We were finalists for a prestigious drinks industry award
Published on Thursday 13 November 2014
Our Northallerton store was among the final five outlets selected by the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) for its 2014 Independent Retailer award.
Votes from the public put us in the final shortlist – from an original list of 14 –to get us through to the final round of the competition.
In the end we were pipped to the post by a retailer from Birmingham, but our wine department manager Angela Metcalfe, who enjoyed an awards banquet on Wednesday, November 12, said: "It would have course have amazing to have added this accolade to our collection, but it's a measure of our quality that we reached the final.
"We would like to say a big thank you to our loyal customers for voting us onto the shortlist in the first place."
Lewis & Cooper has previously been honoured to win the International Wine Challenge's award as Regional Wine Merchant for the North-East and Yorkshire, Independent Wine Merchant of the Year in the Drinks Business Awards and the Off Licence News Independent Wine Retailer award .
We remain the only independent in the UK to have carried off awards at all three of these prestigious UK wine competitions.
Find out more about the International Wine & Spirit Competition.