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Wine Talks British Business with Jamie Ritchie Chairman Sotheby's Wine Worldwide

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Wine Talks British Business with Jamie Ritchie  Chairman Sotheby's Wine Worldwide

  Jamie Ritchie is the Chairman of Sotheby’s Wine, Worldwide. He joined Sotheby’s in London in 1990 and, during his 29  year career, he has been responsible for expanding Sotheby’s wine business from being an auction house with sales based only in London to a multi-channel international wine merchant with 2018 sales exceeding $100 million. Since 1994, he has been based in New York, having started Sotheby’s US wine auctions. He launched wine auctions in Hong Kong in 2009 and that location has since registered sales of more than $370 million. Mr. Ritchie launched Sotheby’s Wine retail business in New York in 2010 and Hong Kong in 2014. Mr. Ritchie was appointed Worldwide...

Wine Talks British Business with Bob Lindo from Camel Valley

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Wine Talks British Business with Bob Lindo from Camel Valley

  Bob Lindo is the celebrated former RAF fighter pilot and the joint founder of the multi award winning English vineyard Camel Valley. Bob along with his wife Annie on their small family farm, 30 years ago started Camel Valley. Bob won the UK’s first sparkling wine Gold medal in the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in 2005 and has won many international Awards since and every national trophy at least once. Bob was awarded the IWC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 for ‘outstanding contribution in helping to drive the quality-focused rise of Britain’s home-grown sparkling wine’. Bob was awarded a...

Wine Talks British Business with Tamara Roberts CEO of Ridgeview

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Wine Talks British Business with Tamara Roberts CEO of Ridgeview

  Tamara Roberts is the joint CEO & CFO of the multi-international award winning English sparkling wine producer, Ridgeview Wine Estate, established 25 years ago by her parents.  Having joined the family business over 15 years ago as General Manager she has played a pivotal role in taking the business from a micro-concern to a significant and growing SME whilst maintaining its status as one of the most highly regarded producers in the English wine sector.  Last year Ridgeview were the first English winery to be awarded the coveted "International Winemaker of the Year" trophy at the prestigious International Wine...

Wine Talks British Business with Jamie Waugh from Fortnum & Mason

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Wine Talks British Business with Jamie Waugh from Fortnum & Mason

  Jamie Waugh is the head of wine at Fortnum & Mason’s and is from a family of wine lovers. After university Jaime's first job was at Oddbin’s, before working at Percy Fox, Corney and Barrow and finally OW Loeb, where after selling wine into Fortnum and mason Jamie was offered the job of selling wine for Fortnum’ and Mason. He has been with Fortnum and Mason for over 11 years now and 5 years as buyer. Fortnum & Mason was founded in 1707. The range of wines, spirits and sparkling wines reflects their longevity, with nearly 1707 in the...

Wine Talks British Business with Brad Greatrix from Nyetimber

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Wine Talks British Business with Brad Greatrix from Nyetimber

Brad Greatrix and Cherrie Spriggs have been producing award winning sparkling wines for many years and recently Cherrie Spriggs, the head wine maker at Nyetimber, was announced as the winner of the prestigious Sparkling Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine Challenge 2018. This is the first time that the award has gone to a wine outside of the Champagne region.
Brad Greatrix is a lover of all things sparkling and, as he puts it, he is “passionate about producing exceptional wines from exceptional vineyards”. After a chance tasting with one of Nyetimber’s early sparkling wines they both immediately knew that there was something very special about this English sparkling wine. They decided to find out more and sent an email to Nyetimber in the hope of getting a response. Thankfully they did and within two weeks they had their first day of work at Nyetimber.