| They seem to list precisely what they feel like here, and very refreshing that is" - Oz Clark: Wine Buying Guide.
The Butlers Wine Cellar is a family run, independent wine shop that was established in 1979. Henry Butler and his mother, Gillian, aim to provide knowledgeable, personal service and stock a wide range of interesting, affordable wines as well as wines for special occasions.
We try to break down the stereotypical snobbish attitude that is often associated with wine by making our service informative and fun. Wines are stocked from most countries; we tend to focus on wines made by smaller producers as opposed to large brands - wines that excite us or have a story to tell.
On our website you will find our list of regular wines , where we have continuity of stock. We carry a broad selection of bin ends ; this is our ever-evolving collection of oddments in limited quantities, which are priced to encourage drinking as well as collecting. Many older wines and spirits (currently back to the 1920s) are held - the perfect gift for birthdays or anniversaries - which can be despatched almost anywhere in the country on a next day delivery. Our stock is constantly changing, so do ask to be kept updated with new wine lists and offers. If you do not immediately see the wine that you are after please ask, as we may be able to source it or guide you in an alternative direction.
Please take time to read details of our up and coming wine tastings , which are always fun, informal and a great way to learn more about wine in a very social environment. Alternatively, we can always organise tastings for you, your friends or your workplace. We are a firm supporter of the Slow Food movement and there are pages dedicated to this. The shop is well established in the Brighton community and we host many events to support it.
If you wish to order any wines, book tastings or have any questions to ask, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We now have a second branch of the Butlers Wine Cellar in Kemp Town:
88 St Georges Road, Brighton, BN2 1EE, 01273 621638.
The Butlers Wine Cellar Kemp Town is open 12 pm 'til 8 pm Tuesday to Saturday. We'd love to see you there.
Henry's latest project is Winebox.tv, a series of short films to answer your questions about wine and showcase local restaurantsand every now and again they make you laugh!
You can find us on Facebook
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If you'd like real time updates on what we're thinking and drinking you could follow us on Twitter, @ButlersWine