- Excellent site that caters for all tastes.
Easy to use Wine Wizard for the beginner, or the ability to mix your own case if you know what you like. The descriptions are not too OTT, and the ratings are given by customers, not plummy experts.
- Excellent online merchants.
Wide variety of wines, free delivery. Includes gift wizard, wine finder (search by colour/vintage/price/region) and wine club. Easy-to-understand ordering system.
- Refreshing wine site.
Loads to choose from, and good info. Recipes and reviews about wine, expert buying advice. Club to join for news, discounts and loyalty points.
- Wine specialists. Also sell accessories.
Comprehensive, detailed and easy to use. Includes recommendations and wine accessories. Staff mentioned on site (including wine tasters) are contactable and will reply in person.
Wine And Co.
- Find a bottle that suits both your palette and your pocket.
Carry out a search of the site using just a couple of variables at first, then return to get more specific results. Info on each wine is a bit thin, but gives general impression. Delivery is £5 per order.
- "US site specialising in wines, foods and gifts."
Excellent site, wide range of goods, extremely detailed descriptions. Includes Tasting Chart! High shipping charges for UK ($45 first item, $5.50 for each additional item).
Berry Bros & Rudd Internet Wine Shop
- Established and helpful site.
Well-established and very helpful site. Standard delivery is within 5 working days, or next day if you pay extra.
Fine & Rare Wines
- Fine and rare wines.
Regularly updated London-based specialist site. Submit your enquiry and they will get back to you with an account number, availability of selection, ordering details.
- Wines from the Co-op.
Prices are in sterling and include free delivery, within 28 days. Although there are no pictures, the site is clearly designed and easy to use.
Bellafrance Wine Merchants
- Mixed cases from the online merchants.
Refreshingly designed site makes browsing pleasurable, purchasing easy. Limited selection, but choice of mixed cases for those who just want variety of wines quickly. Prices include P&P.
Bibendum Wine Ltd
- Mail-order merchants.
Functional site offering free delivery. No online ordering yet, but home delivery available via the telephone. Not the best designed site, but adequate.
South African Wines
- South African wine specialist.
Site being reconstructed after change of management, but still operational.
- Attractive mail-order site.
Well-designed and attractive to browse, with helpful descriptions and pictures, but no online ordering. Freephone, fax or post orders, delivery within 7 days.
- Functional wine and champagne site.
No-frills London-based site which delivers wine or champagne anywhere in UK. Next-day delivery if you order by 1.30pm. Simple, one-stage ordering process.
- Online wine merchants.
Fairly well-designed site, which is undergoing reconstruction but is still operational. Reasonable prices. Includes Wine Cellar Arena - to air your views on wine!
- Basic wine site.
Basic online ordering site. Click on the world map for the wine region you are interested in. Free delivery for orders over £80 (UK only).
La Cotte Wine Sales
- South African wines.
Basic site for buying high-quality South African wines. Product descriptions are a little weak, and the ordering system needs improving.
- Cote d'Or specialists.
Minimum order of one unmixed case, delivery within 5 working days. If you register, you receive a quarterly fine wine list and e-mail updates.
- Info on the Italian vino.
Buy by the case, large range despite only representing one country. Also offers latest wine news, books and accessories.
- Functional site offering designer labels.
Wines for corporate and private occasions. Designer label service whereby you can personalise the labels on the bottles. Good descriptions of products.