What some of my clients have said about Whirly wines:
” As a regular customer I can vouch for how great Whirly wines is. Simon provides brilliant and unpretentious advice and has a great selection of high quality and distinctive wines, from a range of small producers: I would strongly encourage anyone to shop local and give Whirly a go!” : Sarita Godber, Balham
” We wanted to have fun in isolation with our friends and were expertly guided in a virtual “isolation ” wine tasting by Simon. Simon delivered the wines to 5 locations around London, provided sone great tasting notes, food recommendations and ideas to keep the evening fun. The evening itself was a blast and provided great variety and many conversation points. For anyone missing sharing a glass with friends during quarantine, get in touch with Simon to set up an evening that helps you forget about Covid-19.“: Jeremy Thomson, Tooting
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, pick up the phone or BUY ONLINE if you prefer. Or if you prefer talking let’s talk through what kind of wines make you excited. Whirly wine delivers great quality wines from the “Smaller producer”, some are “Organic” , some “Bio Dynamic” and “Vegan” too, but 95% are from the small vineyard that have been practising these philosophies for decades anyway. Delivered “Free to your door” for local postcodes with no minimum orders! So for people in South west London, especially postcodes SW19, SW18, SW17, SW16, SW12, SW 11 & SW 2 that’s free delivery for even a couple of bottles of wine! I also specialise in “single bottle wine gifts”; online are some great Bordeaux wines that make the perfect gift, and can be delivered nationwide for a nominal £4.95 delivery charge or free to many London postcodes. Click on the link at the top of this page and take a look at the online shop & you can order from there too! I can get you the wine in 48 hours to local postcodes, depending on stock in the cellar. So shop local, support local businesses, it actually works for you too.
First of all thank you for all your support of all things Whirly and wonderful over the last twenty years, since I started the business. Please email me your thoughts at [email protected] since I am keen to get feedback of all kinds.
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, Sicily, mainland Italy, Spain, Austria, Greece and France can be for your restaurant or private cellar.
Contact me direct if you are restaurant or wine shop and needs my full wholesale wine list and conditions of sale.