Blake’s Blog – In Their Own Words

“In their own words”


As 2011 rolls in, I would like to take the opportunity to say “Thank You”.
Thank you for shopping online with us and for shopping in our retail stores.


2010 saw many business face challenging times and your custom both online and in our 19 retail stores means that Fine Wines Off Licence Group not only met those challenges head on, but have entered 2011 in good shape. While our ethos of excellent customer care, product range and outstanding value has been the backbone of our company, your continued support is what has brought us through 2010 and will see our company continue to thrive through 2011 and beyond.


With New Year in mind we have a few “New Years Resolutions of our own for 2011


1. We will continue to offer excellent quality products.
2. We will continue to give outstanding customer care.
3. We will continue to keep prices low.
4. We will continue to offer unbeatable value both online and in our stores.
5. We will always do our very best to keep, you, the customer happy.


We will continue to meet the needs of our customers in 2011 and you can look forward to Beer, Wines and Spirits at the right price, so thank you for keeping 162 people employed in 2010 and in their own words…………..


“The Year has finished as cold as it had started but I hope you have enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of shopping in Fine Wines throughout 2010, we certainly enjoyed looking after you and hope to see you all again throughout 2011.”
Paddy Manager Fine Wines Clonmel


“People are beginning to enjoy wines they may not normally have bought before and going outside their comfort zone, thank you for allowing me to pass on some of my wine knowledge and for continuing to shop with us.”
James Manager Fine Wines Roches Street Limerick


“It’s great to see some of the doom and gloom lifted and the good spirits of customers as they chat and buy gifts for Christmas and the New Year, so thanks.”
Brian Warehouse Distribution Limerick


“It’s great to see my regular customers returning, it gives you the opportunity to have a bit of banter and you know that they trust your opinion. If they need to ask about a particular wine they may not have tried before it is important to us that they feel comfortable enough to do so. Thank you all for your support.”
Paddy Assistant Manager Fine Wines Rialto Dublin


“Thanks for keeping us busy in 2010, looking forward to being busy in 2011”
Paul Warehouse Distribution Limerick


“I think what sets us apart from the multinationals is the fact that we are not just someone sitting scanning, we like to connect with our customers and if they need help we are happy to do so and I think that’s important to people and keeps them coming back, which is good for us, so cheers”
Aiden Sales Assistant Fine Wines Roxboro Limerick


“I would just like to take a moment to thank all my customers for shopping with us in 2010 and looking forward to meeting and greeting them again in 2011 when Clare lift the Sam Maguire”.
Alan Manager Fine Wines Mill Road Ennis Co. Clare


“You the customer are the most important part of our business so in turn, we try to provide the best customer care possible in all areas of our off licence. A big THANK YOU for all your support during 2010 and I look forward to offering you the best advise on our wide range of wines, beers and spirits for 2011.”
Patrick Manager Fine Wines Malahide Road Dublin


“What makes us happy is to help our customers find that special bottle of wine or the great deal for party’s. We are looking forward to 2011 and being the first port of call for customers looking for a bargain.”
Martin Manager Fine Wines Dooradoyle Limerick


“Thank you for choosing to shop with us throughout 2010. Cold weather may have kept people in this Christmas but the party did not stop and we were happy to provide all you needed and hope to continue to do so in 2011.”
Gary Manager Fine Wines Parnell Street Limerick