Small Independent Merchant of the Year 2005
Regional Merchant of the Year 2005

We are pleasantly stunned to have been selected to receive these two awards. See our Press Release.

'Buy With Confidence' Trader

It is with great delight that we have become one of the first wine merchants in the UK to have been approved as a 'Buy With Confidence' scheme member by Trading Standards. The scheme, one of only a few of its kind in the UK, is administered by East Sussex County Council.

Eastbourne Beer Festival 2005

The Festival in October 2005 was the occasion for an interesting radio escapade for Ian - one of several he had in promoting the event!


From time to time we will be organising special events, such as tutored tastings. These will be announced here.


Private tastings: These can be for clubs, a group of friends/work colleagues, from 6 people upwards, usually on your premises or booked by arrangement, and can be as formal or informal as required, or themed or tailored according to your wishes. Our normal requirement is for the wines consumed to be paid for. 

Public tastings: These are often conducted by ourselves or will be part of our Winemaker Tastings series (where wine makers from prestigious estates are flown over to present and talk about their wines), or others involved in the wine trade.

The next planned events are:

Cooden Cellars Diary of Events






2006 May 9 5th Birthday Winemaker Dinner with Gregory Patriat and Pierre Vincent of J-C Boisset and Jaffelin, Burgundy The Garden Suite, The Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne. Price: 39.95 per head
2006 May 19 Winemaker Tasting with Ben Gleatzer of Glaetzer Wines, Heartland and Mitolo, Australia The Dukes Room, The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. Price 15.00 per head
2006 May tbc Winemaker Tasting with Haridimos Hatzidakis from Santorini in Greece tbc
2006 June 30 Winemaker Tasting with Jane Wilson of Lowe Family Wine Company, Australia tbc

Please contact us if you wish to know more about the above. 



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Cooden Cellars 2006 

 Last updated:03 May 2006

Cooden Cellars, 14 Grand Hotel Buildings, Compton Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4EJ
Tel/Fax: 01323 649663