Reserve is Manchester's finest independent wine merchants, run by people with a passion for the great grape. We have a massive local following due to our commitment to making wine accessible and fun for everyone, stocking a huge range of 'boutique' wines from family owned-and-run wineries across the globe. Don't get tricked into thinking that we're pricey though - there's something on our shelves for everyone, and we pride ourselves on the quality of every bottle we sell, from £4 to £400. We know they're good because we've tasted them all (it's a hard job, but someone has to do it).
We love to get visitors in the shop more than anything else, but seeing as West Didsbury isn't accessible to everyone, we make every bottle we sell available to buy on this very website or over the phone - that way we can spread the word of wine worldwide!
Our Opening Times Are
Monday to Friday: 12-9pm
And you can find us at:
176 Burton Road
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Pop in - the best way to buy wine is face to face (and you never know your luck, we may have a bottle open!)
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Wine Heaven: Cote Rotie, Northern Rhone in general esp opulent Viogniers. Grenache
Wine Hell: Cava
Wine Geek Fact: In some champagne houses, they still use a traditional method of turning champagne bottles (riddling). The riddler will turn up to 60,000 bottles a day!
Top Reserve Tip: Come into the shop, or call and talk to us! There's a wealth of knowledge in my staff, begging to be released!
Wine Heaven: Being born in the region I am a big fan of Northern Cotes du Rhone and the Syrah grape. From Saint Joseph to Hermitage everything going up the slope is brilliant. I can also recognize a good Shiraz from the Barossa Valley when I drink one.
Wine Hell: Cheap sweet sparkling Italian wines, not to be found at Reserve.
Wine Geek Fact: Some wine from roman times were found in Amphora at the bottom of the sea, now that's ageing!
Top Reserve Tip: I am still going through the range, but great wines from all around the world are here. Why don't you come and we can discuss your favourites.
Wine Heaven: Argentinean Malbec, anything from the Northern Rhone and good Champagne.
Wine Hell: Really cheap Spanish red that smells like burnt flesh. Shudder… [I would like to point out that these are NOT available at Reserve. Also Jack, the burnt flesh reference is a little worrying... from Kate]
Wine Geek Fact: Max Schubert had to make some vintages of Grange in secret before Penfolds realised what he was on to!
Top Reserve Tip: South America is my reference region for premium quality, medium & full-bodied reds at a great price. Malbec and Carmenere are the future - join the revolution!