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Scotland's most reliable wine wholesaler
welcome Wine Importers were established in 1975 to meet a growing demand for interesting wines with a Global difference; our Company was ahead of its time then and still is now.

Today we strive to maintain the personal levels of service that were the norm in our founder’s time and not treat customers as just ‘account numbers’.
Nowadays our range is the most extensive and innovative in Scotland and because of our reputation the best known wine producers want us to represent them.

We would be delighted to send you a portfolio or discuss the proven ways we can help you drive wine sales within your business, whether in the on or off trade.
our
passion
We take great pleasure when our customers say ‘Thank You, you’re the best’ when we’ve gone that extra mile to help them out. Or when they say ‘You’ve really made a huge improvement to our wine list.’

We love when our wines are regularly selected by customers over those of competitors for value and quality.

We are proud when a great visiting winemaker compliments us on the professionalism of our team and the quality of our customers—‘You’re the best in Scotland and we’re delighted to be with you’.

We truly enjoy entertaining customers at tastings like our Epicurean Event at Gleneagles and listen to them say ‘That’s the best tasting I’ve ever been at’.

We like being described as quite unique in what we have to offer customers these days, with a personal service where they can lift a phone and speak straight to a Director about any requirement.

It is not without a great deal of attention to detail, hard work and dedication to our customers that we are known as
‘Scotland’s Most Reliable Wine Wholesaler.’



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Wine Price List
Over 50 new wines added to our 2024 Wine List, launched in April. Please contact your Regional Sales Manager if you require assistance to help you review your wine list and margins.

New wine highlights for 2024 include:

  • France – Burgndy: Two new domaines of Ghislain Kohut in Côte de Nuits and Domaine Maldant Pauvelot in the Côte de Beaune. Both passionate family owned houses that show that value for money can still be achieved in the Côte d’Or.
  • Spain - Bodegas Langa: Superbly presented! This 5th generation producer is now using the most modern production systems to produce innovative wines
    with a fine fusion of colour, fruit and wood.
  • Hungary - Royal Tokaji: Unique wines of international acclaim which stand alongside the finest in the world.
  • New Zealand - Seven Degrees Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc: This well-priced great quality addition is a crowd pleasing beautifully balanced tropical fruit
    bomb.
Download our wine list
If you’d like to join the Wine Importers family as a customer, we’d love to talk with you. Do phone us on 01506 468900 or email neil@wine-importers.net.
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SALES
Neil Renton
Managing Director/Sales Director
Gordon Nicol
Director of Finance & Operations
Graeme Broom
Wine Director/Sales: Fife
Ian MacPhail
Regional Sales Manager: East Lothian, Borders, Northumberland
Darren Wilson
Regional Sales Manager: Glasgow, Glasgow Environs, The West
Elise Jabaud
Regional Sales Manager: Edinburgh, Fife, Perthshire, Dundee
Paul Graham
Regional Sales Manager: Aberdeen, Inverness & the Highlands
Jonathan Simmonte
Digital Designer with Marketing
ADMINISTRATION
Karen Lachlan
Customer Service Manager
Gillian Davie
Finance Assistant
Tracey Gill
Stock Control
Neil Renton
Neil Renton
Managing Director/Sales Director
t: 0773 081 2151
e: neil@wine-importers.net
 
Why did you join the wine trade?
An early interest in wines from Chile and Argentina coupled with my fondness of the Carmenere grape variety led me to pursue a career in an industry that has always been and continues to be interesting, challenging and rewarding.

What is the best thing about being in the wine trade?
Meeting with the exciting and diverse range of people that make up Wine Importers customer base is naturally the most interesting and enjoyable aspect of the job.
I am very privileged to have been involved in the strategic development of the company, especially over the past few years when I have overseen operational changes within our business, which in turn have allowed my own role as Sales Director to develop. After many years of effort and challenges along the way, it is immensely satisfying and indeed a great reward to now be regarded as Scotland’s best and most reliable family owned wine business.

Favourite Region / Grape Variety / Wine and Why?
Chardonnay – but it must come from Burgundy!
Burgundian chard’s are so refined and elegant. They have a fine purity and minerality that I adore. At their best they can but need not break the bank. Just ask for my entry level, mid level and top quality tips for drinking now!

Random Fact?
Believe it or I have run a marathon in under three hours.

