Warwicks largest wine merchants opens for business
Underwood Wines, an independent wine merchant, has moved to a 5,000 sq ft warehouse in Warwick making it the largest wine merchant in the town. The business, which has been established for over 20 years and is owned by two bothers - Nick and Tim Underwood, was originally based in Honiley, near Kenilworth. With ambitious plans for expansion and the requirement for more space, the Underwood brothers opened their new premises on 1 May. The move to Warwick has also enabled the public to buy directly from the warehouse as previously the business had sold only to the trade.
The warehouse features over 1000 different wines from across the world ranging from vintage labels to wines at under £4 a bottle. The company also sells a range of quality spirits, including cognacs, malt whiskies and port, as well as beers, lagers, ciders and soft drinks. Useful to know during the heat, Underwood Wines offers an ice making facility producing up to 1000 bags or 4 tonnes of ice per week.
Unlike other traditional wine merchants, the company has a number of unique displays placed around the warehouse for customers to view whilst browsing the wines. The brothers, who share a passion for vintage cars, have positioned a number of cars inside the building which include a 1990 Alfa Spider, a 1947 HRG, a 1973 Porsche Carrera RS and a 1955 Bristol 404.
Also on display is a collection of around 600 old corkscrews which the brothers have collected over the last 10 years, some of which date back to 1830. Old wine books and decanters can also be found on display making a visit to the warehouse more of an experience as opposed to just buying wine!
Nick Underwood, co-owner of Underwood Wines stated, “We are delighted to open our new premises in Warwick which we’re immensely proud of. We want our customers to enjoy visiting our warehouse and spend time not only looking at wines, but also our collections. We will be organising a number of regular wine tasting evenings throughout the year for both old and new customers to taste our wines and experience the ambience that is Underwood Wines.”