New indie for Macclesfield

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La Dulce Vendimia opened in Macclesfield last month.

Owner Emily Wilson previously owned a tea room, but her growing interest in wine saw her sell her business to take a role as a pastry chef and tour guide at Holmfirth Vineyards in Yorkshire.

Since then, she has gained her WSET Level 3 and is now running her own shop and bar in the Castle Quarter area.

She’s working with suppliers including Enotria&Coe, North South Wines and Alliance. “I’m going for things that I like but I’m also looking for unusual wines and things that will interest will my customers,” she says. “I’m very organic and vegan-friendly and I like those styles of wine.”

About 20% of the range consists of Spanish wines and Wilson says she’s looking forward to growing that with the help of Alliance. Platters of Spanish cheese and meat are offered, and she’s managed to source a Spanish vegan option too.

Wilson says having the bar area in the shop, which seats 20, encourages the customers try the wines in store by the glass and will allow her to hold tastings, beginning with a chocolate and wine event earlier this month.

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