2015 - The Year of Oddbins!
It's been another very hectic year here at Oddbins, however, we are happy to say it has been peppered with awards from across the drinks industry.
A Big Thank You
We'd like to thank all of our customers for their support and feedback regarding the wine we offer, which is painstakingly put together by our buyers to provide an interesting and exciting range of wine that delivers outstanding value at every price point. In an incredibly competitive market, we know our customers believe we offer an outstanding selection that delivers on price, quality and creativity and we believe this helps us offer something different from the myriad of disingenuous BOGOF and heavily discounted wines that the public has grown weary of.
For the second year running, 2015 saw Oddbins named as the High Street Chain of the Year at the International Wine Challenge. Building on our success in 2014 - the first time Oddbins had won the award in a decade - this is one of a number of awards that highlights our return to the very top of the UK wine market.
The Grocer named us Drinks Retailer of The Year for 2015, with judges saying we are “engaging customers with excellent wine and beer tasting activity". Well, we have to praise their powers of observation, as well as our appreciation for your support in our efforts to make wine fun. And wine should be fun! Thousands and thousands of you get involved in our in-store tasting evenings, not to mention your amazing response to activities like The Palate - our national search to find the best amateur wine taster.
Judges for this award also commended our going against the general price and promotional dynamics of the market, which is something very important to us.
A hat-trick of major awards was completed when Harpers announced us as winners of their Best Specialist Drinks Retailer of The Year Award, pretty much confirming our "best in class" status on the UK wine scene. Not that we're gloating, you understand! We are already excited for what 2016 has in store (literally!) and hope you'll continue to choose to walk with us on this journey.