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Fine Wine Merchant of the Year 2020

We are delighted to announce that once again Top Selection have won the Sommelier Wine Awards Fine Wine Merchant of the Year Award, an unprecedented third consecutive FWMOY award and a fifth straight Merchant Award from this prestigious competition.

From our 116 entries we achieved an impressive haul of 65 medals, with over 85% of the wines being commended or higher, including:

15 Gold Medals
30 Silver Medals
20 Bronze Medals
33 Commended

We are honoured and delighted to again receive this recognition from the UK trade. Thank you for your support!

Read the Sommelier Wine Awards Announcement.

Thursday 12th March 2020
Venue: Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, London E1 6JQ
Time: 11.00-17.00
Registration and information here. 

Join us at table 15 where we will be proudly showing 20 fabulous wines from the Duckhorn Portfolio and the Precision Wine Co.

25 February 2020

We are excited to announce that iconic Californian producer Duckhorn has consolidated its entire UK distribution with Top Selection. We will be distributing the eponymous Duckhorn wines and brands including; Decoy, Goldeneye, Migration, Canvasback and Kosta Browne, which move from previous importer, The Wine Treasury. The portfolio includes wines from Napa, Sonoma and Central Coast California as well as Washington State.

Explaining the move, Brian Bostwick, Duckhorn Export Director comments: “We feel the time is right to consolidate our distribution in the UK. Duckhorn has ambitious plans for the UK market, particularly growth across the range within the premium on-trade and off-trade. Top Selection has a proven presence in these channels and the team has impressed us with the work they have been doing with Calera.”

Top Selection Chairman, Ákos Forczek adds: “Interest and appreciation of premium Californian wines in the UK market is on the up and you need look no further than Duckhorn for examples that illustrate the terroir driven quality and diversity of styles coming from the west coast. We look forward to working with Brian and the team to build sales of the brands in the UK.

The range will be available to order from Top Selection from March 1st and will be on show at the Top Selection annual portfolio tasting on February 25th and the Essential California London tasting on March 12th.

3 February 2020

We are delighted to announce boutique Tuscan winery, Villa Saletta have appointed Top Selection as exclusive UK distributors for their range of award-winning IGT Toscana and DOCG Chianti wines.

The historic 1,760- acre estate was purchased by UK financier Guy Hands and his wife Julia in 2000, with a vision to restore a rich winemaking tradition that could be traced back to 980AD. Following considerable investment in the renovation of old vines and new plots, Villa Saletta has 22 hectares, planted with Sangiovese and international varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

We will initially import 5 wines, including the range topping “Super Tuscan” 980AD, IWSC Gold Medal winning Chiave di Saletta and a DOCG Chianti. Head Winemaker, David Landini, will be attending the Top Selection Portfolio Tasting on February 25th to launch the wines to the trade. For further information please contact your account manager.

Fine Wine Merchant of the Year 2019

Fine Wine Merchant of the Year 2019

We are very pleased to share that for the second year in a row, the UK Sommelier Wine Awards has named Top Selection Fine Wine Merchant of the Year 2019!

Products distributed by Top Selection yet again broke records at this year’s competition, leading us to be the only Merchant to win this prestigious award two years in a row. An impressive eighty-two percent of the wines we entered garnered an award, including:

  • 21 Gold medals
  • 19 Silver medals
  • 9 Bronze medals
  • 36 Commended medals
  • 1 Food Matching medal

We are honoured and delighted to again receive this recognition from the UK trade. Thank you for your support!


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