DB Awards 2016: a report on the winners

16th May, 2016 by Patrick Schmitt

Independent Retailer of the Year (sponsored by Les Grands Chais de France)

Winner: Borough Wines

From a little outlet in Borough Market to last year opening its sixth and seventh stores.

Alongside a widened programme of supper clubs, cocktail glasses and winemaker dinners, Borough Wines stores have being playing host to drawing classes and book launches and the judges praised Borough Wines for this “imaginative” lifestyle approach that mixes wine with art and culture.

“Informal” yet with a keen business mind clearly at work (one of the new stores was opened in up-and-coming Hastings), the shops were also commended for contributing to a sense of community wherever they were located.

The expansion has also been deliberate and well thought out with each shop operating at a comfortable profit and….

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