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Awards & press

We're always pleased when nice people say nice things about us, so rather than simply tell you what a great job we're doing, we thought we'd assemble our awards and some of our favourite quotes here for all to see.

Our awards

  • International Wine Challenge USA Specialist of the Year, 2019
  • International Wine Challenge Rosé Specialist of the Year (Highly Commended), 2019
  • International Wine Challenge USA Specialist of the Year, 2018
  • International Wine Challenge Online Retailer of the Year (Shortlisted), 2018
  • Decanter Best USA Specialist, 2018
  • Decanter USA and Canada Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year, 2017
  • Decanter Online Retailer of the Year (Runner Up), 2017
  • International Wine Challenge USA Specialist of the Year, 2017
  • International Wine Challenge Online Retailer of the Year (Highly Commended), 2017
  • Decanter Online Retailer of the Year, 2016
  • Decanter Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year, New World, 2016
  • Decanter Judges Choice Retailer of the Year, 2016
  • International Wine Challenge USA Specialist of the Year, 2016
  • Harpers Best Independent Online Merchant of the Year, 2015
  • Harpers Best Independent Merchant Wholesaler of the Year, 2015
  • Decanter Americas Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year, 2015
  • International Wine Challenge Innovator of the Year, 2015
  • International Wine Challenge California Specialist of the Year, 2015
  • Decanter Americas Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year, 2014
  • International Wine Challenge Small Independent of the Year, 2014
  • International Wine Challenge California Specialist of the Year, 2014
  • Harpers Best Top Merchant Online Retailer of the Year, 2014
  • Drinks Retailing Awards Independent Wine Retailer of the Year, 2014
  • International Wine Challenge Regional London Merchant of the Year, 2013
  • International Wine Challenge California Specialist of the Year, 2013
  • Drinks Business Awards Independent Retailer of the Year, 2013
  • Decanter London Merchant of the Year, 2012
  • Decanter Small London Wine Merchant of the Year, 2010
  • Drinks Business Awards Retailer of the Year, 2009
  • International Wine Challenge London Merchant of the Year, 2008
  • International Wine Challenge Small Independent Merchant of the Year, 1996

Press mentions

"There's no trumping Roberson Wine when it comes to the USA." Peter Richards MW, 2018 Decanter Retailer Awards
"Whenever I need to find a bottle which represents California at its most exciting and at a fantastic price point I immediately think of Roberson Wine! California is going through a new era of winemaking and you guys are right at the forefront, championing this awesome new wave. Thank you for being the ultimate California cheerleaders!" Amelia Singer, Wine Educator, Consultant & TV Presenter
"Roberson’s move from physical shop to online retailer has been seamless. Their elegant website is a joy to use on any device, with algorithms supporting customised recommendations, powerful search/filtering options and effortless functionality." Decanter Retailer Awards, September 2016
"What they’ve done takes guts,’ said one judge of our winners, who have demonstrated a clear commitment to sourcing wines that represent the ‘New California’, bringing in newer, less expensive wines, also from further afield, to bolster their offering of celebrated names." Decanter Retailer Awards, September 2015
"Scooping numerous awards for its West Coast wines, including the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards accolade for Americas Specialist, Roberson Wine is a merchant that champions California like no other. It proudly and actively disregards old-fashioned, big, alcoholic, point-scoring Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays, favouring modesty and elegance instead. Although Roberson sells directly to customers, it also supplies restaurants with its range of cutting-edge wines, helping to spread the message about what Californian wines can offer today, throughout the UK. Roberson’s latest initiative, to supply wines on tap to UK restaurants, perfectly illustrates why it is in the vanguard of Californian wine here." Jane Parkinson, Decanter, September 2015
"Roberson got the nod for its exciting and brave efforts this year to source, promote and champion the new wave of North American producers." Decanter World Wine Awards, 2014
"The best wine merchant in London" Adam Lechmere, Rot., March 2014
"Roberson is one of London's most dynamic wine merchants. It is not that old but it has fingers in a much wider range of pies than most: education ... fine wines, including some relatively ancient vintages; direct imports such as our very popular Mas Coutelou wine of the week; and now, natural wines." Jancis Robinson MW, 15th June 2012
"In May I went to my first evening wine tasting at Roberson, the fine wine store at the far end of Kensington High Street and I was extremely impressed. You may remember that Julia Harding and Richard Hemming have already reported on some fine events held there and I can now quite understand their enthusiasm." Jancis Robinson MW, on jancisrobinson.com, 2009
"Fine and rare wines, sold by the bottle. All of France is excellent; so is Italy and port." Oz Clarke, Oz Clarke's 250 Best Wines, 2009
"I have attended and written up Roberson's tastings for a couple of years now. For the record, these are just a bunch of young guys who organize great tastings and they run one of the best wine outlets in London." Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com, July 2008
"Roberson is the new breed of fine wine merchant where sleek is part of the style." Wine & Spirit, June 2008

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Awards & press Our latest awards

We're Decanter and IWC Specialist Merchant of the Year for our USA range.

... London's best collection of seriously smart wine available by the single bottle

Jancis Robison MW