Making fine wine even more accessible – meet Ben Grosvenor.
From the very early days, Ditton Wine Traders have always had a very clear purpose: to offer the best wines at the lowest prices. It’s a way of thinking. It’s in our genes. We thoroughly believe that offering amazing wines at very hard to beat prices is the best way to make our customers happy. Hence our motto: “making fine wine accessible”.
Because of our good prices and because we have always been able to offer good volumes of the best wines, a lot of our customers tend to be wholesalers. Simply because the “professionals” are better positioned to spot a good deal than the average private collector.
Having said that, you don’t need to be a wholesaler to buy from us. Our prices are what they are, regardless of the quantity you order. Indeed, many private collectors are loyal customers of ours. Generally speaking, our private collectors are customers that started their fine wine buying career with the well known, big fine wine merchants. Reputable companies that have the history, the pedigree and the financial muscle to dominate the public perception. Companies that have thousands of customers. Brilliant wine merchants but, you might have guessed by now, you do pay for the privilege.
Many of our loyal customers used to buy from these companies but when they discovered us, they switched. And stayed.
The point I would like to make is that, until now, we have been quite passive in our approach to private (potential) customers. We don’t want to be a fine wine merchant with a massive sales team. We don’t want to have a fancy office. We don’t want to spend stupid advertising money. Because if we did, we would have to raise our prices and that would defeat the whole object. However, the flipside of this frugality is that many private wine collectors that don’t spend a lot of time on researching the best deals lose out.
That’s why we have decided to put more effort into looking after private collectors. That’s where Ben comes in.
Ben Grosvenor is our new private client sales manager. Ben has a wealth of experience and a proven track record in fine wine:
As the latest member of the team at Ditton Wine Traders, I thought it a good idea to write a brief note to introduce myself. I am delighted to join the team at DWT, and although it will be difficult to add to this already dynamic and successful company, I would hope that with my experience I am able to bring new ideas to the team, and some very interesting wines to you! I have spent the past 10 years getting to know the wine trade, working with companies such as Oddbins, Laithwaites and Fine & Rare Wines, as well as “Cellar-brations” in Australia. My main area of interest is difficult to define, but a real soft spot for the wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone, as well as a fascination with some of the spectacular wines coming out of the U.S.A and Australia, seems a good place to start! I am genuinely excited about this opportunity to look after the clients of Ditton Wine Traders, and I look forward to helping you with your important wine decisions in the very near future. I would love to hear from you, no matter what your query. My job is to understand what you like. To know what your preferences are. To make you tailor made offers, whether it’s for drinking or for wine investment. I will be able to help you manage your wine portfolio. Simply put, I would love to look after you. Without additional costs, making fine wine even more accessible.