World Wine Agencies is a leading independent importer, distributor and broker of New World wines to the UK. As a specialist in Californian wines, the company also sources wines extensively from across the US, Argentina and South Africa and has earned a reputation among both the UK On- and Off-Trade for consistently over-delivering on quality at each price point.
Understanding retailer needs and consumer buying behavior is key to the success of World Wine Agencies. With a proven track record of responding to ever-evolving market conditions, the company works back from consumer demand, sourcing styles of wine that consumers really want and filling crucial gaps in the market.
“It’s not rocket science!”
says Nicky Burston, Director and Founder of World wine Agencies
“… as an independent operator, I am not constrained by the big corporate machine so I can take decisions fast and meet logistical challenges head on. My overheads are low and margins small. I’m passionate about making the purchasing experience easier for customers and offering ‘real’ wines at genuine value for money price points”.
The highly focussed, results-driven team at World Wine Agencies is headed up by seasoned industry professional, Nicky Burston, who has over 14 years experience in the wine industry – with a blue chip sales and marketing background from Diageo and Robert Mondavi.
Professionalism, dedication and personal service underpin all supplier relationships at World Wine Agencies. This partnership approach extends to bespoke labelling and branding, merchandising and POS and firm committment to year-round PR campaign initiatives including sponsorship, consumer/trade events and corporate hospitality.
“Nicky is an extremelely helpful account manager who delivers top value wines and works tirelessly to meet all our deadlines”
Paul Bastard, Co-op Wine Buying Team
“It has been nothing but a pleasure to work with Nicky. Her wines have been absolutely what we have been looking for and I wish all our suppliers worked with her can do/will do attitude. She has been flexible and obliging in meeting with our own label requirements and has worked hard to successfully meet difficult deadlines. Our door will always be open for Nicky to introduce new products and lines that she would like to bring to our market place.”
Jack Scott, MD of Jascots Wine Merchants
“Having worked with Nicky for a couple of years now, I have always found her to be a hardworking, enthusiastic and reliable supplier.”
Eileen Ginger, Wines and Spirits Buyer for Whitbread plc