If Prince Wine Store is not the best fine wine retail store in Melbourne, it’s certainly one of the best by anyone’s standards. It has opened another store in Sydney, and the link with John Osbeiston, who has an encyclopedic knowledge of the fine wines of the world, is especially significant. So, for Sydney viewers, watch this space. - JH
Prince Wine Store to open in Sydney.
Prince Wine Store has signed a lease on a warehouse for its first foray into the Sydney fine wine market. The former Wine Society Warehouse at 40 Hansard Street Zetland on the corner of Dunning St will initially be a dispatch centre for Sydney orders for both Prince Wine Store and the wholesale arm Beaune and Beyond.
The intention is to bring to Sydney many of the successful tastings, dinners and masterclasses that Prince Wine Store has been renowned for running in St Kilda and Bank Street over the last eighteen years.
Also on offer in Sydney from the Zetland warehouse will be a full wine education program with, specialist wine courses on such topics as Italy, France, Spain, Burgundy, Barolo and more, as well as the more comprehensive Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) program.
In focusing on our core strengths of small producers from Australia, France, Italy and the USA we hope to develop in Sydney some of the wine community that we enjoy in Melbourne. We often have comments from Sydney customers lamenting that they can’t get to our regular tastings.
To help bring this to fruition and to broaden the Prince Wine Store brand in Sydney we have be very fortunate to secure the services of well-known Sydney Wine identity Jon Osbeiston and Nick Minogue the previous Manger of Vintage Cellars Ultimo.
We are very excited about this new expansion and the fact that Jon is joining us in Sydney. We hope to be up and going this side of Christmas 2014 with our first events planned for mid-November. For more details keep an eye on twitter @pwssyd or at Instagram @pwssydney or join the mailing list at www.princewinestore.com.au