The 2007 winners

09 March, 2007

BWS Adviser of the Year (Sponsor: De Bortoli)

Winner: Nick King, Sainsbury's, Locksbottom

Finalists: Pierre Ivorra, Sainsbury's, Islington; Jon Biczysko, Sainsbury's, Fairfield Park

Community off-licence (Sponsor: Beverage Brands)

Winner: Simply Food & Drinks, Newsome

Finalists: Gap Wines, Belfast; John Scott & Miller, Orkney

Convenience store (Sponsor: British American Tobacco UK)

Winner: Celebrations, Stockport

Finalists: J&H Market, Bradford; Londis, Greenford, Middx

Drinks buying team (Sponsor: Pernod Ricard)

Winner: Sainsbury's

Finalists: Majestic; Waitrose

Drinks wholesaler (Sponsor: Refresh UK)

Winner: Booker

Finalist: Drinks Inc

Independent beer retailer (Sponsor: Corona)

Winner: Open All Hours, Keswick

Finalists: Beer Essentials, Horsham; The Bottle Stop, Bramhall

Independent spirits retailer (Sponsor: Beam Global)

Winner: Arthur Rackham, Guildford

Finalists: The Vintage House, London; The Whisky Shop

Independent wine retailer (Sponsor: Berkmann Wine Cellars)

Winner: Cooden Cellars, Eastbourne

Finalists: Corks Out, Warrington; Oxford Wine Co

Innovation (Sponsor: Pepsico)

Winner: The Whisky Shop

Finalists: Majestic Gift Solutions; Tesco Fine Wine Collection

Multiple beer retailer (Sponsor: Carlsberg)

Winner: Booths

Finalists: Tesco; Waitrose

Multiple spirits retailer (Sponsor: First Drinks)

Winner: Sainsbury's

Finalists: Bargain Booze; Tesco

Multiple wine retailer (Sponsor: Concha & Toro)

Winner: Waitrose

Finalists: Majestic; Tesco

Online/direct sales retailer (Sponsor: Miller Brands UK)

Winner: Tesco

Finalists: Majestic; Waitrose

Own-label range

Winner: Co-op Fairtrade

Finalists: Marks & Spencer; Sainsbury's

High street chain (Sponsor: Global Brands)

Winner: Thresher

Finalists: Bargain Booze; Majestic

Supermarket (Sponsor: Bishops Finger)

Winner: Waitrose

Finalists: Sainsbury's; Tesco

Lifetime achievement award: John Mitchell

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