Philglas & Swiggot was founded in 1991 on Northcote Road in Battersea and over the next 30 years it expanded to New Quebec Street in Marylebone and developed into one of London’s most loved independent wine merchants.

A Brief Timeline


New Fine Wine Website

We launched our dedicated Fine Wine website which features over 1000 fine wines including the latest releases from some of the greatest wine estates from across the globe. We also extended our range of specialist services including offering highly competitive personal storage accounts with online tools to track the latest market value of your wine.

Decanter Award!

We were thrilled and honoured to be recognised as the ``Best Regional Wine Shop - London`` by the Decanter Retail Awards 2022! “Philglas & Swiggot is a retailer revitalised” commented the judges. The level of competition was formidable, and we could not have done it without the support of our loyal customers and our incredible staff.

Online Wine Subscription Service

Over the years our Wine Club cases have been incredibly popular due to the fantastic range of wines and outstanding value, all delivered to your home, free of charge. In 2021 we moved the wine club online, to create a fully flexible service for members with the ability to login to their account via an online portal where they can instantly change the frequency of deliveries, select a different case tier, or pause the subscription. We also added a thoughtful tasting note booklet with each case, featuring background information on the wines and producers along with recommended food pairings.

Going Green

In 2021 we purchased a new electric van to meet our London deliveries in speedy and zero emissions way. A social media competition saw our customers name the van, and the winning name was: Filboot & Drivit!

Store Renovations

Our Marylebone store was renovated top to bottom, front to back. We can now welcome 35 people inside for tasting and drinks service. With a huge wine selection to choose from it might be hard to leave.

New Ownership

In November 2018 O’Briens Wine purchased the business to begin a new chapter in its history. Founded as a family business in the 1940s and specialising in wine, beer and spirits since 1973, O'Briens operate 30 stores located across the Republic of Ireland. Philglas & Swiggot is now managed by Marcus O'Brien & Neil McAndrew with Lynne Coyle MW (Wine Director for O'Briens in Ireland) overseeing the wine range.

The Beginning

Philglas & Swiggot was founded in 1991 on Northcote Road in Battersea by Mike and Karen Rogers. Over the next 23 years it expanded to add stores in Marylebone and Richmond, and became one of London's most loved independent wine merchants gaining a reputation for stocking an exceptional range from around the world with notable strength in Italy, South Africa, Australia and California.