On Saturday 28th October the WineStore@Eccleston will have been open one month and they’ve decided to have a celebration, and they would love to see you, for their official launch event.
Mike Phillips and Simon Harrison decided to open Winestore@Eccleston last year. Friends from childhood, they met at Rainford High aged 13, they both consider this partnership long overdue and, having gone their separate ways earlier in their careers, the timing was ideal to put their heads together and start afresh.
With a successful wine business in Scotland, Simon was keen to get back to his roots in the North West (Eccleston to be precise) and with a chain of shops and online business previously, Mike has extensive experience in retail. With their wives as equal partners, this is a force to be reckoned with, especially as each brings different expertise to the table; Simon’s is wine, Sue’s (Simon’s wife) is Whisky, Mike’s is craft beer and Lesley’s (Mike’s wife) is gin.
The focus on Winestore is quality and value. Simon has put together a select choice of wines which should cater for all tastes and occasions and with prices from under £7.00, there is something for everyone. Mike’s selection of craft beers is growing though the lean towards local micro-breweries is very much in evidence, with, thanks to Simon, a smattering of Scottish gems. The gin range is already extensive with over 100 already to choose from, with strong support of local producers as well as some from as far as New Zealand.
However, this business won’t stop at the shop door. Mike and Simon already own a great online domain, winestore.co.uk (bought with some foresight in 1998 by Simon) and there are plans afoot to launch a wine club to rival the best. An application is also in the pipeline to supply bars, restaurants and hotels to enable the business to develop a wholesale arm.
They’ve already had amazing feedback on their wines and beers at their new shop if you haven’t visited them yet, the celebratory event on Saturday 28th is a great opportunity to do so and see what they’re all about.
Between 2pm and 6pm on the day they will be doing tastings on a selection of wines and gins, subject to stock holding out! PLUS… as well as a select choice of wines and gins to taste, there will be some great case discounts on our most popular lines…
They look forward to meeting you all
68 Walmesley Road, Eccleston, St Helens, WA105JN
The Wine Store is open Monday to Saturday from Midday to 8pm