Webshop reveals wine margins Dutch top restaurants

Sterwijnenthuis.nlSterwijnenthuis.nl is a new Dutch online shop where you can buy the wines that feature on the wine lists of the best Dutch restaurants. That is not to the liking of the Dutch Alliance Gastronomique. Dutch consumers can now see exactly how much margin their favourite restaurant takes on wine. The shop is an initiative of the Dutch internet entrepreneur Gijs den Hollander. He wants to offer consumers the same wines they can order off the list of the best Dutch Michelin-starred restaurants. The offer of Sterwijnenthuis.nl is based on the wine lists of the best Dutch restaurants. “The best sommeliers of the Netherlands determine our range,” says Hollander in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. Alliance Gastronomique, which represents the 34 best restaurants in the Netherlands, is considering legal action against den Hollander. Den Hollander sees no problem: “We use public information.”