Julia Stafford (Wine Pantry)
Entrepreneur: Julia Stafford and Samuel Brooks
Business: Wine Pantry
Wine Pantry is the first and only wine merchant to sell exclusively English wine. The business started as a small shop in Borough Market but, given its unique position in the industry, soon after it opened, the business was able to sell more English wines month-on-month on a national level than Waitrose. The business is now expanding rapidly to include consultancy services as well as catering to corporate and charity events. For example, the business has consulted with Selfridges and distributed wines to the Tate group and leading restaurants, and has done so within its first three months of trading.
Julia Stafford of Wine Pantry
The business believes that by being bold enough to sell only English wines it has secured its place at the forefront of a new and dynamic industry. The business has installed specialist sampling machines, making a wide selection available to taste and enjoy whilst educating people on the unique English grape varieties viniculture and wine making.
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Elevator Pitch Video
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