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New opening nears for Oxford Wine Group

Published:  26 September, 2023

The Oxford Wine Group is now set to open its new wine bar on Oxford’s High Street on 2 October in the centre of the city.


Thirty years of The Oxford Wine Company

Published:  20 December, 2022

After 30 years in business, Ted Sandbach, owner and chairman of The Oxford Wine Company, says moving to – and staying in – Oxford is still the best decision he’s ever made. Jo Gilbert reports


New Horizons Q&A: Ted Sandbach, Oxford Wine Company

Published:  17 December, 2020

With an end game to the coronavirus in sight sometime in 2021 as vaccine rollouts begin and up-to-the-wire Brexit uncertainties play out across an extraordinarily tough year, Harpers has been canvassing drinks businesses as to their predictions for trade deep into the new year.


Indie merchants look to nurture new trade ahead of economic slump

Published:  29 May, 2020

With lockdown easing and non-essential shops beginning to reopen from 15 June, the independent merchant sector is increasingly planning ways of achieving some semblance of ‘normal’ store opening, while balancing health considerations with marked changes in trading conditions.


Looking ahead: Ted Sandbach, managing director, Oxford Wine Company

Published:  13 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities


Cambridge noses ahead to vinous victory in Varsity taste off

Published:  12 June, 2019

Cambridge narrowly triumphed over Oxford last night in a hard fought blind tasting challenge between these rival indie merchants.


Tipping point

Published:  17 October, 2018

The government has revealed plans to help ensure hospitality workers get all the tips left for them, but reactions to the news were mixed, reports Michelle Perrett.


Looking ahead: Ted Sandbach, managing director, Oxford Wine Company

Published:  02 August, 2018

How has the first half of 2018 been compared to 2017?


The pros and cons of importing direct

Published:  29 November, 2017

Bypassing the traditional middleman can be tempting for indie merchants says Chris Wilson, who looks at the highs and lows of importing direct.


Oxford Wine Company goes late with new wine bar

Published:  23 August, 2017

Opening a piano bar may seem far away from being a wine wholesaler but The Oxford Wine Company likes to take the opportunities when they arise.


Making more of less

Published:  08 June, 2017

The trend to drink better but not so much opens up new quality levels for independents keen to capture more discerning consumers.