Prepare for some extra corks popping in Newark in 2017 as independent wine shop Ann et Vin further expands their exceptional wine offerings.Wine entrepreneur and owner, Ann Hayes is refocusing her efforts on making Ann et Vin the wine shop destination for consumers who appreciate good wine by providing easy access to a wide range of both fine quality and affordable everyday wines. Said Ann:
“After much deep thought and consultation with our customers and consumers, we’ve realised that it’s time for us to go back to basics and focus wholly on offering wines, spirits and liqueurs. As such the coffee shop and bar will be closing from 31st December 2016.
“There’s a huge demand locally for wines that have been independently sourced and recommended based on personal experience – that’s something you can’t really get in a supermarket as they tend to promote the wines they have bought in bulk, which are not necessarily the best examples of the wines available.”
Increased breadth of depth of wine stocksShe continues:
“By returning to a dedicated wine shop, we’ll be able to increase the breadth of our wine stocks, allowing consumers to enjoy wines that aren’t always available elsewhere, and we’ll also be offering selections of special hand-picked wines for people to discover and fall in love with. Customers can be assured of continued value for money, combined with a smile.”
Personalised wine service
“Over the years, we’ve developed very close relationships with our customers, getting to know what wines they enjoy and being able to recommend different wines that they might enjoy, based on their likes and dislikes. That level of personalized advice and individual customer service is appreciated by everyone who steps inside the shop.”
Newark’s hidden wine shop gemNestled on Castle Gate in the heart of Newark, Ann et Vin has often been described as an Aladdin’s Cave of Wine and a real hidden gem. Ann says:
“We have a fabulous retail location in Newark with convenient, free parking for wine shoppers. We know that there is strong support for independent local retailers in our vibrant market town and we hope that support will continue.
“We look forward to offering regular Saturday tasting events between 11am and 4pm, bringing back gorgeous wine glassware, even more wine gifts, and further enhancing our whisky, gin, vodka, cognac, port, liqueur and spirit ranges.”
We want to share our love of wine with everyone
“Everyone knows that Ann et Vin is a relaxed and happy place to shop for wine, without intimidation. We are definitely not wine snobs; we just want to share our love of wine with everyone.”Although the coffee shop and wine bar will be closing on 31st December 2016, the wine shop venue will still be available for private hire, parties and charity events.
Regular wine tastings and a bespoke wine event serviceIn addition to the regular Saturday wine tastings, Ann and the team will also be offering a Bespoke Wine Event Services, including wine tasting events in the privacy of your own home, drinks receptions with canapés and a drinks service. Ann finishes:
“I would like to personally thank all our lovely coffee, lunch and live music customers for your loyalty over the years, and hope you will still continue to come and see us to buy your wine!
“2017 will mark a new chapter in the story of Ann et Vin and we hope you all will continue to join and support us on our continuing Wine Journey.”