Philglas & Swiggot was founded in 1991 on Northcote Road in Battersea by Mike and Karen Rogers. Over the next 23 years it expanded to add stores in Marylebone and Richmond, and became one of London's most loved independent wine merchants, and over the past four years has built up an exceptional range from around the world with notable strength in Italy, South Africa, Australia and California.
In November 2018 O’Briens Wine purchased the business to begin a new chapter in its history. Founded as a family business in the 1940s and specialising in wine, beer and spirits since 1973 O’Briens has grown to 34 stores across the Republic of Ireland as well as 2 stores now in London (Battersea and Marylebone).
Philglas & Swiggot will continue to be managed by Justin Knock MW, Damien Jackman and also Marcus O'Brien. Along with Lynne Coyle MW, Wine Director for O'Briens in Ireland, the group now has two Masters of Wine to oversee the wine range. Justin and Lynne are recently pictured here in a vineyard in Paso Robles in California.