Sheffield wine merchant Michael Menzel dies

22 September, 2011

Sheffield wine merchant Michael Menzel has died aged 70, after a battle with cancer.

The German entrepreneur arrived in the city in the early 80s to establish its first specialist wine shop. The original premises stood on Nether Green but later relocated to Eccleshall Road. The retail business was later sold and rebranded as a Bottoms Up store but Menzel enjoyed success with a wine bar.

His funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday, Sepetmber 23) at Mother of God Roman Catholic Church on Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, at 10.30am.




Bookmark this


Site Search

COMMENT

Rosé tinted glasses

I was asked recently what I thought the biggest change had been in wine fashion in the past five years. My answer was unequivocal: sales of pink wines. From being a niche that expanded and contracted with the sunshine, rosé has subtly but steadily become a stalwart of many merchants’ ranges, with Provence firmly at the top and asked for by name.

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter