Tanners Wines has been named the ‘Judges’ Choice’ in the recent Decanter Magazine Retailer Awards, as well as sole runner up in the category for Best National Wine Retailer.
The UK is recognised as the most sophisticated wine market in the world, so this is a great recognition indeed.
Decanter Magazine states that “the Judges’ Choice is awarded at the judges’ discretion to highlight a retailer who is doing something different, innovative and creative.
“There is no shortlist for this category, but every entrant is considered.”
As one judge put it, “Tanners is ‘a great family business, a traditional merchant but with a modern twist – well worth discovering.”.
The panel is made up of seven independent wine experts ranging from journalists and wine educators to buyers and merchants, four of whom hold the prestigious Master of Wine qualification.
A recent innovation for the company is the relaunch of ‘A Taste of Tanners – Wine and Tapas’ in their courtyard at 27 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury. With authentic Spanish dishes, customers can purchase wine by the glass to complement their tapas from the WineEmotion machines.
The competition organised by Decanter, the world’s leading wine magazine, recognises outstanding wine merchants from across the country. Tanners has been awarded these highly prestigious awards before, being named ‘Best National Wine Retailer’ in 2018 and 2016.
Chairman of Tanners Wines, James Tanner said: “We’re thrilled to have won the Judges’ Choice award at the Decanter Retailer Awards 2023. It’s a big honour to be recognised by the judges as still being innovative and creative even after 180 years! A huge thank you to our fabulous Tanners team and wonderful customers.”