domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2011

Duncan Murray Wines in Market Harborough


They are an award winning independent wine merchants in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Their mission is to offer their customers a superb range of wines, beers and spirits that they'll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.

They´re especially enthusiastic about southern European wines: Duncan Murray lived and worked in the Languedoc in the late 90's tasting the best this region has to offer and getting to know the winemakers. These days they visit the south of France regularly and import directly from a good many producers too. Another of their passions is Portugal. Where else can you find such a range of fabulous native grape varieties and brilliantly food-friendly wines. They love them so much that they won Portuguese Independent Merchant of the year in 2010.


- Duncan Murray: He first became passionate about wine on a college trip to Bordeaux and Cognac in 1989. Since then he have added retail experience and production knowledge to that enthusiasm during a career of over 20 years in the wine trade which includes managing shops for Oddbins in Cambridge, London and Leicester, and numerous stints working on vineyards in Champagne, Alsace and the Languedoc, Southern France.
He earned his Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma in 1995 and in 1997 Megan and he packed up their Renault 5 and set off to explore the delights of the Languedoc. 4 years later the shop was born and they were able to bring their love of southern France (and indeed all things Mediterranean) to Market Harborough.
- Megan Murray: She will always remember the day they set off in thier Renault 5. They had Montpellier as our destination, but that was about it. Within the first two weeks they had met Robert and Kim Cripps from Domaine du Poujol and helped out at the vineyard. They suppose that where the seeds for shop were sown as it confirmed that they were right about the excitement of finding small producers making fabulous wines. This was a real voyage of discovery for her and her background's in teaching)
- Nick Worricke: They met Nick shortly after the shop opened. They were delighted when he came to work with them and even more delighted when he came back after an interlude gaining a teaching qualification. Nick excelled at the WSET Level 3 Certificate gaining a distinction and one of the highest scores in the UK. He's now passed the WSET Diploma with flying colours...


- Free Saturday wine tastings: Takes place on Saturdays from 12 – 3pm at their shop in Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough. Throughout the year they feature wine, beer and spirits from a wide range of locations, giving their costumers the opportunity to taste around the shop and the world. No need to book.
- Free Local Delivery: If you can’t get to the shop, or you bought more than you can carry home, and if your order is £100 or over and you live within 15 miles of Market Harborough, then they can deliver.
- Glass Hire: Need goblets, tasting glasses or pint and half pint glasses for your events. You can rent them at £3 charge per dozen glasses. Bring your glasses back dirty and they’ll wash them up.
- Sale or return: It’s always better to have a bit too much rather than too little because you can never be sure how much your guests will drink. That’s why they offer sale or return for your peace of mind. They need the full payment in advance, but you can bring back up to a third of your order.
- Wines for your big events: Getting married, having a large party, they can help with all their wine requirements and they can provide advice on how much you’ll need; food and wine pairings, etc.
- Wines for your restaurant, bar or pub: Their existing on-trade customers have come to them as they’re looking for a wine list with a difference and the can fit the bill. With thier range of carefully sourced wines (many of which are imported directly and hard to find elsewhere) they can provide a ‘Wine of the Moment’ or your whole list.
- Wines for your business: Whether you’re looking for a gift for clients, a special way to say thank you to your employees or a bespoke tasting, Duncan Murray Wines is always at your disposal.
- Bespoke Tastings: Got a group of friends who are wine enthusiasts? Want to entertain clients? Part of a wine society looking for a speaker? Duncan Murray may well be the man you're looking for.With over 20 years experience in the wine trade, Duncan has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge about wine and can talk for Britain on one of his favourite topics. However, don't worry - his tastings are anything but 'dry'! Duncan's approach to tastings is to provide fun and education in equal doses. Whether you're entirely new to tasting or an experienced taster who would like to find out more about a particular area, Duncan can tailor the tasting to you.


- Winner: Portuguese Wine Awards 'Independent Wine Merchant 2010'
Nominated by leading lights in the Portuguese wine industry.
- Runner Up: International Wine and Spirits Competition 'Independent Retailer Award 2010'
They were considered to be one of the top 10 independent wine merchants in the country.
- Runner Up: Pride in Harborough Awards 'Raising the Profile of the Town'
These awards recognise individuals who are making a difference to the local community.
- Finalist: Drinks Retailing Awards 'Independent Drinks Retailer of the Year' (2009)
- Winner: thebestofmarketharborough Retailer of the Year 2008Voted for by their customers.

Duncan Murray Wines
10 Adam & Eve Street
Market Harborough
LE16 7LT

Tel: 01858 464935

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