Harveys of Bristol

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

  • About

Harveys of Bristol, once-powerful force in jerez and the British wine trade in the mid 20th century and owners of the world’s most significant brand of sherry, Harveys Bristol Cream, and thereby creators of an entire style of sherry (see cream).

In 1946, the firm had taken on Harry waugh, a talented wine buyer, salesman, and teacher, to vitalize Harveys’ fine wine business, and to rival that of their neighbours averys. During the 20 years that Waugh and chairman George McWatters, a member of the Harvey family, were there, Harveys was to take the wine trade lead in training, in sponsorship of the arts and other activities, and in presentation of its wares to an increasingly discerning public.