News & Reviews

Read what the press and our customers say about GrapePip:



"Good service and wines. Delivery driver even called as typically arrived just after I popped out so arranged to leave it with my neighbours." Mr Kent via Feefo, January 2018


"The new WIP category is excellent - unusual wines, varied lot sizes and keen prices. I won a lot just before Christmas and it arrived three or four days later. Fabulous." Mr Jamieson via Feefo, December 2017


"Amazing provenance with an eclectic wine list hard to find on the high street coupled with first class customer service and delivery." Mr Howard-Vyse via Feefo, November 2017


The City Magazine, November 2016
"Grapepip is out to make buying and selling quality wine as easy as clicking a mouse."

Part 1: How to sell surplus stock


Financial Times FT Money Supplement, 16/07/2016
Read about GrapePip & "changing times" for the fine wine market


Country Life, 14/07/2016
Great little snippet about GrapePip and Lots for Charity


Business Insider, 14/05/2016
"Caspar Bowes, an entrepreneur with a passion for wine that goes back decades is one entrepreneur hoping to capitalise on young people’s enthusiasm for wine." Read the full article here, 03/05/2016
GrapePip Finds Home for Exceptional Wines - "The auction specialist of wine has been bestowed upon us..."
Read the full article here

Founders of GrapePip win The Vintners' Benevolent Award - Friday 8th January 2016

Caspar and Victoria Bowes, this year’s recipients of The Vintners’ Benevolent Award for their outstanding commitment to supporting their trade charity, receiving the award from Master of The Vintners' Company, Simon Leschallas (far left) and Chief Executive of The Benevolent, David Cox (far right) at The Vintners' Hall on Friday 8th January 2016. 
Read the story at The Benevolent websiteThe Drinks Business and Harpers


GrapePip's "Lots for Charity" raises £10K for The Benevolent
Victoria Bowes handed over a cheque for £10K to David Cox, Chief Executive of The Benevolent at this year's London Wine Trade Fair. The money was raised via our "Lots for Charity" channel.

Read the full story here. 


"Easy site to use, very clear results, fast checkout process and great prices."


Coverage of our "Lots for charity" initiative, in aid of the wine trade charity, The Benevolent. 
The Benevolent, 26/09/2014 -
The Drinks Business, 26/09/2014 -
Harpers, 29/09/2014 -


Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, 10/12/2013
"Grab a big bottle for a great cause" says Julia Harding MW -  

"Absolute joy the simplicity of the site." 


Three Wine Men - August 2013 Newsletter 
"GrapePip - what is it?" - 


UK Wine Show by Chris Scott, 04/07/2013
"The UK Wine Show is all about wine and the UK wine scene..."
If you have iTunes, click on the link to listen to the podcast of this edition. Go straight to 2.20 mins to hear about GrapePip, 07/07/2013 looks to increase buyer platform


“I ask just one thing of you this week and that is more wine on Grapepip please."


Wine Extra South Africa, June 2013
New Auction Website Aims for eBay success


“It is a really good concept the combination of a potential deal and the game of the auction.”


“I think GrapePip is a great idea; there is clear need for timely liquidity (no pun intended) for wines…It’s good to see that this can be provided outwith the big auction houses.”


The Drinks Business, 17/04/2013
'eBay' wine auction site opens, 17/04/2013
New auction website aims for 'eBay' success


Harpers Wine & Spirits Trade Review, 10/04/2013
GrapePip bids to be the eBay of the wine trade


“I have been watching with interest as the Grape Pip campaign gains momentum. It certainly looks good…some excellent wines available at great prices.”


“I think grapepip is a brilliant idea you may have spotted!”


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