Why Whirly?


Buying wine!!??

Whirly wine is a small, personalised business and Mr Whirly believes that each sale is something very personal to each customer. Either email me from my contacts page or pick up the phone and lets talk through what kind of wines make you excited. Or if you prefer you can buy some Great value wines at sensible prices on the newly launched Whirly wine shop. Click on the link at the top of this page and take a look.

Whirly wines…..

First of all thank you for all your support of all things Whirly and wonderful over the last fifteen years, since I started the business. Secondly welcome to the new look, newly branded, colourful and up to date Whirly wine website.  Please email me your thoughts at simon@whirlywine.co.uk since I am keen to get feedback, positive criticism as well as maybe some positive thoughts too?

So Why Whirly?

Sitting in Quince, a superb restaurant in San Francisco just before Easter 2005 bought it all home to me. Tasting a half bottle of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Oregon with some Riedel Burgundy Grand Cru glasses, I found myself “ Whirling “ the wine frantically and excitedly at great speed, and with such great, deep glasses there was not a chance of any being spilt! In order for a wine to qualify as a “ Whirly Wine” this is the kind of passion and joy I need to feel about the wine.

In the nineties I spent seven years managing Bibendum restaurant, where, working with one of the best wine lists and menus in the UK, I learnt the importance of matching food and wines and how much fun this can be. In 1999 I left to work a vintage in Barossa, South Australia and travel the vineyards of Australia in an old Ford Falcon Station wagon, from Mudgee, New South Wales across to The Great Southern and Margaret River vineyards of Western Australia. This “hands on” experience was paramount in understanding the extraordinary range of varietals available in Australia as well as the extraordinary quality of wines coming out of these individual vineyards.

Enjoy your time browsing through the website and you will realise how exciting the development of sourcing wines from passionate, small winemakers in Australia and The Pacific North west coast of America, Portugal and Marche in Italy, Mallorca and the South of France can be for your restaurant or private cellar.

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Simon Newson
Whirly Wine