Wine expert and Daily Mail columnist Olly Smith has praised small importers – including The Knotted Vine – in his weekend column for the newspaper.
Name-checking us alongside the likes of Red Squirrel, Indigo and, erm, Micheal Jackson, he wrote: “Every time I listen to Michael Jackson’s Thriller I whisper the name Rod Temperton, the Cleethorpes songwriter who wrote this all-time pop classic. Similarly in wine, the expertise of the individuals who bring wines of unforgettable character into Britain should be revered.
“Take note of specialist importers like Red Squirrel, The Knotted Vine, Les Caves de Pyrene, Flint, Indigo and their like, who keep bringing out the hits that belong in your collection.”
High praise indeed.