Building on the success of their coffee subscription company, Ben & Alice invite you to explore the beauty of English wine.
MEET THE WINE LOVERS
Based in South East London, Alice and Ben love exploring the depth and breadth of the UK food & drink scene. In June 2020, they launched RiSE coffee box, a subscription discovery box showcasing the best of the UK's coffee roasters. And now they’re turning their hands to English wine to bring you a curated wine club, from wine lovers, for wine lovers. Travelling across the country, they’re discovering and sampling the best of English wine and meeting the independent winemakers who are changing the game.
HANDPICKED WITH LOVE
From large-scale award-winners to growing vineyards that bottle in small batches, we want to show you just how diverse and delicious English wine can be. That’s why every bottle is handpicked with love and care. Our little country is fast being recognised as a premium wine-producing region, and not just for our Champagne-rivalling sparkling wines. It’s our mission to bring you grape varieties you’ll know and plenty you might not, so you can expand your wine knowledge and discover new favourites.
MEET OUR HEAD OF WINE
Our Head of Wine, Vanessa Stoltz, hails from the historic region of Alsace in North-eastern France. Keen to learn from a young age, she often explored the scents of her father's vast wine cellar and was allowed the occasional sip from his glass. After a season in the vineyards of Sancerre, her passion became her profession. Her adventures in England started at Hipping Hall, and then later at Forest Side where she studied under English Sommelier, Charles C. Brown. Thanks to him she discovered how amazing English wines can be and her passion knows no limits. Vanessa is currently Head Sommelier at Restaurant Pine in Northumberland, where she’s curated a wine list of predominantly English wines and even offers an entirely English wine pairing. She looks forward to sharing this adventure with you all and hopes you love our wine picks as much as we do.