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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.

Bat and Bottle, a much-loved Rutland wine merchant, specialise in Italian wines made by small, high-quality, independent growers.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, co-founders Ben and Emma Robson continue to dazzle with their artisan wine business. This much-loved Oakham merchant focuses on sublime Italian wines made by small, high-quality, independent growers including Favaro, Francesco Iandolo, Colognole and more.

Recently awarded ‘Best Italian Wine Merchant’ in Decanter’s 2023 Retailer Awards, their extensive range of Italian wines and exceptional service have earned them national recognition. One judge noted the “very broad range from the head to heel of Italy” and another enthused, “you just feel the love for what they do, the passion for the wines”.

Their Wine Club has also gained acclaim, securing the runner-up spot for ‘Best Subscription Wine Club’ in the UK for three consecutive years. Judges commended their “highly personal, accessible and affordable service.” They offer various monthly packages as well as ‘try-before-you-buy’ home tasting kits.

Bat and Bottle provides unrivalled access to extraordinary and individual Italian wines with a speedy nationwide delivery service. They provide advice and recommendations, host annual and virtual tastings and continue to delight local and online communities with their passion for wine. Their warehouse also serves as a shop with eclectic offerings and extras. Check opening times before you visit!

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

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