EAST STREET WINE CO. launched in 2016 under the stewardship of Danny Spencer and Peter Smith, two of the most experienced and successful people working in the UK wine industry. Together, Danny and Peter bring more than 50 years expertise and knowledge to the business. At a time of rapid consolidation and depersonalisation in the wine trade, they will offer a bespoke service to clients of all sizes.
Danny and Peter have worked together in the wine industry for almost 20 years and are well known and respected in their fields. Danny specialises in "on trade" wine sales to Restaurants, Hotels, Bars & Pubs. Peter brings more than 30 years experience in Logistics and Customer Service in all areas of the UK and International drinks industry.
Why we created East Street Wine Co.
It would be safe to say that like many other operators we became disillusioned by big companies making big decisions on behalf of their accountants not their customers
When you come to East Street Wines you will be dealing directly with us; with direct access to Danny and Peter at all times
We are doing this because we love wine; and we love working with our customers, rather than sitting in a back room counting beans
You'll find no portfolio or price list on this website. Rather than releasing a list of hundreds of wines from around the world, which is meaningless to most on-trade customers, it is our avowed policy to curate bespoke wine lists for each and every customer.
Why we're different at East Street Wine Co.
What makes East Street Wine Co unique in the industry is that we are; in part; both owned and financed by some of our customers - and it was their idea!
Numerous operators have realised that a relationship based on mutual benefit rather than ‘us and them’ can only be conducive to enhancing the wellbeing of their own businesses.
And, as word spreads, we are delighted to continue to welcome evermore quality operators to the East Street family.
East Street Wine Co. - our Wines
We have sourced an extensive portfolio of cool, interesting, highly regarded and rarely seen wines from some of the best producers in the world.
That portfolio will grow and evolve as it should but is already more than capable of fulfilling every possible requirement for our customers' wine lists.
You can take a look at some of the producers we are proud to be working with by going to our Wine page.
East Street Wine Co. - Wine is Fun
While we are serious about our business, serious about serving the on-trade with a hitherto unseen personalisation & serious about making a decent living...
To be honest, sourcing wines, tasting them with our growers & customers; and working out a list that fulfills their requirements - is all fun to us.
And for us, trading the thing we love into restaurants and bars is both an absolute privilege and fun.
Lots of fun!