We are sad to announce company founder Eddy Coghlan passed away peacefully this morning aged 75. He leaves behind wife Anne-Marie and children Andrew, Stefan and Erika, daughter-in-laws Janet & Julie and grand children Samantha & Alice who love him deeply.
Eddy’s shared love for German wine saw the creation of Wine Schoppen Group back in 1979. Under his expert guidance the company won the coveted German Specialist of the Year Award by the Which? Wine Guide in 1991.
Eddy expanded the company from humble beginnings from a garage to our first shop on Abbeydale Corner. A new outlet under the Wicker Arches saw the range grow from German wines to include wines from all around the World and then to a larger unit at Oak Street, Sheffield.
Eddy was well known and loved by everyone he came into contact with – he will be missed by everyone who knew him.Share and Enjoy: