Corks Out

Corks Out wins its second national award this month

Press Release   •   Feb 15, 2013 12:39 GMT

Corks Out wins its second national award this month

Corks Out Independent Wine & Spirit Merchant has once again picked up another national award, ‘Australian Retailer of the Year 2013’ this comes just a week after winning ‘Champagne Retailer of the Year 2013’ at the Drinks Retailing Awards ceremony in London.

Judges were impressed by the Independent Cheshire business.

‘Corks Out was the outstanding entry for us; clearly the team behind this collection of five shops and their enterprising online division feel a real commitment to sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for the regional wines of Australia. The judges at Wine Australia were impressed by the breadth of work undertaken in communicating the quality and diversity of wines from Australia to their consumers. With nearly 100 wines from which to choose, in-store tastings & displays, dedicated and colourful newsletters with food & wine matching ideas coupled with regional insights, special tutored events: the list was impressive. They are a buzzy and deservedly successful business and we are delighted to declare Corks Out to be our ‘Australian Independent Wine Merchant of the Year 2013’. Husband and wife team & owners of Corks Out, Richard & Ruth Yates will be joining us on a trade trip in April to Australia, as part of the award.

This visit will see Ruth and Richard each take off on different itineraries, exploring between them the regions of Hunter Valley, Orange, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Barossa, Clare Valley, Rutherglen, Riverland, Yarra Valley, Mornington Penisula and Great Southern or Margaret River’.

Yvonne May
Director – UK/Ireland/Europe | Wine Australia

Ruth Yates

This is amazing news, we have won so many awards over the past few years and I am proud of the Corks Out team for their commitment and energy.  We have always tried to demystify wine for the consumer and help them understand a little more about what’s in their glass, fun tastings and events help them feel comfortable about trying something different.


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, as 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, whisky’s and champagnes throughout the UK and Europe.