Jus de Vine awarded ‘National Off-Licence of the Year 2020

Congratulations to Tommy & Julie Cullen of Jus de Vine in Portmarnock who are the winners of the 2020 National Off Licence of the Year Award.  The awards are organised by the National Off Licence Association who represent independent specialist off-licences across Ireland. The Association has 315 members.  Judging for the awards began in June 2019 with the ongoing judging process culminating in a blind wine tasting which involved participants answering questions about the unidentified wines. Final awards were allocated following this process.

There were 37 finalists in this year’s competition and each were awarded certificates of either ‘Merit’ or ‘Excellence’ based on their performance. The top awards on the night went to:

The NOffLA Best First Time Entrant 2020 – Carry Out Off-Licence “The Reeks”, Killarney

The Peroni Food Retailer Off-Licence of the Year 2020 – Shiel’s Londis Off-Licence, Malahide

The El Coto Customer Service Award of the Year 2020 – Gibneys Off-Licence, Malahide

The Redbreast Spirit Specialist of the Year 2020 – Deveney’s of Dundrum

The Guinness Beer Specialist of the Year 2020 – McHugh’s Malahide Road

The Dona Paula Wine Specialist of the Year 2020 – Mitchell & Son CHQ

The Hennessy Munster Off-Licence of the Year 2020 – Galvins Carry Out Carrigaline 

The Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin Connacht/Ulster Off-Licence of the Year 2020

Dalys Drinks, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

 The Vina Los Boldos & Finca Flichman Leinster Off-Licence of the Year 2020

The Wine Centre, Kilkenny

 The Bombay Sapphire Dublin Off-Licence of the Year 2020

 James Redmond & Sons, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

 The NOffLA RTC Online Trainee of the Year 2020 – Derren Green, Molloys Liquor Store Ballyfermot

The NOffLA Responsible Retailer of the Year 2020 – O’Donovans Off-Licence Group


The NOffLA National Off-Licence of the Year 2020 – Jus de Vine


Sean Mitchell

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