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Joseph Perrier Bollinger Baron Albert Chateau Routas
Borgo Conventi Bouchard Pere et Fils Chateau Musar Delheim
Grahams Hunters Klein Constantia Loma Negra
Maison Piron Marea Mauricio Lorca Nanni
Painted Wolf Piera Martellozzo Pierre Amadieu Renacer
Rocca Maura S.A. Prüm Santa Luz Stift Klosterneuburg
Torbreck Torres Torres Chile Vergelegen
Vignerons Ardéchois Villa Sandi William Fevre Williams Humbert
Yalumba
     
our services
OUR SALES TEAM
‘INNOVATIVE, FORWARD THINKING, PERSONAL AND APPROACHABLE’

Wine Importers has been established as a leading independent wine supplier in the Scottish market for nearly 40 years. Collectively, we are proud to present to our growing customer base the most experienced and knowledgeable sales team in Scotland. All of our Sales managers are trained to WSET Level 3 or above.

As a business we have vast experience in supplying hotels, restaurants, conference centres, large sporting events, bars and cafes.

We are happy to advise on your wine selection and help you attain the correct margins from your list. We will also design and custom build your wine list through our in-house design service, all to your exact specifications, and naturally, we can also assist in the training and development of your staff.

If you are an existing customer or new to the trade, or looking for change, help or advice we have representatives in your area who are always at hand and they will be delighted to advise and help you. Our business commitment is to continually work with you to assist the development, and growth of your business.

Don’t hesitate to contact your local Sales Manager today to set up a ‘one-to-one’ client consultation.
OUR OFFICE TEAM
Our modern warehouse and administration hub is centrally located in Livingston on the M8, with access to the M9 & M90 within minutes.

18,000ft of storage space ensures we have plenty of room for our £1m worth of stock holding at any one time. This allows our fast turnaround of your orders from capture time to despatch within 24 hours.

Delivery is by our own fleet and drivers in the Central Belt, with weekly runs to Aberdeen in the North, and as far South as Northumberland, giving quality assurance and personal service to ensure you receive your order when you want it. Our coverage of the rest of Scotland is via bespoke local carriers.

Our well trained and experienced office staff are easily accessible to you for any advice, special requirements or queries that may arise.

We are service orientated with your needs at the forefront of our operations. We work to a simple agenda of having ‘The Right Stock in the Right Place at the Right Time’



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Wine Importers Tasting Highlights from Jonathan Simmonte on Vimeo.

training
In the last 25 years there has been a veritable explosion in the number, styles and types of wines available in the Scottish market. The really wonderful aspect of this is that more and more people are drinking and wanting to know about wine. Gone are the dark days of wine being shrouded in mystery and the exclusive domain of an almost secret society. Wine is but the peasants punch and is for everyone.

To foster this inclusiveness Wine Importers embrace training as a cornerstone of their philosophy. All of the sales team can offer bespoke training whether it is for a bistro style operation to encourage the staff to have the confidence to talk to diners about their wine list or in the higher echelons of the industry where specific wine matches are required to compliment some of the subtle flavours gracing the finest of dining tables.

On a more formal basis Wine Importers is home to The Scottish Academy of Wines and Spirits where the various NVQ’s offered by The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) are available. These courses encourage staff in the hospitality industry to explore a career path in wine that could eventually lead to the WSET diploma, the Master of Wine or Master Sommelier!

Please contact Elise Jabaud our head trainer for further information. Call 07825 437539 or send an email.

WSET website
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what our customers say
Balmoral Hotel
EDINBURGH
Rogano
GLASGOW
Solley Hotels
FIFE
Kinloch Lodge Hotel
SKYE
Murrayfield Stadium
EDINBURGH
The But 'n' Ben
Arbroath
29 Royal Exchange Square
GLASGOW
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"Wine Importers has been supplying The Balmoral with wines and other types of drinks for over 12 years. The company has always provided products of quality and has demonstrated consistency, reliability and flexibility in the services they are offering. We would not hesitate to recommend Wine Importers as a supplier of choice."
 
Alexander Feij, Director of Food & Beverage
Balmoral Hotel
EDINBURGH
charities
Our company is conscious that there are many good causes that require support, especially at functions with wine.Our resources are not limitless but we feel that we make a reasonable contribution to our nominated charities as part of our local Corporate Social Responsibility.

August 2021 to December 2022 - Through the sale of Doddie’s Red Blend, Wine Importers are delighted to have raised over £15,000 on behalf of My Names Doddie’5 Foundation to help fund vital research into MND.
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get in touch
Wine Importers - Scotland
Thistle House, Caputhall Road,
Deans Industrial Estate,
Livingston, EH54 8AS
 
Tel: 01506 468 900
Fax: 01506 414 486
Email: orders@wine-importers.net
Web: www.wine-importers.net
Wine Importers - Scotland @2013
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