Entrepreneur Katherine Jones, 31, from Liverpool has taken the UK by storm over the last 12 months with ThinK J Wines.
2021 has been an exciting year for ThinK as they launched into the US market. Their Prosecco and their Pinot Grigio Sparkling Rose have been exceptionally popular within California, New York, New Jersey and Florida. Back home the business has also experienced rapid growth which resulted in the recruitment of three new team members within three months and they are still on the look-out for another team member! ThinK has also onboarded with Thomas Ridley for distribution and this month won 2 silver awards in the prestigious international ‘Glass of Bubbly’ awards.
The Glass of Bubbly Awards is a world-renowned annual awards ceremony which is judged by 50 top wine professionals from around the globe.
There were 17 categories and ThinK won silver in 2 of them: ‘First Date’ and ‘Spring Fling’. The criteria for First Date was defined by ‘the perfect wine to accompany that first date. Nothing too complex and not necessarily a wine that needs to pair with exact foods’. ThinK PinK Pinot Grigio Sparkling Rose won silver in this category.
ThinK Prosecco won the silver award for the ‘Spring Fling’ category and the criteria for this was ‘a floral driven wine that expresses flowers from cherry blossom to rose petals. Imagine yourself walking into your local florist’.
‘This year has been full of surprises and incredible opportunities for ThinK. We celebrated our 2nd birthday this summer with the launch of our ThinK Miniatures, and I have been overwhelmed with the response we have had since launching in America!’ comments Katherine.
Katherine saw a gap in the market for a ‘healthier wine option’ which led her to create the ThinK Wine Group in the summer of 2019. After multiple trips to Italy and a lot of fine tuning, a delicious vegan, organic, reduced calorie Prosecco and Pinot Grigio Sparkling Rose were created and ready for sale. ThinK has a remarkable online following, is stocked in many up-market venues throughout the UK and has survived and thrived through a global pandemic.