About Us

The Imperial Wine Company was founded in 1995. When we first started, we believed that there was a real need for a good, down-to-earth, friendly and helpful specialist wine merchant offering a range of interesting wines, mostly from small producers. We wanted to provide an affordable alternative to the increasing anonymity and sameness of big brands in big outlets.

This ideal hasn’t changed so we persevere with our vision of bringing characterful and flavourful wines to our customers. We have been rewarded by the growth in demand for genuinely interesting styles. We now ship most of our wines directly from the producers, which gives us access to fantastic wines and allows us to keep our prices competitive. We don’t have everything from everywhere, but carry what strikes us as being good value and good quality, whatever the price.