LBW Drinks has seen sales of its English wine increase by 994% this March and April, compared to the same period last year. The Devon winery has also seen its sales of fruit wine up 272% and mead sales have also had a boost of 283% year-on-year.
James Lambert, managing director, LBW Drinks, said: “Consumers are increasingly looking to buy local produce. This is to support local businesses during this unprecedented time, and as awareness of the high quality of local produce grows, but also due to rising concerns over climate change and food security.”
“There has never been a better time for English wine. A culmination of education, experience, passion, and investment means we are at a great place and producing excellent wine as a consequence. This is something to be celebrated and British people are keen to support. With English Wine Week coming up (20th-28th June) we expect this upward curve to continue.”
“People want more than their local supermarket currently offers. They appreciate the selection we have available and our reputation for quality and flavour innovation. We also offer free delivery on orders over £20 nationwide.”
Their Bacchus Block has seen the most growth in English wine orders, followed by the Pinot Noir Rosé while the crisp dry white Shoreline remains the bestseller for their Lyme Bay Winery brand. In the other categories, Cherry, Ginger and Elderflower proved the most popular fruit wine while Nettle wine has seen the most significant increase. In the mead range, Rhubarb Mead is outselling the others but Chilli has also seen a surge in sales.
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