English Wine Profiles

Sergio Verrillo - Owner and Wine Maker - Black Book

Sergio Verrillo - Owner and Wine Maker - Black Book

Black Book Urban English WInes Click here  Sergio Verrillo - Owner and Winemaker Black Book  Founded in 2017 • A micro-negoc based in an early 20th century railway arch in Battersea, South London • Family owned & operated, started in 2017 by Sergio & Lynsey Verrillo. The focus is on English Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from select growers within 2 hours of the winery location in London. Their aim is to create a range of single vineyard still wines that showcase the English terroir Supporting the local community, leading WineGB Diversity & Inclusion working. In 2009 Sergio moved to London...

America Brewer - Owner and Winemaker Oastbrook Estates

America Brewer - Owner and Winemaker Oastbrook Estates

Oastbrook English wines click here America Brewer - Owner and Winemaker Oastbrook Estate was established in 2017 by America and Nick Brewer in Bodiam, East Sussex and the vineyard nestles into the banks of the Rother Valley, that winds its way through East Sussex. Sitting on a sandstone ridge covered by clay, sand and silt, the soils give a richness and exuberance to the the wines made by the estate. America is a native of Bahia, Brazil and she has fond memories of eating grapes from the vines growing up the side of the family home , whilst Nick was spending student summers working in...

James Mead, General Manager - Roebuck

James Mead, General Manager - Roebuck

Roebuck English sparkling wines click here James Mead, General Manager - Roebuck Estates I’m lucky enough to have spent all my working life surrounded by wine in one way or another.  From part-time roles with some of the high street greats of Threshers, Oddbins and Bottoms Up, to my first full-time wine role with Majestic Wines as a Graduate Trainee Manager.  It was this job that truly cemented my passion and interest for great wine.  Since then, I’ve been very fortunate to travel to, work in and call home to some incredible cities around the world, each with their own...

Dermot Sugrue + Ana Dogic - Sugrue English Sparkling Wines

Dermot Sugrue + Ana Dogic  - Sugrue English Sparkling Wines

  Sugrue English Sparkling wines - click here. Dermot Sugrue Born in Ireland in 1974 where he grew up and lived until moving to the UK in 1992. He attained an Honours Degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England in 1996 - Europe’s leading centre for climate research – and then qualified and worked as an Independent Financial Advisor throughout the east of England. Having made wine, beer and spirits throughout his adolescence, and obsessed by wine, he then studied Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton Agricultural College, Sussex. Following vintages in the UK he completed two...

Ruth and Charles Simpson - Simpsons' English Wine Estate

Ruth and Charles Simpson - Simpsons' English Wine Estate

Simpsons' Wine Estate was established in 2012 by Ruth and Charles Simpson in Barham, Kent, amid the pristine beauty of the Elham Valley – an unspoilt seam in the North Downs where the contours of the land, climate and soil could scarcely be improved upon for viticulture. At Simpsons', they believe that 'the finest wines convey a rich sense of provenance and integrity, firmly rooted in the characteristics and exquisite nuances of their terroir.'   In September 2016, Oz Clarke opened the state-of-the-art winery, located within walking distance of the two vineyard sites and equidistant between them. The proximity of...