Salisbury’s Artisan Wine & Spirit Co has picked up another national award.
Announced as the Small Independent Merchant Wine Buyer of the Year at the annual Wine Buyer Awards in London recently, this comes after winning ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the prestigious National Drinks Retailing Awards in 2022, and then coming second in the International Wine Challenge ‘South West Wine Merchant of the Year’ a few months later.
Having celebrated its second birthday only two weeks ago, owners Liz and Simon said they were over the moon to have been recognised as the best wine buyers in their category.
“We’re so proud of what we’ve achieved in such a short space of time and to win such a prestigious award is just incredible,” said Liz.
Simon added: “We always knew we had it in us but this has given us a huge vote of confidence to be recognised nationally and against such stiff competition.”
At the awards ceremony, held at London’s Kensington Olympia, the panel of judges commented that: “Our winner here did literally everything right – from getting the back office systems right to clever buying and imaginative ways of dealing with customers.”
One of the judges added: “They’ve invested in the right stuff since day one and are getting great figures as a result. They’ve been good at finding solutions to any issues and are clearly having fun with their customers and suppliers.”