Vinocation is a distributor of fine French wines and spirits direct to the enthusiast as well as to the trade. We currently import wines from a small, specially selected number of producers, who have impressed us with the quality and value-for-money of their wine and their friendly, efficient customer service. The producers are known personally to us, and we have spent time getting to know them, their vineyards and their range. Most of the producers are typical French viticulteurs – family producers where winemaking is in the blood, they have been producing wine in the family for generations. However we are careful to work with forward thinking craftsmen and women, who move with the times and adopt new methods and are not stuck in the past.
We import wines from these producers into our storage facility in London, and from there can deliver to most of London and the south next day. Destinations further afield can take a day or so longer. We can mix cases or send 6 bottles of the same wine – our delivery is free for orders over £100 – and we work with 6 bottle cases. For orders less than £100, we ask for a contribution of £12.50, which is the cost to us of shipping a case to London and the south-east. Payment is by transfer, against receipt of invoice.
We are happy to run wine tastings or quiz nights and can tailor them to your requirements. We offer wine curation services whereby we advise and help stock your cellar. We also happy to advise and supply companies with their wine lists for in-house catering and banqueting. We offer wine tasting tuition for wine staff in restaurants we supply.
We tailor and personalize wine tastings to suit your requirements for offices, staff or soirées at home, no matter the event we will make it for you. Tastings can be for large numbers of attendees, where tables / stands will be hosted by ourselves accompanied by our French producers, depending on the size of event. These events are completely tailored to the customer’s requirements, allowing corporate staff to mix and network with their clients, and private customers benefiting from relaxed conditions and learning about the finer points of wine. We charge according to the size of the event, and expected attendees.
Many companies have in-house catering and are grateful for help and advice in selecting their wines. We are able to discuss requirements with staff and advise and offer our premium quality wines, for in-house lunches, dinners or banquets. We extend beyond the usual office requirements and can cater for the grand occasions.
We love to introduce our wines and share the secrets of some of France’s best wine makers with as many of our customers as possible. With this in mind we have formed our ‘Vinocation’ Wine Club’ where subscribers are offered a mixed case of 12 bottles every 6 months (the first delivery being summer 2019. In addition we will from time to time send out ad hoc offers on wines or ‘events’ exclusive to club members.
Suggested cases generally include a small discount on the normal retail price of the wine, and of course delivery is included. We contact you by email and ask if you want to participate in the next offering. If so we send you and invoice and upon receipt of payment we dispatch your order.
You can quit the club at any time, as it is purely ad hoc, and there is no membership fee.
We find many of our customers are unsure as to how to stock their cellar – what are the wines to drink now; which wines should be kept for a while. We are here to help and offer a wine curation service whereby we will help you choose and purchase your everyday drinking wines, and also help you select and buy those rather more expensive wines which will be kept in a cellar either for drinking at a later date or for investment.
For the drinking wines we use our own range which are all everyday wines – some more so than others! For the more investment, special occasion type of wine we trade on Livex, where we work closely with our broker who has membership and will advise, buy and sell for a small commission.
On and Off Trade
Vinocation supplies wine and supports the On/Off trade customers, trading with wine merchants, wholesalers, restaurants, caterers, gastro-pubs, and private members clubs throughout London and the UK.
We provide an informative and personalised service to our clients showcasing our wines that are not normally represented anywhere else in the UK. Always exceeding customer’s expectations, we strive to prove our quality of our services through professionalism, reliability and trust. We have wines worth discovering and adding to any portfolio.