28th October 2014
Copestick Murray “LOVES” the latest Nielsen Data
The latest Nielsen data* shows that the i heart brand is experiencing tremendous success.
Of the top 50 wine brands in the UK, excluding retailer exclusives, i heart Wines is the second fastest growing wine brand, the fastest growing Pinot Grigio brand and the leading Eastern European wine brand in the category. Overall the brand is showing 59% growth in the UK.
Robin Copestick is due to speak at Wine Vision in November 2014 to talk about the i heart story, how the brand was created and how it has achieved such remarkable results in such a short space of time.
*Data: 52 week ending 13/09/14
1st October 2014
Copestick Murray strengthens and grows for 2015
This autumn we announced a number of staff changes that see CM strengthen its national accounts, sales, design and marketing team, we introduce Matthew Johnson, Jodie Kale, Shane McNally and Samantha Cross as brand manager for the I Heart range of wines. Exciting times ahead!
26th September 2014
Copestick Murray to be exclusive distributor of Lisa McGuigan Wines in European
Copestick Murray announced today they will be the exclusive distributor in European markets for Australian wine brands Lisa McGuigan Wines. This is going to be fun - watch this space!
2nd Feb 2014
Copestick Murray joins World Cup fever with launch of Brazilian Moscato
We plan to tap in to World Cup fever early with the launch of a new sparkling Moscato sourced direct from Brazil which is the latest brand in the award winning I Heart wine portfolio.
30th august 2013
Henkell & Co Group takes a 60% stake in Copestick Murray
Sparkling wine giant, Henkell & Co Group, has acquired a 60% stake in Copestick Murray which will help take our company to the next stage of its growth and dramatically strengthen its postion in international markets.
10th December 2013
Follador Prosecco Superiore (£15) reviewed by Rose Prince in The Daily Mail:
A pretty, pale gold wine with excellent effervescence providing lots of movement on the palate. Floral-scented, with a hint of elderflower in the flower. Verdict: A luxurious wine that looked and tasted superior to many of the others. At the same price as cheap Champagne, this is more than a match for its French rival. Best for Prosecco connoisseurs.
Romanian invasion, 27th Dec 2013, Jancis Robinson
Cramele Recas, La Putere Feteasca Neagra 2012 16/20
Pale raspberry red. Very fresh, lively fruit - really fun and clean and fresh…Unique flavours. Good fresh acidity on the end and lightweight but very clean raspberry fruits on the mid palate. Nothing sweet about this. I'd drink this young and soonish. Neat Finish. 14.5% £8.99 Adnams.
The Observer, 12th October 2013, David Williams
Cramele Recas Castel Huniade Feteasca Regala, Romania 2012
Like your average obscurer-than-thou music fan, whose love of a band stands in roughly inverse proportion to its popularity, there's a tendency in wine geeks to favour the path less travelled as proof of their hipster credentials, even when the path takes them to some ugly and unpleasant experiences. I have the tendency myself, but I promise there's nothing perverse or inversely snobby about this choice, made from a native grape variety in a long-derided wine-producing country. It's a crisply and cleanly presented dry white with melon, pear and lemony freshness of considerably better quality than any supermarket pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc at this price.
Carol Emmas – Romania’s Cramele Recas, The Winery behind the label.
Cramele Recas, Paparuda Estate Selection, Pinot Noir, 2012
You don’t get many Pinot Noirs at this price and quality. This is a well-balanced, well-constructed, gently fruited, smooth wine with none of the green stalkiness that’s displayed in many Pinot Noirs at this benchmark price.
The Times, 22nd June 2013, Jane MacQuitty
Summer Wine Bargains
Paparuda from Romania is still my top pick. The 2012 Pinot Grigio - bursts with the sort of mouthwatering spiced pear and green apple fruit that the Italians would love to produce for the price. Almost as arresting is the soft, grassy, lemony 2012 Paparuda Sauvignon Blanc.