English sparkling wine specialists, Ridgeview, are continuing their success in the US with a number of events held this autumn including launching the wines in Texas with Victory Wine Group. Tamara Roberts, Ridgeview’s CEO visited three American States in a 10-day trip, meeting trade, consumers and journalists. Ridgeview have been exporting to the US since 2011 and this market visit has bolstered the enthusiasm and growth in popularity of Ridgeview wines in America. Whist in the USA, Tamara also took part in Wine Riot, a hugely successful consumer wine event in New York. Ridgeview sparkling wines are now available in New York, Washington DC, Texas, North & South Carolina, Virginia and California with Michigan & Arizona soon to join the list of states where Ridgeview can be enjoyed.
Tamara commented “It is a really exciting time for English wine in the US and the feedback I received from the tastings was amazing. The quality of our wines shined through and cemented the Americans love of British products. Since winning Gold medals at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards and scoring 90+ points for our wines in the US based Wine Enthusiast magazine, we expect to see a huge rise in interest for our wines across the US.”
Ridgeview’s distributor in Washington DC, Sommelier Andrew Stover from Siema Wines commented “Ridgeview wines are a huge hit on this side of the pond as they play to the curiosity of our independent wine shop and sommelier clients. The clients have read loads of media on English wine and now have the opportunity to take that story to their customers who are seeking high quality, interesting sparkling wines that are a bit more delicate than champagne but with just as much finesse.”
Later in the month Ridgeview will also be working with two Michelin Star chef Tom Kerridge and British Airways to promote the British Isles in the USA. The Above & Beyond Bringing Britain Closer event, in San Francisco will showcase British dishes matched to wines hailing from Britain that will allow guests to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the UK. Guests will include BA and CHASE card holders as well as media and bloggers.