Independent wine merchant Corks Out announces record growth in sales of Champagne when high street competition is at a low
It was announced in Decanter this week that by the end of this year, Champagne sales in the UK will have fallen by a third since the start of the recession, according to the latest figures. However, Corks Out appears to have taken a step in the opposite direction with a record high. Sales year to date based on previous year’s figures are at an increase of 30% by value and 22% by volume, and along with the rest of the UK they have also seen a large growth in the sparkling wine sector with an increase of 35% by value and 27% by volume.
Owner Ruth Yates says,
‘This past year has seen our largest growth to date and we have quite a following locally and nationally through our web site corksout.com. We have championed smaller growers as well as putting a lot of effort into the Prestige Champagnes from the larger houses. We are now looking forward to increasing that growth further in-store when we install Flute Enomatic this summer’.
Founded in 2003 by Ruth Yates, Corks Out is a well-established, family run Independent WineMerchant in the North West of England, with 5 wine stores in Stockton Heath, Alderley Edge, Chester, Heswall and Timperley. The company has won a string of awards, and is widely seen as a leading light in the wine retail industry. It stocks a great range of champagnes and iconic wines, seeking out unusual and interesting product for its customers. The company launched its web site in 2009 and provides next day delivery of wines, spirits and champagnes throughout the UK and Europe.