For Curious Drinkers and Adventurous Thinkers.
Becoming an expert in wine is a serious task, but drinking awesome wine shouldn’t have to be. As lucky inhabitants of the UK, we all have access to the best wines from every corner of the globe. The downside of so much choice? It’s daunting. You shouldn’t have to pass your Master Sommelier exam or spend a small fortune to snag a great bottle of juice for drinking on a Tuesday night.
All killers, no fillers
Our mission is simple. To help our community of curious drinkers and adventurous thinkers cut through the jargon and discover deliciousness. We have a philosophy of no bad choice. All killer, no fillers. We taste and travel the world regularly to find wines made by family-owned producers, made beautifully and, where possible, sustainably.
Whether you’re after a couple of bottles to fill the kitchen wine rack, or some special cases to squirrel away in your cellar, we can help you find what you’re looking for. Just think of us as your personal sommelier, but the only time we’ll ever look down our nose is into the glass…
Lovely people have said lovely things...
Amanda JK | Jun 21
Jake is just the kind of person you want to do business with, no matter how far away you are, and the recipient of the wine is... He is an expert who clearly loves fine wine, understands it, and is exceptionally knowledgeable in the pursuit of enjoying it! :)
Gill C | Jan 21
An interesting selection of award winning wines at competitive prices with an easy to navigate website. Friendly, approachable and knowledgeable staff that makes using Vino Gusto a complete pleasure. A local business that deserves huge success. Thank you!
Vino Gusto was founded out of necessity in the (not so) great lockdown of 2020. Born from an independent pub company with an award-winning wine list, it seemed logical to us not to sit on our hands, but to use the previously undiscovered luxury of time to do something that we love. In the following months whilst the world was standing still, we opened a pop up wine shop, increased our wine list from 50 to 250+ bottles, won a national award for our efforts, and sold a lot of wine.
We’re now set to open our first retail shop in our beautiful hometown of Bury St Edmunds, later in 2021.
Who Are We
At the helm of Vino Gusto is Jake Bennett-Day. Before opening Vino Gusto full time, he was group beverage manager to Gusto Pronto Ltd, managing the beverage menu and training programmes across a group of pub-cum-restaurants in East Anglia. He has held various senior positions within the Suffolk hospitality scene and had the pleasure of working for John Hoskins, MW at his famous Old Bridge Wine Shop in Cambridgeshire. Jake’s goal for Vino Gusto is to be the wine shop that he’d like to stumble upon, selling the wines that he’d most like to drink and share.
Supporting Jake in his role are Suffolk based hospitality royalty, David & Rox Marjoram. Operating a successful group of pubs and brewery in East Anglia for the last 13 years should fill you with confidence that they know how to make people happy. That's all wine is about.
We're not advertising for any positions right now, but if you're interested in working with us, we'd love to hear from you and grab a coffee.