2013-14 International Wine Challenge awards for CWM: Large Independent Merchant of the Year UK; Regional Merchant of the Year: Eastern England; Fortified Specialist Merchant of the Year UK.
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IWC Merchant of the Year 2012

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

International Wine Challenge UK Merchant of the Year 2012


Cambridge Wine Merchants Good Works Policy

Both individually and as a company we have a strong commitment to giving something back to our community and supporting charity.

Key Points:

Our master-plan for good works is this:

What we don’t do is hand over cash or bottles of wine, this would lead to bankruptcy and tears.

What we do though, is what we do best: we organise stuff. We put on our own charity events using our company’s infrastructure, tap up friends, customers, professional contacts and suppliers for support and - hey presto! - we hit the optimal outcome. We and our friends cover all costs, so 100% of revenue goes to the charity, and that's rare.

It's charity perfection because:

So we've been doing these events for years with much money raised and much fun had.

Its not all about wine tasting events though ...

The David Hardie Project

Provides extravagant, fun events for disabled and disadvantaged children from the local area. We secure support from our University, business and social contacts around Cambridge to ensure the events are high quality and free of charge to guests.

I set up the project in memory of my son's friend David Hardie, who was hit by a drink-driver and killed, aged 19. David's twin brother Hugh and I now run the project.

We always welcome support, not in the form of cash (we pay all the costs) but, rather, help in making our events as exciting as possible. If what you do would be fun at the party come along and do it for us.

If you have a great idea for an event, if you can help with providing venue, transport, or stewarding or anything else, please contact us.

Our partner is Student Community Action; they round up the children.

Typical events are all-day parties for 200 guests children, parents and carers.

Trinity College have kindly donated their entire sports facility on Grange Rd as a venue.

The parties feature, for example:


Brett Turner