We are an Independent Wine Merchant & Wine Bar based in
Lewes, East Sussex. After an extensive renovation of the building, Symposium
was opened in September 2011.
Founders Henry and Robert met while doing the Wine Business
degree at Plumpton College. At the end of the course, both wanted to open a
wine shop so decided to go into business together and Symposium was born.
Our aim is to provide a relaxed and unpretentious place for
you to come and enjoy some great wines. Whether you’re looking to buy a bottle
to take home with you or sit in and enjoy a glass or share a bottle with
friends, perhaps while enjoying some local charcuterie and cheeses, we have
your needs covered.
Our range of wines (and spirits) has expanded significantly
during our first five years. While we stock wines from all over the world (from
the usual suspects to places like Japan), we are particular fans of Italy,
which offers such a diverse assortment of indigenous grape varieties that makes
the world of wine so exciting.
We love nothing more than finding obscure and
interesting wines to expand our knowledge that we can then share with our