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Bat & Bottle

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Sign up to Bat & Bottle’s Wine Club and receive a FREE magnum of single-vineyard Prosecco, ‘Vigna del Cuc’, with your first case. Please quote GREATFOODCLUB22 in the special notes when you place your order to receive your magnum.

This much-loved Rutland wine merchant specialises in Italian wines made by small, high-quality, independent growers.

Ben and Emma Robson, the co-founders, have spent the past 27 years seeking out artisan producers, small-scale wineries and surprises. Not only were they awarded UKs ‘Best Italian Wine Merchant’ in Decanter’s 2021 Retailer Awards, but their Wine Club was also awarded runner-up ‘Best Subscription Wine Club’ in the UK. Over the last five years they have been recognised nationally as a dynamic small business as well as receiving other major awards for their wine buying, and we are fortunate to have them in person on our doorstep.

Bat & Bottle offers unprecedented access to some of the most extraordinary wines that Italy has to offer. Their wine business is mostly online, and they are incredibly fast and efficient at delivering wine nationwide – no minimum purchase.

If you are visiting their warehouse in person, it is also a shop which is open whenever they are working there – you are therefore advised to check before making the journey. Shelves are crammed with their eclectic online offerings, plus a few additional extras available to shop customers only. They also host delicious and entertaining virtual wine tastings that you can attend live at home.

Their good humour along with a pure, innocent passion for wine serves them, and all of us, very well!

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Unit 18D Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7TU
01572 759735 or 07809 828662

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