Street Wines is a bit different to your traditional slightly stuffy Wine Merchant. We don’t have a long heritage and we don’t hold a Royal Warrant to sell to the Queen! But we do offer passion and fun, built on my own personal journey into the wonderful world of wine over the last 25 years.
As a youth I attended catering college but it turned out I wasn’t that much of a chef. However, on a trip around Italy I discovered wine, and soon afterwards I got a job with Oddbins. I built up my knowledge by buying up all the charity shop wine books I could find. Oddbins was a brilliant & unusual wine company where we were sent on courses and even to wine regions. During the recession the shop closed & I was made redundant. My redundancy pay was poor & I risked a lot by spending it all on good wines I had learnt about, putting them on a list & then taking it around the streets to previous customers, bars & restaurants - which is why I named my business Street Wines.
Our business has grown and thrived on two founding principles: buy quality (there's plenty of terrible wine out there!) & treat everybody with kindness, from the customer who wants a single bottle of wine to enjoy themselves, to the customer living in the largest house in the village buying cases.
Although we started small & without a shop this has helped us to offer unbeatable value. We have no minimum order, and we deliver free (often on the same day) to Colchester & nearby areas. Delivery outside of Colchester is £12. We specialise in two areas - Everyday Wines where we offer quality mixed cases for £78, & Classic Wines from family producers. Our website features many different wines which we have sourced from auctions & private collections.
If you would like information on our Special Offers or our wine list please contact me & I will email you my list.