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About wharf side wines

As your local Yorkshire wine supplier we’re here to take the hassle out of finding just the right bottle for the occasion, whether it's a special celebration, an impromptu BBQ, or a wander in the Dales with a picnic, we’re here on hand to help if you need us. 

We’re all about our customers and we’re all about local, and whether you’re local or not you’ll get the same level of hassle free service and straight-talking expertise as if you lived next door. 

Our Founder James brings a wealth of wine and food expertise to the WSW table and is always happy to share recommendations on food pairings or new things to try. You'll find all the familiar classics, as well as new style and less well-known wines on our list.

Our ethos is that wine is for everyone and whether it's for everyday, or for one of life’s special moments we’ve got something on the shelf to fit perfectly. And if you can’t find it, just ask. 

James Ingle | owner

James Ingle set up Wharf Side Wines to share his passion and interest in great wines with other like-minded people and wine lovers across Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and the UK.

With a WSET Level 2 qualification and over 10 years’ experience in the wine industry, together with a well-trained palate and nose, James is ideally placed to assist with all your wine drinking requirements, whatever the occasion.

James gained great knowledge of the industry whilst selling champagne in central London to private individuals and a large number of companies in the both the FTSE 150 and 250. In addition, James also spent three years in the hospitality trade in the North of England, working in large hotels and running gastro pubs. 

James’s love of food and cooking reached new heights at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland, thanks to a series of culinary masterclasses from acclaimed chef Darina Allen. Here James also learnt how to perfectly pair food with wine, and create balanced wine menus, under the expert eye of award-winning sommelier Colm McCan.

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