Discover our brilliant partners who help us deliver on our values at Novel Wines.
Alongside selling truly unique wines, there are three very important things we try to do every day as a business: give back to our community; encourage drinking in moderation through education about alcohol; and work in a sustainable way, so that we can carry on sharing fantastic wines in the future.
We achieve our aims by working with our excellent partners, some of whom we've listed below:
West of England Wine School - Since 2017, Novel Wines co-founder Ben Franks has been a member of the West of England Wine & Spirits Association. The Association's wine school is responsible for training over 100 new WSET hopefuls every year.
WineGB - Novel Wines is proud to be one of the English Wine Producers' featured stockists for English wine in the UK. We love tasting and exploring wine from England, as well as supporting the brave growers and winemakers behind this buzzing trade. We hope you will explore our range of over 30 English wines and taste something home-grown!
Wines of Hungary UK - As Novel Wines is one of the UK's leading retailers for Hungarian wines, we work closely with the team of Wines of Hungary UK to promote the region. Hungarian winemaking tradition extends into ancient history but in our opinion the wines have never been better than the are today!
Croatian Fine Wines - We work with CFW to showcase a truly unique, exclusive list of Croatian wines from some of the country's top producers. We have a selection that includes all kinds of wines from the history-rich Ilocki Podrumi to smaller family wineries like Damjanic and Domaine Koquelicot.
Cider Is Wine - One of our newer partners is Cider Is Wine, a group with a mission to showcase the terroir of cideries and orchards across the world. These exceptionally good ciders can be bought online on our website.
The Drawing Rooms - These guys run Bath's first and only premier private member's club in the city centre. A place filled with character, The Drawing Rooms is also home to many of Novel Wines' local parties and events.
Young Entrepreneur Networking Association - We work with yena to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. As the 2019/2020 brand partner, we directly sponsor them to host events for thousands of business minds across the globe and support them in creating successful businesses.
Frank Water - Frank, based in Bristol, is our charity partner. Since 2005 they have helped provide access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene to over 400,000 people in 549 communities, including those in Maharashtra, a region we sell wine from here in the UK.
Federation of Small Businesses - The FSB is an organisation that supports small businesses throughout the UK. Novel Wines has been a member of the organisation since we were founded in 2016. Ben Franks, one of our founders, was also the FSB's food and drink ambassador for the Bath region until 2018.
Groupia - We are the official south west wine partner for events hosted by Groupia, including corporate away days, stag parties and hen dos.
Bath Hen Party - As well as Groupia, locally we are the wine and gin events partner for Bath Hen Party, hosting events for ladies across the city.
Drink Aware - Novel Wines is a supporter of the drinkaware.co.uk campaign, encouraging education around alcohol in moderation. If you ever believe you have a problem with alcohol, visit Drink Aware for advice or talk to your doctor. If you wish to stop us selling you alcohol, please get in touch.
Crowdfunder UK - Where it all started! In 2016, Novel Wines raised over £5,000 in crowdfunding from our original supporters. We wouldn't be where we are today without that campaign.
Meze Publishing - In 2017, Novel Wines was the official wine partner for the Bath Cookbook project, featuring a range of wines to pair with recipes from some of Bath's best chefs.
Say It With Champers - An English company run by Didier, providing a range of premium Champagnes you can personalise as gifts.
KAYAK Bath Travel Guide - Explore the best of Bath and see when you should visit the UNESCO World Heritage City.
Wine Storage Solutions - UK company specialising in beautiful wine displays, walk-in cellars, wine coolers and fridges.
Unifresher - We were voted Top Wine Tasting Venue in Bath by Unifresher and the list is a great resource for the studious wine fan!