About us

Independent Wine Merchant est. 2005


Momentum popped its first cork

Momentum opened its shop doors to the public in 2005 in the market town of Oswestry, Shropshire.
Argentina Wines

A growing collection of quality wines

The business has evolved substantially in the years that have followed, and we’re now delighted to be selling a quality range of over 600 wines.

Serving the hospitality industry

For almost 20 years, Momentum has been servicing trade customers in Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, North Wales and the Wirral.
OUR oswestry shop

Delivering wines nationwide

We have expanded from our warehouse store in Oswestry to online wine deliveries, bringing quality wines to private clients and wine enthusiasts throughout the UK.

WSET qualified wine professionals

With three members of the team qualified to WSET Diploma level, we can offer detailed advice on any wine-related queries, so please feel free to get in touch.

Meet the team

 Managing Director

Howard Jones

Howard’s business life began at school, working early mornings at his father’s newsagents! Fast forward 20 years and that business evolved into a food and drink store chain that was named National Independent Retailer of the Year in 2002. After successfully selling the chain, Howard turned his passion for wine into more than a hobby, and Momentum Wines began. Still very much involved in the day-to-day running of the business, he’s also a keen golfer, runner and cook – as long as there is a decent bottle open, of course!

Howard loves Paul Hobbs’ Russian River Pinot Noir

Finance Director

Sian Davies

Supporting Howard in his business ventures for over 25 years, Sian manages all financial aspects of the company. She’s the glue that holds our team together! When Sian doesn’t have a calculator in her hand, she’s moving sheep, renovating houses or plumbing in a new bathroom – we don’t know how she fits it all in.

Sian loves Pipoli Bianco

Key Account Manager

Rachel Icke DipWSET

After running a successful pub for ten years, Rachel made the leap over to the wine industry and you’ll now find her spending as much time researching and tasting wine as she does talking about it. Gym bunny, proud Mummy and big foodie, we can always trust Rachel to bake up some treats for Team Momentum’s ‘Cake Monday’.

Rachel loves Adaras Tinto

Sales Support Supervisor

Claire Pritchard

From customer wine lists to developing our Momentum trade portfolio, Claire’s keen eye for detail is at the heart of our sales support team. Outside of office hours, she always has a project on the go, so as well as walking her black lab and cooking for friends, she can often be found up a ladder with a paintbrush!

Claire loves Txakoli Astobiza Rose

Sales Support Administrator

Mike Budd

Mike joined Momentum Wines in 2021 and is an integral part of our sales support team. When he’s not taking care of our trade orders, he’s usually directing a Parkrun or baking the most fabulous cakes. His gluten-free brownies with fresh cream are off the charts!

Mike loves Catena La Consulta Malbec

E-commerce/WSET Certified Educator

Rachael Latham DipWSET

With over 25 years of experience across all sectors of the wine trade, Rachael looks after all things digital for Momentum Wines. She also supports Howard with wine buying and helps out with the WSET training programmes. She’s partial to anything chocolate based, loves a good coffee and will happily show you her headstand if you ask!

Rachael loves Ferghettina Franciacorta


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