Angus McDonald

Angus McDonald

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The General Wine Company is a family owned company that has, for 34 years, supplied retail and trade customers with an unrivaled service and fastidious attention to detail. We search the world for the small producers that are doing something exceptional.

We search the world for the small producers that are doing something exceptional.
— Angus McDonald - Wine Purchasing Director Extraordinaire

We love to find bottled joys that are the very best examples of their origins and those that have a story, and then pass the vinous wonders on to you, so that you can be part of that story. As well as wines we have an extensive range of spirits - some old and rare, some just rare and difficult to get hold of. We are sure we can supply you with anything you need for your cocktails. 

We believe that people are at the heart of any successful venture, and for three decades, we have maintained this belief. The loyalty and commitment of all our staff in every part of the company are testament to this. Passion, expertise, enthusiasm, pride and the personal touch are what drive us and drive our delivery vans. 

We have two retail outlets. One is in Liphook which has been open for 29 years and is a wine lover's Aladdin’s cave. The second shop in Petersfield was opened 8 years ago and is going from strength to strength, winning the 2010 Best New Business award from Life Magazines. 


We have a large double warehouse on the Beaver Estate in Liphook from where we look after our trade customers who are hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs. We have a fleet of vans that are out and about all day, every day. The service is personal and efficient not because it has to be, but because it is our ethos. We have the experience and infrastructure to deliver nationwide and at the last minute. If you need an order, however big or small, it will be there. We don’t make wild claims. We just deliver. Everyday.