Country: United Kingdom
Cairns & Hickey (Wines) Ltd
Cairns & Hickey Wines was established in 1967 by Ernest Cairns and Jim Hickey who had both worked for the firm of John Lupton Wine Merchants. This makes Cairns & Hickey Wines the oldest established independent wine merchants in the Leeds area. Cairns & Hickey was first sited at 17 Blenheim Terrace Leeds opposite the University and many of our loyal regular customers started dealing with us there. In 1980 Jim Hickey retired leaving Ernest at the helm until 1985 when he was joined by his son Peter. In 1991 they moved to their present site in Bramhope to make more of the retail side of the business. The company is now run by Peter who holds his Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and has over 20 years experience in the wine trade. Their staff pride themselves in there knowledge and expertise without being pompous or snobbish about wine.