hangingditch wine merchants are an independent wine specialist, ideally situated in Manchester's historic surroundings, next to the Cathedral and Harvey Nichols. The shop opened in July 2008 and is modelled on a 'vinoteca' concept. Wines by the glass are available from a rotating selection or by the bottle to drink in or take away. Locally roasted coffee, speciality teas, bottled beers and soft drinks are also available.
Here at hangingditch wine merchants we aim to take the fear factor out of wine. Come in, relax, select a glass or bottle from our constantly rotating range and if you like it then buy a bottle to take home!
We are passionate about conserving resources and improving the environment and have teamed up with a local not-for-profit enterprise to ensure we recycle as much of our cardboard and glass waste as possible. We use recyclable materials for all our bags, coffee cups and promotional materials. As a small shop we attempt to influence and quiz our suppliers on how both they and we can manage environmental impacts. We are keen stockists of organic and biodynamic wines.
At hangingditch wine merchants we champion esoteric and high quality wines at all price-points. We taste all our wines before they go on the shelf to make sure we never compromise on quality and are constantly searching for the best wines we can find.
Most shops are laid out by country, but to navigate them you have to have extensive knowledge or know what you like. Here each shelf is based on what people come in and ask for; for example, we have 'Light and Juicy Reds' and 'Shiraz/Syrah' sections alongside a 'Dry and Crisp Whites' shelf.
During 2013 we are proud to be supporting Lifeshare. This charity works to meet the needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Manchester and Salford. For more information on their amazing work please visit Lifeshare. We shall be holding fundraising events during the year to support this cause so look out for these and please give generously!