Our story

A chance introduction to each other in a Nottinghamshire wine bar in 2001, George and Linda immediately knew they had found their destiny. Both share a thirsty passion for fabulous times and for fabulous wines… well after all, isn’t the purpose of wine to give enjoyment?

Fast forward to the formation of Pretty Screwed; a specialist wine merchant concentrating on difficult to find, great tasting wines, pairing George’s knowledge of wine with Linda’s meticulous attention to detail around the image and presentation of the products.

On a mission to share their enthusiasm of uncorking the pleasures of fine wine, they’re keen to reveal their findings with likeminded lovers of the fabulous stuff.

‘From novices to experts, wine drinkers make an opinion on every sip. You’ve no doubt heard all sorts of myths about wine, such as screw caps only mean cheap plonk, legs dribbling down your glass means a better quality of wine, or the deeper the punt on the bottle the better the quality, to name but a few.’

Recognising that we’re all individual and appreciate different things, coupled with such confusion around this great stuff, we went on a journey of discovery to find the truth for ourselves’
– George & Linda

Thirsty for more…

And after quaffing their way around the globes greatest old world and new world wine regions, from Australia, South Africa and Europe to the English vineyards of home, they know every empty bottle has a story to tell (and they’ve cheerily swigged plenty of bottles)! 

Currently studying the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) Diploma in Wine (with a very respectable distinction gained in his first exam)! George intends to use this qualification as a stepping stone onto the Master of Wine (MW) programme to further develop his skills and expertise within the wine industry.

Wrapped with love…

Create a feeling of wonderment by surprising that special someone with a bottle of their favourite tipple!

Lovingly gift wrapped by hand and accentuated by branded tissue paper, our beautifully presented unique and outstanding wines will create a striking and long lasting memory.

Personalise your gift by adding a message.

Even if your purchase is just for you, your order will be treated no differently so that you too, will be able to enjoy the indulgence of receiving a delightfully presented gift!


Much love,
Linda & George x