We’re extremely proud of the work we do for our clients. Here’s some of the feedback for Ben and his work in the wine and spirits trade. A heartfelt thank you to all of you!

“One of the UK’s leading wine buyers.”
Decanter, July 2019

“[A] leading lad in the wine biz.”
Kate Hawkings, The Buyer, July 2019

“As newcomers to the wine scene, Ben is an important contact for us. Since meeting Ben at a wine tasting a few years ago, he has always been on hand to help us; be it through business advice, explanation of the wine trade or by pure wine expertise. Personally, he’s generous, trustworthy, practical and above all has in-depth wine knowledge. Importantly, Ben is authentic – and in my opinion that is a priceless commodity.”
~ Danilo Di Salvo, founder of gVino

“Ben is brilliant at recommending wines to match food.”
~ Helen Rich, Taste of Bath

“Ben offers a fun, friendly and personal touch to helping you discover some of the most unique and remarkable wines you’ll ever try! He’s truly passionate and knowledgeable about wine and makes it very approachable. He’s always on hand to help with food pairings and introduce you to something new and unheard of – wines that you won’t find elsewhere.”
~ Lisa Solovieva MBA, Zenith Global

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with and for Ben in Novel Wines, especially during the COVID pandemic and I can say that he’s one of the most easy-going and attentive people I’ve ever worked with. His natural talent for creative writing and his knowledge and instinct for the drinks market is admirable, which makes him a sought after consultant in the drinks industry. He’s a delight to work with and to learn from with his huge breadth of experience and knowledge from running such a successful indie wine merchant like Novel Wines. Ben is up to big and important things in the future and he’s a must-know person for anyone who’s looking to invest in the drinks industry or to venture into the UK market.”
~ Deniz Bayram CSW

“Ben’s extensive knowledge of wines never ceases to amaze me. Ben has introduced me to new regions and varietals that would otherwise go unnoticed or under appreciated. As a buyer his palette and choice of wine styles is excellent, providing exceptional quality of wines for the cost.”
~ Simon Rollings MBA, Canned Wine Co.

“Working with Ben is a pleasure. He is someone who cares about his customers and the reputation of the wines he recommends.”
~ Barrie Grey

“Ben is a delight to know; good integrity, unpretentious, efficient, ambitious, multi-awards nominee and winner, knowledgeable about the wine business and his novel products. I easily recommend him to all of my trusted business colleagues, contacts, connections as a trustworthy deal-making businessman.”
~ Simon Gall, Investment Communities

“Ben has a wealth of experience way beyond his years.”
Richard Tidswell

“Ben’s down to earth style and depth of knowledge about wine was a breath of fresh air […] I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for Ben I wouldn’t have tried so many different wines from around the world, and learned how to select and enjoy them.”
~ Angela MacAusland

“Ben’s knowledge of the wine industry is outstanding and I would highly recommend working with him.”
~ Alison Edgar FSIM, Twice voted the UK’s #1 Adviser

“Ben’s knowledge is extensive, he was brilliant. Highly recommended!”
~ Kimberley Murray

“A highly knowledgeable, non-pretentious (rare!) wine consultancy.”
~ Ash Phillips 

“Ben has a lovely manner about him, he is charming, patient and incredibly knowledgeable.”
~ Dani Barraclough

“Ben was a real find.”
~ Michael Ford