We’re your local and online wine experts.
Established in 2015, we are a family owned independent wine merchant from Dorset. We are extremely passionate about wine and offer a wide selection of excellent and great value wines from across the world. We believe in traditional values offering quality & value for money and are known for our broad knowledge and friendly approach.
Between us all we have tasted and enjoyed each and every bottle in our shops. We are super proud of our small team, they have a huge range of skills and talents and each member holds the same desire to share a love & enjoyment of wine and match the right bottle to the right customer.
Our shops offer an elegant, relaxed space to sit and enjoy wine by the glass, by the bottle or to enjoy an evening wine tasting hosted by one of our team of experts.
To view our stores click here.
We offer an outstanding collection of white, red, rose, and sparkling wines online with fast, reliable delivery both locally and UK wide. You will find new and exciting wines together with well-regarded favourites.
For each product we craft our own tasting notes and food pairing advice to give you the best online experience of M&B, adding our expert wine advice at every stage. We are here to help with more advice if needed and being a small team, we can offer all the insider knowledge.
To learn more about our delivery service click here.
We host many varied wine and gin tasting events each year in-store at both Dorchester and Bridport stores, winemaker dinners at Dorset restaurants and our annual large walk around tastings. Our tastings are an enjoyable experience to explore wines in a relaxed setting and learn from a host of invited presenters including members of our M&B team to winemakers from across the globe.
To find out more about our tastings, join our mailing list below, or drop us an email for private events. We can hire both venues for tastings with friends, family, or corporate events.
We supply top-class pubs, cafes and restaurants in the local area and beyond. We pride ourselves on sourcing the best value wines that we can. This is particularly true for the wines that we supply to our trade customers.
The team have good knowledge of traditional, contemporary and seafood restaurants and we have had great success in composing wine lists to suit each of these cuisines.
Nothing is more important to us than providing excellent value house wines for our trade customers. Please contact us if you wish to open a trade account so we can discuss your requirements.
Mark is known in the wine trade for his excellent palate and his ability to assess and value wines. He is also known for his approachable, friendly style and his ability to help customers choose the right wine for the right occasion.
“I have been in the wine trade for many years and I enjoy the industry now as much as ever and still enjoy the thrill of matching the right wine with the right person. Over the years, having tasted & explored thousands of diverse wines I would like to think that I have developed a pretty good palate and I thrive on finding the next best thing for our shelves!
Life in the wine trade started in 1990 as a Junior Buyer for a highly respected wine merchant, Luckins Wine Store, in my hometown of Great Dunmow in Essex. During the next five years I studied at The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) in London passing all the examinations including the Diploma by the age of 21.
After a break to gain a degree in Geo Archaeology at Leicester University (and play rugby!), I returned to the wine trade to work for Tanners Wines, the great Shropshire wine merchant. In 2002, I joined Palmers Brewery and spent over a decade sourcing its wine before setting up Morrish & Banham wine merchants with Caroline in 2015. In 2020, we joined the Electric Pub Company and our adventure into pubs & restaurants began!
My desert island wines are still Red Bordeaux and White Burgundy but I love anything that is good value, well made and has a story to tell.”
Caroline brings a broad experience in customer service and business to the team, always looking forward to the next challenge!
After many evenings spent chatting about the dream of having our own wine business, Mark & I finally jumped at the challenge and set up Morrish & Banham in 2015. I have continued tasting and learning within the wine industry ever since. The world of wine is such an inspiring place to work, not to mention delicious! I have a keen interest in local Dorset wines, what we have on our doorstep is world class and not to be missed.
Our industry is ever changing, ever evolving, the journey of discovery is exciting, and I feel lucky to work within ‘Team M&B’, the knowledge and passion that exists in our small team really is exceptional and being part of that is very rewarding.
When we are off selecting new products for M&B my area is generally tasting the Champagne, Sparkling wine and gin, there are worse ways to spend the day!
Jack is a shaping up to be a brilliant wine guy, passion, people and provenance are key to his style.
“I’m hugely passionate about tasting and discovery within the world of wine. I have previously worked in wine production, and I’ve completed vintages in the Northern and Southern hemisphere. I then moved into the wine trade where I joined M&B in 2020. I love to share my knowledge and experience with our customers and to make the world of wine that little bit more accessible and easier to understand.
Alongside work I am currently studying for my Diploma in Wines through the Wines & Spirits Education Trust. I tend to enjoy wine without food, tasting the purest expression of what is in the glass. Wine is about people and places, so I like to search for wines that express this. Outside of work I love to cook middle eastern inspired food and I’m an avid traveler – nothing beats trekking in the mountains!”
Mr. D (Ian!) is the nicest guy in the trade, always a smile on his face…
“I have a great job of delivering wine for M&B for private and public houses all over the Dorset area and beyond.
I’ve enjoyed drinking wine for many years but have been educated by Mr. Banham about the origins and styles since working closely with the business. Here’s to learning and drinking much more over the coming years.”