A Hurst wine merchant has recently been the recipient of an industry award.
South Downs Cellars, on the High Street, picked up the award for Regional Merchant of the Year for the South & South East at the glamorous black tie ceremony at London’s Hilton On Park Lane hotel over the summer.
Business owner Lucy Driver (pictured) was presented with the award by Peter McCombie MW (Master of Wine) on the night, which also saw a raft of large and small retailers and producers from all over the country celebrating their success too.
Lucy commented: “The judges were looking at all aspects of a shop’s business, including what we were doing that was new. We have massively increased our range of craft beers this year due to customer demand and we’ve also introduced a loyalty card which creates your own online ‘cellar’ of all the products you have purchased either online or in store. Customers can make their own notes on these via the website for their future reference.”
South Downs Cellars has been open in Hurstpierpoint for over 12 years now. Later this month their Autumn tastings programme will begin again – see in-store or online for details.
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