Booths trebles English wine range

08 August, 2016

Upmarket retailer Booths has trebled its range of English wines by adding 12 new SKUs from six different producers to its shelves.

It has reported an increased demand for English wines from its shoppers and has upped its range from six to 18.

Camel Valley’s brut and rosé 2013, Hambledon’s classic cuvee, Lyme Bay’s Shoreline 2014, Nyetimber’s brut and demi-sec, Ridgeview’s Bloomsbury 2013 and rosé de noirs 2013 and Wiston Estate’s cuvée brut 2010, blanc de blancs 2010 and rosé 2011 are now listed by the retailer, dubbed Waitrose of the north.

They start at the £12.85 Shoreline 2014 and go up to the £40 Wiston blancs de blanc.

These new wines a range that already including five SKUs from Chapel Down and one from Nyetimber.

Booths wine buyer Victoria Di Muccio said “This is an incredibly exciting time for English wine and I’ve been struck by the vast improvement in quality over recent years. English wine, sparkling in particular, is really carving out a well-deserved place on the international stage.”

“There has been a real increase in appetite for English wine among our customers and we now offer a fantastic selection to explore.




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I was asked recently what I thought the biggest change had been in wine fashion in the past five years. My answer was unequivocal: sales of pink wines. From being a niche that expanded and contracted with the sunshine, rosé has subtly but steadily become a stalwart of many merchants’ ranges, with Provence firmly at the top and asked for by name.

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