Dr Vino’s Wine Blog hosts Wine Blogging Wednesday #18 with a theme that asks us to talk about a wine store that “feels the love”.
For those readers who aren’t familiar with Wine Blogging Wednesday, it is a monthly event started by Lenn from Lenndevours that is hosted by a member of the wine blogging community with a different theme selected by the host each month. I’m set to host WBW #26 in October and I can’t wait.
With an increasing amount of market share being taken by the two major supermarket chains in Australia, it is a good time to support independent bottle shops that provide a level of service and selection of wines that the supermarkets can’t provide.
My favourite wine store is Annandale Cellars – the staff there are knowledgeable, friendly and happy to spend a fair bit of time with me whenever I come into the store just to talk about new releases or wines that we’ve tried recently and liked or not liked. They have a small but handpicked selection of mostly boutique Australian wines and have been happy in the past to try to hunt down specific wines that I have been looking for that they don’t stock. Most importantly I trust the advice I get from the staff in this store, they remember what I’ve mentioned I’ve liked and disliked on past visits and tailor their suggestions for my interests.
So to Chris and the rest of the staff at Annandale Cellars, thanks for the outstanding service and I’m looking forward to visiting your store and trying more wines that you suggest in 2006.
119 Johnston St, Annandale, New South Wales
(02) 9660 1947