Naked Wine Angels to invest £10million in the great unknown
12/04/2010

UK online wine retailer Naked Wines, which celebrates its second birthday this week, has announced a £10million investment pot to unearth new winemaking talent in 2011 - a 50% increase on this years investment fund.

Online PR News – 04-December-2010 – – www.nakedwines.com announces a £10million investment fund to support talented winemakers looking to break into the UK.

UK online wine retailer Naked Wines, which celebrates its second birthday this week, has announced a £10million investment pot to unearth new winemaking talent in 2011 - a 50% increase on this years investment fund.

The Norwich-based company, which together with its 100,000 customers invests in independent winemakers in return for exclusive wines at preferential prices, was launched in the depth of the recession by former Virgin Money and Virgin Wines Founder Rowan Gormley.

Since launching, we've helped 22 winemakers set-up shop, create 85 new wines, and sell over 1million bottles of their wines and our goal for 2011 is to double this.

The majority of the money will go towards our existing winemakers who are looking to further improve the quality of their range and the rest will be used to attract new winemaking talent to the UK, who don't have the cash-flow or support network to do so.

One couple to benefit from Angel investment is husband and wife team Felipe and Constanza Garcia of Bravado Wines, Chile. The pair raised the funds to go it alone when over 1,000 Naked Angels pre-ordered 18,000 bottles of their first solo vintage in one afternoon. They then went on to win the Best Sauvignon Blanc trophy at this year's Wines of Chile Awards.

Naked Wines are marking their second birthday by giving away free Magnums of Felipe and Constanzas Pinot Noir, as well as launching a competition to win a Naked Christmas Party.

Winemakers looking to break into the UK, who aren't represented by an agent, can apply for funding at www.nakedwines.com/suppliers OR get in touch at suppliers@nakedwines.com

Media Contact Information

Name: Francesca Krajewski
City: Norwich
County/State: Norfolk
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.nakedwines.com
Email: francesca.krajewski@nakedwines.com
Phone: 01603281800