jamie goode's wine blog: The Sampler expands

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Sampler expands


Good news for London's wine lovers. One of the capital's best wine shops, The Sampler, is to open two new branches - in South Kensington and Notting Hill. For those unfamiliar with this innovative shop, which allows customers to taste a range of 80 wines from its Enomatic machines, there's a write up on this site.

Dawn and Jamie, the owners, have raised more than 1 million funding from investors to make this expansion feasible. One of the investors, regular commentator on this blog Keith Prothero, has this to say:
"I see The Sampler as the future of wine retailing. By offering over 1000 interesting wines at all prices and styles, and enabling customers to sample the wines, the experience is fun, educational and most importantly the customer buys a bottle of wine that they know they like."

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13 Comments:

At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely, gratuitous free plug for your friend, Jamie!

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger Colman Stephenson said...

Very pleased to hear about this. Please continue to 'plug' the best wine retailers.

 
At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

gratuitous *and* free, eh?

 
At 6:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, didn't you know that 'gratuitous' can mean 'being without apparent reason, cause, or justification' not to be confused with 'gratuity', 'gratis' etc.

Never mind, I'm sure you'll learn from it...

 
At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys are sooooo sad.......

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger b.smith said...

Very exciting news for those of us on the west side of London!

 
At 8:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, go on Countdown if you want a grammar contest, you two!

 
At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what?

 
At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

The Sampler is fantastic to be sure and this is great news for those who don't live close to Islington. I don't see any problem with the posting at all. You've got some unpleasant characters reading your blog, though, Jamie.

Disclaimer - I would class myself as a friend of (or at least "friendly with", for the pedants) both Jamies and Keith.

 
At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some 'unpleasant characters'?
Just because we challenge things occasionally and don't kiss arse?

This is an internet blog, not a Jamie Goode love-in.

 
At 10:03 PM, Blogger Richard said...

Anonymous???
I'm with Alex Lake here, you are being unpleasant. Jamie is breaking some of the most important news in the independent London wine retail market.

It is very good for London wine that shops such as the Sampler can expand.

 
At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Mark said...

That's great for Londonites. Can't believe I missed it when I was there

 
At 8:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamie is breaking some of the most important news in the independent London wine retail market.

Oooooooh!

 

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