“English wine now deserves to be taken seriously”

Corney & Barrow’s Rebecca Palmer expressed her belief in English wine as the merchant announced its first exclusive English wine agency, Wiston Estate.

The Goring family are the current custodians of the Estate

Explaining the decision to take on the producer, Palmer, who is associate director and buyer at the independent wine merchant, told the drinks business, “We feel that English wine now deserves to be taken seriously.”

Continuing she said, “It is Corney & Barrow’s aim to supply our customers with benchmark wines from around the world and it was time to include England in that picture.

“We have been biding our time, watching out for the estate we felt had that unique star quality and we are convinced we have found that in Wiston.”

Wiston is situated in Sussex’s South Downs and was established in 2008 by the Goring family to make traditional method sparkling wine.

Palmer said that she plans to work with the Goring family – who are not related to the owners of the London hotel by the same name – “to position Wiston as England’s benchmark sparkling fine wine.”

Palmer described Winston’s production as “minute” and commented that the launch cuvée, a 2008 vintage brut, would be supplied initially to Corney & Barrow’s “best on-trade customers, before releasing the remainder of our yearly allocation more widely in following months.”

Speaking of possible production expansion, Palmer added, “There are plans to plant a further site, the most magnificent amphitheatre I have ever seen with a gradient so steep we almost rolled the Gorings’ Landrover.”

Click here to find out more about Wiston Estate.

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Key Account Manager

MMI Maldives
Maldives

Financial Controller

London City Bond
Barking, UK

Duty Manager

The Whisky Exchange
Great Portland Street, London

Spirits Advisor

The Whisky Exchange
London, UK

International Sales Manager

Elixir Distillers
Park Royal, London, UK

Brand Marketing Executive

Elixir Distillers
Park Royal, London, UK

Cellar Door Manager

House of Townend
Melton, North Ferriby, UK

Marketing Assistant

Bancroft Wines Ltd
London, UK

Marketing Manager

The Whisky Exchange
Whitby Avenue, Park Royal, London NW10 7SF

Millésime Bio 2020

Montpellier,France
27th Jan 2020

Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting

London,United Kingdom
29th Jan 2020

Austrian Wine Tasting

London,United Kingdom
3rd Feb 2020
Click to view more