Chris Kissack, winedoctor.com
"...Cadman Fine Wines has been trading online for several years now, and the website and business appear to be going from strength to strength. Established in 2004 by Giles Cadman under the umbrella of the Venulum Group, a private company providing investment services in property and wine, Cadman Fine Wines was created to provide a retail service to complement the well-established investment business.
"At the helm of the group is Giles himself, a man with a clear and innate passion for wine, aided by sales and marketing manager Paul Trimming, among others. The list blends blue-chip names with some less familiar, the likes of Langoa-Barton, Beaucastel and Armand Rousseau sitting very nicely with competing bottles from less famous and this more affordable names. All these wines are available on the Cadman site, and at the time of writing one or two of them are included in the ongoing sale, with a quid or two knocked off the price. And it is worthy of mention that there is no minimum purchase limit, so if it is just one bottle that takes your fancy, then that is all you need to buy, a feature of which Cadman is especially proud.
"The focus here is classic styles from classic regions...What is delightful about the list, however, is that it avoids being another carbon-copy rundown of each region, listing only the famous names with exorbitant prices. There are lesser known efforts too; wines classified as Rosso di Toscana and Côtes de Bourg alongside the Chianti Classico and the Pomerol. It is a refreshing approach, delivered in a stylish fashion; the website is elegant, user-friendly and quick."