Cambridge Wine Merchants
International Wine Challenge, Wine Merchant of the Year 2012 : WINNERS!
also: Large Independent Merchant of the year UK, East of England Merchant of the year, Fortified Specialist Merchants of the Year UK
Our “Project Riesling”, to seek out the best priced, mature if possible, proper estate wines from smaller growers started in the 1990s with part time employee, Cambridge University Zoologist and wine buff Dr. Stephan Mueller. After hundreds of phone calls, dozens of estates visited and hundreds of wines tasted, he was proved correct in his thesis that a treasure trove or schatzkammer of insanely under-priced wines lay waiting unsold for us to discover. We struck deals, cleared out entire cellars. The whole project has been a huge success, and we continue to make frequent exploration trips.
Our range now covers some bigger names such as Loosen, whose wines tend to be younger and more continuously available. Older stocks we source from smaller less-known growers who are usually more than keen to shift wines that are unsold or gorgeously mature (depending on your viewpoint) as the domestic German market shows less interest in these.
If you need advice, we are the people to ask. The thrust of our staff training for German wine and Rieslings in general is food-matching. As we have such a range of mature wines the possible permutations get more exciting still. If you’ve had a 15-year old Spaetlese with butternut squash risotto, you’ll know where we’re coming from…
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