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Brighton vintner named Best Regional Wine Shop in the south east

Kenny Stewart, Jamie Graham, Tina Rose and Carlos De Haan of Brunswick Fine Wines and Spirits in New Road, Brighton

A recently opened wine retailer on New Road, Brighton has swept the decks at the prestigious Decanter Retailer Awards 2023, writes Nick Mosley.

The annual industry awards recognise the best independent vintners, national chain retailers, vineyard cellar door operations and specialist retailers with a particular focus on a specific wine region such as Australia or California.

Brunswick Fine Wines and Spirits scooped ‘Best Regional Wine Shop in the South East’, a regional award encompassing East and West Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire. The win is a significant achievement, especially as the shop has only been open since February 2022.

Retailers in this category were judged on their performance, achievements, and innovative activity from June 2022 to the end of May 2023.

Brunswick Fine Wines and Spirits in New Road, Brighton

Decanter’s judging panel said: “Brunswick’s new shop in the heart of Regency Brighton is impressive in its decor and wine range. This is definitely fine wine territory, but the operation isn’t aloof, hosting regular tastings and ‘meet the winemaker’ sessions, also supporting local charities”.

Based in Brighton’s North Laine, wine experts Carlos De Haan and Jamie Graham established Brunswick in 2016 to deliver a bespoke, flexible customer experience for wine lovers whether they’re collectors, drinkers, investors or just curious about wine. Starting at £18, they specialise in wines from leading wineries of the world, including Bordeaux, Burgundy and Piedmont, alongside sought-after and rare spirits. Their unique shop on New Road opened in 2022.

“We wanted to make fine wine accessible to as many people as possible by selling single bottles of aged fine wines that are drinking well now, whilst other merchants typically only sell them by the case.” said Carlos De Haan, Brunswick’s co-founder.

“As people turn towards ‘drinking better’ and away from quantity, we wanted to ensure we catered for this market but at reasonable starting prices. We’re delighted Decanter has recognised this.”

Brunswick Fine Wines and Spirits, 15 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF

01273 054 690 •


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