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Italyabroad.com is an award winning Italian wine and food specialist importer, and our wholesale division has been helping hotels, restaurants and retailers since 2003. We are based in Leeds, but supply the whole of the country and outside the UK.
We started in 2003 as an Italian specialist wine importer and wholesaler and slowly expanded into food, all made from small, independent producers. We are an award winning Italian wine and food specialist and our expertise has been widely recognised. Amongst the awards we won, in 2012, we were awarded "Best Newcomer Wine Merchant Award ” from the UK Sommelier Association. This was the motivation accompanying the award:
“Key to its success was not just its ability to deliver four impressive Golds from a relatively small overall entry, but to deliver genuinely interesting wines at excellent prices. Just look at the stylistic spread of the four Golds: a Chianti, a Lagrein from the Alto Adige and a fabulous pair of Sardinians (a white Sussinku and a Critics Choice-winning Red Cannonau). This is exactly the sort of company that restaurants everywhere should be approaching to add interest to their list.”
Despite having been around for much longer, it was the first and only year we entered the competition and being based in the North, no one in London had heard of us. We are a small, independent wine and food importer working with small, independent producers and competitions are not cheap, we prefer offering our clients the best value for money instead of increasing our prices due to competitions’ costs.
Together with sourcing the best Italian wines and food we also pride ourselves in providing first class service, this is one of our clients’ feedback “Exceptional wines from artisan producers (who are clearly handpicked!) at exceptional prices (our customers are delighted with the Prosecco, and so are we!). Prompt and reliable service!” Cynthia Schaeffer | General Manager | The George Hotel & Brasserie | Buckden | Cambs and help and support our clients with marketing activities, from wine list to advertising material, to staff training, we only succeed when our clients do
Lastly, we are not just wine and food, we are also everything in between, from craft beers to spirits, from limoncello to gin and can help you source any Italian product you may be looking for, all from small, independent producers.
There are hundreds, if not more, Italian wine and food wholesalers all claiming to import authentic Italian wine and food, the real thing, but offering cheap versions or imitations. Our promise is not about beating all our competitors on price, we won't be able to do it and it goes against our principles and ethics, we are all about quality, but to offer the best value for money, authentic, quality, Italian products in the UK.
If you would like to know more about our range and how we can help your establishment, get in touch either by calling us on 08452 694 324 or email [email protected]