Top 10 worst estates for en primeur returns

9th April, 2015 by Rupert Millar

Top 10 ways to reuse a wine bottle

18th May, 2015 by Lauren Eads

The London Wine Fair in pictures

21st May, 2015 by Lucy Shaw

Top 10 modern wine drinker stereotypes

20th April, 2015 by Gabriel Stone