lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2011

Averys Wine Merchants in Bristol


Pioneering Wines Since 1793. Steeped in history, but focused on the present. In today’s world of big brands and multiple retailing, Averys is one the best independent wine merchants, offering wines of flair, flavour and character often neglected by the multiple distributors. In a world where customer service is on the decline, they have made it one of their best strenghts. If you love fine, affordable wine and being treated as a much-valued customer, you’re in the right place.

Averys has featured prominently in the history of the English wine trade for over 200 years. It has survived recession, depression, war, the devastation of phylloxera in European vineyards. The firm can trace its roots back to 1793 when it was established in Bristol. The west of the UK, from Bristol to Liverpool and Glasgow, was an important route for goods coming into the country, as they didn’t have to pass through the dangerous English Channel. It is no coincidence that these three cities built their wealth on the back of tobacco, slavery and alcohol imports.

The original John Avery purchased the historic premisis on Park street in 1860, today we can visit the shop in the historic cellars, or hire them out for parties, events and conferences.

Averys prospered locally until the 20th Century when, flourishing under the guidance of dynamic chairman and buyer Ronald, the business developed an enviable reputation as one of the finest wine merchants in the country, and a serious rival to the equally famous traditional merchants in St James’s in London.

Averys has always had a keen interest in classic wines and a pioneering urge to discover the new. It’s a balance that keeps their wine list diverse and dynamic and their customers coming back for more.

Ronald Avery, the current Chairman's father, was a wine trade legend. In the 1920s he pioneered the practice of traveling to wine estates to taste and choose when the norm was to buy from an agent. Ronald also introduced great wines from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol at a time when they were little known, including the now legendary Pétrus. Ronald, affectionately referred to as Uncle Ronald by Hugh Johnson, was one of the trade’s most colourful characters and links that he established over 60 years ago are still flourishing today.

John inherited his fathers pioneering spirit and was the first to import top names from Australia, including Penfolds Grange in 1968, and the first to import the wines of New Zealand long before the New World wine boom got under way. Indeed it’s a spirit that has been passed down to John’s daughter Mimi, who joined the business in 1999.

Averys Wine Merchants
4 High Street
BS48 1BT


1 comentario:

  1. Averys es probablemente la mejor vinoteca de vinos de la ciudad de Bristol en Inglaterra.