The Family Industry
The Everton family have over 100 years’ experience working in the wine trade, dating back to 1918. Richard Everton, founder of Bottles Wine Bar & Merchants, is the third generation of the family to master the trade. Richard has spent his entire lifetime working in the wine industry, having travelled the world, working in wineries and vineyards for many years.
The Everton family previously ran 21 independent wine shops and delicatessens around the West Midlands, as well as a large wholesale business, supplying trade customers all over the UK. The wholesale branch, Worcester Wine, is still very much a large part of our business and continues to supply local bars, clubs and restaurants with some of the finest products on the market.
Richard always had the desire to set up a new style of wine bar & shop from his extensive travelling through the winelands of the world. He has since pieced together key cultures and traditions to create Bottles Wine Bar & Merchants. Richard’s aim was to create a sophisticated, yet informal and unpretentious venue, where wine lovers of all tastes could come and feel happy and relaxed. A place where people could come to meet friends, enjoy informal food and great drinks at very sensible prices. He also wanted to return to his retail roots and offer an option for customers to be able to purchase the wine they love in the bar, to take home with them.