Wine, Cakes and Jewellery Tops In Chiswick
Three independent businesses get national recognition
Three very different retailers in Chiswick have been recognised for their individuality and flair. The Good Wine Shop and Marmalade Jewellers have received industry awards and Outsider Tart, the quirky cafe on Chiswick High Road, has been featured on ITV as one of Britain's Best Bakeries.
The Good Wine Shop came in the top three independent drinks retailers in the country at the Drinks Retailing Awards (DRA)-at the Dorchester Hotel -the top prize went to Selfridges.
Off Licence News described the shop as having “…around 900 wines – plus an impressive selection of craft beers and top-end spirits. The shops are attractive and modern with a passionate and well-informed team on hand to give customers expert advice.”
Owner Mark Wrigglesworth, who opened in Chiswick in 2012 said: “I’m really delighted we’ve come so close to winning this award. We’ve put in a lot of effort – at both Chiswick and Kew - to expanding the breadth and quality of our wine, beer and spirits range over the last year and it’s great to have that recognised. We were also chosen for our excellent customer service which is something I believe sets us apart. It was a really tough category. Well done to Selfridges who won.” www.thegoodwineshop.co.uk
Marmalade Jewellery have once again been recognized in the Retail Jewellery magazine’s list of 'Inspiring Independents' . Owner Simon Johnson, who co-owns the businesses with wife Nadine said: "This Year in a poll of industry experts, we came third out of fifty. It’s a massive honour and we are totally chuffed. It’s the third time we've been recognised in this way. and goes some way to recognise the hard work and innovative ideas the store team puts into all our clients and projects. So a massive thank you to the team, Janina, Sonia, Lucy, Hannah and Lilet, and also to the good and great people of Chiswick for your continued support."
On Tuesday Feb 4th Outsider Tart's owners David and David were featured in Episode 2 of ITV's Britain's Best Bakery programme which featured the South East region. The show pits sixty bakeries from all over the UK against each other to win the coveted title.
The two David's showcased their Baked Turtle Cheesecake, which contains a chocolate cookie base, creamcheese and chocolate chip filling, and is topped with a caramel sauce and decorated with pecan nuts. Judges Peter Sidwell and Mitch Turner were highly complimentary of the cheesecake. Outsider Tart opened in Chis wick eight years ago and the shop features a range of American style cookies and cakes, baked by the owners.
The Outsider Tart duo were up against a Turkish Cypriot baker from Harangay and Boulangerie Jade from Blackheath.
To find out what happened you can still view the episode on the ITV player.https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/
February 10, 2014