CENTRA on the Point Road in Crosshaven, Co. Cork, was announced as the winner of Centra Wine Store of the Year at the Edward Dillon & Santa Rita Estates Centra Off Licence & Wine Store of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 10th November.
Bernard Lynch was there to represent Centra Crosshaven on the night and to collect the award, which was presented by Andy O’Hara, CEO of Edward Dillon, Donagh McClafferty, Category Manager at Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland and Tom Gaskin, Santa Rita Estates. The event, which took place in the Castleknock Hotel & Country Club in Dublin, was attended by finalist stores from across the country.
Each of the finalist stores were judged by Rodney Trenwith and were marked on a range of criteria, including overall appearance, innovation and customer service. Other winners on the night were Centra Castletroy, Co. Limerick, winner of the Convenience Store category, Centra in Maugheraboy, Co. Sligo, winner of the Neighbourhood Supermarket category, and Centra Dingle in Kerry, runner up in the Neighbourhood Supermarket category.
The winners of the Edward Dillon & Santa Rita Estates Off Licence of the Year Awards will enjoy a luxurious trip to Nashville. All finalists received a certificate of achievement on the night.
Speaking at the event, Andy O’Hara, CEO of Edward Dillon, said: ‘We would like to extend our congratulations to Centra Crosshaven, winner of Wine Store of the Year, for reaching such a high standard in their store. We would also like to say well done to the other winners, and to all finalists for taking part this year.’