About the Bottleneck
Between them Chris and Lin have clocked up 60 years in the wine trade, Chris since 1969 and Lin since 1977.
Chris and Lin have been at The Bottleneck since September 1988. In 1989 they won “The Off Licence of the Year” in 1990 they were highly commended in “The Decanter/Pol Roger Young Wine Merchant of the Year” (this refers to the youthfulness of the business not the owners!!!)
In 1996 they won a window competition for a study trip to New Zealand. They took this in 1997 visiting the North and South Island Vineyards hence their love of and excellent selection of New Zealand wines found at The Bottleneck.
In 1997 another window competition brought forth a trip to Australia in 1998 for Lin. The Australian section was already the largest in the shop and this consolidated the Bottleneck as an Antipodean specialist.
Field trips to Alsace, Cognac, Champagne, Bordeaux, Spain and Portugal have been taken during the past 15 years to keep in touch with European wineries.
Recommended by: Matthew Jukes Wine List 2007