With its striking Dutch gabling The Olde Corner Shoppe stands proud on the original crossroads in Stourbridge, an market town on the outskirts of the Black Country, world famous for early Glass production.
Dating from the 16th century, the considerable sandstone cellars house thousand of bottles of Fine Wines, maturing in ideal conditions.
Glasses are being raised throughout the country, to specialist fine wines and spirits shippers and dealers Nickolls and Perks of Stourbridge established in 1797.
This well respected and established company are moving with the times without losing any of their traditional values; as well as their wonderful retail shop they have expanded into mail order, and ship to all over the world through their popular and extremely successful web site. They have established the Stourbridge Wine Society to promote interest in and knowledge of wine. They hold regular tastings and events in their atmospheric cellars, and can advise on the stocking and building of your own cellar, to provide many years of enjoyment or as a potentially profitable investment.
A visit to the retail shop is an adventure; it is full of interesting and unusual wines and spirits, and concentrates on offering clients a choice and interest way beyond anything provided by their local supermarket. The friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable staff will be on hand if required to help you choose the right wine, whether it is for a special occasion, a family party, just for your personal stock or something for “every day drinking”.
Nickolls and Perks established the Stourbridge Wine Society in 1970 for local enthusiasts who want to learn more about wine and who are interested in learning the art of wine appreciation. They organise themed wine tastings and visits to the many famous wine growing regions of Europe.
A greater awareness of wine, encouraged by increased foreign travel in the 1960’s and 1970’s led the company to the closure of the long established Board Vaults Public House on the site of the present business in March 1976 in order to focus on the rapidly developing wine business. It soon became apparent that the finest wines were about to become in great demand, and no longer the preserve of the privileged few. Although supermarkets account for 70% of all wine sales Nickolls and Perks have adapted to changing market conditions by shifting the focus of their offering to concentrate on mail order trading and increased specialisation into finer and rarer wines. Their web site is proving very successful, and is actively selling all over the world.
As winners of the 1999 Business Link Award for Export Achievement and being acclaimed recently by Which Wine Guide as "The Bordeaux Wine Merchant Specialist of the UK", Nickolls & Perks Ltd are looking forward to the challenges it will face in its fourth trading century