Wines & more is a small-scale, dynamic wine business, created by Stefaan Wauters. We promote contemporary brands and provide advice tailored to the customers’ needs. Our motto: flexibility and customer focus.
Wine is undoubtedly one of the noblest products our planet is generating and that is what this brand intends to celebrate.
Best of our Planet strives to present organic wines that match or even outperform the best ‘conventional’ wines in their price category.
Danie De Wet, South Africa’s winemaking legend produces the lovely Chardonnay Vinoceros. It shows classic fresh peach and citrus aromas with hints of vanilla and subtle oak. A wine with a terrific balance. Enjoy with chicken, fish, mussels and cheese.
Vinovicuna is a seductive wine that comes from the lower flanks of the Andes where the most pure environment has taken the Malbec and Merlot grapes used in this wine to optimum maturity.
As there are hundreds of grape varieties and hundreds of different terroirs, an enormous number of combinations inevitably results in an almost infinite number of wines. The best possible combination of grape and soil, is the secret treasure Invinity is always seeking.
This brand arose from the cooperation and friendship between Jef Roskin, a specialist in the catering industry and Stefaan Wauters.
It’s a brand especially developed for this industry. Today it consists of 6 basis wines available both in bottles as other user friendly formats, like a Bag in box or cask. As with our other brands, we strive to offer Belle de Nuit with the highest quality and at the best price.
Stefaan Wauters - Founder of Wines & More
In 2010, after a 20-year career for the principal wine retailer in Belgium, Stefaan decided to rise to a new challenge and make yet another dream come true. Combining his knowledge of the wine market and his drive to create his own business, he managed to establish himself as an independent wine merchant and to launch several brands over the past years.
To this end, he availed himself of the expertise of the very best wine growers from some of the most reputable wine regions - whom he got to know during his 20-year stint as a buyer. By carefully and expertly blending the best cuvees, together they started producing wines that have become increasingly successful.
Besides sourcing wines and marketing his own brands, Stefaan is also working as a consultant to a number of national and international companies, advising them on wine production and assemblage, as well as commercialisation.
A third aspect of Wines & More's activities concerns representation in Belgium and/or the Netherlands of wine producers such as:
- JMB-Beverages, an Australian producer of alcohol free wines.
- Vina Teillery, organic wines from Chile.
- Alma Wines, International merchant and producer of Italian wines.
Other people about Stefaan Wauters
As a wine buyer, Stefaan Wauters is always roaming vineyards in order to discover and taste wines and to discuss them with the wine growers. In the course of his career, he has gained the confidence of these wine producers, who appreciated the fact that he came to meet them 'on their ground'. In Chile, Argentina, South Africa and Australia but also closer to home, in France , Italy and in Spain he always manages to discover wines with a seductive price/quality/pleasure ratio.
Stefaan Wauters is a judicious, accurate wine taster, who is quite familiar with the complete range of high quality wines which is of course to be expected of a man who used to hold the function of head wine buyer at Delhaize, where he was responsible for the acquisition of many millions of bottles a year. He equally appreciates small' wines and impressive' ones, on condition that they are honest wines.
Stefaan Wauters is one of the most talented people in the wine business. During his career as Chief Wine Buyer for Delhaize Belgium's top supermarket - he travelled the world, worked with a great variety of wine producers and tasted many, many different wines. Thanks to his palate, open-mindedness, knowledge and abiding interest in wine, he is well respected, well known and well liked throughout the wine world. I love tasting and talking wine with Stef, whether it is a four-euro Chenin Blanc from South Africa or a four hundred euro first growth from Bordeaux.
Stefaan Wauters in the Press
A short introductory clip about Stefaan Wauters, Wines and More-founder, and his carreer in the Belgian wine trade.
Stefaan Wauters on ‘Kurkentrekker’
In the wineshow ‘Kurkentrekker’ (cfr. ‘corkscrew’), Stefaan Wauters had a weekly segment, together with wine journalist Harry de Schepper. In this episode he introduces a French Chateau Mentoa, especially for the holidays.
Wine of the week
For the cooking show ‘Kok en Co’ (cfr. ‘Chef and Co’), Stefaan Wauters introduced a new wine every week in his segment ‘Wine of the Week’. This particular episode was taped in ’96, the wine being introduced is a Chinon.
In the press
Trend / Tendances
Source: Trends / Tendances
Article about the buyers of wine in large Belgian departmentstores (article in French).Read this article(.pdf)
Invinity in Het Laatste Nieuws
Source: Het Laatste Nieuws
Article by Luc de Mey in the Belgian newspaper ‘Het Laatste Nieuws’ regarding the InVINity-series in Belgian department stores (article in Dutch).Read this article(.pdf)
Weekend Knack – Herwig Van Hove
Article from the wine column of Herwig Van Hove in WeekendKnack about the InVINity-series (article in Dutch).Read this article(.pdf)
Sortez vos tire-bouchons
Source: Femmes d'aujourdhui
The recommendations and wines of Stefaan Wauters – winebuyer for the Belgian department store ‘Delhaize’ (article in French).Read this article(.pdf)