Waitrose has won the European Wine and Spirit Retailer of the Year 2011 at the IWSC awards.
Pierpaolo Petrassi MW, head of wines, beers, spirits and tobacco buying, said: "We're thrilled to have been recognised with this set of awards, and the IWSC award is the icing on the cake of a very successful year.
"Our focus on English wine, glass light-weighting and extending our spirit range have all helped us to achieve this fantastic range of awards. We look forward to leading from the front with plans for wine, beer and spirit innovation from our excellent team in the next year."
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